The Mountain Firework Company said "
"We have really missed playing live so needless to say we are really looking forward to this gig.
"It looks like we are going to be in some good company that weekend, it's a fantastic line up and we are looking forward to a really great weekend.
"I couldn't think of a better or more welcome way to start playing some live music again.
"Come rain or shine we are going to take this by the horns and get out there and enjoy ourselves, I know everyone else feels the same.
"Let's all look forward to a lot more of this."
Black Deer Festival
will be the first major music event to take place in the UK in June. The Kent festival
, which is held in the grounds of England's oldest deer park in Eridge Park, has already made a name for itself for its unique offering of authentic Americana, Southern-inspired food and drink and forest school style children's activities.
With a recent surge in ticket sales, organisers are confident that they will welcome people back through the gates this summer with plans to make Black Deer Festival the place to be when lockdown restrictions are eased on June 21st.
Black Deer are excited to let ticket-holders know that some of the biggest names in live music have reconfirmed for the June 2021 dates with a top line-up including legendary Belfast Cowboy Van Morrison, Robert Plant's latest collaboration Saving Grace with Suzi Dian, Irish roots superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May, award-winning songwriter Jake Bugg and emerging UK Americana artist Jade Bird.
Latest names added to the 2021 line-up are Jake Bugg, The Cuban Brothers, Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Danny George Wilson, Blue Rose Code, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Treetop Flyers, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Steak, Broken Witt Rebels, Powerhouse Gospel Choir, Old Time Sailors, Hannah White, Jonathan Terrell, King Creature, The Paul Dunton Orchestra, Luke Jackson, Hayley Ross, Ruby Dew, James Kirby, Dull Knife, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Jinda Biant, Eddy Smith and the 507, Chris Fox, The Mountain Firework Company, Hobo and the Hippies, My Girl the River, Izzie Yardley, Coney Island Maybe, The River Flows, Ava"Mae, Rattlesnake Hearts, Phil Hooley, Red, Green and Blue and David Mumford.
Returning to the festival this year are the much-loved Black Deer Songwriter Sessions which will take place on the main stage across each day of the festival and include performances from Frank Turner, Imelda May and returning favourite Irish Mythen.
The Songwriter Sessions are a unique opportunity to see this calibre of artists together on stage talking in depth about their music and revealing the stories that have inspired their songwriting.
Frank Turner said:
"I am excited beyond words to be getting back into the live saddle again, playing with my band to a real audience - after the year we've had, it's an incredible feeling.
"It feels good to kick off with an independent festival as well. I can't wait!"
Showcasing music of an independent spirit across multiple stages, exquisite live fire cooking, layers of Americana inspired lifestyle and custom motorcycle culture, Black Deer is a family staycation destination with a community ethos.
Gill Tee & Deborah Shilling, co-founders, said:
"The UK live music industry has been hit hard and we feel it is so important to support our artists, their teams and the wider festival community at the earliest opportunity.
"It's not going to be easy, but we're doing everything we can to make Black Deer Festival 2021 one to remember!"
Committed to giving 1500 tickets to NHS Key Workers
With some members of the Black Deer team having been personally affected by the pandemic and having seen first-hand the incredible work and sacrifices made by so many, they have decided to show their gratitude and thanks by inviting 1,500 NHS and key workers as guests to Black Deer Festival 2021.
Black Deer Festival, Eridge Park, Kent, 25/26/27 June 2021. CLICK HERE for more details.