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Shout About London

Aug 9, 2019

Black Deer is on a mission to bring the real Americana & Country music, and way of life, to the UK – expressed through a unique music festival. Founders, Gill Tee and Deborah Shilling, amalgamate their experience producing Capital Radio’s Party in the Park, and the Hop Farm Festival to create an incredible family festival with a fast-growing community of raving fans. We discuss the difficulties of launching a festival, how a business can become your identity, and some stand out acts of past and present.

01:00 Last week with Buses 4 Homeless

02:05 This week we speak to Black Deer Festival

02:38 Gill and Debs join us in the studio, and Gill discusses their back ground

06:40 Debs talks us through starting their first business

07:24 A major learning curve, running Hot Farm Festival

08:30 How Black Deer started through a change meeting at a party

11:28 “Creating Worlds”

12:43 Why Americana

15:05 Living Black Deer and building the community

17:30 Country Music

22:05 Family friendly festival

23:35 The big changes from year one

Cashless festivals

28:45 Almost losing passenger

29:45 Stand out acts

32:15 The SupaJam stage

35:18 Where is Black Deer headed

36:50 Getting tickets this year and Black Deer Social Media

38:28 Recap on the interview

40:20 Edinburgh Fringe recommendations

42:58 Shout social media

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Instagram: Blackdeerfest

Facebook: Blackdeerfest

Twitter: Blackdeerfest



Capital Radio

Party in the Park

Hyde Park

Hop farm festival

Entity (production)

Beth Burton (Booker)

On Air Dining



Stu Larson

The Dead South

Fantastic Negrito

Band of Horses

Alabama 3

Kris Kristofferson

Sonia Leigh


Edinburgh Fringe

Fox Dog Studio

Jake Lambert

The Pleasance Courtyard

Ray Jones

The Courtyard

Zeitgeist (PR)

Sonia Leigh

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