Gill Tee

Gill Tee

Gill Tee

Co-founder | Black Deer

    Gill started her music career at Capital Radio, where her role was to promote ‘on air’, music events and festivals for the leading UK promoters of the time.   She worked her way through the ranks becoming the Head of Entertainment at the station.  During this period Gill was charged with producing, along with her team, the first ever 100,000 capacity Party in the Park at Hyde Park in 1998.

    This is where Gill fell in love with live events.  Having employed a production company to work with her on the project, and watching a world build from a green field site, it became something she felt she was destined to do, so she took a massive leap of faith, and left Capital to start her own events business, entertee.

    During the 24 years of entertee, Gill has produced many high-profile events, working with the Royal Parks, many prestigious brands, and additionally produced a series of regional Party in the Parks for the Capital Radio group all over the country.   Many events later, she was asked to produce a new festival in Kent, the Hop Farm Festival, for Vince Power, where she learned first-hand the ups and downs of producing a festival from scratch.  The Hop Farm was headlined by some incredible artists including Prince’s first and only UK festival appearance

    In 2006 Gill co-founded, the very successful entertee Hire.  This business supplies high quality fencing and ground protection to the festival industry.

    During the 24 years of entertee, Gill has produced many high-profile events, working with the Royal Parks, many prestigious brands, and additionally produced a series of regional Party in the Parks for the Capital Radio group all over the country.   Many events later, she was asked to produce a new festival in Kent, the Hop Farm Festival, for Vince Power, where she learned first-hand the ups and downs of producing a festival from scratch.  The Hop Farm was headlined by some incredible artists including Prince’s first and only UK festival appearance.

    Gill has now come full circle from promoting festivals in her radio days for other promoters, to becoming a promoter and festival owner herself.  Using all the experience gained from her many years in the industry, she has applied this to the now award winning Black Deer, a festival of Americana,  she co-founded with Deb Shilling, her original business partner.  The festival takes place place at Eridge Park, Kent.