Tuesday 17 April 2012

Hop Farm Music Festival Announces Final Acts‏...


The Hop Farm Music Festival has released the latest acts to be gracing the stages with headliners BOB DYLAN (UK exclusive), PETER GABRIEL AND THE NEW BLOOD ORCHESTRA (UK exclusive) and SUEDE (UK festival exclusive). They include Richard Ashcroft, Ray Davies, Kool and the Gang and Randy Crawford.

The festival which takes place 29th June – 1st July in Kent has also announced a new Powers Bar Stage and the 1st comedians confirmed for the Comedy Stage. The Buskers Boulevard will also feature a vast array of acts ranging from a banjo player to a bag piper.

The latest acts include:

Richard Ashcroft (only Uk Show)
Kool and the Gang
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
Randy Crawford and Joe Sample Trio
The Levellers
The Futureheads
Gilbert O’Sullivan
Ian Hunter
Gary Numan
British Sea Power
The Tallest Man on Earth
Howling Bells
Peter Hook and the Light
Gruff Rhys
King Charles
Marcus Foster
Tanita Tikaram
Mary Coughlan
The Datsuns
Field Music
Treetop Flyers
Various Cruelties
Little Barrie
Cashier No 9
Robert Francis
Mary Epworth
James Levy and the Blood Red Rose
The Sheepdogs
Dan Clews
Helen Boulding
Noah Francis
Flight Brigade
Holy Something

The comedians confirmed so far include: Russell Kane, Patrick Monahan, Phil Nicol, Kerry Godliman, Andy Zaltzman, Simon Evans, Ray Peacock MC, Carey Marx, Stephen Grant, Vikki Stone, Joey Page, Jolly Boat and Sion James.

Powers Stage acts are: Missing Andy, Washington Irving, Hares, The Joker & The Thief, Joel Sarakula, Daniel Fell, Yngve & The Innocent, The Midnight Barbers, Like Spinning, The A Train, Andy Docherty & The Caped Crusaders, Alan Medley, Kate Stapley, Julie Hawk, George Frakes, Inti Rowland.

The buskers that have been carefully selected include: Lewis Floyd Henry, Kaspar Hensel, Paul Sebastian, JD Smith, Lewis Mortimer, Elizabeth Caney, Brandon Webb, Tom Sochas, Beck Lanehart, The Ryan O’Reilly Band, Colin Devaney, Chris the Bag Piper.

The entertainment icon and legend Sir Bruce Forsyth was confirmed last week to play his 1st festival appearance at Hop Farm.

Vince Power said: “I’m very happy with the bill. We have yet again put together a unique line-up of acts you’re not going to see repeated anywhere else. We have some true legends including Patti Smith and Randy Crawford and I think that’s what music fans look for; a well though out bill which is the best value festival this year at £162 for 3 days, 4 days camping with no added extras.”

The three-day independent festival maintains its NO SPONSORSHIP, NO BRANDING ethos. The Hop Farm will be sticking to the winning formula of programming legendary artists with contemporary acts with one of the summer’s most affordable festival tickets.

Hop Farm Music Festival prides itself on offering great value for money for festival goers with no booking fee, no parking charge, no camping charge and no charge for children under 12. The festival has been offering the first 10,000 customers even better value with a special weekend ticket price of just £150. These have nearly sold out and from Wednesday 18th April Tickets prices will be as follows:

Weekend Ticket: £162 (no booking fee) which includes a 3 day ticket plus 4 days camping and parking.
Day Tickets: £55 (no booking fee) for the 1st 5,000.

For all line up details, tickets, announcements and news visit the brand new Hop Farm Music Festival website which is now fully compatible with all PC’s, tablets and smartphones- www.hopfarmfestival.com

Tickets available through: www.eventim.co.uk or call the ticket Hotline: 0844 249 1000

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