Hop Farm Festival
Hop Farm Festival takes place at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, UK
Hop Farm Festival 2012 dates – 29th June to 1st July
Damien Rice (UK Festival Exclusive), Primal Scream, My Morning Jacket, Maximo Park, Patti Smith And Her Band, The Stranglers, Dr John And The Lower 911, Joan Armatrading, Billy Ocean, The Psychedelic Furs, Lianne La Havas, The Jezabels, Slow Club, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Frightened Rabbit, Tom Vek, White Denim, Ben Kweller, Lucy Rose, Fin, Dog Is Dead, Race Horses, Steve Smyth, Sian Sanderson, Ligers, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Richard Ashcroft, Ray Davies, 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, Bellowhead, British Sea Power, The Tallest Man on Earth, Gomez, Howling Bells, Peter Hook and the Light, Gruff Rhys, King Charles, Marcus Foster, Lights, Tanita Tikaram, Mary Coughlan, The Datsuns, Field Music, Treetop Flyers, Various Cruelties, Little Barrie, Cashier No 9, Robert Francis, Jonquil, Mary Epworth, James Levy and the Blood Red Rose, The Sheepdogs, Dan Clews, Helen Boulding, Noah Francis, Yossarian, Flight Brigade, Maia, Holy Something, Peter Hook & The Light’s, Nitin Sawhney, Jose Gonzalez, Athlete, Taj Mahal, I Am Kloot
The History of the Hop Farm Festival
The Hop Farm Festival came about after a survey was taken and the feeling amongst fans buying festival tickets, was that they ended up feeling the lowest on the pecking order. So now the Hop Farm festival has gone back to basics and is all about the punter and the music.
The inaugural Hop Farm Festival drew 30,000 Neil Young fans to rural Kent in 2008. This one-day event marks a new chapter for the promoter Vince Power, the former head of the Mean Fiddler group, which runs many of the country’s biggest venues and festivals. Hop Farm is billed as a return to basics, with a single stage, no sponsorship and few frills.
Hop Farm Festival – Line Up 2011
Eagles, Bryan Ferry, Brandon Flowers, Death Cab for Cutie, 10cc, Jimmy Barnes, City & Colour, Transfer, The Human League, Ocean Colour Scene, The Walkmen, The Duke Spirit, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Noah Francis, The Secret Sisters, Morrissey, Iggy & The Stooges, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde (with JP Jones), Newton Faulkner, Brother, Damien Dempsey, Mary Coughlan, Manu Chao La Ventura, Noisettes, Gang Of Four, Graham Coxon, Tim Booth, The Bluetones, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Paris Riots, Prince, Tinie Tempah, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Imelda May, Aloe Blacc, Hot Chip (DJ set), The Pierces, The Go! Team, Labrinth, Parade, Sound of Rum and many more
Hop Farm Festival – Line Up 2010
Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Mumford & Sons, Seasick Steve, Peter Doherty, Laura Marling, Ray Davies, The Magic Numbers, Foy Vance, Blondie, Los Lobos, Imelda May, Damien Dempsey, Afro Celt Sound System, Richard Thompson, Peter Green & Friends, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Devendra Banhart, Tunng, The Jim Jones Revue, Pete Molinari, Jon Allen, Dr John & The Lower 911, Sparrow and the Workshop,The Paris Riots, Alan Pownall, Kill It Kid, The Ruskins, Hoodlums, Billy Vincent, Sion James, Bob Mills, Keith Platt, Ian Cognito, Stornoway, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Villagers plus many many more…..