Hop Farm Music Festival

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Grace Jones, Brian Wilson, Maximo Park, Ray Davies, Marc Almond, Midlake, Eliza Doolittle, Deacon Blue, Billy Ocean, Echo and the Bunnymen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Arrested Development, 10cc, Bellowhead, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The Beat, The Family Rain, Full English, Chas & Dave, Scouting for Girls, Slow Club.

There's no way this won't get confusing. This is the Hop Farm Music Festival – it's a new event and not Vince Power's folksy, bluesy Hop Farm Music Festival that has been running since 2008, and which was cancelled last year. Power's Hop Farm Festival is back for 2014 but moving to a new site in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but probably with the same name as this event – the Hop Farm Music Festival. This Hop Farm Music Festival takes place at the Hope Farm site. Got it? Nope, us neither.

Anyway, all you really need to know about this HFMF is that it's a family-minded affair, with a line-up that straddles indie, pop, blues folk and singer-songwriter territory, with big names including Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson, electro-indie rockers Maximo Park and knees-up cockney geezers Chas & Dave. The biggest draw here is probably ’80s icon Grace Jones, still superhumanly lithe at 65. There's also a Jazz and Blues Lounge, comedy tent, kids' area and silent disco.


Event website: http://www.thehopfarmmusicfestival.com/
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