Paul Weller, Editors, The Pigeon Detectives, Doves, and 2manydjs, are some of the first names announced for the Hop Farm Festival which this year has expanded to a two day event with camping. The initial line-up for Saturday includes The Pigeon Detectives, Echo and the Bunnymen, Etienne De Crecy, Florence & The Machine, Noah And The Whale, Howling Bells, Dr.lektroluv, D.I.M, Jape, The Twilight Sad, Let’s Wrestle, and The Good The Bad.
Sunday’s line-up features Paul Weller, Editors, Doves, 2manydjs, Super Furry Animals, The Twang, (see photo) Mystery Jets, Ladyhawke, Scratch Perverts, The Rifles, That Petrol Emotion, Alex Cooper, 65daysofstatic, Dananananaykroyd, Burn The Negative, and R.S.A.G.. With more acts still to be announced.
The Hop Farm Festival which is held at the Hop Farm Country Park, Kent for two days from Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July is run by Vince Power, who founded Mean Fiddler (now Festival Republic) before selling it to Live Nation and MCD.
The festival was held as a one day festival last year with one stage and headlined by Neil Young. The day before the site was used by The Mighty Boosh Festival, also run by Power.
Tickets are priced at £125 for a weekend ticket including camping and parking, day tickets are priced at £65 for either day. Career tickets are also available at half price but must be purchased in pairs.