Hop Farm Festival Lineup Announced: My Bloody Valentine + Rodriguez to Headline
England’s annual Hop Farm Festival, back for its sixth go-round, is set to take place on July 5-6 at the scenic Hop Farm Country Park in Paddock Wood, Kent. This year’s lineup brings an impressive array of artists, including headliners My Bloody Valentine and Rodriguez.
Other acts include Dinosaur Jr., the Horrors, the Black Angels, Jimmy Cliff, First Aid Kit, Martha Wainwright, Jesca Hoop, Pale Seas, the History of Apple Pie, Wolf People, Dry the River, the Sheepdogs, Teleman, Theme Park, Little Comets, Washington Irving, Ben Caplan, Sean Rowe, Veronica Falls, Pyramid, Post War Years, Concrete Knives, the Staves, Friends, Marcus Foster and Tall Ships. Previous editions of the fest have seen the likes of My Morning Jacket, the Eagles, Neil Young, Florence + the Machine, Noah and the Whale, British Sea Power, the Walkmen, Hot Chip, Ocean Colour Scene, Doves, Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Devandra Banhart, Morrissey and Prince.
The festival had reportedly folded after owing thousands of pounds to the 2012 headliners. However, event promoter Vince Power responded to the allegations in a recent statement, saying, “The Hop Farm will happen this year, this is one blip in my career spanning over 30 years. All suppliers and artists are working with me and many of the suppliers have been with me for many years, through the Reading, Phoenix and Homelands days. They are being very supportive. I spent and paid artists alone approx £350 million over the years. The losses reported are inaccurate. The Hop Farm never lost 4.8 million. These losses included a group of companies in Kent Festival Ltd.”
Tickets for the two-day affair go on sale today (March 25). Click here for more details.