Festival preview: Hop Farm (5-6 July)
In 400 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside, this back-to-basics weekender will have no VIP area, no sponsorship and no branding
When? 5-6 July 2013
Where? Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, UK
How much? £135 for weekend tickets, £65 per day
Who? My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors, Presidents Of The United States Of America, Dinosaur Jr, The Black Angels, Toy, Temples, Drenge, Rodriguez, Jimmy Cliff, First Aid Kit, Martha Wainwright, Edwyn Collins, Marcus Foster, Friends, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Washington Irving, Jack Savoretti, Sean Rowe, We Were Evergreen, Luke Sital-Singh, Ben Caplan, Sweet Baboo, Trevor Moss And Hannah Lou, Sally Archer, The Cribs, Gaz Coombes, The Staves, Veronica Falls, Cass Mccombs, The Sheepdogs, Teleman, Acollective, Jess Roberts & The Silver Rays, Dry The River, Theme Park, Wolf People, Post War Years, Concrete Knives, Sinkane, Paws, Syd Arthur, Ligers, Little Comets, Tall Ships, Public Service Broadcasting, Jesca Hoop, The History Of Apple Pie, Pale Seas, Shields, Pyramids, Alba Lua
What? Apparently the Hop Farm Music Festival emerged in 2008 after a survey of paying festival-goers showed they felt lowest on the pecking order. So the organisers went back to basics and let it be about the punter and the music. There’s no sponsorship or branding, no VIP’S, children aged 13 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult, and it’s all about live folk and independent music, activities and entertainment.
Here are the highlights of last year’s event to give you a taste of the Hop Farm experience…