Hop Farm Festival

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Hop Farm Festival is a back to basics option on the festival market. It tends to go for folk and Indie acts, in the picturesque Kent countryside.

The festival prides itself on being a no ticket registration, no sponsorship and no branding music festival with the sole emphasis on music.


With its influences being the 60’s folk festivals there is a very independent feel due to Hop Farm’s lack of sponsorship deals, which is very liberating.

The atmosphere is warm and friendly, with the mixture of old and new music producing a crowd of all ages, there to see their favourite musical acts.

Music Stages and Other Entertainment

There are four stages at Hop farm, the Main stage, the Big Tent, the Bread and Roses stage and the comedy stage.

History and facts

The festival is organised by Vince Power and took birth as the result of a survey that was conducted among festival goers which revealed that the music and people were given the lowest priority in most festivals.

This led to the first Hop Farm Festival in 2008, attended by around 30,000 people featuring folk and independent music, with a specific aim of "back to basics" ethos with no sponsorship, no branding and no VIPs with the only money coming in from the festival tickets.

Past Lineups

2012 Headliners for this years Hop Farm include Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel & The New Blood Orchestra, Suede, Damien Rice, Primal Scream, My Morning Jacket, Maximo Park and many many more. To view the full line-up, click here.

2011 line up featured Morrissey, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, and The Eagles