The Hop Farm Festival is proud to announce many more acts across its numerous stages for the weekend. We are delighted to announce the iconic Ray Davies as our Friday headliner, who will return to The Hop Farm to give a performance that will mark the start of this fantastic festival weekend.
Deacon Blue – The Scottish band who sales exceed 6 million records and enjoyed 2 chart topping albums are confirmed to appear on the main stage, as are festival favourites Echo and The Bunnymen, 10cc, Arrested Development and Dr John… with more acts to be announced.
Other acts now confirmed for the bill include Billy Ocean – the legendary RnB superstar, Daptone Super Soul Review – a 3 hour non stop party of Soul, Funk, Gospel and AfroBeat. We are delighted that also set to appear are Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who will support headliners on the main stage and also appearing will be Treetop Flyers, Moya and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Second Stage headliners are Cara Dillon and The Orchestra of Ireland, Nick Lowe – (the headmaster of British Rock) and Maximo Park. The stage also features Marc Almond. The second stage also plays host to a stunning line-up of some of the best-loved artists who are touring in 2014 including Peter Hook and The Light, Jukebox The Ghost, Ian Mcnabb, My Darling Clementine, Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winners – Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Danny & The Champions of The World, Charlotte Church, The Full English, The Family Rain, Ren Harvieau and The Beat, with more yet to be announced.
The Jazz & Blues Lounge has top billing for The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Curtis Stigers and Tony Joe White with some of the most respected music artists supporting including Chaz & Dave, The Jacqui Dankworth Band, Brassroots,
The All Stars Collective, Zoe Rahman and British trailblazer –Zara McFarlane. There are many more acts appearing on the Jazz & Blue’s Lounge Stage over the festival weekend, who include Gabby Young and Other Animals, Yolanda Brown, Dana Fuchs, Soft Machine Legacy, Babajack, Laurence Jones, Josephine, Toby Jepson and Pacifico Blues.
Jo Brand, the legendary comic and one of the UK’s best-loved personalities, brings her own style of acerbic wit to our festival fans as she is set to headline the Comedy Tent at the festival.
Hop Farm Festival is also delighted to announce that Rich Hall’s Hoedown is also headlining our comedy stage, with the critically acclaimed funny man of Montana rolling in to add some virtuosic comedy gold with his mash-up of music and comedy featuring his own musical mates and
The festival’s comedy stage is hotting up alongside our early spring, with acts confirmed to appear including Seann Walsh – the English funny man already revered as one of the most charismatic comedians of his generation and additional youthful talent Josh Widdicombe who is a firm Edinburgh Fringe favourite and also presents his own show on XFM.
Andrew Maxwell, the Irish stand-up and Bafta winner will also appear, alongside Simon Evans a Live at the Apollo favourite, So you think you are funny winner – Rob Rouse, Tom Stade – the Canadian with big TV appeal and BBC Radio 2 Comedy Award winner – Angela Barnes.
Further comedy acts set to appear include Stand Up For The Week regular Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Deering the guitarist, writer and comic and actress and funny girl Katherine Ryan.
Additional comedy turns include Rob Beckett, Charlie Baker and Suzi Rufell with further names to be announced.
More stages announced including The Rising Talent Stage and Campsite Bandstand supporting new music. These new stages which will feature the best of new talent with acts set to appear including Elliot Morris, Lisbee Stainton, Robert Vincent, Patch and The Giant, Dan Clews, Coco and The Butterfields, Hannah Robinson, Jasmine Kennedy, Kaleidophone and Meadowlark.
So if you would like to try one of the best festival experiences in the UK, then come down to The Hop Farm Festival on the first weekend of July and enjoy world-class music and comedy in the beautiful garden of England.
The all-new festival is the brainchild of a new promoter, production and marketing team, with the all-new festival offering a weekend to rival other UK festival experiences with Neil Butkeraitis – a respected promoter from UK Events heading the festival with his team to bring you an event of outstanding quality, coupled with world-class bands, artists and themed arenas. This highly anticipated headliner announcement, will surely banish the winter blues and get us all excited about the prospect of a summer of world-class music experiences.
The ‘All New Hop Farm Festival 2014’, is a 3 day event taking place on 4th, 5th and 6th of July 2014, offering fans the chance to experience some of the best live music and comedy in the beautiful surrounding of the Kent countryside. 2014’s brand new team will not only bring you great artists, but will provide exceptional food and hospitality making it unique on the festival circuit.
With a greater emphasis on providing ticket holders with a fuller festival feeling, the brand new Hop Farm Festival 2014 have invested over £500,000 in the festival sites infrastructure, providing fans with far more than just their basic entry. This year’s event will add a touch of glamour, underlining the importance of looking after every fan, as soon as they arrive on the newly invigorated site.
Hop Farm 2014 will continue to be about great music, but will offer an action packed weekend for all the family. So whether you are a seasoned festival – goer, a novice or family wanting to feel secure whilst having an exceptional experience, this great festival is definitely for you.
Hop Farm Festival 2014 will continue to announce more confirmed bands and artists in the coming weeks.www.thehopfarmmusicfestival.
Co-Founder of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Ray Davies
Deacon Blue, James Blunt, Caro Emerald, Squeeze
Billy Ocean, Dr John, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
Eliza Doolittle, Arrested Development, Paul Carrack
Scouting For Girls, Echo and The Bunnymen, 10cc
Bellowhead, The Feeling, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Treetop Flyers, Moya
THE SECOND STAGE
Cara Dillon and The Orchestra of Ireland, Nick Lowe, Maximo Park, Daptone Super Soul Review
Midlake, Marc Almond, Jukebox the Ghost
Peter Hook and The Light, The Full English, Ian McNabb, The Beat
Charlotte Church, The Family Rain, Slow Club, Ren Harvieau, Polly and Billet Doux
Bridie Jackson And The Arbour, My Darling Clementine
Loyd Grossman & The New Forbidden, Danny & The Champions of The World
JAZZ & BLUES LOUNGE
The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Curtis Stigers, Tony Joe White
Brassroots, The All Stars Collective, Zoe Rahman, The Jacqui Dankworth Band Gabby Young and Other Animals, Dana Fuchs, Joanne Shaw Taylor
Yolanda Brown, Zara McFarlane, Soft Machine Legacy, Babajack
Laurence Jones, Josephine, Toby Jepson, Cameron Pierre
Ian Mclagan, Virgil and The Accelerators, Pacifico Blues, The Weave
Big Boy Bloater and The Limits, Simon McBride
THE COMEDY TENT
Rich Hall’s Hoedown, Jo Brand
Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Evans, Rob Rouse
Tom Stade, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Deering
Katherine Ryan, Rob Beckett, Charlie Baker, Suzi Ruffell
plus more to be announced….