In the history of modern music festivals, few line-ups could compare with the distinctly 70′s flavoured action offered at the Hop Farm Festival last weekend. While The Eagles were wheeled out of retirement as headliners on the first night, the purportedly Morrissey-curated second day included such rock pantheon artists as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Patti Smith. All in all, it’s a jaw-dropping stroke of genius, with Morrissey having the hardest of acts to follow the swathe these three so cleanly cut through the Kent countryside. Oh, and did we forget to mention Prince was there too?
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Prince – Main Stage – July 3, 2011 Hop Farm Festival 2011 — We came, we saw, we took a shitload of pictures. Too many pictures… So instead of cluttering up our coverage with photo overload, we’ve decided to collect the cream of the crop and put together a nice selection from the entire festival, [...]
Forget Glastonbury, I mean, really, just forget it. With the recent addition of Prince to the Hop Farm Festival line-up, expanding the event from two to three days, and a guaranteed U2 and Coldplay free zone, Hop Farm has become a firm contender as one of the quintessential UK festivals of 2011. The event, which now takes place from July 1-3 at Hop Farm in Kent, will also mark Prince’s first UK show in four years, following on from his mammoth run at the O2 arena in 2007. The other headline slots already taken up by the aforementioned royal family dissing Morrissey and American legends, The Eagles.