Tag: Hop Farm Music Festival

Live: Grace Jones @ Hop Farm Music Festival

It was Hop Farm’s first year without Vince’s Power behind the promoting, but a quirky family orientated approach supplied by Neil Butkeraitis’ new organisation and plenty of festival charm and great headliners in Grace Jones, Brian Wilson and Ray Davies. Echo and the Bunnymen, the Lightning Seeds, former Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton, 10cc and Eliza Doolittle kicked off a cloudy Friday afternoon, but the majority were out in anticipation for a taste of ‘60s nostalgia with former Kinks frontman, Ray Davies. Exchanging vocal finesse for raucous renditions of crowd pleasing Kinks classics, 10,000 revellers happily swerved the rain...

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Video. Rodriguez. Searching for Sugar Man.

International folk legend Rodriguez will be headling the Main Stage on Saturday 6th July at this year’s Hop Farm Music Festival Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary, tells the tale of two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. It has since gone on to win an Academy Award and a BAFTA and is set for inconceivable success. Remarkably, during the final stages of filming the documentary the director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money for more film, he resorted to filming the remaining stylized...

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