Kent's Hop Farm Festival is called off due to poor ticket sales
04 May 2013
The Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, which was to have featured acts such as My Bloody Valentine, has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
Promoter Vince Power, who has featured performers such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Morrissey as headliners in past years, said he had pulled the plug "with great sadness".
The event has been staged for five years on a Kent farm, but Power said the tough economic climate had proved too much this year.
Also due to play were The Horrors, Dinosaur Jr, Jimmy Cliff, The Cribs and Edwyn Collins.
Power said: "We have worked very hard to try to make it work but it has proved too much of a mountain to climb and despite fighting hard, circumstances are such that based on poor ticket sales and the forecast selling rate substantial losses would be made.
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