Grace Jones to headline Hop Farm Music Festival

Brian Wilson and Ray Davies will also head up the summer event

Grace Jones to headline Hop Farm Music Festival
Grace Jones is set to headline the The Hop Farm Music Festival 2014.

She will join previously announced bill-toppers Brian Wilson and Ray Davies at the event, which takes place July 4-6, on The Hop Farm Family Park site in Kent. Other acts performing at the festival include Squeeze, Dr John, Deacon Blue, Echo and the Bunnymen, 10CC, Maximo Park, Midlake, Peter Hook and the Light, Chas and Dave, Charles Bradley, Slow Club, The Family Rain, Nick Lowe and Billy Ocean. For more information visit thehopfarmmusicfestival.com.

Confusingly, two festivals are set to run under the Hop Farm Music Festival name this summer. Vince Power's festival of the same name will also take place, but on a new site in Tunbridge Wells, following an announcement made on the festival's Facebook page. Last year Power's festival released a statement which read: "Reports suggest that another festival is to be hosted on The Hop Farm Family Park site, called the Hop Farm Music Festival, but this event has no association with the well-established Hop Farm Music Festival. This is an unfamiliar event organised by an entirely different promoter and team. Despite the naming of this event it is not in any way connected with the esteemed Hop Farm Music Festival."

The original Hop Farm Music Festival has not yet announced its 2014 dates. Promoter Vince Power said of the event's return: "I have been building the Hop Farm for six years now, unfortunately due to the economic climate we had to cancel last year, but the festival is not over. We have a strong brand in the festival market, an instantly recognisable festival and you can't keep a good festival down."

2013's Hop Farm Festival was cancelled, with organisers blaming poor ticket sales and the economy. My Bloody Valentine and Rodriguez were due to headline the festival with The Horrors, The Cribs and Dinosaur Jr also set to perform.

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