Leonard Cohen announces one-off UK show for September

Veteran singer will headline A Day At Hop Farm later this year

Leonard Cohen has announced a one-off UK outdoor show for later this year.

The singer, who released his 12th studio album ‘Old Ideas’ in January, will headline a new event put on by the promoters of Hop Farm Festival, which is named A Day At Hop Farm.

The show takes place on September 8 at Hop Farm Country Park in Kent and will have a capacity of around 10,000. Cohen will play a three-hour set and will also have a full supporting bill playing before him. It will be Cohen’s only UK show of his 2012 world tour.

Speaking about the event, promoter Vince Power said: “To get the opportunity to bring Leonard Cohen to the UK for his only appearance this year is a fantastic and humbling achievement. He is one of the undisputed forefathers of modern folk music and has honed his craft for nearly half a century. We are delighted he’s decided to perform for us for what will be a truly memorable experience.”

Hop Farm Festival itself takes place between June 29 and July 1 this year.

The event will be headlined by Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel, with Primal Scream, Damien Rice, My Morning Jacket, Maximo Park, Patti Smith And Her Band, The Stranglers, Slow Club, Frightened Rabbit and Tom Vek also booked to play.

For more information about the event and for full ticket details, go to Hop Farm Festival.