March 5, 2013 20:38
Hop Farm Festival owed Suede £46,000 and Peter Gabriel £100,000 at time of liquidation Suede Tickets
Vince Power still plans to bring the Kent festival back this summer
Kent News recently found that the festival, which was run by Vince Power's Music Festivals PLC, went under owing Peter Gabriel £100,000 and Suede £46,000. Bruce Forsyth was also owed £9,000.
Other artists who were still unpaid at the time of the companies liquidation included Damien Rice, Billy Ocean, Primal Scream, Richard Ashcroft, Kool & The Gang and George Clinton.
In all, the festival collapsed owing £4.6 million, including £22,648 to local police and £163,000 to the festival site, Paddock Wood.
Despite this, Vince Power has said that the festival will be returning in 2013. A spokesman for Power confirmed to Kent News that an announcement regarding this year's event is 'imminent'. Power told the paper earlier this year:
It was always my intention to do the Hop Farm, I have the rights to do the Hop Farm and the Hop Farm will take place from July 5-7, 2013. At the moment, we have sold a small amount of early bird tickets and we are confirming acts. We hope to announce the bill very shortly.
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