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Richard Ashcroft has been unveiled as the final headliner for this year’s Hop Farm Festival – another UK festival exclusive for the Kent event.

He joins the likes of Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra and Suede. Organisers have now revealed the full line up for the festival, which takes place on June 29 – July 1. Latest addidtions include: Kool and the Gang, The Levellers, The Futureheads, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Gary Numan, Bellowhead, British Sea Power, The Tallest Man on Earth, Gomez, Howling Bells, Gruff Rhys, Marcus Foster, Mary Coughlan, The Datsuns, Field Music, Treetop Flyers, Robert Francis, Jonquil, Mary Epworth and more.

Those previously announced music artists include: Damien Rice, Primal Scream, My Morning Jacket, Maximo Park, Patti Smith, Billy Ocean, The Jexabels, Slow Club, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Frightened Rabbit, Tom Vek, Ben Kweller, Joan Armatrading, White Denim, The Psychadelic Furs and more.

The comedians confirmed so far include: Russell Kane, Patrick Monahan, Phil Nicol, Kerry Godliman, Andy Zaltzman, Simon Evans, Ray Peacock MC, Carey Marx, Stephen Grant, Vikki Stone, Joey Page, Jolly Boat and Sion James. The entertainment icon and legend Sir Bruce Forsyth was confirmed last week  to play his 1st festival appearance at Hop Farm.

Vince Power said: “I’m very happy with the bill. We have yet again put together a unique line-up of acts you’re not going to see repeated anywhere else. We have some true legends including Patti Smith and Randy Crawford and I think that’s what music fans look for; a well though out bill which is the best value festival this year at £162 for 3 days, 4 days camping with no added extras.”

The three-day independent festival maintains its no sponsorshop, no branding ethos. The Hop Farm will be sticking to the winning formula of programming legendary artists with contemporary acts with one of the summer’s most affordable festival tickets. Hop Farm Music Festival prides itself on offering great value for money for festival goers with no booking fee, no parking charge, no camping charge and no charge for children under 12.

Weekend camping tickets with parking cost £162 with day tickets starting at £55. For more info, see www.hopfarmfestival.com or to buy tickets, see www.eventim.co.uk or call the ticket Hotline: 0844 249 1000.