Saturday, 9 March 2013
Power back on the Farm
Vince Power confirmed that the Hop Farm festival will return this summer. The previous company that ran the event, Kent Festivals Ltd, collapsed when its parent company, Power's Music Festivals plc went bust last year, but Power again owns the rights to stage the Hop Farm event, and will announce a line-up for a 2013 programme soon. Power had also bought back the rights to Spain's Benicassim festival from the short lived Music Festivals plc business. Local newspaper Kent On Sunday published a story claiming that the Hop Farm owed £4.8 million when Music Festivals plc went under, and listed the debts owed by the company that included £100,000 owed to Peter Gabriel, £46,000 owed to Suede and £22,000 owed to Kent Police.