Bob Dylan and His Band Hop Farm Festival
Paddock Wood, England
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Here we go. In several weeks the 17th show of the '2012 Never Ending Tour'
will also kick off the European summer wave of Bob shows. Wahooooo! Currently this kick-off is slated to take place at the controversial Hop Farm Festival,
unless we get lucky and an earlier show is announced. Surprises have happened before, so it's not out of the question. Keep your fingers crossed for all of our Irish friends out there for an early stop off. Meanwhile, what's going on at Hop? Looks like Patti Smith will be opening up for Bob. Wonder if she'll join him again? Finally, everyone please take the proper precautions as it looks like there's enough rules and regulations to drive fans away from this particular venue. The no-sponsor thing seems cool though. We've had our share of credit cards and banks and soft drinks so far this year. Have fun Hoppers!
From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/ma ... m-festival
Paddock Wood, ENGLAND - Bob Dylan will make his only UK festival appearance of the summer alongside Peter Gabriel and Suede at the Hop Farm. The 70-year old singer will also be joined on the three-day bill for the festival in Kent by Damien Rice, Primal Scream and Patti Smith and her band...
...Dylan's Never Ending tour, as it is nicknamed, is said to have begun on 7 June 1988 with a gig in Concord, California, and has encompassed 2,394 shows. Dylan previously played the Hop Farm festival in 2010. Joining Dylan will be Gabriel and his band the New Blood Orchestra, and Suede, making their only festival appearance in the UK this summer.
The Hop Farm festival, which was founded five years ago by promoter Vince Power, is an independent event that prides itself on its "no sponsorship, no branding" ethos. Last year's headliners included Prince and Morrissey. This year's concert takes place in Paddock Wood, Kent, on 29-30 June and 1 July.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
We’re pretty chilled here at Hop Farm but we do have to have some rules and regulations to keep everyone safe and sound and the following items may not be brought into the site through the campsite gates:
Glass - no glass is permitted in the campsite or arena
Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
Unauthorised Professional Film or Video Equipment
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Please be advised you may be body searched at the entrance
Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities onsite may be searched
Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol may be refused entry to the campsite; please only bring enough for personal use
Large camping gas canisters (more than 2.7kg in gas weight) aren’t permitted anywhere (however small camping gas canisters are permitted in the campsite)
All items will be confiscated.
No percussion instruments, drums or bass instruments will be allowed on to the festival site...all your musical areas should be sorted by the pros we’ve booked to play for you!