Organizers of the Hop Farm Music Festival have announced that it has been cancelled officially. The line-up of the festival had included Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Morrissey. For the past five years, the festival has been hosted on a farm in Kent, but this year it has been called off due to the tough economic climate.

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The promoter of the festival, Vince Power said, ‘We have worked very hard to try to make it work, but it has proved too much of a mountain to climb and despite fighting hard, circumstances are such that based on poor ticket sales and the forecast selling rate substantial losses would be made.” Power went on to say that it was a surprise that after eight weeks of heavy marketing with such a great bill, the show still had to be cut.

The promoter added that this does not reflect on the artists, but highlights the poor economic climate within the country. In recent times, the festival market has become very crowded and upcoming events are all lined up in the UK.

Power also thanked all the fans for their support in the past five years, but the decision to pull back the festival was taken with great sadness and disappointment. The ticket holders will receive a full refund.

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