Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Richard Ashcroft still owned by Hop Farm Festival

Richard Ashcroft and Peter Salisbury at the 2012 Hop Farm Festival

Suede, Peter Gabriel and other big names in music are reportedly owed thousands of pounds by a Kent music festival that went into liquidation.

According to the Kent on Sunday newspaper, Hop Farm Festival headliner Peter Gabriel is listed as being owed £100,000 and Suede £46,000.

Other acts who were listed as still requiring payment at the time that the event went into administration included Sir Bruce Forsyth - who is owed £9,000 - Damien Rice, Billy Ocean, Primal Scream and Richard Ashcroft.

Last year the festival, which is run by Music Festivals PLC, collapsed owing £4.6 million.

Vince Power, the music promoter behind the festival, has vowed that Hop Farm will return this year. However, the acts have yet to be announced.

Earlier this year, Power said: "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 to 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."

Suede, Peter Gabriel and other big names in music are reportedly owed thousands of pounds by a Kent music festival that went into liquidation.

According to the Kent on Sunday newspaper, Hop Farm Festival headliner Peter Gabriel is listed as being owed £100,000 and Suede £46,000.

Other acts who were listed as still requiring payment at the time that the event went into administration included Sir Bruce Forsyth - who is owed £9,000 - Damien Rice, Billy Ocean, Primal Scream and Richard Ashcroft.