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Arrested Development, Billy Ocean And The Dunwells Among The Diverse Line-Up For Hop Farm Festival 2014

Arrested Development The Hop Farm Festival Marc Almond The Dunwells Robert Vincent Bellowhead Sophie Ellis-Bextor Midlake Billy Ocean

The return of Kent's Hop Farm Music Festival was an expectedly diverse affair, with day three (July 6th 2014) mixing it up with an array of genres from folk to hip hop.

For all the old school Hop Farm revellers, there was plenty to enjoy with the likes of rhythm and blues veteran Billy Ocean, rockney pioneers Chas & Dave, Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond and 2 Tone ska from Birmingham's The Beat. Also, Joy Division's Peter Hook returned to the festival with his latest project Peter Hook & The Light.

It wasn't just a local gig either: plenty of overseas acts hit the Farm on Sunday. They included Texas folk group Midlake and Atlanta collective Arrested Development, who turned the event irresistably into the Hip Hop Farm Festival (Sorry, folks). The alternative rap band were one of the biggest of their kind during their 90s reign; their debut album '3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...' going multi-Platinum on its release. And they're still going strong, dropping their last album 'Standing At The Crossroads' in 2012.

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Picture - Midlake - Hop Farm Music... Kent United Kingdom, Sunday 6th July 2014

Midlake - Hop Farm Music Festival 2014 - Day 3 - Performances - Midlake - Kent, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th July 2014


Midlake - Aurora Gone

The new video for 'Aurora Gone' by Midlake comes with the news that the Texas band will be joining the legendary Neil Young as he hits Istanbul in July 2014. The track featured on their 2013 album release 'Antiphon'.

Various Artists, Midlake's Late Night Tales Album Review

There's always been the feeling that the Late Night Tales series was more one for the connoisseurs than some of its contemporaries. When compared to say the bottle of Jagermeister and deep pan Hawaiian post-club experience of the Back To Mine imprint, throughout its history, everything from the mission statement to the diverse roster of tune pickers (For example Arctic Monkeys, Flaming Lips, Four Tet) has given Late Night Tales the more sophisticated air of an erm, "jazz cigarette" aided chill out.

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