Leonard Cohen - Festival Goers Disappointment As Leonard Cohen Swaps Hop Farm For Wembley24 August 2012
Festival Goers Disappointment As Leonard Cohen Swaps Hop Farm For Wembley
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Leonard Cohen's two shows at Hop Farm, Kent, on 8 and 9 September will no longer be taking place at that venue. However, Cohen will now be performing at a new London venue on the same dates," reads a statement on his website. The 77-year-old Canadian was due to play at the Hop Farm venue in Paddock Wood, Kent but has broken the news on his website that his previously planned performance at the festival is now taking place at the Emirates stadium, North London. "Unfortunately we haven't been given any information as to why," explained the spokesman. "We are really disappointed. We were very much looking forward to welcoming Leonard to Kent." Unhappy punters are to be advised on the correct procedures for refunds.
The organiser's dismay is understandable, given that Cohen represents a coup for any festival. Often cited as the most seminal songwriters of his generation, the veteran poet is showing no signs of slowing despite his age. "Cohen will still bring his much-anticipated Old Ideas World tour to the UK, with the scheduled shows now taking place in the fully-seated and historic Wembley Arena on 8 and 9 September."
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