Legendary British festival boss Vince Power has been banned from staging live music events.

Power, who has previously helmed top festivals including Britain's Reading & Leeds and Benicassim in Spain, has been found guilty at London's High Court of hosting the Hop Farm event in Kent, England without a proper licence.

In a written order filed by officials at the Performing Rights Society for Music (Prs), it was claimed Power did not have the right to play live music at the festival between 2009 and 2012.

Power, who had been running the event since 2008, failed to file a defence. This week (begs28Jul14), he was banned from hosting live music in public until he updates his licences. He was also ordered to pay $13,577 (£7,987) in legal costs.

Last year's (13) Hop Farm festival was cancelled because of poor ticket sales. It returned last month (Jul14) under new management.