Hop Farm Festival 2012 tickets on sale Friday

Characters at Hop Farm Festival 2011 by John Bownas
Characters at Hop Farm Festival 2011 by John Bownas

Early Bird Hop Farm Festival 2012 tickets will go on sale this Friday morning (23 September) at 9am.

The event will run for three days, as it did for the first time this year, from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July, and will once again take place at Paddock Wood, Kent.

Three-day Hop Farm 2012 tickets will be initially priced at £130, including car parking and camping.

The early-bird offer expires on 1 December, when the price will increase.

Hop Farm ticket sellers haven’t confirmed how much booking fees will be.

Festival organiser Vince Power said: “We had an amazing year this year. For me personally it was one of the best festivals I’ve done, ever. Having Prince close the festival was phenomenal. Eagles and Morrissey played amazing headline sets too. Given that Prince‘s performance at Hop Farm was one of the defining festival moments of 2011 we’re working even harder to ensure 2012 surpasses everyone’s expectations.”

Virtual Festivals will have more info and the all-important ticket links for you first thing on Friday.

Along with The Eagles, Morrissey and Prince’s headline performances, this year’s festival also saw acclaimed sets from the likes of Brandon Flowers, Tinie Tempah, Newton Faulkner, Bryan Ferry, Aloe Blacc and Iggy & The Stooges.

Hop Farm 2011 earned an 8/10 review from VF’s Dane Cobain, with praise for the “impressive line-up…the future’s bright.”