Hop On Over

After taking more than a year off the road Morrissey is returning to the stage in July to headline the Hop Farm Music Festival. Lou Reed and Iggy and The Stooges are a few of the other acts added to the lineup today.

The fourth annual festival takes place July 1-2 in Paddock Wood, United Kingdom. The event prides itself on not having sponsorship, branding or VIP perks.

A statement on Hop Farm’s website describes the festival’s philosophy:

“We are a truly unique experience with the aim of being a festival for the ticket paying festivalgoer, returning live music to its roots and back-to-basics mentality where you turn up with your ticket and enjoy the same experience as every other ticket holder.”

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Moz sings his heart out at Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music.

The lineup for Saturday, July 2 includes Patti Smith, Newton Faulkner, Brother(UK) and Mary Coughlan. The Big Tent will feature sets from Noisettes, Gang Of Four, The Bluetones and Paris Riots. The Leisure Society and Brigid Power Ryce will perform on the Bread & Roses Stage.

The previously announced Friday lineup includes Eagles, Death Cab For Cutie, Bryan Ferry, The KillersBrandon Flowers, The Walkmen, 10cc, The Human League and Transfer.

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Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

More acts and stages will be announced.

Weekend passes are on sale for £130 ($211.46). Single-day tickets are priced at £70 ($113.86). Camping passes are also on sale.
For more information, click here for the Hop Farm Music Festival website.