MORE big names have been added to the bill of Kent’s biggest music festival.

The revamped Hop Farm Music Festival from July 4 to 6 in Paddock Wood will now feature Ray Davies as the Friday headliner, Billy Ocean, Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton with Jacqui Abbott, and Deacon Blue among others.

They join previously announced acts such as The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, James Blunt, The Feeling and Dutch chart topper Caro Emerald.

As well as two music stages, there will be a Jazz and Blues Lounge and a Comedy Tent featuring big names like Rich Hall, Jo Brand, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe and Mottingham’s Rob Beckett.

In its previous incarnation, The Hop Farm Festival proved popular with headliners like Prince, The Eagles and Bob Dylan before it ceased to exist.

It has been reborn as an all-new festival with a new promoter, production and marketing team and promises great food and hospitality to match its music.

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks and you can check out all of the info at

The full line up so far:

Brian Wilson, Ray Davies, Deacon Blue, James Blunt, Caro Emerald, Squeeze, Billy Ocean, Dr John, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Eliza Doolittle, Arrested Development, Paul Carrack, Scouting For Girls, Echo and The Bunnymen, 10cc, Bellowhead, The Feeling, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Treetop Flyers, Moya

The Second Stage

Cara Dillon and The Orchestra of Ireland, Nick Lowe, Maximo Park, Daptone Super Soul Review
Midlake, Marc Almond, Jukebox the Ghost, Peter Hook and The Light, The Full English, Ian McNabb, The Beat, Charlotte Church, The Family Rain, Slow Club, Ren Harvieau, Polly and Billet Doux, Bridie Jackson And The Arbour, My Darling Clementine, Loyd Grossman & The New Forbidden, Danny & The Champions of The World

Jazz and Blues Lounge

The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Curtis Stigers, Tony Joe White, Brassroots, The All Stars Collective, Zoe Rahman, The Jacqui Dankworth Band Gabby Young and Other Animals, Dana Fuchs, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Yolanda Brown, Zara McFarlane, Soft Machine Legacy, Babajack
Laurence Jones, Josephine, Toby Jepson, Cameron Pierre, Ian Mclagan, Virgil and The Accelerators, Pacifico Blues, The Weave, Big Boy Bloater and The Limits, Simon McBride

The Comedy Tent

Rich Hall’s Hoedown, Jo Brand, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Evans, Rob Rouse, Tom Stade, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Deering, Katherine Ryan, Rob Beckett, Charlie Baker, Suzi Ruffell

More To Be Announced