Fri 2 Jul – Hop Farm Festival 2010
As the sun shone down on everyone on Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Kent, the music was in abundance. Although everyone arriving on Friday morning was speaking of Saturday headliner BOB DYLAN, the Friday lineup was still fairly impressive.
Unfortunately, Hop Farm was half empty for Friday’s showcase which included STORNOWAY, DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911, BLONDIE and the legendary headliner VAN MORRISON, but aforementioned artists gave accounted performances of themselves, enough so to make those who didn’t purchase full weekend tickets wish they had done.
STORNOWAY packed out the Big Tent with a noble performance, (although a lot of people were just happy to be in the shade) playing songs off their debut album Beachcomber’s Windowsill including crowd favourites ‘Zorbing’ and ‘I Saw You Blink’.
The first big crowd of the weekend were there to watch DR JOHN & THE LOWER 911 who played an impressive early evening set in the blistering heat just before BLONDIE. …