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Kent's Hop Farm Festival reveals line-up

The Hop Farm Music Festival returns for another year in Kent Credit: ITV Meridian

The line-up has been revealed for a popular annual music festival based in Kent.

Russell Kane, Nerina Pallott and the Noisettes complete the line-up at this year's Hop Farm Music Festival.

This follows the earlier announcement that Grace Jones will headline the event on the 4th-6th July.

Hop Farm Music Festival’s Neil Butkeraitis commented: This is our first year in charge of the Hop Farm Music Festival, and, having started with a clean slate, we couldn’t be happier with our inaugural line-up.

"We’ve got three bona-fide legends headlining and fantastic music both familiar and new all weekend, plus killer comedy and brilliant activities right across the farm. So, I think it’s safe to say, for all round entertainment, this year’s festival is breaking new ground for Hop Farm”.

Showcasing musical talent in Parliament

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HMS Pinafore...but not as you know it

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Kent Youth Orchestra celebrates fifty years!

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The interviewees are:

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Meet the singing MP as his new album is released

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More importantly - would they buy the album? Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.

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