Hop Farm closure confirmed

There are reports that one of Kent's biggest tourist attractions, the Hop Farm at Paddock Wood is to close.

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Big names drawn to Hop Farm Festival

Prince headlined at the Hop Farm Music Festival in 2011 Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In recent years the Hop Farm Festival has attracted some major names including Prince, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel and Sir Bruce Forsyth.

According to its website, there are still plans for the festival to go ahead in 2013 although the line-up has yet to be announced.

A first tranche of tickets to be released has already sold out

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