Bruce Forsyth to play Hop Farm festival

After 70 years in the game, the showbusiness legend is set to attend his first music festival

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Bruce Forsyth is to join a line-up including Bob Dylan, Primal Scream and Suede at this year’s Hop Farm festival in Kent.

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The veteran entertainer and Strictly Come Dancing host recently reignited his music career, releasing an album of standards with label EMI. Backed by a big band he’ll no doubt be showcasing a number of those tunes at the three-day event in Paddock Wood, which begins on Friday 29 July.

The festival’s organiser, Vince Power, said: “I am honoured to have the legend that is Sir Bruce come down and make his debut appearance at the Hop Farm this year.

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“Not only has he never appeared at a festival, he’s never been to a festival. He has been in this business for over 70 years and is a true, true legend, he will be the talking point of the festival.”