Bruce Forsyth to play Hop Farm festival

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


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


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.


“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.”