HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by John Etherington » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:06 pm

presumably £95.00 plus booking fee?
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by bean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:07 pm

John Etherington wrote:presumably £95.00 plus booking fee?


That will make it three figures probably :roll:
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by John Etherington » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:28 pm

I can't help but wonder who they're targeting with this show...you've got an artist who's two years off his 80th birthday, and the majority of whose long-term followers are probably 60 plus. Yet the setting is more suitable for a younger festival goer (open air, off the beaten track, involving treks/queueing to the station and presumably crammed transport). Fair enough, if they're pitching for a younger audience. Yet the top price tickets match top price at The Royal Albert Hall in 2009!
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by Mabeanie1 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:43 pm

John Etherington wrote:I can't help but wonder who they're targeting with this show...you've got an artist who's two years off his 80th birthday, and the majority of whose long-term followers are probably 60 plus. Yet the setting is more suitable for a younger festival goer (open air, off the beaten track, involving treks/queueing to the station and presumably crammed transport). Fair enough, if they're pitching for a younger audience. Yet the top price tickets match top price at The Royal Albert Hall in 2009!
I think you've answered your own question John. There's no money in attracting the old timers (some of whom I'll have you know are still under 60, just about). To sell 10,000 tickets they have to attract the younger festival goers, some of whom may still be LC fans in another 40 years' time, even though Leonard himself will no longer be around then. Personally I was thoroughly miserable at Wetbridge but, let's face it, a lot of people thought that event was the best thing since sliced bread.

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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by da2008 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:40 pm

I just can't help but wonder if those young people would drop everything when they hear "HOP FARM". Fascinating.
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by dharma » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:58 pm

Some of the Hop Farm Festival headline acts in recent years have been oldies like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Dylan is doing Hop Farm again this year, so I think Leonard will attract some of the same crowd of people.

If it's a hot, sunny day, then it could be great, or it could be another Weybridge. With English weather it's a roll of the dice though. :roll:
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by scocoh » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:02 pm

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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by Cilbo » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:28 pm

It is very noticable that the usual Forum 'buzz' at the announcement of a new concert date is lacking!
Most people, including me, seem to be disappointed in the Hop Garden as a venue (and I live in Kent!)
I am so happy that I will be going to the lovely city of Ghent - it's beautiful, vibrant , friendly, and probably easier to get to than the Hop Farm.
Good luck getting tickets everyone! At least it won't be a ticket lottery like Ghent!! I hope.
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by da2008 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:41 pm

There's now a new price level added. £95.
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by A.Sukitu » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:49 pm

Cilbo,
I agree about the feeling of lack of excitement and buzz re. Hop Farm ....
I'm shaking my head.
Wet Weybridge had a preferable site.
Neil Young, Van M., Dylan etc etc etc don't have the trek there and back, or the transport challenges, or the one-to-one contact (?and excitement?) with British weather in an outdoor concert.
I'll look forward to reading all the reports and listening to the clips and hope that everyone has a wonderful evening.
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by cohenadmirer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:55 pm

I live in the uk , but The Wirral not Kent.
I'm going to Ghent and Barcelona, both of which are easy to get to via a short( and quite cheap ) flight from Liverpool Airport .
Two short holidays in attractive locations with guaranteed great evening entertainment and hopefully convivial company from other forum members
Hop Farm would be ' tricky ' to get to , and away from , and possibly uncomfortable while there !
So no thankypu
I guess i'm learning that national boundaries aren't that important when going to Leonard cohen concerts !

Nonetheless would be great if the uk was better blessed in 2013. !!
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by jarkko » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:57 pm

I am now at hotel in Amsterdam and had time to check my emails.
AEG has not confirmed the concert. They have not given us any presale links.
The last email earlier tonight made it clear that AEG has not yet authorized
this concert to be announced.
I will check the emails again around 9 am to see if more information¨
has arrived. If not, there is nothing we can do. I will be offline
for most of the day tomorrow. Those who want presale tickets to this
concert should check this thread often tomorrow.
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by meglos2000 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:12 pm

Thanks for the update Jarkko.

It does sound like an odd situation that the promoter has announced it and an on-sale date before it is agreed properly.

I wonder if this means the public on-sale for Friday might be delayed?

Tricky, as it's hard to know when to take time off work to ensure I get to the pre-sale in time!

Good luck all!
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by bean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:34 pm

Many thanks for the update.

An odd situation :?
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Re: Hop Farm UK 8 Sept announced

Post by da2008 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:54 pm

Thank you Jarkko.
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