One off British appearance

Morrissey is set to break cover to play a special one off set at this year's Hop Farm festival.

It's a strange time to be Morrissey. The row with the NME lingers on, while the singer is currently operating without a record contract. However alongside this, unheard material keeps emerging.

A new 'Best Of' has been arranged, with some unreleased cuts tacked onto the end. Still a formidable presence, Morrissey is lying low entering one of the sporadic lulls which pepper his career.

Now the singer has broken cover, announcing a one off show at The Hop Farm. Morrissey is due to headline Saturday night at the annual Kent based festival, playing a rare show on British soil.

Set to trawl through his lengthy solo career, Morrissey will also hopefully give fans an indication as to where he is going. Due to headline the advertising free event, the Mancunian minstrel of melancholy's return is worth celebrating.

Morrissey joins a bill which is peppered with big names. The Eagles are set to headline the event, while new appearances have been confirmed from the likes of legendary songwriter Lou Reed.

Elsewhere, Iggy & The Stooges are due to perform while the proto-punk trio is completed by Patti Smith. Now perhaps focussing more on her writing than her music, the iconic 'Horses' singer remains an enduring influence.

Morrissey is a well known fan, and the presence of the two on the same bill no doubt pleases the indie icon as much as it does us.

Alongside this, newer acts such as Brother, Newton Faulkner, The Noisettes and The Bluetones are set to appear, with both day and weekend tickets for the Kent based festival on sale now.

The Hop Farm runs between July 1st - 2nd.

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