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Prince is dead - we remember his Kent Hop Farm performance in 2011

As tributes flood in for pop superstar Prince, we recall his breathtaking performance in Kent.

In 2011 Prince played to 30,000 fans at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, storming through hits like Purple Rain, U Got The Look, 1999 and Kiss.

The eighties icon was a massive coup for the event, with the festival extended to a third day to give fans the chance to see Prince in the exclusive one-off UK performance.

Prince headlines at the Hop Farm music festival Picture: Matthew Walker
Prince headlines at the Hop Farm music festival Picture: Matthew Walker

Speaking to KentOnline at the time Vince Power, the Festival organiser, said: "I am really excited about having Prince at the Hop Farm, we have worked hard to get the third day up and running."

A fan video of Prince performing at the Hop Farm

The Hop Farm show was one of the largest concerts staged in the county and attracted rave reviews. 

In later years, the iconic singer concentrated on smaller, guerilla-style gigsoften announced at very short notice, with many taking place in London.

Prince has sold more than 100m albums in his career.

Were you at the Hop Farm show? Leave your memories below. 


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