It is little over a month until the Hop Harvest Festival and TEA Party and we can't wait to bring you 2 days of top-notch entertainment.
Over the 2 days we have 8 bands performing for you to enjoy whilst you are tucking into some delicious street food and a pint of Green TEA. They cover a range of styles from exciting new acts that you can say 'You heard them hear first' to wonderful cover bands blasting out some old favourites.
If you haven't decided whether you are coming to the Hop Harvest Festival on the Saturday or the more family-focussed TEA Party on the Sunday, why not start by taking a listen to each day's bands to help make up your mind.
Saturday 18th September: Hop Harvest Festival 2021
Book tickets - SOLD OUT
The TR5s - from 3.30pm
Rusty, Lucky, Richey, Chas and Ted will bring maximum skiffle & roll from the dancehall days somewhere between The Cavern Club and Canvey Island. They have proved really popular at the Hogs Back Tap recently and we are delighted that they will open the festival.
Pattern Pusher - from 5.15pm
Energetic retro-pop three piece Pattern Pusher are on a mission to uplift and inspire with feel-good music that is hitting all the right notes in a world crying out for positivity. Their current single (June 21) Find the Light comes hot on the heels of Come Along which was released to critical acclaim this Spring ahead of their forthcoming album due later this year. The perfect accompaniment to Summer, Find The Light urges us to seek out happiness and hold on for brighter days to come.
Coco and the Butterfields - from 7pm
Few bands have a simple story and CoCo are no different. Established by best friends Tomas and Dulcima back in 2011, they’ve gone on to perform literally thousands of gigs, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating sell-out live shows as their rich and unique sound has grown and matured. A career that has seen them perform alongside artists such as Bastille,The Fratellis, Scouting for Girls and Blue October, to BBC Radio play and their track ‘Old Ground’ landing a Hollywood movie sync! Arriving full steam ahead into 2021, it’s been 10 years since CoCo’s inception, and the perfect time to release a debut album! A decade can mean different things to different people; an amount of time long enough to observe a movement, a shift in culture, the passing of global events, or even define an era of human history.
Fleetwood Bac - from 9pm
FLEETWOOD BAC were the world’s first and are regarded as the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac Tribute show, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, and were the first Fleetwood Mac tribute band to fully replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick ‘Rumours’ line-up.
Over the last few years Fleetwood Bac has received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Fleetwood Bac has also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.
Sunday 19th September: Hop Harvest TEA Party
The Jim Hammond Quartet - from 1.15pm
Jim Hammond enjoys playing a variety of genres of music from R&B, Rock N Roll, Rockabilly, to Surf, Country Blues and his own original music. With piano being his first instrument and guitar second, he also sings, plays squeezebox and pretty much anything else he can get his hands on.
Peach and the Prairie Dogs - from 2.45pm
Playing a heady mix of Americana inspired covers and originals, the artists behind Peach & The Prairie Dogs have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for in 2021.
Bloomfield Avenue - from 4.30pm
Bloomfield Avenue are the UK's best party band. They offer music to suit absolutely everyone and guarantee to rock the party! Covering a large variety of genres and eras of music including Motown, 70's Disco, Funk, modern Brit rock, Pop and more, their repertoire consists of thousands of songs spanning decades. They have previously wowed our Tap room crowd with their 2 person acoustic set-up so we can't wait to hear their full band!
Morganway - from 6pm
Striking six-part harmonies, energetic rhythms, catchy songs and a fiercely formidable live act – Morganway have made quite the impression on the UK’s rising Americana scene. Part country, part rock, with sprinklings of folk and something else entirely.