LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ ICMP)
Two acts from the Institute
will now be performing alongside music legends at the Hop Farm Festival thanks to a competition organised by the Institute
in conjunction with Power's Bar.
The heats for the competition were held at Power's Bar in Kilburn throughout May, with one band and one songwriter ultimately winning Friday slots on the prestigious Power's Bar Stage at the festival which is being held in Kent on 29 June-1st July.
The Vacations, featuring two current BMus students and two songwriting alumni, won the bands round and are looking forward to bringing their 'quirky, happy go lucky, indie pop' to the farm. Singer Joe Thom said "we're very pleased to have the chance to play at Hop Farm alongside so many great acts, thanks to the Institute
and Power's Bar."
Evans' talents shined through as he won the Songwriters' slot. He was particularly surprised to have won, saying: "I still can't quite believe it, to be honest. It's a fantastic festival, with so many of my heroes on the line-up!" Bobby
started at the Institute
having won the Shure Songwriting Competition, with the prize of a full scholarship on the Cert HE in Songwriting, which is expanding to become a full BA (Hons) in Songwriting in September
The Vacations and Bobby
Evans (performing as Bobby
Good), now have their names on the bill alongside legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, Primal Scream, Suede
and Damien Rice.
artists playing at the Festival are alumni George
Frakes, Raphaella and Tutor Jay Stapley accompanying his daughter Kate.
To buy tickets for Hop farm visit http://hopfarmfestival.com/
For more information about the Institute
and its courses, please contact the school directly, or visit their upcoming Open Day on Saturday 16 June.