Belfast Telegraph

One-off UK gig for Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is to play a one-off outdoor show in the UK this summer - with a mammoth set lasting more than three hours.

The 77-year-old Canadian, famed for songs such as Hallelujah, I'm Your Man and Suzanne, will play at The Hop Farm in Kent on September 8.

It will be his only UK show of the year and will feature classics as well as tracks from new album Old Ideas.

Promoter Vince Power said: "To get the opportunity to bring Leonard Cohen to the UK for his only appearance this year is a fantastic and humbling achievement.

"He is one of the undisputed forefathers of modern folk music and has honed his craft for nearly half a century."

The venue at Paddock Wood also hosts the Hop Farm Music Festival in June. Tickets go on sale generally on Friday.

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