Damien Rice makes UK live return at Hop Farm Festival

Damien Rice made his return to the UK festival scene with a triumphant display at this year’s Hop Farm Festival. Taking to the stage shortly before Bob Dylan, Rice played a mix of songs from his classic 2002 debut album ‘O’ – which sold over 2 million copies – as well as Brit-nominated follow-up, ‘9’. Damien also treated festival-goers to a new song.

The UK Press were quick to hail Rice’s return, writing: 

“Rice was equally mesmerising, a singer-songwriting capable of pushing the troubadour template to new dimensions in a fluid, free-form performance, alternating between delicate vulnerability and raging attack” – Daily Telegraph

“Saturday’s highlight was a bearded, wild-haired Damien Rice, performing alone with an acoustic guitar and effects pedals. His shredded shirt sleeves were likely the result of how hard he strummed his strings — Cannonball built into an epic, psychedelic rocker; The Blower’s Daughter was powerful, passionate foot-stomping folk” – Times
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