Damien Rice makes UK live return at Hop Farm Festival18 July 2012
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