Vince Power is trying his hand at comedy. The Irish entrepreneur is behind the launch of the Mighty Boosh Festival, to be held July 5 at the 30,000 capacity Hop Farm in Tonbridge, Kent.

The following day, the site in south east England will host Power's other new project, the recently-announced Day at the Hop Farm festival, headlined by Neil Young.

The comedy fest will be headlined by Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, the writers and central actors in the oddball BBC comedy series, "The Mighty Boosh," now in its third season. The format and line-up for the fest will be announced shortly.

Power established and built the Mean Fiddler Music Group, as it grew from a small country music venue in northwest London in 1982 to a venture encompassing 30 venues and events, including the London Astoria, Jazz Cafe, the Leeds and Reading festivals, and an interest in Europe's biggest festival, Glastonbury in the United Kingdom.

Power, who is now an independent promoter, was made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006.

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