Vince Power, the live music impresario who founded the Mean Fiddler Music Group, is launching a new U.K. festival.

Veteran Canadian rocker Neil Young will headline the new one-day festival, A Day at the Hop Farm, in Tonbridge, Kent, southeast England, on July 6.

The fest, Power's first in the U.K. in three years, is billed as a "back to basics" event, and will carry no corporate branding, will be free of registration and without any VIP areas. Tickets go on sale today (March 18) through See Tickets. Additional acts will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

"I am happy to be returning to create a new independent festival in a far more competitive marketplace, which counteracts the current brand saturated music scene - making the festival goers themselves the most important element of the event," comments Power in a statement. "My plan is to own and run more festivals across the U.K. and Europe in the future."

Power, who is no-longer tied to a non-compete clause in Britain since selling his stake in Mean Fiddler in 2005, already holds a stake in the Benicassim festival in Spain, which is rapidly becoming one of the most popular events of its kind on the Continent, particularly with British music lovers.

Power's status in the international live-music sector was confirmed as MFMG 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.

The Irishman was made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006. Power sold MFMG to a Live Nation (then Clear Channel Entertainment) venture in April. He later launched a new entertainment empire, the Vince Power Music Group, comprising an initial portfolio of London live-music venues and nightclubs.