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The Hop Farm is one of the world’s largest collection of Victorian oast houses and was once a major supplier of hops to London breweries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Hop Farm is an exciting place to learn about Hop history whilst enjoy a full day of family fun and even meet their huge Shire horses.

We are living in a time of a Hemp renaissance – Hemp has just been removed from the controlled substances act in America and a revolution is steadily happening all over the World – Governments are embracing the healing benefits and properties of Hemp and CDB derived products – Hemp no longer will be in a Niche market and is returning as a cash crop, needing little water, grows fast in poor soil without pesticides potentially freeing up scarce water supplies

Hop and Hemp a amazing history of Prohibition

Even if you don’t know much about beer, you have probably heard of hops, a key ingredient in modern beer-making. In addition to functioning as a preservative, hops provide beer with a unique flavor. The cone-shaped flower comes in a variety of strains, and connoisseurs can distinguish them by their aromatic bouquets. Sound familiar?

Because of certain common structural features, Hemp the Cannabis sativa and Hops the Humulus lupulus are the two most economically significant species belonging to the same plant family—Cannabinaceae. While that doesn’t mean much, it is an interesting factoid Hemp and beer enthusiasts can celebrate.

Both Hops and Hemp are green, resinous flowers. They are similarly shaped as well—their buds appear as small cones. Hemp and hops leaves also share a similar structure. Larger humulus leaves and all Hemp leaves are palmately lobed, which means that the leaves come from a common point the way that fingers all spread from a single palm. In both cases, the leaves are serrated along the margins, giving them a jagged appearance. The leaves also always have stipules (small leaf-like appendages) at the base of their stalks. Finally, both hops and Hemp come in countless varieties or strains, each containing a unique set of flavors and attributes.

Of course, hemp and hops differ physically as well. For one, hops plants grow as vines while Hemp plants grow like trees or bushes. Hops vines can get much longer than Hemp plants can get tall—humulus vines can reach up to 30 feet while the tallest Hemp plants can stretch up to 20 feet. Hemp buds are much fuzzier and denser than hops flowers, which appear to have small, green, and almost translucent petals.

The shared chemical attributes between hops and hemp are apparent in the way that each plant smells. The compounds responsible for their flavorful scents are called terpenes. Terpenes are volatile chemical compounds that, in addition to smells, express therapeutic attributes as well. Some of the most common terpenes found in hops are beta-pinene, alpha-humulene, and myrcene. These terpenes are also commonly found in hemp plants.

Another chemical compound housed in both hops and hemp are their terpenoids. Terpenoids are derivatives of terpenes synthesized by the process of drying and curing of the two plants’ flowers. The terpenoid responsible for a hop’s bitter flavor is humulone. Humulone belongs to the class of compounds called alpha acids. The compound is also an antimicrobial—it has the antiviral and antibacterial properties that make hops a functional preservative for beer.

The terpenoid that has made hemp famous is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and The phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the mind-altering effects most cannabis enthusiasts seek when consuming pot unlike Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief

What Is CBD and why is it so popular now ?

A non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. After tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant, and has many potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety and seizure-suppressant properties. Cannabidiol can be sourced from both marijuana plants and hemp plants, which are legal in most countries as they contain minor amounts of THC.

“CBD is the yang to THC’s yin; it halts anxiety and elevates your level of chill without intoxication.”

A Similarly Legislated History

Both hemp and hops have been around for a while, and both industries have been shaped by prohibition. But hops differs from hemp in that it is a younger tradition and has outlived the national ban on the industry it is most associated with—alcohol.

Although beer—a mixture of malted barley, yeast, and water—has been around for ages (since the 5thmillennium BC), the introduction of hops into beer brewing became popular as recently as the 15thcentury. Before hops, beer was flavored with different combinations of herbs, spices, and other plant parts. However, hops’ microbial properties and its depth of flavor have made it the most popular choice today.

During the first half of the 20th century, alcohol was prohibited at the national level. Since the primary economic use of hops was in brewing beer, this definitely affected hops farmers, though its effect was surprising. According to an article by Rogue, simultaneously occurring global events mitigated the negative effects of prohibition. The cultivation and export of hops were not banned, so hops farms actually expanded, and farmers profited by exporting their product to European countries. These countries were known for their beer, but their farmland had been ravaged by the battles of World War I. By the time American alcohol prohibition ended, hops farmers were ready.

Hemp has had a much less fortuitous journey. Hemp has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for a much longer time than hops has been used to flavor beer. Like hops, hemp has been found to contain antimicrobial properties. More than that, contains antiemetic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and antiproliferative properties that are attributed to catalyzing the wave of medical marijuana programs popping up all over the country.

Despite its medical utility and relative safety as a recreational activity (you can’t overdose on hemp), some forms of Hemp THC has been illegal at the national level since the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937. That act imposed significant sanctions on those who sold, purchased, or possessed cannabis. Cannabis prohibition reached its climax in the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. That law, supported by the Nixon administration, classified cannabis as a Schedule I substance, or one that has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use.

As with the national alcohol ban, cannabis prohibition has not worked. Hemp is the most widely used illicit substance in the world. The world has also slowly begun to embrace the plant once again. Colombia, Mexico, Germany, Jamaica, Israel, Canada, and Uruguay are a handful of the countries that have revised their laws to be more inclusive of cannabis use for medical or recreational use. While it remains prohibited at the national level in the United States, over half of the fifty states have opted out of the national ban, electing to legalize cannabis for local medical or recreational use.

For beer lovers and cannabis enthusiasts, the relationship between Cannabis sativa and Humulus lupulus is no more than an interesting piece of trivia. However, one thing that the evolution of the hops and hemp industries has demonstrated is that prohibition doesn’t work, at least not the way that prohibitionists want it to. As Budweiser’s former marketing chief said about his decision to enter the cannabis industry, “When consumers want something, you ignore it at your own peril.”

The Field of Love is our dedicated space of holistic, wellbeing and spiritual awakening. It’s a place to relax, participate and expand your minds with one or as many of our workshops as you desire.

A central marquee will be the beating heart of activity, where you can enjoy workshops such as; yoga, pilates, sound baths, poetry, hula hooping and dance. Our mindful workshops have been selected for both children and adults alike, spreading a message of Love, community and empowerment. The field of Love will provide you with a happy and welcoming environment where you can contemplate the many unseen wonders of our world in a big bubble of Love.

Situated around the marquee hub will be some carefully handpicked stalls amongst the trees to explore offering services such as healing and massage

Each morning between 9am and 11am we will have a variety of meditations, yoga and sound therapies, equally great for you early birds and you sleepy heads, let us lull you into a day of tranquil rejuvenation. Throughout the day you can sample many alternative therapies, gain insight from different concepts or take part in some of our spiritual arts and crafts workshops. Below is a taste of some of the activities available, we look forward to meeting you.

One Love’s evening of Spoken Word includes a performance from Kezzabelle Ambler Performance Poet & Weaving Words Facilitator. Mistress of Mischief and Wordsmith Wench. She’s a thought provoking, open passionate poet, sharing life experiences, observations, love and adventures. Connecting with energy fun, dulcet tones & smiles around the country through her performances, creative writing workshops and her books. The world of festival poetry is set to EXPLODE!

For all you health conscious reggae heads out there, get your endorphin fix with One Love’s Hatha yoga, Inversion Yoga, Pilates, Dance and hula hooping… And if that doesn’t have enough of a feel good factor for you, come join in the belly laughter at our daily laughing yoga class.

Yoga and Inversion by AJ Hartley –

Yoga, whatever it means to you is a transformational practice with profound benefits on the body and mind. However one amazing aspect of the physical practice are inversions. These workshops create a safe and comfortable environment for you to begin or deepen your yoga and inversion practice.

Pilates by Della Wood –

Improve your flexibility by joining Della for a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture and strength.

Dancehall Dance Class by Morillie Taiwo –

Use dance to make you come alive and stay lean. The dancehall class is a low impact but high energy workout that will keep you charged and glowing.

Hula Hooping by Jennifer Amy –

Spin to serenity, learning a series of hoop tricks and techniques with an aim to keep us more centred and in our bodies. Hooping can induce a serene state of flow and meditation. Spinning and moving in circles and creating our own pattern of expression. In this workshop we will begin with some breathing techniques and stretching, then we will learn some hoop dance moves and together raise everyones confidence and celebrate our creative expression. This workshop is suitable for both women and men, hoops will be provided, bring yourself and get ready to spin.

Bollywood Dance workshop by Mumtaz Dance Company

Laughter Yoga by Joe Hoare –

Joe is a Laughter Yoga specialist who uses laughter skills from around the world to help build resilience, reduce stress & anxiety, improve communication and increase mindfulness & happiness.

Gong Garden by Rachel Taylor and Jamila –

Rachel studied Gongmaster training with Don Conreaux and Aiden McIntyre and has her own practice in North London. Jamila is a practicing sound and gong therapist.

Meditation with Rose

Amazing selection of Healers, readers and psychics for all your spiritual needs.

Introducing Sista’s Sanctuary… a new dedicated space for all indentifying ‘Sistas’. You’ll find talks, workshops and support for all things ‘Woman’. This is the space where Sista’s are doing it for… Each other

Workshops and talks to include women’s yoga, embodied awareness, painting your inner Goddess, ‘Everything you wanted to know about sex and intimacy but didn’t want to ask’, birth preparation, choices in parenting, green activism for women, simple womb massage, sound baths, birth trauma debriefing, ‘menopausal madness’, traditional gypsy painting. Also features women’s non medical welfare facility.

This area features a women’s non medical welfare facility and you will also find a baby changing area, breastfeeding space and parenting workshops which will be accessible to all who require them.

Brought to you by Kate Woods (Conscious Birthing) and team

Yoga and art and stories and dance, hooping and crafting and smiling and laughs… Singing and playing and learning new things… Here are a few of our favourite things…

Come join us in Kid’s Corner for all these fun things and more

The Mischief Makers bring us Metamorphosis – A story about change.

This arts council funded project explores the importance of pollination, Bee awareness and our ability to change. You’ll see giant butterflies and bees buzzing around the field and discover why pollination is so important while you make your own flower or Bee headband in the craft area.

Activities to include Pebble Painting – the craft that rocks with Zoe, Poi Making workshop with Freya, Treasure Hunts, Skipping, Sewing, Hula Hooping, Penalty Shootouts and finishing with Bedtime stories with Annie


At One Love we want everyone to have a great time.. You and your little people. It goes without saying that your children are your responsibility and you should keep an eye on them and know where they are at all times. All children’s activities and workshops offered by One Love require parental supervision. If you’re unable to supervise, your child won’t be able to join in with the fun. Also, please be reminded that it is an offence for any person to be drunk whilst responsible for a child. One Love works closely with the authorities to ensure positive action is taken if this offence is identified. Please drink responsibly and remember your responsibilities.

On arrival, a parent’s/guardian’s mobile number will be written on the the child’s writstband. If you do not have one, please seek one immediately from welfare. Please make sure your child wears this at all times. If you have been separated from your child, please go to the welfare tent. If you find a child that is obviously lost, please stay where you are and get someone else to alert security or go to the welfare tent. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO TAKE THE CHILD ANYWHERE, someone will come to you.


Download the site map before departing for One Love as this shows where the welfare tent is.

Take a photo of your child the morning you depart for One Love so you have an up to date photo on hand at all times.

T&C’S relating to under 18s at One Love:

All child and teen ticket holders must camp in the same area as their parents/guardians.

Child ticket holders are not allowed in the arena or campsite unattended at any time.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult over 21 years of age.If an under 18 year old shows up with a ticket but no accompanying adult of appropriate age, they will be turned away (see below)

Any Adult attending with a teenager must be at least 21 years of age and will need to prove this on entry.

Only 2 child tickets are purchasable per adult ticket.

Though ticket purchasers can buy a ticket for an Under-18 without having first bought an adult ticket, the Under-18 cannot enter site without an adult guardian present. Anybody purchasing a sole child ticket are required to email us and provide the name and contact details of an appropriate adult who will act as their guardian onsite through the event.

As well as performing at our Spoken Word hour, performance poet Kezzabelle Ambler presents Weaving Words – a creative writing workshop to express & explore thoughts, feelings & ideas through the written word. A workshop for all ages and abilities expanding on different styles in a laid back style in a friendly space 2-3.30pm in the Weaving Words Tipi, £10 exchange

Can you feel the bass?! (((Gong)))

Join Rachel and Jamila for a daily relaxing group Gong Bath. Let the beautiful sound of the gong massage your body and mind, lowering your heart rate, cutting through mental chatter and quickly creating a meditative state of relaxation. Bring along a pillow or two and a blanket… and let the gentle relaxing sounds of the gong wash over you.

Rachel Taylor and Jamila will also be offering single, couples and sound therapy sessions for an additional charge. If you wish to prebook, please get in touch via the festival website

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