Fairport begin Cropredy festival

Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention

Thousands of folk, fans are expected to head to Cropredy today as Fairport Convention’s annual festival returns.

The hosts will kick off proceedings with an acoustic set as well as bringing the festival to a close on the Saturday night.

This year’s other headliners include new wave pop funk band Level 42 and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. Following Fairport on Thursday will be TRADarrr, Dreadzone, Katzenjammer and headliners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell.

The Friday will opened by the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners who will be followed by ahab, Judith Owen, Skinny Lister, Skerryvore, Fish and The Proclaimers. The second day will be headlined by Level 42.

The final day of Cropredy will be opened by Richard Digance who will be followed by Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, The New Grasscutters, Band of Friends, Toyah Willcox, Paul Carrack and Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix.

For its finale, Fairport Convention will return to the stage, joined by a number of specials guests and friends.

Cropredy takes place on the border between of Northaptonshire and Oxfordshire

The online box office is now closed.

However, tickets and camping stickers will be available to purchase on the site.

For full details and admission prices, visit www.fairportconvention.com