The ever popular band of Madness and the Bootleg Beatles are in the full line up of artists appearing at this year’s Fairport Cropredy Convention.
Over three days (11, 12 and 13 August) Cropredy will present more than thirty hours of live music from twenty acts to an audience of up to 20,000 festival-goers.
Headliners for 2016 include Madness on the Thursday and The Bootleg Beatles on Friday. The Saturday night headline performance from host band Fairport Convention will be preceded by a solo set from Ralph McTell.
The eclectic line-up ranges from folkrock stalwarts Steeleye Span to emerging alt-folk band Maia; from the youthful exuberance of CoCo and the Butterfields to the hillbilly humour of Hayseed Dixie; from young folk duo Gilmore & Roberts to prog rock from Lifesigns, Gryphon and Headspace.
Other acts include Anthony John Clarke and Dave Pegg, Sound of the Sirens, and Wille and the Bandits on Friday; Richard Digance, Pierce Brothers, Demon Barbers XL and Babylon Circus on Saturday.
As in previous years, Cropredy will also feature the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.
Tickets are now on sale and there are discounted rates on tickets bought before June 1. Three day tickets are £120, while it is £115 for two day tickets and £70 for Saturday only tickets.
Prices will go up by £5 each for tickets bought in June and July and then a further £5 increase on tickets bought in August and on the festival gate.
Children under 12 years old are admitted free provided they are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Three-day camping costs £45 per vehicle, two-day camping costs £40 per vehicle. Motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians camp free of charge.
Camping is charged per vehicle (up to five occupants). For convenience and security, tents are erected next to the camping party’s vehicle. Camping on Saturday night is free for people with a one-day festival ticket.
Tickets are exclusively available from Fairport’s website www.fairportconvention.com and ticket phone line 01295 404044. As in previous years, one-day, two-day and three-day tickets are available.