Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Fortieth Anniversary

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Fairport's Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year.

A major innovation for 2019 is ‘glamping’ in pre-pitched luxury bell tents.

Earlier this year Cropredy announced the full line-up of acts appearing at this year’s event. Over three days (8, 9 and 10 August) up to 20,000 festival-goers will enjoy more than thirty hours of live music to an audience of.

Headline acts for 2019 include The Waterboys (Thursday), Frank Turner (Friday); and host band Fairport Convention (Saturday).

Other major acts include Gogol Bordello on Thursday, Seth Lakeman (Friday) and Richard Thompson (Friday).

The line-up encompasses harmonies from female ensembles Wildwood Kin and Daphne’s Flight, instrumental virtuosity from Will Pound (harmonica), Eddy Jay (accordion) and Martin Simpson (guitar), and classic rock from Martin Barre and prog legends Caravan.

Lil Jim, Tors, The 4 of Us, Wilson & Wakeman, Richard Digance, Tide Lines and Zal Cleminson’s /sin'dogs/ complete the line-up.

Published on 26 March 2019 by Ben Robinson

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