Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2015

Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th August 2015
various venues, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1PJ, England MAP
£125, plus camping
daily capacity: 24000
last updated: Mon 3rd Aug 2015

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An annual well attended festival of folk and rock music held on the edge of the village of Cropredy, and run by Fairport Convention.

This year's 35th anniversary of the festival will take place from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th August 2015.

Line-up

Hosts Fairport Convention make two appearances opening the festival and closing the show as is traditional. Other headliners are Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Level 42. Other acts include Paul Carrack, Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix, Trad Arrr, Dreadzone, ahab, Judith Owen, Skinny Lister, Skerryvore, Fish, The Proclaimers, Richard Digance, Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, The New Grasscutters, Band of Friends and Toyah.

The music starts at 4pm on Thursday. Cropredy will also present a set by the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets

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As in previous years, the festival offers three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) tickets; two-day (Friday and Saturday) tickets; and Saturday-only tickets.

Three-day (Thurs, Fri, Sat) ticket £125
Two-day (Fri and Sat) ticket £115
Saturday-only ticket £80

Children under 12 years old are admitted free provided they are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Three-day camping costs £40 per vehicle, two-day camping costs £35 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.

Times

The festival runs from 4pm - 11pm Thursday, Noon - midnight Friday and Saturday. Camp sites open 9am Thursday.

It's a very friendly festival with great ales, no sell-out out to rampant commercialism, and no huge ticket prices.

Getting there

There is a regular service to and from the festival from both the bus and train stations.

Sandy Denny remembered

Singer-songwriter Sandy Denny will be remembered in a special event in Cropredy, north Oxfordshire, on Saturday 15 August at 3pm in Cropredy Village Hall. Admission costs £5 either at the venue on the day or in advance by phoning 01295 750633. The event features Ashley Hutchings (founding member of Fairport) and writer Mick Houghton (author of the biography of Sandy Denny). Together, they will present an afternoon of readings and conversation about Ashley’s life and work and about Sandy and her influence on British folk music.

Parking

Unlike many other festivals, here you can park your vehicle next to your tent. You MUST have a concert ticket for the day you arrive to camp or caravan. Space on the campsites is for concert goers only. If you wish to camp with friends or family you must meet up somewhere off-site and arrive together as spaces cannot be saved.

There is also a new camping field this year - Field 8 is a 3.6 hectare field on the way to Fields 7a - 7d on School Lane bordered by trees and  hedges.

Please note Chinese Lanterns are banned at Cropredy.

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Fairport's Cropredy Convention.

There'll be more information when available.

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Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th August 2015
various venues, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1PJ, England MAP
£125, plus camping
daily capacity: 24000
last updated: Mon 3rd Aug 2015


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