Bellowhead are first act confirmed for Fairport's Cropredy

playing on the Friday of the 30th anniversary of the convention

published: Tue 12th Jan 2010

Bellowhead

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August 2010
The Moors Field, , Mill Lane, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England MAP
£20 for the weekend
last updated: Wed 4th Aug 2010

Bellowhead, are the first big name to be announced for the friendly three-day Cropredy Convention run by Fairport Convention. The festivals of rock, pop and acoustic music set in the Oxfordshire countryside. This year's 30th anniversary of the festival will take place from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th August 2010.

Bellowhead
Bellowhead will be playing this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention Festival on Friday 13th August. The band is a multi-talented gathering of disparate musicians melded into a collective capable of playing a plethora of styles, idioms and textures from around the world - big band to soul; jazz-funk to classical strings - yet retaining, at its heart, an exquisite sensitivity to the essence of English traditional music.

The band have repeatedly been given the accolade of 'Best Live Band' at the BBC Folk Awards, and last year released a Live DVD recorded at Shepherd's Bush Empire and also a notorious sell-out appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 'A Dirty Weekend With Bellowhead' on St Valentine's Day : an evening of bawdy song, nudity and smut...

The full line-up of acts at Fairport's Cropredy Convention will be announced Monday 1st March 2010, and Fairport Convention are expected to headline, as is traditional, on the Saturday. BBC Young Folk Award winner James Findlay has been invited to perform at Fairport's Cropredy Convention this summer.

Tickets are not yet on sale for the festival located adjacent to Cropredy village, five miles north of Banbury, the Cropredy box office will open on Monday 1st March 2010. There will be substantial discounts for early purchase. Cropredy offers Sat-only one-day tickets, Fri-Sat two-day tickets and Thurs-Fri-Sat weekend tickets - we'll have the details when available. Tickets for children under 12 years old are free.

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


Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August 2010
The Moors Field, , Mill Lane, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England MAP
£20 for the weekend
last updated: Wed 4th Aug 2010


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