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Thursday headliner revealed

published: Thu 10th Jan 2013

Alice Cooper

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th August 2013
Cropredy, nr. Banbury, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, OX17 1OO, England MAP
£105 for the full weekend, plus camping
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Fri 14th Jun 2013

Alice Cooper has been announced for this summer's Fairport's Cropredy Convention the annual shindig hosted by Fairport Convention, and it is expected to be Cooper's only UK public appearance during the year.

Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper will headline the opening day of Fairport's Cropredy Convention on Thursday 8 August 2013. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Peatbog Faeries, Romeos Daughter, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Danny and the Champions Of The World, and Brooks Williams.

Fairport Convention band member and festival co-organiser Dave Pegg says, "We've been hoping to get Alice Cooper to Cropredy for years and at last the work calendars have coincided. Alice is one of rock music's great originals and his live shows are pure entertainment with their great combination of rock, theatricality and breathtaking staging. But at the end of the day it's the music that counts at Cropredy and Alice has produced some of the most accomplished and exciting rock of the past four decades."

"We are sure our audience will be blown away by Alice Cooper," Mr Pegg continues. "Rock acts always go down well with the Cropredy crowd - just ask Status Quo, for example."

With numerous platinum discs, sold-out tours and dozens of awards, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Cooper's unique body of work extends over forty years and more than two dozen albums. He is best known for bringing horror imagery to rock music on a cinematic scale - however, the bizarre and dark theatrical themes are always underpinned by finely-honed guitar-driven rock'n'roll with a heavy metal edge.

Hosts Fairport Convention to make two appearances opening the festival and closing the show as is traditional. Also confirmed are 10CC, Levellers, Nik Kershaw, The Fake Thackrays, Martin Barre Band, Edward II, Moulettes, The Dunwells, Lunasa, and Richard Digance. With more acts to be confirmed. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The annual festival of folk and rock music is held on the edge of the village of Cropredy, and run by Fairport Convention. This year's 33rd anniversary of the festival will take place from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th August 2013.

Tickets for Fairport's Cropredy Convention will go back on sale on Friday 1st February and eFestivals will have links to buy them then. Cropredy tickets for all three days will be priced at £105; for Friday and Saturday £95; and for Saturday only £70.

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th August 2013
Cropredy, nr. Banbury, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, OX17 1OO, England MAP
£105 for the full weekend, plus camping
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Fri 14th Jun 2013


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