The line-up has been revealed for next year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which takes place at Cropredy, Oxfordshire for the 41st time from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th August 2020.
With their usual 2 performances, Fairport Convention (pictured above) will open the event with an acoustic performance, as well as their customary extended headline performance on the Saturday night. Fairport's Saturday set will include a fiftieth anniversary celebration of Full House, the band's acclaimed 1970 LP. The Full House line-up of Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, and Dave Pegg will be joined by Chris Leslie (standing in for the late Dave Swarbrick) to play the whole album.
"We're really pleased with this year's line-up," says Fairport bassist Dave Pegg. "It consolidates Cropredy's core appeal, celebrates Fairport's rich heritage and also introduces a wide and diverse range of music. It'll be a particular pleasure to have Richard Thompson playing with us again during our three-hour headline set on the Saturday evening."
The line-up is as follows:-
Thursday: Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Edward II, The Thumping Tommys, Fairport Convention.
Friday: Steve Hackett, Turin Brakes, Sharon Shannon, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Martyn Joseph, Home Service, Emily Barker, Maddie Morris.
Saturday: Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Matthews Southern Comfort, Rosalie Cunningham, The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Richard Digance.
Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-
3-days (Thurs / Fri / Sat) entry-only: £145
Camping (per-vehicle, NOT per-person):- £50
The first 1,000 orders will receive a Christmas card signed by all five members of Fairport Convention the first 2,000 will get a souvenir Cropredy car window sticker.
Camping is charged per vehicle (up to five occupants). For convenience and security, tents are erected next to the camping party's vehicle.
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