Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014
Cropredy
nr Banbury
Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
Dates: 7th - 9th Aug 2014

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Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014 Overview

Every August, Cropredy inhabitants welcome an invasion of up to 20,000 music-lovers for Fairport's Cropredy Convention. The festival site and the adjacent village melt into one big jamboree. It’s excellent stuff!

The festival is not only a celebration of one of most influential bands to grace a stage, but also acts as a showcase for emerging artists, as well as featuring some major players on the international music scene. This is all a rather special annual event!

Organised by Fairport Convention itself, this outdoor extravaganza has been held annually since the 1970s so the audience includes children (and even grandchildren) of festival-goers who've been coming back year after year. There is also a strong contingent of younger newcomers each year. This gives the event a uniquely 'family-friendly' atmosphere and a real sense of tradition.

Read the FFA review of the splendid 2013 bash HERE.

Ticket prices (from): Adult Early Bird Three-day (Thurs, Fri, Sat) ticket £110 / Two-day (Fri and Sat) ticket £100 / Saturday-only ticket £70.

Three-day camping costs £35 per vehicle, two-day camping costs £30 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. Camping on Saturday night is free for people with a one-day festival ticket.

Artists booked to appear include The Waterboys, Chas & Dave, Marillion, Capercaillie, Cara Dillon, Churchfitters, Deborah Rose, Steve Hackett's Genesis Extended, The Wonder Stuff, and The Australian Pink Floyd Show. 

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014 Travel Info

By Rail

Banbury has a mainline railway station. It is served by half-hourly Chiltern Line trains from London Marylebone station and Birmingham Snow Hill station. It is also served by Virgin Trains crosscountry services from many parts of the UK.

You can find out train times by telephone from 08457 484950 or by visiting the rail enquiries website. 

When you arrive at Banbury railway station, ask a staffmember where to catch the bus to Cropredy. During the festival, buses to Cropredy are frequent.

By Road
If you are coming by car, the best route is to travel to Banbury on the M40 motorway. You need to leave the motorway at junction 11 which is signposted for Banbury (see the maps on this website). At the top of the slip road is a roundabout. You should see temporary signs which will say 'Music Festival' or 'Fairport Cropredy' or something similar. Follow the temporary festival signs. You will turn off the main road onto a country lane. This will take you through the village – please drive slowly here – and you will soon find yourself in the the queue for parking and camping at Cropredy.

 


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Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014 Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
Tarnhouse Hotel 2.30 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Napier's Restaurant with Rooms 2.60 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The coach house 2.63 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Red Lion Pub 2.70 Skipton Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Woolly Sheep Inn 2.80 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Herriots Hotel 3.00 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Devonshire Fell Hotel 3.60 Burnsall Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Bowling Green Steakhouse Hotel 3.70 Banbury Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Rendezvous Hotel and Leisure 3.80 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Red Lion Hotel and Manor House 3.80 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Cromwell 3.83 Banbury Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel 3.93 Banbury Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN Banbury House Hotel 4.20 Banbury Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Lismore Hotel 4.29 Banbury Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Wormleighton Hall 4.35 Southam Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Old Hall Inn 4.70 Threshfield Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel 4.70 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Raines Close Guest House 4.90 Grassington Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Grassington Lodge 4.97 Grassington Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Grove House 5.11 Skipton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Scar Croft 5.20 Grassington Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Browside Farmhouse B&B 5.20 Skipton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Newfield Hall 5.70 Airton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Green Grove Country House 5.90 Skipton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Tudor House 6.14 Skipton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Coniston Hotel - A Recommended Hotel 6.70 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Red Lion, Adderbury 6.91 Banbury Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
River House 7.50 Malham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Lister Arms - a Thwaites Inn of Character 7.50 Skipton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Lane Ends House B&B 7.70 Keighley Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Ilkley Riverside Hotel 8.50 Ilkley Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Crescent Inn 8.80 Ilkley Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Cartwright Hotel 8.85 Banbury Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN Rombalds Hotel 9.00 Ilkley Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Days Inn Warwick Southbound - M40 9.22 Warwick Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Deddington Arms Hotel 9.25 Banbury Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Craven Heifer Inn 9.30 Kelbrook Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Duke of Cumberland's Head 9.33 Banbury Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Crown Hotel Brackley 9.48 Brackley Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Stable Croft 9.67 Oxhill Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Wheatley Arms 9.80 Ilkley Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Old Stone Trough Country Lodge 9.80 Barnoldswick Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Cowshed 9.83 Wappenham Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Farthingstone Hotel & Golf Club 9.90 Towcester Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Fox Inn 9.98 Souldern Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info

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