That wonderful Old Stager of the UK festival scene, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, returns for it’s THIRTY NINTH year in 2018!

The festival has become something of an institution over those years, and for many, the annual pilgrimage to Cropredy in Oxfordshire begins once again 9th-11th August. The festival is renowned for its diverse billing, encompassing some of the greatest global artists in the folk, folk-rock, roots, and blues genres over its many years. You can always expect the occasional genre defying act thrown into the Cropredy mix too!

This year’s line-up features the likes of Brian Wilson, Al Stewart, Oysterband, Levellers, and Kate Rusby over the three nights. Fairport Convention play the traditional Thursday acoustic opener, before regaling the audience with the last night full blown 'Fairport and Friends' to close the whole shebang.

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018 Preview

This is Fairport Convention’s own festival as the band celebrate half a century of seminal, mould breaking convergence of folk and rock. One of THE great bands in the history of British music, and still an absolute treat to watch live.

Different generations of family and friends flock to Cropredy each year, and tickets are always at a premium. You can check latest availability HERE.

Here’s the latest stage timings:

THURSDAY 9/8      
16.00-16.20     Fairport Acoustic
16.30-17.30     Smith & Brewer
17.50-19.05     Police Dog Hogan
19.35-20.50     Oysterband
21.30-23.00     Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds
Compere     Anthony John Clarke
FRIDAY 10/8      
12 00-12.30     BBC YFA Winner
12.45-13.45     Midnight Skyracer
14.05-15.05     Travelling Band
15.25-16.35     Cregan & Co
16.55-18.10     Le Vent Du Nord
18.40-20.10     Fish
20.40-22.00     Kate Rusby
22.30 -00.00     Levellers
Compere     Anthony John Clarke
SATURDAY 11/8      
12.00-13.00     Richard Digance
13.00-13.30     Eric Sedge
13.50-14.50     The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican
15.10-16.10     Will Varley
16.30-17.45     Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
17.45-18.15     Raffles & Change Over
18.15-19.35     Afro Celt Sound System
19.55-21.10     Al Stewart
21.30-24.00     Fairport Convention & Friends
Compere     Anthony John Clarke

It should be another absolute peach of a weekend. See you there!

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018

Cropredy, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire

Dates: 9th - 11th Aug 2018

Price: Tickets for adults (with camping) from £135.00

Article by Barrie Dimond