Tickets are now on sale for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2012 which has officially announced this year’s line-up of some 20 acts performing across the 3-day festival which takes place near Banbury in Oxfordshire from 9th – 11th August 2012.
Headliners joining Fairport and Richard Thompson this year include Big Country, Joan Armatrading, Squeeze, Bellowhead, Saw Doctors, Dr Hook frontman Dennis Locorriere and reggae band Legend. The festival will also be showcasing young, emerging bands such as BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Ioscaid, Welsh band Calan, Ellen And The Escapades, Larkin Poe and Brother & Bones.
“Cropredy has always thrived on variety,” says Fairport’s lead singer and festival co-organiser Simon Nicol, “and we are particularly proud to feature so many younger artists this year. The music we’ve selected ranges from pop and rock to reggae and folk, a line-up to appeal to most tastes and age groups.”
“We don’t usually put tickets on sale until March,” says Nicol, “but because demand has been so heavy in recent years we’ve opened our box office earlier than usual. We advise festival-goers to get their orders in quickly.”
Highlights from Fairport’s Cropredy Convention will be recorded for transmission later in the year and a BBC4 documentary celebrating 45 years of Fairport will be broadcast in the summer.
FAIRPORT’S CROPREDY CONVENTION LINE-UP 2012
THURSDAY 9 AUGUST 2012
Compere: John Tams
16.00-16.25 Fairport Acoustic
16.30-17.20 Kieran Goss
FRIDAY 10 AUGUST 2012
Compere: Bobby Bragg
12.00-12.40 YFA Winner- Ioscaid
13.00-14.00 Ellen & The Escapades
14.20-15.20 Dead Flamingoes (feat. Kami Thompson & James Walbourne)
17.05-18.15 Larkin Poe
18.40 -20.10 Saw Doctors
20.30 -22.00 Richard Thompson
22.30 -00.00 Joan Armatrading
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2012
Compere: Bobby Bragg
12.00-13.00 Richard Digance
13.10-14.10 Morris On
14.35-15.35 Brother & Bones
17.30-19.00 Special Guests – Big Country
19.20-20.35 Dennis Locorriere
21.00-00.00 Fairport Convention & Friends
For more information on this year’s festival and to buy tickets, click HERE.