Arts & Culture

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Fortieth anniversary festival announces line-up

By Sarah Edwards at

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival will celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year, and a major innovation for 2019 is ‘glamping’ in pre-pitched luxury bell tents.

Cropredy has announced the full line-up of acts appearing at this year’s event. Over three days (8, 9 and 10 August) Cropredy will present more than thirty hours of live music to an audience of up to 20,000 festival-goers.

Headline acts for 2019 include The Waterboys (Thursday), Frank Turner (Friday); and host band Fairport Convention (Saturday). Other major acts include Gogol Bordello on Thursday, Seth Lakeman (Friday) and Richard Thompson (Friday).

The line-up encompasses soaring harmonies from female ensembles Wildwood Kin and Daphne’s Flight, instrumental virtuosity from Will Pound (harmonica), Eddy Jay (accordion) and Martin Simpson (guitar), and classic rock from Martin Barre and prog legends Caravan.

Lil Jim, Tors, The 4 of Us, Wilson & Wakeman, Richard Digance, Tide Lines and Zal Cleminson’s /sin’dogs/ complete the line-up.

One-day, two-day and three-day tickets are exclusively available from Fairport’s website www.fairportconvention.com/tickets and by phone 0844 581 1396