Fairport’s Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival announce the full line-up of acts appearing at this year’s event.
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival will celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year. Below you can read 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).
Who knows whether we can expect to see so many Fairports together on a stage again, but for now what we have is a brilliant best-of collection performed with the musicianship you might expect, but a vibrancy you possibly wouldn’t from a band with a half-century heritage.
A glorious celebration of 50 years of Fairport with a family gathering of former members (and 20,000 friends in a field in Oxfordshire). This two-CD set mostly features classic music from the first 10 years of the folk-rock pioneers, but it also serves as a showcase for the current (and most enduring) lineup of the band
It was a glorious evening at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention on Saturday 12 August last year. My best mate and I stood in the crowd just a few feet away from the stage as Fairport bandmates old and even older performed a 31-strong setlist. By Fairport standards, it was relatively short: three hours and only one evening headline performance from the band. But every moment is a treasured memory.
Now that momentous concert has been whittled down to 25 tracks across two discs, is it more than a memento for the fans in the field? Well, I can’t say for absolute certain, but it still sounds pretty fine ten months later [ . . . ]