Fairport’s Cropredy Convention music festival has announced the first acts booked for the 2016 event which takes place on Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August.
The 2016 line-up will feature host band Fairport Convention who will open the festival on Thursday 11 August. Fairport will take the stage again on Saturday 13 to close the festival with their traditional two-hour headline set.
Other acts include: Steeleye Span making a welcome return to Cropredy. This pioneering band has never been afraid to reinvent itself and their current live show draws on their extensive back catalogue and their more recent repertoire.
Ralph McTell is one of Britain’s best loved singer-songwriters and has enjoyed a long and happy association with Fairport and Cropredy and will perform on the Saturday.
Legendary British band Gryphon are making their first visit to Cropredy where they will play an exhilarating mix of old and new material.
Also performing are Wille and the Bandits, The Bootleg Beatles, Sound of the Sirens and a welcome return from Hayseed Dixie.
As always, veteran entertainer Richard Digance will open festivities on the Saturday and Cropredy will also present a set by the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner.
The rest of the line-up, including the Thursday and Friday headliners, will be announced in January 2016.
Tickets on Sale Now
Fairport also put festival tickets on sale in time for Christmas. The online box office opened on Wednesday 9 December 2015 and tickets will remain on sale throughout December ensuring pre-Christmas postal delivery to UK addresses.
Pre-Christmas three-day festival tickets cost £120 and are exclusively available from Fairport Convention’s website www.fairportconvention.com. Camping tickets cost £45 for three nights. Two-day and Saturday-only tickets will go on sale on 1 February 2016.