FAIRPORT’S Cropredy Convention music festival has announced the first acts booked for the 2018 event which takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 9-11.
The line-up is not yet finalised and more acts will be announced in January.
Cropredy 2018 will feature two sets by host band Fairport Convention. They will open the festival on Thursday with a short acoustic set then take the stage again on Saturday to close the event with their traditional two-hour headline set.
Friday’s headline act will be Levellers who are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary year and making a welcome return to Cropredy. This legendary folkrock powerhouse, winners of the prestigious ‘Festival Feel-Good Act’ award, will play an exuberant set.
On Saturday, Cropredy will present Scottish singer-songwriter Al Stewart. Accompanying himself on guitar, Al’s stage show is characterized by fine musicianship, beautifully crafted songs and an intimate rapport with his audience.
Singer-songwriter Fish is making his second appearance at Cropredy. Well known as former frontman of Marillion, Fish is one of Scotland’s greatest rock voices.
Award-winning band Le Vent du Nord performs traditional Québécois music and contemporary material with infectious enthusiasm.
Radio 2 Folk Award winner Sam Kelly is a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
After a year off, BAFTA nominee Richard Digance returns to his traditional Saturday slot to get the day off to a flying start.
As always Cropredy will present a set by the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner.
Three-day festival tickets cost £135. Camping tickets cost £45 for three nights.
The first 1000 orders will receive a Christmas card signed by all five members of Fairport Convention and the first 2000 will get a souvenir Cropredy car window sticker.
All tickets are exclusively available from Fairport Convention’s website www.fairportconvention.com.