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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

All roads lead to Cropredy and this year’s festival fun

The waiting is almost over for one of the highlights of the summer in Banburyshire as thousands of people prepare to head for this year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, which begins on Thursday.

Thousands of people are expected to head to the Cropredy Festival which starts on ThursdayBritish folk group Steeleye Span made their Cropredy debut back in 1984 and have featured more than once and other notable acts include Lindisfarne, 10cc and Jethro Tull.
And over the years the festival has shown its diverse range of genres, with The Coral performing back in 2011 and Seasick Steve, who wowed the crowd with his handmade guitar and on stage personality.
UB40 brought the house down on the Thursday of that year with their reggae mix and had the crowd singing classic hits such as Red Red Wine, Rat in Mi, Kitchen, Kingston Town and Falling in Love with You.
The following year in 2012 saw the festival bring in some more new acts, with Squeeze and Bellowhead hitting the stage on the Thursday and Joan Armatrading performing on the Friday.
But the next festival was to be one of the most memorable as rock icon Alice Cooper performed a blistering set filled with pyrotechnics and along with British rock band Levellers, famous for their song Beautiful Day, really got the crowd in good spirits.
Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort
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Live In Maidstone 1970
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Live At Maidstone Castle 1970
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