Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2020 postponed until 2021

Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Festival ensures continuity by extending ticket validity, retaining line-up and choosing the same weekend next year

Fairport Convention today announced that their annual music festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, has been postponed until August next year. The move is in response to the continuing Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.

The three-day event had been scheduled to take place on 13-15 August this year. It will now be staged over 12, 13 and 14 August 2021 (the equivalent weekend) on its usual farmland site in Oxfordshire.

The line-up of acts will be carried forward: artists booked to appear this year have agreed to switch to 2021. Highlights include Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited, Richard Thompson, Matthews Southern Comfort and host band Fairport Convention.

Festival Director Gareth Williams said: “We have no alternative but to postpone Cropredy until 2021. The safety of our festival-goers, performers, suppliers, crew and local residents must come first.”

Tickets purchased for Cropredy 2020 remain valid for the rescheduled festival and Fairport Convention hopes festival-goers will hang on to their tickets for Cropredy 2021. However, the organisers are of course offering refunds to those affected by the postponement.

“The postponement is a financial blow to Fairport Convention,” says Gareth Williams, “so we urge everyone to keep their tickets and join us for a great weekend of music in 2021.”

Cropredy 2021 line-up

Thursday 12 August 2021
Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Edward II, The Thumping Tommys, FC Acoustic

Friday 13 August 2021
Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited, Turin Brakes, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Martyn Joseph, Home Service, Emily Barker, Maddie Morris.

Saturday 14 August 2021
Fairport Convention (including the fifty-first anniversary of Full House), Richard Thompson, Matthews Southern Comfort, Rosalie Cunningham, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Holy Moly and The Crackers, Richard Digance.

Festival website: https://www.fairportconvention.com/