Fairport celebrate 50 years in style at their annual Cropredy Convention

Folk stalwarts Fairport Convention celebrated their 50th anniversary with a mammoth three-hour headline set on Saturday night at their annual Cropredy Convention.

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Headliners Divine Comedy at Fairport Cropredy NNL-171108-000614009

PICTURES: Thousands flock to Fairport Cropredy for first day

Thousands of people flocked to Fairport’s Cropredy Convention yesterday (Thursday, August 10) for the first day in a bumper weekend of folk music and entertainment on its 50th anniversary.

Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Charity music festival at the Hare and Hounds pub in Wardington last year.  Pictured, some of the festival goers in full spirits NNL-150727-102225009

Wardington’s Hare and Hounds anniversary special

The Hare and Hounds in Wardington will once again host its annual charity beer and music festival, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary.

The stage at Fairport's Cropredy Convention

No tickets left for ‘sold out’ Cropredy Convention festival

Organisers of this year’s Cropredy Convention are reminding anyone without tickets that this year’s festival is completely sold out.

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The festival is taking place at a secret location

Tickets on sale for Escape To Manor festival in Northants

Tickets are on sale for the Escape To The Manor festival which takes place in Northamptonshire in September.


Cornbury gets underway

The last ever Cornbury Music Festival got off to a flying start with Kaiser Chiefs bringing the house down.

From humble beginnings Bodfest is now on the move

Bodfest aims to be bigger and better this Saturday

Bodfest, the music, arts and craft festival, moves to a new location this Saturday, July 8.

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Fairport Convention backstage at Fairport's Cropredy Convention festival PNL-170901-201358004

Golden reunion for this year’s Cropredy Festival

Members of folk supergroup Fairport Convention will celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with an on-stage reunion of the current line-up and virtually all the ex-members still living.

Derek and Mary Droscher, who are retiring from running the Banbury Folk Festival. Picture by John S Wright. NNL-170627-110845001

New era for Banbury Folk Festival as organisers retire

It will be the end of an era for Banbury Folk and Hobby Horse Festival this year after the event’s founders announced their retirement.

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Classic tunes at Napton Festival

There will be a retro theme to this year’s Napton Festival which promises a full weekend of musical entertainment.

Cornbury Music Festival Great Tew, Oxfordshire  Copyright Ben Phillips Photography +44 (0)7785 721740 NNL-170619-141437001

Just weeks away from Cornbury’s swansong

Cornbury Music Festival, held in Great Tew Park, has announced new additions to the lineup for this, its last ever event.

The cast of Old Boundary Lane written by Voices Across Time NNL-170614-091313001

Voices Across Time step up rehearsals

Voices Across Time, the Banbury three piece who write and perform in participatory musicals based on British history, are gearing up for their next spectacular show.

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Natural showmanship: Jamie Cullum

REVIEW: Big names make for an evening to remember at Blenheim

Jeremy Clack reviews Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum and Gregory Porter, performing at the Nocturne concert series at Blenheim Palace
A blue plaque in honour of Sandy Denny has been unveiled at Byfield Village Hall. NNL-170615-163737001

Blue plaque for legend of folk

A blue plaque to honour folk singer and songwriter Sandy Denny has been unveiled in Byfield today, Thursday.

Abba Inferno get the Proms off to an exuberant start

Proms are back with a bang in Shipston

The 19th Shipston Proms gets off to an explosive start on Friday June 16 with one of the leading Abba tribute bands, Abba Inferno, performing at the Townsend Hall.

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Crowds enjoy the muisc at last years DeerJam NNL-160606-100632001

DeerJam returns to Banbury’s Old Reine Deer Inn tomorrow

DeerJam charity music festival at Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, Parsons Street, Banbury will return for its third year.

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The Swanbourne Music Festival takes place on Sunday August 27th

Win a dreamy day out with Toploader at Swanbourne Music Festival

We have teamed up with the organisers of the Swanbourne Music Festival to give away 10 pairs of tickets to the August Bank Holiday weekend event where Toploader is headlining.

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Toploader to headline one of Bucks’ best days out at Swanbourne

Toploader and top local bands to feature as The Swanbourne Music Festival returns thanks to local pub restaurant The Betsey Wynne and its landlord Oakman Inns.

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The Jacksons performing live at BBC Proms in the Park at Hyde Park in London

Tito excited to bring Jacksons to Blenheim

Tito Jackson has spoken of his excitement at playing at Blenheim Palace with The Jacksons this month.

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