Fairport postpone annual Cropredy Convention festival until 2021

The move is in response to the continuing Covid-19 outbreak in the UK

Friday, 17th April 2020, 2:58 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 2:59 pm

Fairport Convention have today announced 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 from August 13 to August 15 this year.

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The line-up will be carried forward and acts booked to appear this year have agreed to switch to 2021.

However, it will now take place from August 12 to 14 2021 (the equivalent weekend) on its usual farmland site on the border between Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

The line-up will be carried forward and acts booked to appear this year have agreed to switch to 2021.

Highlights are set to 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 three-day event had been scheduled to take place from August 13 to August 15 this year.

“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 offering refunds to those affected by the postponement.

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

For more details, visit https://www.fairportconvention.com/