Cropredy Convention started on Thursday

Fans enjoy the first day of the Cropredy Convention festival

Thousands of people headed along to the Cropredy Convention near Banbury on Thursday.

Thursday was the first day of the festival and saw crowds arriving at the venue, plus an acoustic set from Fairport Convention to open the festival. Cropredy runs from Thursday, August 8 to Saturday, August 10 and takes place on the Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire border, near the village it shares its name with. An estimated 20,000 fans will be watching more than 36 hours of live music. PHOTOS BY DAVID JACKSON

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