Cropredy festival – first day review

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FABULOUS bright sunshine is not the thing you normally expect from a music festival.

But the bright weather was not the only plus point on the first day of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. It started with an acoustic set from the legendary Fairport Convention who kicked off the festival with style.

Next act up was Kieran Goss, one man with a guitar, but the skilled musician kept an audience captive with a pleasant style and chilled out songs.

Bob Marley tribute act Legend followed, an 11 piece band, who really got the party started with bass strong enough to vibrate the very ground and went down well with the crowd.

The best performers were saved till last and Bellowhead, who appeared at the festival a couple of years ago, and Squeeze who played some classic hits from albums including Cool for Cats.

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is a festival, a truly excellent experience and if the final two nights are as good as the first then the audience will be in for a treat.

Friday will see performance from the likes of The Saw Doctors, Richard Thompson and Joan Armatrading while Dennis Locorriere and Fairport Convention will be finishing off the festival on the Saturday night.

Tickets can be bought on the gate. They cost £100 for the two days and camping of £30 per vehicle while Saturday only tickets cost £100 but camping for Saturday only is free.