Cropredy lines up top acts for festival


There will be thousands of people going along to Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – and you have the chance to join them.

The Daventry Express has teamed up with the organisers of the festival to offer a family pack for the entire three day festival running fromThursday August 11 to Saturday August 13.

The package includes two three-day adult tickets plus up to three under 12s child tickets plus camping for one vehicle and up to five occupants.

Madness will headline the festival on Thursday with The Bootleg Beatles the headline act on Friday.

The Saturday night headline performance from host band Fairport Convention will be preceded by a solo set from Ralph McTell.

Legendary British band Madness is stronger than ever and their headlining Cropredy set will delight the crowd with hit after hit from a career which has lasted nearly four decades.

The Bootleg Beatles are a revival of the fab four’s music and will be bringing ‘60s grooves to the festival.

Ralph McTell is a favourite of the Cropredy crowd. He is one of Britain’s best loved singer-songwriters and has enjoyed a long and happy association with Fairport Convention.

Fairport Convention will be joined by musical guests for their headline slot on Saturday evening.

The eclectic line-up ranges from folkrock stalwarts Steeleye Span to emerging alt-folk band Maia; from the youthful exuberance of CoCo and the Butterfields to the hillbilly humour of Hayseed Dixie; from young folk duo Gilmore & Roberts to prog rock from Lifesigns, Gryphon and Headspace.

Other acts include Anthony John Clarke and Dave Pegg, Sound of the Sirens and Willie and the Bandits on Friday; Richard Digance, Pierce Brothers, Demon Barbers XL and Babylon Circus on Saturday.

To be in with a chance of winning answer the following question: What is the name of the band healining onThursday?

To enter, send an email to The subject line must contain the word Cropredy plus Daventry.

The body of the email must contain the correct answer to the question, the entrant’s full name, a postal address and a phone number.

The deadline for entries will be midnight on Thursday July 21 and the competition winner will be contacted the following day.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into. There is no cash equivalent available as an option.

Tickets are available from Fairport’s website, where more information is available, or the ticket phone line on 0900 637 1644. As in previous years, one-day, two-day and three-day tickets are available.