Madness and Bootleg Beatles to headline Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2016

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention today (12 January 2016) announces the full line-up of artists appearing at this year’s festival.

Over three days (11, 12 and 13 August) Cropredy will present more than thirty hours of live music from twenty acts to an audience of up to 20,000 festival-goers.

Headliners for 2016 include Madness on the Thursday and The Bootleg Beatles on Friday. The Saturday night headline performance from host band Fairport Convention will be preceded by a solo set from Ralph McTell.

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 Wille and the Bandits on Friday; Richard Digance, Pierce Brothers, Demon Barbers XL and Babylon Circus on Saturday.

As in previous years, Cropredy will also feature the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

Tickets are exclusively available from Fairport’s website www.fairportconvention.com and ticket phone line 01295 404044. As in previous years, one-day, two-day and three-day tickets are available. (See the notes below for ticket prices.)