Richard Thompson to play Cropredy solo and with Fairport Convention

The Full House line-up reunite to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary

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The first names have been announced for this year’s Cropredy festival, taking place on August 13-15 at its usual site in North Oxfordshire.

As per tradition, Fairport Convention will open the festival with an acoustic set; while to close the event, the band’s Full House line-up of Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks and Dave Pegg will be joined by Chris Leslie (standing in for the late Dave Swarbrick) to play the whole album on its 50th anniversary.

Richard Thompson
will also play a solo set. Other acts on the bill include Clannad, Martyn Joseph, Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited, Turin Brakes, Rosalie Cunningham, The Sharon Shannon Quartet, Maddie Morris, Emily Barker and Trevor Horn Band.

Tickets are on sale now from the official Cropredy site. The first 1,000 orders will receive a Christmas card signed by all five members of Fairport Convention.

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