Tag Archives: folk rock

News – Fairport Convention added to Fifty Gigs In A Day

Delighted to have folk rock legends FAIRPORT CONVENTION joining in again. They appear at the Leeds City Varieties on February 8 as part of their winter tour.

29 Jan TewkesburyThe Roses Theatre

30 Jan Brecon That Brycheiniog

31 Jan Southport The Atkinson

01 Feb Settle Victoria Hall

02 Feb Gateshead Sage

04 Feb Petreborough Key Theatre

05 Feb Newcastle under Lyme New Vic Theatre

06 Feb Lincoln The Drill Hall

07 Feb Bridlington Spa Centre

08 Feb Leeds City Varieties

09 Feb Manchester RNCM

11 Feb Milton Keynes The Stables

12 Feb Farnham The Maltings

13 Feb Exeter Corn Exchange

14 Feb Bath Forum

16 Feb Bromsgrove Artrix

18/19 Feb Canterbury Gulbenkian

20 Feb Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

21 Feb London Union Chapel

22 Feb Saffron Walden Saffron Hall

23 Feb Winchester Theatre Royal


Full Cropredy line-up announced

Hello Fairporters,

Firstly, a slightly belated ‘Happy New Year’ to you all!

In our last newsletter, we listed the first performers we’d booked for Cropredy 2019 and now we can reveal the news you’ve all been waiting for. Here are the acts that complete the line-up – and what a line-up it is!

Frank Turner and The Sleep SoulsFrank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Headlining our Friday night, we are delighted to welcome for the first time to Cropredy one of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade – Frank Turner – with his band The Sleeping Souls. Frank’s latest album, the extraordinary ‘Be More Kind’, has taken this punk/folk-rocker to a new level. From the driven punk of ‘1933’ to the beautifully haunting title track, this is an exceptional piece of work. One of the finest live acts out there, we’ve been trying to lure Frank to Cropredy for quite a few years now – and finally, he’s here!


Gogol BordelloGogol Bordello
Celebrating their 20th year together, we welcome, also for the first time to Cropredy, the incredible Gogol Bordello. Combining acts of music, theatre, chaos and sorcery, to say that Gogol Bordello is a fabulous festival act would be the grossest of understatements. In their own words “Gogol Bordello’s task is to provoke audiences out of a post-modern aesthetic swamp and onto a neo-optimistic communal movement towards new sources of authentic energy”. This is going to be VERY special!


The Four of UsThe Four of Us
Brothers Declan and Brendan Murphy from Newry in Northern Ireland are currently wowing audiences as our special guests on the FC Wintour and will be opening proceedings on Friday at noon.


Wilson & WakemanWilson & Wakeman
Damian Wilson is a songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate albums including 5 solo releases. He also played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on their UK national tour. Adam Wakeman is best known as the keyboard player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. He has released 9 albums with ‘the old man’ plus 4 solo albums. The new Wilson & Wakeman session album ‘Stripped’ is released this month!


As the name suggests, Tors hail from the county of Devon. Following sagely advice from their Granddad, legendary guitarist Bert Weedon, Matt and Theo decided to form a band and become pop stars. Tors present a mix of beautifully crafted songs with exquisite harmonies.

You can check out the Full line-up here…

Cropredy Tickets

As always, we offer three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) tickets, two-day (Friday and Saturday) tickets and Saturday-only tickets. And as always, our advice is to book early.

All tickets and camping passes are on sale now. You can pay online, by phone or by post. Please visit our website for more information.

Pre-Cropredy Warm-up Shows

We’re holding this year’s warm-ups on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August at Banbury Trades and Labour Club. Many of you will know this friendly venue from previous warm-up gigs.

The concerts will offer a sneak preview of who will be guesting with us on stage at Cropredy on the Saturday. These two evening concerts always sell out so our advice is book early. You can buy your warm-up tickets here…

Fairport’s Wintour 2019

Our Winter Tour (Wintour) kicked off with a sold out show at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury a few days ago. The tour covers a lot of ground so there’s probably a venue within reach of you.

As mentioned previously, this year’s Wintour gigs will feature an opening performance by our special guests The 4 of Us. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy are accomplished singers, instrumentalists and song-writers.

We’d love to welcome you to one of the gigs so check out all the dates and venues on our website…


We always enjoy meeting you so come and say ‘hi’ on the Winter Tour this month and then on the field at Cropredy in August.

Love from us all,

Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris and Gerry.

FAIRPORT CONVENTION’s winter UK tour starts tonight

Fairport Convention kindly supported last year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day and they are doping so again this year. They start their 23 date winter tour tonight with a sold out show in Twekesbury.
30 Jan 2019
Roses Theatre SOLD OUT!!
01684 295074
31 Jan 2019
Lyceum Theatre
01270 368 242
01 Feb 2019
The Atkinson LAST FEW SEATS!
01704 533333
02 Feb 2019
RNCM Concert Hall
0161 907 5555
03 Feb 2019
01522 873894
05 Feb 2019
Key Theatre
01733 207239
06 Feb 2019
01302 303 959
07 Feb 2019
01642 525199
08 Feb 2019
Sage Gateshead SELLING FAST!
0191 443 4661
09 Feb 2019
City Varieties Music Hall
0113 243 0808
10 Feb 2019
Town Hall
01509 231914
12 Feb 2019
Bury St Edmunds
01284 758000
13 Feb 2019
Milton Keynes
The Stables
01908 280800
14 Feb 2019
Basingstoke (with Saving Grace)
The Anvil
01256 844244
15 Feb 2019
The Corn Exchange
01392 665866
16 Feb 2019
Bath (with Saving Grace)
The Forum
0844 888 9991
17 Feb 2019
01527 577330
19 Feb 2019
The Gulbenkian LAST FEW SEATS!
01227 769075
20 Feb 2019
The Gulbenkian LAST FEW SEATS!
01227 769075
21 Feb 2019
Connaught Theatre SELLING FAST!
01903 206206
22 Feb 2019
St Albans (with Saving Grace)
01727 844488
23 Feb 2019
Union Chapel
020 7734 8932
24 Feb 2019
Trades and Labour Club