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Cropredy confirm more bands

Fairport Convention have announced more bands who’ll appear at the 2015 edition of their Cropredy Convention.

It’s headlined by Emmylou Harris, Rodney Cowell and Level 42, with Fairport themselves opening and closing the festival. Other big names include Fish, The Proclaimers and Toyah, with a special guest act to be announced in due course.

This year’s weekender takes place on August 13-15, with tickets on sale from February 1 via the band website.

Thursday, August 13

Fairport Convention (semi-acoustic)

Trad Arrr

Dreadzone

Katzenjammer

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Friday, August 14

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner (to be announced)

Ahab

Judith Owen

Skinny Lister

Skerryvore

Fish

The Proclaimers

Level 42

Saturday, August 15

Richard Digance

Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson

The Newgrass Cutters

Band Of Friends

Toyah Willcox

Special Guests TBA

Iain Matthews and Edbert Derix

Fairport Convention

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.