Steve Hackett, Trevor Horn, Clannad, Rosalie Cunningham and more for Cropredy 2020

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Steve Hackett will headline next year's Cropredy festival with his Seconds Out set, with the likes of Trevor Horn, Clannad, Rosalie Cunningham, Richard Thompson and of course Fairport Convention all appearing.

This year's festival takes place at the usual Cropredy farmland site near Banbury in Oxfordshire between August 13-15.

"We're really pleased with this year's line-up," Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg tells Prog. "It consolidates Cropredy’s core appeal, celebrates Fairport’s rich heritage and also introduces a wide and diverse range of music. It'll be a particular pleasure to have Richard Thompson playing with us again during our three-hour headline set on the Saturday evening."

Fairport Convention's traditional Saturday evening closing set will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's Full House album. The 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.

The full line-up is:

Thursday 13

Fariport Convenion festival opening set
Thumping Tommy's
Edward II
Trevor Horn Band

Friday 14

Maddie Morris
Emily Barker
Home Service
Martyn Joseph
The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
The Sharron Shannon Quartet
Turn Breaks
Steve Hackett

Saturday 15

Richard Digance
Holy Moly & The Crackers
The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican
Rosalie Cunningham
Matthews Southern Comfort
Richard Thompson
Fairport Convention

Cropredy three-day tickets are on sale from Monday 2 December 2019. The first 1,000 orders will receive a Christmas card signed by all five members of Fairport Convention the first 2,000 will get a souvenir Cropredy car window sticker.

Tickets are available via Fairport Convention's website.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.