Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Cancelled


Annual music festival falls victim to coronavirus restrictions

The organisers of North Oxfordshire’s biggest music festival had had cancel this year’s event.   Fairport’s Cropredy Convention was due to be held as usual this August but the organisers have today taken the decision the event can not go ahead.

In a statement Gareth Williams, Festival Director says, “I’m sorry to announce that we now have no alternative but to postpone Fairport’s Cropredy Convention until 2021. As we have said all along, the safety of everyone – festival-goers, musicians, villagers, suppliers, and our fantastic Cropredy crew – must come first.

“The dangers of going ahead would simply be too great, especially as so many of us are in the high-risk category. Covid-19 has already caused a huge amount of suffering and I know I’m not alone in having already lost a friend to this terrible virus.

“I am sure that postponing this year’s Cropredy will be as great a disappointment for you as it is for us — we have all been looking forward to our annual party in that field. Let’s all look forward to making up for it over the same weekend in 2021”.

It has been confirmed that all of the artists booked to appear this August have agreed to switch to 2021.   All 2020 festival tickets, camping stickers and Glamping Village bookings will also be honoured in 2021.

Fairport Convention have already had to reschedule their Spring Tour and are hoping that those with tickets hoping to attend this year will be happy to hold on to them for next year, rather than asking for a refund.   As an incentive to do so, anyone retaining their 2020 tickets will be added into a prize draw and 5 lucky winners will each win a pair of festival tickets plus camping for Cropredy 2022.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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