THE Proclaimers, ex-Marillion singer Fish and Toyah Wilcox are the first acts to be announced an annual music festival in Cropredy, north Oxfordshire.

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention will be hosted by folk rock legends Fairport Convention from Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15.

Reggae band Dreadzone and blues-rock star Rory Gallagher’s former backing musicians Band of Friends are also on the bill. The rest of the line-up, including the Thursday and Friday headliners, will be announced next month.

After opening the festival with a short acoustic set on August 13, Fairport Convention will play their traditional headlining set on Saturday.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale until Sunday and will then go on sale again in February. For further information visit

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