CROPREDY, one of the county’s longest running music festivals, returns to Oxfordshire later this week.

The folk festival near Banbury, hosted each year by Fairport Convention, starts on Thursday.

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Acts performing include The Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Caravan and Gogol Bordello.

Fairport Convention were formed in 1967 and the festival began as a private performance in a back garden in 1976 before moving to a bigger site. The festival runs until Saturday.

See The Oxford Times on Thursday for an interview with Richard Thompson.

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