Uncertainty over coronavirus has led to the cancellation for the second year running of another music festival - Cropredy.

Folk rockers Fairport Convention are the hosts and they are now planning for 2022.

The festival near Banbury hosted by folk rock legends Fairport Convention is the latest big Oxfordshire festival to be cancelled, following Truck, Cornbury and Riverside.

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For four decades, the Cropedy Festival near Banbury has been entertaining fans of folk music, with Fairport Convention’s performance traditionally bringing the event to a noisy finish.

Oxford Mail:

Music fans have been left wondering when they will be able to return to festivals and gigs, as sports fans pack into stadiums.

In 2019, gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello kicked off Cropredy with an energetic performance before The Waterboys took to the stage.

Oxford Mail:

Gogol Bordello, whose music fuses traditional Roma and Eastern European styles with western punk and rock, performed an incendiary Thursday night set, with lead singer Eugene Hutz stripped to the waste and throwing red wine around the stage.

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The acts scheduled to play Cropredy this year will hopefully be available to perform next year. They include Clannad, Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited, Richard Thompson, and the hosts.

Festival director Gareth Williams said: “We’re left with no other choice than to postpone our festival again.

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"We have reached the point where we’d need to spend big money but without any certainty we could go ahead. The dilemma we are facing is simple – proceed and risk potentially going out of business or postpone for a year and live to fight another day.

Oxford Mail:

“So far, despite over six months of lobbying, the government has failed to support any form of Covid-related cancellation insurance scheme for the festival industry.

"Also, there has been no guidance on what mitigations might be required post Step 4. This has made it effectively impossible to plan this year’s event.”

He added: “Like the rest of the festival industry, we’ve tried everything we can to keep going but I’m afraid we would be placing Cropredy’s future in serious jeopardy if we were to go ahead.”