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Title: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: JeremyRS on April 17, 2020, 11:59:49 AM
Fairport Convention today announced that their annual music festival, Fairportís Cropredy Convention, has been postponed until August next year. The move is in response to the continuing Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.

The line-up of acts will be carried forward: artists booked to appear this year have agreed to switch to 2021. Highlights include Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Steve Hackett Ė Genesis Revisited, Richard Thompson, Matthews Southern Comfort and host band Fairport Convention.

Festival Director Gareth Williams said: ďWe have no alternative but to postpone Cropredy until 2021. The safety of our festival-goers, performers, suppliers, crew and local residents must come first.Ē

Tickets purchased for Cropredy 2020 remain valid for the rescheduled festival and Fairport Convention hopes festival-goers will hang on to their tickets for Cropredy 2021. However, the organisers are of course offering refunds to those affected by the postponement.

ďThe postponement is a financial blow to Fairport Convention,Ē says Gareth Williams, ďso we urge everyone to keep their tickets and join us for a great weekend of music in 2021.Ē


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Andy on April 17, 2020, 12:01:17 PM
No surprise. Sad, but inevitable.Note: the transfer of tickets also applies to Warm-Ups.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Adam on April 17, 2020, 12:14:04 PM
Glad all the acts have transferred over to 2021! Something to look forward to; I canít see anything going ahead this year that involves crowds.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PhilipK on April 17, 2020, 12:15:45 PM
Sad, but not really any surprise.

Does anybody know whether Field Eight tickets will also remain valid for 2021?


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Will S on April 17, 2020, 12:22:51 PM
Very sad news, but not a real surprise, but I am happy about the acts all staying on for next year - I imagine getting that sorted is the only reason we haven't had an announcement sooner.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PaulT on April 17, 2020, 12:29:05 PM
Oh well, inevitable really, but still a shame.

Colin - you'll have to reset the Cropredy countdown ticker (assuming it goes to figures >365 of course!)

I've got a Saturday ticket, which I'll hang on to. There's a slight possibility I won't be able to go next year (C-19 notwithstanding) but I won't know for definite for a few months yet...



Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: KascadeDan on April 17, 2020, 12:35:05 PM
In a way, I am relieved to hear this. It was only a matter of time anyway, and at least we know the same Festival is secured for next year.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 17, 2020, 12:36:05 PM
Disappointing but not unexpected and Iím delighted the line up is staying the same. Thatís a massive plus.

We need to do something on what wouldíve been the Saturday night.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PL (Peter) on April 17, 2020, 12:38:17 PM
Sad, but the only reasonable decision.
On the positive side, to me this clearly shows how good a relation GW and the whole Fairport team have established to all the acts booked. It is not at all common and self-evident to be able to shift the whole package to another year.
Congrats to Gareth & team.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on April 17, 2020, 01:08:51 PM
Bridget,

August 2021 is a long time away.

Be careful to remember where you put the tickets!!!


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: delfini (Diane) on April 17, 2020, 01:09:43 PM
That was the email I didnít want to get, but knew was coming.

 :'( :'( :'(

See you at the Pavilion next year then, Thursday 12 sharp?


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: tarda (Gill) on April 17, 2020, 01:10:25 PM
Very sad, but realistically it had to be.
The real sorrow for me is the realisation that this "thing" won't be "all over by Cropredy" as I have apparently been subconsciously telling myself.
 :'(


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 01:10:59 PM
The right decision.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: David W on April 17, 2020, 01:14:51 PM
I had not planned to go this year because of the (IMO) poor lineup, looks like I won't be going next year either.

DW


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on April 17, 2020, 01:20:46 PM
Sad...but inevitable. Not only a blow to Fairport/Festival but The Brasenose &  Red Lion too.  
Still no word on Beautiful Days & Green Man?  I can't see them going ahead either...

Cheers,

Slippy


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Jim on April 17, 2020, 01:27:00 PM
Unfortunate and inevitable.
At least we will be spared another bout of wishlists for a whole year


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Nick Reg on April 17, 2020, 01:45:41 PM

Unfortunate and inevitable.
At least we will be spared another bout of wishlists for a whole year


Don't tempt me ;D


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on April 17, 2020, 02:20:41 PM
Sad, but inevitable under the circumstances.

Big thanks to the organisers, it must have Ben an enormously difficult decision.

I just hope that we can all stay safe and enjoy a huge party on that field next year.

 😥😥😥🌈🌈🌈


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: mickf on April 17, 2020, 02:33:17 PM
I hadn't been able to make 2018 and 2019, so I was looking forward to to 2020. Oh well, as others have said, it's sad but inevitable. Roll on 2021


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Nick Reg on April 17, 2020, 02:51:32 PM

I had not planned to go this year because of the (IMO) poor lineup, looks like I won't be going next year either.

DW


After doing over thirty on the trot, that sad realisation has just come to me too.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 03:05:39 PM

I had not planned to go this year because of the (IMO) poor lineup, looks like I won't be going next year either.

DW

Maybe come back in a few years time if you fancy it.
If not there are plenty of other festivals that you might fancy.

If not thereís always YouTube where you can relive the past if thatís what you prefer.

FWIW Iím sure fairport 2021 will now sell out as will a lot of festivals who miss a year.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: davidmjs on April 17, 2020, 03:11:51 PM


I had not planned to go this year because of the (IMO) poor lineup, looks like I won't be going next year either.

DW

Maybe come back in a few years time if you fancy it.
If not there are plenty of other festivals that you might fancy.

If not thereís always YouTube where you can relive the past if thatís what you prefer.

FWIW Iím sure fairport 2021 will now sell out as will a lot of festivals who miss a year.



And today's passive aggressive award winner is..... ;) ;D


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 03:16:43 PM



I had not planned to go this year because of the (IMO) poor lineup, looks like I won't be going next year either.

DW

Maybe come back in a few years time if you fancy it.
If not there are plenty of other festivals that you might fancy.

If not thereís always YouTube where you can relive the past if thatís what you prefer.

FWIW Iím sure fairport 2021 will now sell out as will a lot of festivals who miss a year.



And today's passive aggressive award winner is..... ;) ;D

Just you worry about keeping my pound safe to present to me at the bar in 2021 :) :)

Keep safe everyone


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Nick Reg on April 17, 2020, 04:02:27 PM


I had not planned to go this year because of the (IMO) poor lineup, looks like I won't be going next year either.

DW

Maybe come back in a few years time if you fancy it.
If not there are plenty of other festivals that you might fancy.

If not thereís always YouTube where you can relive the past if thatís what you prefer.

FWIW Iím sure fairport 2021 will now sell out as will a lot of festivals who miss a year.



Why should people be made to feel guilty about not shelling out for something they wont enjoy? That's just being silly.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 04:20:13 PM
Surely a thread about the festival being cancelled should concern those who it has effected rather than those who were not interested in attending.

That is all


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Nick Reg on April 17, 2020, 04:21:56 PM

Surely a thread about the festival being cancelled should concern those who it has effected rather than those who were not interested in attending.

That is all


It did affect the member in question if you read his post.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PaulT on April 17, 2020, 04:33:34 PM
Was there/will there be a 2020 Young Folk Award?

If so, will this year's winners miss out on their Cropredy slot in 2021 in favour of next year's winners? May be both could be accommodated somehow...


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 04:37:26 PM


Surely a thread about the festival being cancelled should concern those who it has effected rather than those who were not interested in attending.

That is all


It did affect the member in question if you read his post.

So the poster came on to moan he didnít want to go in 2020 and because the line up was the same he wouldnít be going in 2021 !!!

Surely the time to moan was when the line up was announced not when itís been cancelled.

The only way it has effected people who were not interested in going is that they are still not interested in going !!!

If people donít want to go then that is their prerogative but to moan about a festival they are not interested in attending is futile.

If heaven forbid the festival is cancelled in 2021 can those not interested spare us from posting that they wonít be going in 2022.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 04:38:31 PM

Was there/will there be a 2020 Young Folk Award?

If so, will this year's winners miss out on their Cropredy slot in 2021 in favour of next year's winners? May be both could be accommodated somehow...

You would hope so


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: davidmjs on April 17, 2020, 04:45:08 PM
ps Affected....


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 04:59:29 PM

ps Affected....

Thankyou

Itís a good job that I stuck to betting with you on whether this years festival would take place rather than entering a spelling contest.

Keep the pound in a safe place  :)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on April 17, 2020, 05:34:58 PM
Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 05:37:20 PM

Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....

Iím in the same boat chris..
Stay safe

As an aside Iíve heard that the fringe is also unsurprisingly off.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on April 17, 2020, 06:02:37 PM


Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....

Iím in the same boat chris..
Stay safe

As an aside Iíve heard that the fringe is also unsurprisingly off.


You too Steve! Wonder if the same Fringe can be retained for next year as well? Probably not!


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: abby (tank girl) on April 17, 2020, 06:09:29 PM

ps Affected....


thank you, David, you saved me the job.
but i'm not allowed to comment as i probably wouldn't have gone anyway
 ;)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 17, 2020, 07:46:01 PM

Bridget,

August 2021 is a long time away.

Be careful to remember where you put the tickets!!!

Lol!! I have them in my sweaty palm  ;D one of the benefits of lockdown has been the organisation of my study so there is now An Official Place for tickets   {:-) {:-) {:-)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 17, 2020, 07:46:34 PM



Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....

Iím in the same boat chris..
Stay safe

As an aside Iíve heard that the fringe is also unsurprisingly off.


You too Steve! Wonder if the same Fringe can be retained for next year as well? Probably not!

I imagine pete is on the case even as we speak
Il let you know if I speak to him anytime.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Jim on April 17, 2020, 09:40:20 PM



Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....

Iím in the same boat chris..
Stay safe

As an aside Iíve heard that the fringe is also unsurprisingly off.


You too Steve! Wonder if the same Fringe can be retained for next year as well? Probably not!


I was just thinking That there is no way Stevie Wonder was going to play next years fringe!😂😂😂😂


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 17, 2020, 09:46:17 PM




Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....

Iím in the same boat chris..
Stay safe

As an aside Iíve heard that the fringe is also unsurprisingly off.


You too Steve! Wonder if the same Fringe can be retained for next year as well? Probably not!


I was just thinking That there is no way Stevie Wonder was going to play next years fringe!😂😂😂😂
I had to read it twice too....


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on April 17, 2020, 09:54:30 PM
Me too!!!! Collective misreading !


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on April 17, 2020, 09:56:14 PM





Well I, for one, am happy that the same line-up has been retained and, if Iím honest, Iím slightly relieved that the decision to cancel has been made. Being one of 1.5m people who have been designated vulnerable and need to be kept shielded until at least mid-June due to my several fairly serious underlying long-term health conditions meant I was becoming a little worried about mixing with 20,000 or so people especially after having to put up with 12 weeks inside and not even being allowed to walk the dog! Sorry a bit selfish I know but....

Iím in the same boat chris..
Stay safe

As an aside Iíve heard that the fringe is also unsurprisingly off.


You too Steve! Wonder if the same Fringe can be retained for next year as well? Probably not!


I was just thinking That there is no way Stevie Wonder was going to play next years fringe!😂😂😂😂
I had to read it twice too....


Sorry  for confusing you all †;D didnít think about the syntax (is that the right word? If not you know what I mean ;) )


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on April 18, 2020, 12:01:32 AM
Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure.  


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on April 18, 2020, 01:43:33 AM

Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †


It would be amazing for TAW and Fairporters to join together with the requisite amount of 6X to hand, for an online performance of MOTL by multiple artists on the Saturday evening. Imagine, no wind, no rain, no trek back to a freezing tent and the warm glow of this powerful song to carry us forward to what happnes next There's time for the right person to organise this. The technologies there, I'm sure people would join in huge numbers. Someone?


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: KascadeDan on April 18, 2020, 06:17:49 AM
What are the odds this will be the year the sun shines all weekend?


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Wandering Steve on April 18, 2020, 06:43:40 AM

What are the odds this will be the year the sun shines all weekend?

100/1

Remember RT was due to perform  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PaulT on April 18, 2020, 07:49:55 AM


Bridget,

August 2021 is a long time away.

Be careful to remember where you put the tickets!!!

Lol!! I have them in my sweaty palm †;D one of the benefits of lockdown has been the organisation of my study so there is now An Official Place for tickets † {:-) {:-) {:-)


Maybe Ric could write "Some Official Space" so you'll remember in 16 months time...  ;)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on April 18, 2020, 09:26:32 AM

Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †


Ask them to produce some for the 'Covid19' but call it Covid20' They could make some money as they may become rare in years to come! Dragons Den?  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 18, 2020, 09:44:27 AM
Nowís the time for Radio Oxford to start editing their archive together to make the Virtual 2020 Festival, to be broadcast as live that weekend!  [;-)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: vince42 on April 18, 2020, 10:02:46 AM
I'm glad they have announced the inevitable and still happy with the lineup.  I would still like a 2020 T shirt though.

Just occurred to me that if I hold on to my tickets and don't ask for a refund I won't get a Christmas card this year...

Vince



Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on April 18, 2020, 12:46:16 PM

I'm glad they have announced the inevitable and still happy with the lineup. †I would still like a 2020 T shirt though.

Just occurred to me that if I hold on to my tickets and don't ask for a refund I won't get a Christmas card this year...

Vince




Are Fairport your only friends?  ;)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Ann from Lancs on April 18, 2020, 01:18:54 PM
For people who haven't yet bought their 2020 tickets and want to help support financially by getting them now:

"Some of you wonderful Fairporters have been trying to purchase tickets for 2021. Thank you so much. However, The Ticket Factory have stopped taking orders temporarily while they update the dates on both the site and the tickets. This is being done remotely from home and may take a little while. The Ticket Factory is based at The NEC which, as you all know, is now a Nightingale Hospital, so simply popping down to the office is not currently an option. As soon as they are active again, I'll let you know. Thank you once again. It really is heart-warming to receive such support at this time. G"


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Ann from Lancs on April 18, 2020, 01:23:33 PM

Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †


Official line on the T-Shirts:  "There have already been a few queries regarding a 2020 festival shirt for your collection. This is obviously something we will consider - but not until the situation has calmed down. Firstly, I'm not too keen in standing in line with trolley loads of Tees at the Post Office during a lock down and we don't want to put undue pressure on our already over-stressed postal workers. As soon as we can and it is deemed safe to do so, we'll do a special collectors run for this year. Thank you all once again for your incredible support at this time. G"


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: vince42 on April 18, 2020, 01:46:50 PM
Quote
Are Fairport your only friends?  Wink


 :D

Good news for the T shirts,  thank you.

Vince


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Andy Leonard on April 19, 2020, 11:17:12 AM

Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †

I have this yearís poster framed and up on the wall. A collectors item maybe?!!


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: frogcrutches on April 19, 2020, 11:26:03 PM

Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †

The lack of abuse will be a refreshing change.  :)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: tarda (Gill) on April 19, 2020, 11:40:16 PM


Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †

The lack of abuse will be a refreshing change. †:)


You reckon???!  ;)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: frogcrutches on April 19, 2020, 11:51:02 PM



Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †

The lack of abuse will be a refreshing change. †:)


You reckon???! †;)

Oh bugger. I forgot about you.

Eek. :-\


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: mikec on April 20, 2020, 12:10:25 PM


Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †

The lack of abuse will be a refreshing change. †:)


I'm sure we can come up with an alternative method  ;) ;D ::)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: frogcrutches on April 20, 2020, 03:14:18 PM



Am I the only person who now wants a Cropredy 2020 t-shirt?

And if Fairport don't do an online MOTL I'll be disappointed. Although quite how I can replicate being at the bar, shouting at The Frog, I'm not sure. †

The lack of abuse will be a refreshing change. †:)


I'm sure we can come up with an alternative method †;) ;D ::)

I think you'll have to join the queue.  ;)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PaulT on June 25, 2020, 11:12:54 AM
From FC's official fb page:

"In April, when we announced that we were postponing the festival for 12 months, one of the primary reasons we gave was that we felt that because the village of Cropredy has such a high percentage of elderly and vulnerable people, it would be irresponsible for us to go ahead regardless of what the government measures would be in August. With still hundreds of new cases and over 100 deaths each day, we stand by that decision. The safety of all comes first, regardless of the sacrifice.

It has come to our attention that there are some activities being planned in the village over the 'Fairport' weekend in August. We feel we must stress that this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the festival and in no way do we approve. Furthermore, for the sake of the villagers, we implore you good people to please stay away from Cropredy this August. The virus is still rampant and the health authorities are warning of a second wave. The worst thing for Cropredy is for folk from around the country to travel to the village.

Yes, we are all going to miss the festival. No one wants to be in Cropredy that weekend more than us. It's where we belong. But this is a sacrifice we must make for the safety of all and the future of the festival.

Please, put the villagers first and give Cropredy a miss this year.

We will be doing something VERY special on 15 August to celebrate Cropredy which you can enjoy from your own homes and gardens. More on that later today!

Thank you
Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris, Gerry and Gareth"



Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: David W on June 25, 2020, 01:09:30 PM
I guess now that hotels etc have the green light to open there may be many people who had booked long in advance and are now stuck with having to pay for accommodation with nothing to do in the area and no chance of a refund. Tricky decisions to make.

DW


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Jethro (Derek) on July 03, 2020, 05:58:37 PM

I guess now that hotels etc have the green light to open there may be many people who had booked long in advance and are now stuck with having to pay for accommodation with nothing to do in the area and no chance of a refund. Tricky decisions to make.

DW
Though I'm quite sure there will be more things to do/places to go in Oxfordshire that weekend than descending on the sleepy village of Cropredy


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PaulT on July 18, 2020, 09:42:04 AM
Just found these ghostly images on the Maps app...


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Paul on July 18, 2020, 09:35:22 PM

Just found these ghostly images on the Maps app...


Possibly an ancient saxon burial ground, or a Roman amphitheatre, or a secret portaloo foundation.

Paul


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: vince42 on July 18, 2020, 10:11:49 PM
Plus signs of neolithic vegetarian catering.

 :o


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on July 19, 2020, 08:57:20 AM
It doesn't look quite right.

What is the roadway at the bottom left, going from backstage towards Jonah's Oak?


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Will S on July 19, 2020, 12:40:52 PM
There is an entrance (for traders mainly, I think?) there, isn't there?


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: NevBull on July 20, 2020, 03:36:15 PM

It doesn't look quite right.

What is the roadway at the bottom left, going from backstage towards Jonah's Oak?


It's there so when we bring our big trucks in for the load in / out, they can drive down one side of the field, round the back to unload, and then drive out up the other side. There isn't the space for three point turns backstage, and more often than not, the ground is too soft anyway!

Edit: Thanks. Colin


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PeteD on July 22, 2020, 03:20:37 PM
I like the fact that you can clearly see the V shaped ghost of the bar.

Happy Days!


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Sian on July 29, 2020, 05:13:50 PM
I havn't posted in here for years, and my last Cropredy was 2012.  These past years have been tough, and I have experienced pain and loss, especially March when i lost my brother to cancer, during lockdown.

I would so much liked to have gone to Cropredy 2020, and just experience the utter joy and happiness 3 days in a field in Oxfordshire gave me.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: John From Austin on July 29, 2020, 07:40:49 PM

I havn't posted in here for years, and my last Cropredy was 2012. †These past years have been tough, and I have experienced pain and loss, especially March when i lost my brother to cancer, during lockdown.

I would so much liked to have gone to Cropredy 2020, and just experience the utter joy and happiness 3 days in a field in Oxfordshire gave me.


I'm sorry for your loss. I, too, find Cropredy an ideal escape, and this has been a year we all would like to escape.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 30, 2020, 10:36:18 AM

I havn't posted in here for years, and my last Cropredy was 2012. †These past years have been tough, and I have experienced pain and loss, especially March when i lost my brother to cancer, during lockdown.

I would so much liked to have gone to Cropredy 2020, and just experience the utter joy and happiness 3 days in a field in Oxfordshire gave me.


Sorry things have been so awful for you Sian, make sure you come to Crop next year, it will be one big happy party!


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: mickf on July 30, 2020, 11:00:16 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss, Sian. I haven't been since 2017 and was so looking forward to going this year. Stay safe and, as Jenny says, hopefully 2021 will be a big party.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: davidmjs on July 30, 2020, 11:01:28 AM

I havn't posted in here for years, and my last Cropredy was 2012. †These past years have been tough, and I have experienced pain and loss, especially March when i lost my brother to cancer, during lockdown.

I would so much liked to have gone to Cropredy 2020, and just experience the utter joy and happiness 3 days in a field in Oxfordshire gave me.


I hope things improve for you over the next year, Sian, and you can enjoy Cropredy 2021 as you would have liked to enjoy this year.  Take care.


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: PaulT on July 30, 2020, 12:15:22 PM
So sorry for the loss of your brother, Sian; I lost a dear friend right at the start of lockdown, so not totally untouched by the virus; but it's good to see you back on TAW - really hope things are improving for you now...

And Mickf - it's never 3 years is it? Who knows.... indeed!

See you both next year!!


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: Sian on July 30, 2020, 07:40:15 PM
Thank you folks!

Rock on 2021 :)


Title: Re: Cropredy now officially cancelled
Post by: delfini (Diane) on July 31, 2020, 05:25:39 PM
Sorry to hear your news Sian. It must be tough.

I lost my second cousin and her husband at the beginning of lockdown, so sympathise.