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« on: November 24, 2023, 04:30:18 PM »

Slipped out today, in an email with Feast of Fiddles dates for the spring, is the news that they are playing on Thursday at Cropredy next year!

First confirmed act, I think?

One band does not a festival make (well, apart from Fairport, I suppose  Grin), but it's a good start.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2023, 04:45:19 PM »

Oh fabulous, so pleased!
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2023, 05:53:16 PM »

Fairport website as of today is saying tickets on sale Monday 11th Dec with first acts announced then.
Nearly time to see if all your wishes have come true!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2023, 05:19:16 PM »


Fairport website as of today is saying tickets on sale Monday 11th Dec with first acts announced then.
Nearly time to see if all your wishes have come true!


That's the day I get back to the UK. Whoopee!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2023, 10:26:44 AM »

We havent missed one for 35 years but next year is looking doubtful as we have to travel to France on the Following Monday for my youngest's wedding. Decent headliners (or otherwise) may swing it either way.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2023, 10:20:43 AM »

Just received the email with the line up so far. Can't say I'm excited about the headliners (Rick Wakeman and Trevor Horn - again!), but some good stuff elsewhere. Eddi Reader, Spooky Men, Baskery, Big Big Train, Kathryn Tickell, all solid bookings.

Here's the full list:

Baskery
Big Big Train
Black Water County
DeWolff
Eddi Reader
Elles Bailey
Fairport
Feast of Fiddles
Focus
Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening
Ranagri
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Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble
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Spooky Men's Chorale
Trevor Horn Band
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2023, 11:43:41 AM »


We havent missed one for 35 years but next year is looking doubtful as we have to travel to France on the Following Monday for my youngest's wedding. Decent headliners (or otherwise) may swing it either way.


A very easy decision . Thanks for that.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2023, 11:45:23 AM »

Good, solid, but not exciting, for me anyway. Might pop over for the Saturday, but no particular artist booked so far that would sway me to buy a 3 or 2 day ticket. 2023 was always going to be hard to beat, admittedly...
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2023, 12:18:38 PM »

Another fallow year for devotees of Fairport guitar Gods?
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2023, 12:26:15 PM »

DeWolff is an interesting choice. Sixties drenched hard rocking blues with hints of psych & soul. I think they'll either go down a storm or have people scurrying to the beer tent.

I'll be curious to hear how Big Big Train will go with Alberto Bravin in place of David Longdon. The latter was a force of nature on stage. I'm disappointed that Carly Bryant has stepped away from the band too. I enjoyed her song on Welcome To The Planet.

Others I've never seen live but would like to catch at some point, are Baskery & Black Water County. They're both excellent on record.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2023, 12:39:02 PM »


DeWolff is an interesting choice. Sixties drenched hard rocking blues with hints of psych & soul. I think they'll either go down a storm or have people scurrying to the beer tent.

I'll be curious to hear how Big Big Train will go with Alberto Bravin in place of David Longdon. The latter was a force of nature on stage. I'm disappointed that Carly Bryant has stepped away from the band too. I enjoyed her song on Welcome To The Planet.

Others I've never seen live but would like to catch at some point, are Baskery & Black Water County. They're both excellent on record.


Baskery are even better live. It is kind of bonkers what they do.

I am no longer a Cropredy attendee (I did a warm up show this year) but there are several of my favourite festival acts in that line up. Eddi Reader is always sublime. I wonder how the Spooky Men will come across in such a big field. They are hugely entertaining in more intimate surroundings.
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2023, 01:06:20 PM »

There's a few I haven't a clue about and a few I'm looking forward to. However, as much as I enjoyed the Trevor Horn Band, it seems a bit much to invite them back for a third festival in such a short space of time. Other than that, I'm fairly happy with the line up so far. Obviously, there will be a few more added later, so let's hope there are a couple of nice surprises..
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2023, 01:11:29 PM »

I agree about Trevor Horne. It's getting a bit like their obsession with Marillion a few years back. Just too much.
On the plus side, Wakeman,  Focus and Tickell yaayy, and plenty of interesting unknowns. Praying for a good Thursday night lead now...
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2023, 02:07:24 PM »

Saw Big Big Train earlier this year and I think they're as good as - if a little different - as before the sad passing of Dave Longdon.

Good lineup for me this year.  I can sort of see the Trevor Horn / Marillion comparison but Mr Horn has some back catalogue to draw on so there shouldn't be much repeating...
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2023, 03:12:53 PM »


I agree about Trevor Horne. It's getting a bit like their obsession with Marillion a few years back. Just too much.
On the plus side, Wakeman, †Focus and Tickell yaayy, and plenty of interesting unknowns. Praying for a good Thursday night lead now...


Wakeman is the Thursday night headliner.
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2023, 03:16:16 PM »


I can sort of see the Trevor Horn / Marillion comparison but Mr Horn has some back catalogue to draw on so there shouldn't be much repeating...


There was quite a lot of repeating at their second appearance, I'd estimate at least two thirds of the set. So I'm in the like them but too soon camp.
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2023, 03:33:58 PM »



DeWolff is an interesting choice. Sixties drenched hard rocking blues with hints of psych & soul. I think they'll either go down a storm or have people scurrying to the beer tent.

I'll be curious to hear how Big Big Train will go with Alberto Bravin in place of David Longdon. The latter was a force of nature on stage. I'm disappointed that Carly Bryant has stepped away from the band too. I enjoyed her song on Welcome To The Planet.

Others I've never seen live but would like to catch at some point, are Baskery & Black Water County. They're both excellent on record.


Baskery are even better live. It is kind of bonkers what they do.

I am no longer a Cropredy attendee (I did a warm up show this year) but there are several of my favourite festival acts in that line up. Eddi Reader is always sublime. I wonder how the Spooky Men will come across in such a big field. They are hugely entertaining in more intimate surroundings.


Just noticed that Baskery are touring in March. Hopefully, I'll be able to get to their Skipton show.

I'm not keen on large one-stage festivals so Cropredy has never been on my list of must-do events but I always like checking out the line-up and reading people's reviews after the event.
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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2023, 04:11:13 PM »

Booked a warm up, first time in a long time, but decided to go this time.

Booked three days too!

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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2023, 06:08:18 PM »



I agree about Trevor Horne. It's getting a bit like their obsession with Marillion a few years back. Just too much.
On the plus side, Wakeman, †Focus and Tickell yaayy, and plenty of interesting unknowns. Praying for a good Thursday night lead now...


Wakeman is the Thursday night headliner.


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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2023, 06:17:49 PM »

I went and panic booked glamping but Iím really not enticed by todayís list.

Iím guessing itís just 1 headliner and 1 other to be announced?
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