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Fairport Convention Spring Dates Announced Ahead of Triumphant Return to Cropredy

Mar 30, 2022

Despite the ever-present challenges, Fairport Convention’s 55th Anniversary celebrations continue, with a further 30 dates across the UK in April, May and June, ahead of a triumphant return to the fields of Oxfordshire at Cropredy Convention this August…

The Spring 2022 tour kicks-off on Thursday 28th April at Settle’s Grade II listed Victorian Music Hall, before taking in a further 30 dates across the length and breadth of England and Wales, and whilst it’s been far too long since fans have had the opportunity to attend Fairport’s Spring Tour, it’s been an even longer wait for the return of their annual festival, Cropredy Convention!

A record-breaking attendance at the festival in 2019 was followed by an enforced hiatus in 2020 – what would have been the festivals 40th Anniversary – and again in 2021. Three years down the road, fans and the band alike are expecting an emotional return on 11th, 12th and 13th August 2022.

Fairport’s traditional Saturday night headline slot at the festival will also highlight another anniversary slated for 2020; 50 years since the release of Full House; the band’s seminal 1970 LP for Island Records.

Also on the bill is a much-anticipated performance from Fairport alumnus Richard Thompson, torch-bearing Londoners Turin Brakes, acclaimed Folk soloist Seth Lakeman, plus, a very special show from Steve Hackett of Genesis, who’ll be celebrating another 50 year milestone; the release of the legendary Foxtrot album. After a two year hiatus, it’s sure to be one hell of a party…

The bucolic festival of choice for grizzled Bohemians of all hues…
The Times, 50 Best Festivals, 2022

Fairport’s 2022 Spring tour show will feature a mix of long-established favourites and some surprises from releases old and new, including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020. Fresh off of the back of their hugely successful Winter live dates, the upcoming tour will see the band play a variety of venues throughout England and Wales, including the Northern Kin Festival in Bishop Auckland and Folk on the Pier in Cromer.

“Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down.”
The Guardian

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2022

28th April 2022 Settle Victoria Hall TICKETS

29th April 2022 Carlisle The Old Fire Station – TICKETS

30th April 2022 Bishop Auckland Northern Kin Festival – TICKETS

1st May 2022 Bury The Met – TICKETS

2nd May 2022 Lowdham Village Hall – TICKETS

6th May 2022 Hertford St Andrews Church – TICKETS

7th May 2022 Stowmarket The John Peel Centre – TICKETS

8th May 2022 Cromer Folk on the Pier – TICKETS

9th May 2022 Nettlebed Nettlebled Village Club – TICKETS

10th May 2022 Loughborough Town Hall – TICKETS

11th May 2022 Scunthorpe The Plowright Theatre – TICKETS

12th May 2022 Bridlington Spa Centre Theatre – TICKETS

13th May 2022 Stockton on Tees ARC – TICKETS

15th May 2022 Nantwich Nantwich Civic Hall – TICKETS

18th May 2022 Walsall Walsall Arena – TICKETS

19th May 2022 Stamford Corn Exchange – TICKETS

20th May 2022 Malton The Milton Rooms – TICKETS

21st May 2022 Castleton Peak Cavern – TICKETS

22nd May 2022 Burton upon Trent Brewhouse Arts Centre – TICKETS

24th May 2022 Leeds City Varieties Music Hall – TICKETS

25th May 2022 Leek The Foxlowe Arts Centre – TICKETS

26th May 2022 Tenbury Wells The Regal – TICKETS

27th May 2022 Milford Haven The Torch Theatre – TICKETS

28th May 2022 Pentyrch Acapela Studio – TICKETS

29th May 2022 Chipping Norton The Theatre – TICKETS

31st May 2022 Canterbury Malthouse Theatre – TICKETS

1st June 2022 Emsworth St James’ Church – TICKETS

2nd June 2022 Hailsham The Pavilion – TICKETS

3rd June 2022 Cranbrook St Dunstan’s Church – TICKETS

4th June 2022 Beckenham The Arts at St Georges – TICKETS

5th June 2022 East Hagbourne Fleur De Lys – TICKETS


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