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Thursday 9 August: Seth Lakeman
We are very proud to announce that west country singer-songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Seth Lakeman has been added to the Thursday bill.
Seth, 29, is about to release his third single. This will be Seth's first appearance at Cropredy and we can hardly wait - his live performances are dynamite, full of power and passion.
Seth has been nominated in no fewer than four categories in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Thursday 9 August - Wishbone Ash
It has been a while since we had a Gibson Flying 'V' on stage at Cropredy so it is with great pleasure that we welcome 1970's classic rock band,Wishbone Ash.
We say 1970's although Andy Powell and the band have never really stopped. Likened in the early years to American dual guitar outfit, The Allman Brothers, Wishbone Ash quickly defined their own melodic sound and produced a series of excellent rock albums.
Wishbone Ash, Pilgrimage and Argus were the three albums which really established the band and whilst new material is always featured in the band's current live show, the 'Big Three' are far from ignored.
Thursday 9 August: Kerfuffle
This year, we have invited an exciting young band to the festival. Fairport has an enviable reputation for promoting up-and-coming young musicians and the talented Midlands-based group Kerfuffle fits that bill. Great playing, great energy and a great future ahead!
Friday 10 August - The Richard Thompson Band
Allowed just enough time to get his breath back following the Liege and Lief set, the maestro, Richard Thompson returns to close the Friday night with what will surely be another blistering set.
Richard last played Cropredy in 2005 with a stunning acoustic performance which featured Sir Danny Thompson (no relation!) on bass.
For this evening's show, Richard will be joined once again by the aforementioned Danny Thompson (Get on with it!) and the wonderful talents of Pete Zorn, and Michael Jerome. More...