Fairport Convention’s Cropredy festival got under way yesterday with thousands of folk fans descending on the village for the annual event.
The band is currently celebrating its 45th year and opened the festival with an acoustic set.
While numerous festivals and summer shows have been cancelled this year because of waterlogged sites, music fans (and dogs) basked in glorious sunshine at Cropredy.
Irish singer songwriter Kieran Goss followed Fairport with a set of Irish folk before Bob Marley tribute act Legend brought the sounds of the reggae legend alive.
Legend have worked with some of the biggest names in the genre and brought an injection of colour to proceedings.
Bellowhead followed with all 11 members packing onto the Cropredy stage.
The five time winners of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Best Live Act’, mixed traditional English music with ballads, sea shanties, jazz and funk before Squeeze headlined the Thursday night with a set of new wave guitar rock.
Cropredy continues today and tomorrow.
Tonight is headlined by Joan Armatrading and will feature sets by Saw Doctors and Larkin Poe
Saturday is headlined by Fairport Convention who will be joined by the likes of Calan and Big Country.
For ticket information call 0900 637 1644 or visit www.fairport convention.com/cropredy