Alice Cooper to play Cropredy

January 11, 2013

Shock-rock superstar to headline Oxfordshire festival.

Alice Cooper will headline the opening day of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention on August 8. It is expected to be the Coop’s only UK public appearance during the year.

Cropredy has been staged annually since 1980 by folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention. Band member and festival co-organiser Dave Pegg says: “We’ve been hoping to get Alice Cooper to Cropredy for years and at last the work calendars have coincided.

“Alice is one of rock music’s great originals and his live shows are pure entertainment with their great combination of rock, theatricality and breathtaking staging. But at the end of the day it’s the music that counts at Cropredy and Alice has produced some of the most accomplished and exciting rock of the past four decades.

“We are sure our audience will be blown away by Alice Cooper,” Pegg continues. “Rock acts always go down well with the Cropredy crowd – just ask Status Quo, for example.”

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention takes place August 8 to 10. Tickets will go on sale on February 1 from Fairport’s online box office at www.fairportconvention.com

The full festival line-up will also be announced on February 1.

-Classic Rock Magazine

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