Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, having formed in 1967. During that time, the band that launched British folk rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.
This tour presents a mix of long-established favourites and some surprises from albums old and new. The band features founding members Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie, with former member Dave Mattacks joining on drums.
The opening act on the tour will be the wonderful Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.
“Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport is still clearly having fun and brought the house down.”The Guardian
“Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all, they are a brilliant live band.”Folk & Tumble
Please see important ticketing information below.
Standard ticket – £29.00
120 minutes, with an interval.
Oxford Playhouse was built as a repertory theatre in 1938 and was the last new theatre to be opened before the Second World War. The recently refurbished auditorium offers a capacity for 634 people over two levels, with bar facilities on each floor.
Together with its Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse presents and produces a wide range of live performances that include the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.
The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out at locations across the county. It has presented many world-class actors, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman.