Once again the small village of Cropredy, near Oxford will welcome back Fairport’s Cropredy Convention for another electric folk and soft rock extravaganza.

Around 20,000 festival-goers are set to attend the established event, which has been running since 1980. Fairport Convention will continue the tradition of headlining the Saturday night, bringing the festival to a fitting finale.

Around 30 acts are set to appear at the three-day festival, which organisers have billed as ‘Britain’s Friendliest Music Festival’.

At Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 bars will be well stocked with lagers, ciders, wine, soft drinks and some choice real ales and with no backstage area you may be supping your pint next to a famous musician.

The festival site includes a well-managed campsite and good facilities for the disabled, including a well-sited viewing platform.

You can even park your car next to your tent, however if you wish to camp with friends or family you must meet up somewhere off-site and drive in together as spaces cannot be saved.

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 tickets will this year go on sale in December to beat the VAT increase expected in January 2011.