Posts Tagged ‘Cropredy 2015’

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 21st, 2015

mearnsleader15aMearns Leader: Toyah to serve Stonehaven well: Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox is the latest chart star to play in Stonehaven in a long list that includes Simple Minds and The Human League. The former punk princess – whose biggest hit was It’s A Mystery – is to take the stage at Stonehaven Town Hall on September, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 – Continue reading…

• Through The Magic Door: Festival Fun at Cropredy 2015: For example this year a few of the highlights were The Proclaimers, Toyah Willcox, and some of the new ones we enjoyed were Ahab and Katzenjammer – Continue reading…

We Are Folk: Toyah setting the stage on fire at Cropredy – Continue reading…

Newark Advertiser: Are you heading to Clumber Park for the Flashback Festival? – Continue reading…

Daily Mail: Talkin’ about his generation: Phil Daniels relives his iconic role in Quadrophenia as he’s reunited with the Mod scooter he rode in the film… over 30 years later: The film also starred other emerging British talent, such as, Ray Winstone, Toyah Wilcox, Lesley Ash and Philip Davis – as well as Sting. But while the iconic film is ingrained in a whole generation’s collective mind, its star can barely recall filming it. ‘All I can remember about the film is working really hard. We shot it all in six weeks and we did the end first,’ Phil confessed – Continue reading…


Paul Nicholson @ Twitter: Toyah and the boys at Eastbourne Bandstand last week – Continue reading…

Fused: Cropredy Festival > Review: An interesting overview of last week’s festival, with some equally interesting photos, and even a few lines on Toyah: “Toyah Willcox. The latter named must surely keep an aging portrait in her attic and delivered an energetic punk-pop set with spasmodically operatic vocals which she reckoned have “5 years left” – Continue reading…

Swindon Advertiser: Heavens Above Fail To Dampen Spirits

August 19th, 2015

swinad13aAs the bells from St Mary the Virgin rang out at 4pm on Thursday so too, on a sloping swathe of Oxfordshire farmland half-a-mile away, did a fiddle, an acoustic guitar and a mandolin. The sky was filled with threatening white-cum-greyish clouds and a mild drizzle descended but Fairport Convention were already in full flow.

The bass heavy, Eighties, jazz-funk of Level 42 was not up my particular alley. And neither, did I think feel, would be a revival of Toyah’s hits from the same era. But the sassy blonde pixie-warrior-princess delivered a breathless show which even included some pogoing. “Here I am, 57 years-old and I’m still singing the punk stuff,” she gasped between numbers. And singing it pretty well, too.

• Continue reading at the Swindon Advertiser.

BBC Oxford: New Toyah Interview @ BBC iPlayer

August 19th, 2015

Toyah guested on Kat Orman’s show on ‘BBC Radio Oxford’ yesterday. The interview is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer, and will be for the next month.

Toyah Willcox and the Wallingford superhome: Kat meets Mike Bicknell from Wallingford. Ten years ago Mike, who was a keen runner, almost lost his leg in a road accident. Plus Kat finds out about a house in Wallingford that has qualified for “Superhome” status and talks to one of the headlines acts from this weekend’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Toyah Willcox.

• Toyah’s interview, which took place backstage at Cropredy on Saturday, begins at approximately 46m 30s into the programme and runs for around 9 minutes (plus a play of I Want To Be Free). Toyah talks about her early life and school days, rebellious teenage years, what influenced her imagery: “I wanted to be completely different, almost genderless“, visiting Oxford, Aaaaaaaah!, and her set at Cropredy.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 17th, 2015

cropredy15cFairport’s Cropredy Convention: View a selection of photos from Saturday’s concert here…

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention: Watch Toyah perform ‘Jungles of Jupiter’ at the festival here… (Thanks to Kevin Tucker)

Oxford Mail: Anthem sung by 17,000 helps to bring top festival to a finish: After two days of rain and cloud, revellers were rewarded with blue skies and sunshine for the final day, which also featured sets by singer-songwriter Paul Carrack and 80s punk icon Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Aaaaaaaah!: Special Screening + Q&A: Steve Oram’s insane debut film begins a residency at Picturehouse Central with this exclusive screening + Q&A with special guests (Fri 4th Sep) – Continue reading…

Eastbourne Herald: Super Saturday draws a record crowd to Airbourne: Friday proved popular too and many stayed into the evening to watch De’Vide on the Airbourne Live stage, sponsored by TJ’s Nightclub, or to see Toyah at the Bandstand, which proved to be a sell out success – Continue reading…

• Trip Advisor: Toyah @ Eastbourne: A few fan “reviews” of Toyah’s bandstand gig were even posted at TA – Continue reading…

Hartlepool Mail: Stars of mod film Quadrophenia set to ride into Hartlepool: “Phil Daniels said he wanted to come but unfortunately he is away filming in Eastern Europe on the day. We are still waiting to hear on Leslie Ash and Toyah Willcox.” – Continue reading…

Scriptuality: Bad Samaritan: “Mrs Tembe has an encounter with someone whose importance she doesn’t realise, while Howard tries to get involved in a clinical matter. Al has to deal with a patient who he suspects might be a stalker.” And, yes, that’s Toyah Willcox (the one in the camouflage, not the one in the suit or the one with the poppy). And there is just a tiny weeny bit of weirdness in this one. – Continue reading…

Proper Music: Cropredy 2015: This feature brings together the main releases, back catalogue, bestsellers plus Fairport & Friends releases from the majority of artists appearing at the 2015 Cropedy Festival (where products are available). As usual, we’re also there manning the CD Tent so this feature offers a great chance for Festival-goers to purchase any of the albums that you didn’t or weren’t able to purchase at the event… or if you weren’t there then it’s a great way to catch up on the buzz of the best sellers – Continue reading…

Official Toyah Instagram: Great Trio Of Gigs

August 17th, 2015

Great trio of gigs: Thursday 13 August at London Hippodrome; Friday 14 August at Eastbourne Bandstand; Saturday 15 August at the legendary Fairport Cropredy Convention – Visit Toyah’s Official Instagram by clicking below.


Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2015: Begins Today

August 13th, 2015

cropredy15aFairport’s Cropredy Convention opens today. Toyah plays the final day on Saturday.

Northamptonshire Telegraph: Fairport begin Cropredy festival: Thousands of folk, fans are expected to head to Cropredy today as Fairport Convention’s annual festival returns. The hosts will kick off proceedings with an acoustic set as well as bringing the festival to a close on the Saturday night. The Friday will opened by the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners who will be followed by ahab, Judith Owen, Skinny Lister, Skerryvore, Fish and The Proclaimers. The second day will be headlined by Level 42. The final day of Cropredy will be opened by Richard Digance who will be followed by Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, The New Grasscutters, Band of Friends, Toyah Willcox, Paul Carrack and Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix – Continue reading…

Banbury Guardian: What’s on where around Banbury: listings, August 13 edition: Music – Today (Thursday August 13) to Saturday August 15: Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – Three days of some of the best folk music at the popular annual shindig. Performers include Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Level 42, The Proclaimers, Fish, Paul Carrack, Toyah Willcox and Fairport Convention themselves. Tickets will be available at the gate. See – Continue reading…

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Live 2015: Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

August 11th, 2015

cropredy15aToyah plays Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2015 on Saturday – The final day of the festival.

An annual well attended festival of folk and rock music held on the edge of the village of Cropredy, and run by Fairport Convention.

This year’s 35th anniversary of the festival will take place from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th August 2015.

Hosts Fairport Convention make two appearances opening the festival and closing the show as is traditional. Other headliners are Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Level 42. Other acts include Paul Carrack, Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix, Trad Arrr, Dreadzone, ahab, Judith Owen, Skinny Lister, Skerryvore, Fish, The Proclaimers, Richard Digance, Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, The New Grasscutters, Band of Friends and Toyah.

The music starts at 4pm on Thursday. As in previous years, the festival offers three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) tickets; two-day (Friday and Saturday) tickets; and Saturday-only tickets.

Three-day (Thurs, Fri, Sat) ticket £125; Two-day (Fri and Sat) ticket £115; Saturday-only ticket £80.

• Visit the Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2015 website. Browse all our Cropredy related news. Click below to view the date at Toyah’s Official Gig Diary.


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Toyah Live 2015: Festivals, Tours & More

July 30th, 2015

Toyah’s Gig Diary for the remainder of 2015 is packed full of concerts, including a variety of Summer festivals; Fairport’s Cropredy Convention (15th August), Flashback Festival (22nd August), Cottingham Folk Festival (6th September). There’s also the Acoustic, Up Close & Personal UK Tour, numerous Proud, Loud & Electric gigs and a number of one off appearances.


Toyah makes her debut at Eastbourne Bandstand next month (14th August), and plays the New Mills Festival, Derbyshire (12th September). There’s also a return to Bristol for a Proud, Loud & Electric gig at The Fleece (5th November).


• Click on any of the promo images above for the full list of upcoming gigs, plus links to buy tickets, at The Official Toyah website. (Thanks to Andrew Payne for the Eastbourne photo)

Banbury Guardian: Last Chance For Cropredy Cut-Price Tickets

July 24th, 2015

banburyguardian15aIt’s the last chance for people to claim cheaper tickets in advance for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention which will see three days of top music.

There will be more than 30 hours of live music from 20 different acts over the three day festival in Cropredy running from Thursday August 13 to Saturday August 15. Tickets prices for the festival if booked before Friday July 31 are £120 for all three days, £110 for Friday and Saturday and £75 for entrance to Saturday only.After that date, the prices will go up an extra £5 including tickets bought on the gate.

Headliners for the festival include Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Level 42. Toyah Willcox and The Proclaimers will also be appearing at the festival as well as the legendary folk band Fairport Convention. They are likely to be performing with a number of special guests.

• Continue reading at the Banbury Guardian.

Swindon Advertiser: Best Of The Fests

July 10th, 2015

swinad13aBest of the fests: Our guide to 11 top summer festivals

Pull on your wellies and dig out your tent! It’s summer festival season and there’s everything from 1980s retro to world music to entertain you. Flicky Harrison reports

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

Toyah Willcox joins the merry men and women invited to perform at this year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. The former punk princess has now won her place among the music luminaries selected by folk rock legends Fairport Convention at the Oxfordshire festival.

She joins a line-up including Fish, the former lead singer of Marillion, The Proclaimers, Level 42, Dreadzone and a number of special surprise guests who simply ‘pop up’ in traditional Cropredy style. As host band, Fairport will open the festival which runs from Thursday, August 13, to Saturday, August 15. For more details visit

• Continue reading at the Swindon Advertiser. Browse Toyah’s full gig diary, including all her upcoming 2015 festival appearances, at

Swindon Advertiser: Festival Fun For Music Fans

June 25th, 2015

swinad13aFestival fun for music fans from rock to folk and everything in between

Toyah Willcox joins the merry men and women invited to perform at this year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. The punk princess has now won her place among the music luminaries selected by folk rock legends Fairport Convention at the Oxfordshire festival. She joins a line-up including Fish, the former lead singer of Marillion, The Proclaimers, Level 42, Dreadzone and a number of special surprise guests who simply ‘pop up’ in traditional Cropredy style. As host band, Fairport will open the festival which runs from Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15. For more details visit

• Continue reading at the Swindon Advertiser. Browse Dreamscape’s news on Toyah playing at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2015 here.

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PROG: Cropredy 2015 Lineup Completed

June 4th, 2015

prog14aFull list of artists confirmed for Fairport Convention’s annual weekender in August

Fairport Convention have confirmed the complete lineup for this year’s edition of their Cropredy Convention festival.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £120 for the full weekend, £110 for Friday and Saturday and £75 for Saturday only. Charges increase after July 31.

August 13: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Katzenjammer, Dreadzone, Trad Arr, Fairport Convention semi-acoustic set.

August 14: Level 42. The Proclaimers. Fish. Skerryvore. Skinny Lister. Judith Owen. Ahab. BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner (tab).

August 15: Fairport Convention and guests, Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix, Paul Carrack, Toyah Willcox, Band Of Friends, The Newgrass Cutters, Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson, Richard Digance.

• Continue reading at PROG.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

December 17th, 2014

MM Band Services: Top 10 Christmas songs of all time: Here’s our top 10!: 8. “I Believe In Father Christmas” – Greg Lake/Toyah Wilcox/Elaine Paige “I Believe In Father Christmas” is a song by Greg Lake (most famously a member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer), with lyrics by Peter Sinfield – Continue reading…


Oxford Mail: Big names revealed for Cropredy music festival: The Proclaimers, ex-Marillion singer Fish and Toyah Willcox are the first acts to be announced an annual music festival in Cropredy, north Oxfordshire. Fairport’s Cropredy Convention will be hosted by folk rock legends Fairport Convention from Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15 – Continue reading…

Banbury Guardian: Proclaimers are walking 500 miles to Cropredy: On Saturday, Toyah Willcox will be another welcome newcomer to Cropredy when she performs with her band – Continue reading…

Belfast Telegraph: In my day: Diane Roberts of Cell Partners on the time of her life: Q: And the style, what was that like? A: Flares and duffle coats to start, then ending up with tight jeans and big hair, a la Toyah Willcox, that’s a bit of a confession there! – Continue reading…

• Edinburgh Evening News: Real Lives: ‘One-off’ Brian was home in The Dome: The man credited with turning The Dome in George Street into one of the city’s leading venues has died. A larger-than-life character, Brian Crawford’s many friends and customers ranged from royalty to sporting heroes and actors. He had a close “gang of girlfriends” who included Lorraine Chase, Cilla Black, Rula Lenska, Sheila Ferguson, Shirley Bassey, Angela Rippon, Toyah Willcox and Lorna Luft – Continue reading…

Live 2015: Fairport Cropredy Convention 2015

December 14th, 2014

cropredy14aFairport’s Cropredy Convention: first acts for 2015 announced

The organisers of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention announced yesterday (Friday 12 December) the first acts booked to appear at the 2015 festival.

The three-day event, staged by folk-rock band Fairport Convention, takes place annually near Banbury and is Oxfordshire’s most popular music festival. As host band, Fairport Convention will open the festival on Thursday 13 August with a short semi-acoustic set.

On Saturday 15 August, Toyah Willcox will be another welcome newcomer to Cropredy when she performs with her band.

• Continue reading at View more info on the festival at Fairport Convention Official Website.

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