A pair of tickets is up for grabs ? plus access to the press photographers? pit ? to see veteran folk band Fairport Convention perform on its 40th anniversary at the group?s annual Cropredy festival.

The Fairport at Forty competition is organised in conjunction with Amateur Photographer magazine, and among the photographers expected to make an appearance is AP?s Angela Nicholson.

In addition to Fairport Convention, musicians also expected to perform at the three-day event include Jools Holland and The Strawbs.

Fairport?s Cropredy Convention 2007 takes place at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, from 9-11 August.

The tickets are worth £75 each.

The evening of Friday 10 August features a ?one-off? performance by the remaining members of Fairport Convention?s original 1969 line-up.

For details visit www.fairportconvention.com.

To enter the competition, post your best music/gig prints (maximum size A4) or transparencies, along with 50 words on why you think you should have access to the press pit, to: Fairport competition, Amateur Photographer magazine, IPC Media, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU.

The closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 11 July.

Picture credit: Angela Nicholson