The Big Session returns to Buxton

Big%20Session%20HeaderThe cream of English folk will gather in Buxton for the Big Session being hosted by Oysterband over three nights and two days, from April 29 to May 1.

The festival features concerts by Oysterband with June Tabor and Sam Carter, Seth Lakeman supported by Lucy Ward, Edward II, Will Pound and Eddy Jay, and the Emily Portman Trio.

There’ll also be a huge beer hall hosting a festival of more than 100 real ales and providing the setting for the Big Session Ceilidh with the Oysterband and guests, and music sessions throughout the weekend led by Big Session concert artists.

Fringe activities include a Saturday morning birding trip to the Goyt Valley to look for Pied Flycatchers, whilst the 11.49 from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton the same day will be a dedicated Folk Train with music all the way, arriving in time for the afternoon session.

On Sunday morning Oysterband’s John Jones leads the festival ramble in the hills around the town. Musicians are welcome to join the open sessions: an instrument cloakroom service is provided.

Weekend Tickets are now on sale and individual tickets will be on sale from December 1. Go to for more details and you can also follow the event on twitter  @BigSessionFest