The Big Session is back for 2017

The Big Session Festival will be back in Buxton for 2017 with a line-up from the cream of English folk music.Hosts the Oysterband will be joined by the likes of Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose, Levellers Acoustic with support from Honey Rider, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, The Hut People, supported by Ray Cooper and Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band, with support from Jess Morgan.

There will be a ceilidh, a Big Session beer festival, and workshops during the event over the May bank holiday weekend from April 28-May 1.

There is also a special Folk Train leaving from Manchester Piccadilly on the Saturday at 11.49am arriving just in time for the afternoon workshop and evening concerts.

On the Monday morning  you will be able to get out into the Peak District countryside with The Big Session May Day Ramble.

Weekend tickets are already on sale. Go to for details.