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The Big Session

The Big Session 2016

The Big Session 2016

The Big Session 2016

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward supporting Seth Lakeman Sunday 1 May

Levellers

Levellers

To find out what's on, click here

Dates for 2017: Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May

 

OYSTERBAND
With special guests ELIZA CARTHY & SAUL ROSE
LEVELLERS ACOUSTIC
Honey Rider
NANCY KERR AND THE SWEET VISITOR BAND
Jess Morgan
BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY
Candi's Dog
THE HUT PEOPLE
Ray Cooper
The Big Session Ceilidh
Sessions
Folk Train
Buxton Ramble
Fringe Activities

 

Weekend Tickets are priced at £96. For ticket prices for our individual events, click here

To buy Weekend Tickets, click here

The weekend ticket includes access to all main events during The Big Session 2017. If you want to choose your seating, please contact our Box Office on 01298 72190 on the day of purchase.

Please note: if you do not specify seating, we will allocate the best available seats in the Opera House and standing tickets for the Arts Centre.

 

Welcome to the first festival of Summer!

Hosted by Oysterband, the cream of English folk gather in the handsome spa town of Buxton to welcome in the Summer. The festival features a series of concerts with a mini beer festival and Pavilion Gardens drinks Emporium 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 and more.

Set right in the heart of Buxton in the spectacular Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre and beautiful Pavilion Gardens, the festival venues are just a short walk from the town centre, accommodation and public transport links.

The Peak District and High Peak are great areas to explore, and fringe activities include a Folk Train from Manchester Piccadilly and a May Day ramble led by John Jones.

Musicians are welcome to join the open sessions in the Pavilion Gardens Marquee and an instrument cloakroom service will be provided.

To find out more join us on social media:

@BigSessionFest

/BigSessionFest


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Remember! Monday 1 May is a Bank Holiday and Buxton hosts its annual Spring Fair so there's lots happening in the town!

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Official Campsite

Cold Springs Farm

Cold Springs Farm Campsite is a working farm located just outside Buxton. As well as camping facilities there is also a basic camping barn available. To find out more, visit the Cold Springs Farm website

 

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Other useful links

Old Hall Hotel

Preferred Hotel Partner of Buxton Opera House and England's Oldest Hotel!

Visit Buxton 

Other accommodation and general information.

Northern Rail 

Travel to and from Buxton

FIND OUT MORE

To book call the Box Office on: 01298 72190 or book online.

Box Office hours vary depending on performance times, but it is usually open:

Monday to Saturday:
10am to 8pm

Sunday:
4pm to 8pm

For special events and Festivals, the box office will usually be open an hour before the performance for ticket sales.

All major credit cards are accepted (no booking fee). We also accept National Theatre Tokens.

For full booking information click here.

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