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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
The Big Session Ceilidh
Folk Train
Buxton Ramble
Fringe Activities

 

Weekend Tickets go on sale Friday 11 November at 10am (individual concert tickets on sale Friday 9 December) and are priced at £96.

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 stalls of the Opera House and standing tickets for the  Arts Centre.

To buy your tickets, click here

 

The Big Session Goes Bigger in Buxton!

Hosted by Oysterband, the cream of English folk gather in the handsome spa town of Buxton in the heart of the glorious Peak District to welcome in May. The festival features a series of concerts plus 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 and other special guests.

Set right in the heart of Buxton at the spectacular Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre and beautiful Pavilion Gardens, a short walk from the railway station: we welcome you to the first festival of the summer!

The High Peak is a great area to explore, and fringe activities include walks, birding trips and more.

Musicians are welcome to join the open sessions: an instrument cloakroom service is provided.

To find out more, sign up to our mailing list by accessing your account online or join us on social media:

@BigSessionFest

/BigSessionFest


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Monday 1 May is a Bank Holiday and Buxton hosts its annual Spring Fair so you may not want to be dashing away!

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Official Campsite

 

Cold Springs Farm

Cold Springs Farm Campsite is a working farm ideally located near to Buxton, a spa town at the heart of the Peak District National Park.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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