Following last year’s sell out success: the Big Session 2017 is back in Buxton for the third year running, from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017. Now over four days, welcome to the first festival of the summer and some of the biggest names in folk music.
Hosted by Oysterband, who this year are joined by Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose, the Big Session 2017 Festival boasts a whole weekend of live music, walks and even better a beer festival. While Sunday night’s concert, Levellers Acoustic, and the Big Session Ceilidh have now sold out, there’s still availability for other events.
To find out more about the Big Session 2017 click here to visit the Buxton Opera House website. Call the Box Office on 01298 72190.
Twitter: @BigSessionFest / Facebook: facebook.com/bigsessionfest
The Old Hall Hotel
Why not visit the Old Hall for a drink or meal before or after the show. We have launched our new Spring Wine Bar Menu, click here for details. Children’s menus are available.
Situated across the leafy square from the Edwardian Opera House, why not unwind and enjoy The Old Hall’s fine hospitality. Whether it’s a delicious three course meal in our restaurant, or a glass or two of something special in our relaxed wine bar, our friendly staff will ensure you have a show stopping stay.
Combine your show with an overnight stay on our Step into Spring package from £109.00 per couple, available on selected dates throughout April and May 2017. Click here for more details.
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, The Old Hall Hotel 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.