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Billy Bragg, Oysterband, Eliza Carthy, and Adrian Edmondson for Big Session

plus more acts, and tickets on sale from today

published: Thu 20th Nov 2008

Billy Bragg

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2009
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU, England MAP
£70 for the whole weekend, child 5-15 £25
last updated: Wed 10th Jun 2009

The line-up has been announced for the Big Session Festival, which returns for the fifth year to De Montfort Hall, Leicester on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2009.

Billy Bragg
Over the weekend, acts from the roots and folk music worlds will perform their own full length sets and they will include Billy Bragg, Oysterband, Kathryn Tickell Band, Edward II, Eliza Carthy Band, Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, Peatbog Faeries, Breabach, Blyth Power, The Shee, and Ella Edmondson.

The festival has a proper session bar which gives festival goers the opportunity to bring along their own instruments and join in the sessions hosted over the weekend. The Big Session provides a safe and secure cloakroom to leave instruments at over the weekend.

Along with the pre-programmed music, expect there to be a beer tent with open mic space, artist lunchtime and impromptu sessions, a ceilidh, a market place, a children's area and more throughout the weekend.

Early bird tickets have gone on sale today priced at £60 for the whole weekend, and are on sale through the Box Office, telephone 0116 233 3111. They will also be available online from Monday 1st December.

The festivals also has a Kidzone run by the Big Kidz team loads of fun stuff for younger festival goers and their families, these include making things, crafts activities, games, music making, and much more.

This year the festival won the 'Greener Festival Award' for the second year on the trot, and have been given a special Red Kite Mark for their efforts to make the festival as environmentally friendly as they possibly can.

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Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2009
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU, England MAP
£70 for the whole weekend, child 5-15 £25
last updated: Wed 10th Jun 2009


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