Started in 2005, this festival was set in Leicester's De Montfort Hall until 2010.
For 2011 it took over a stage at the Beautiful Days festival in Devon on the Saturday, while in 2012 it moved to Catton Hall near Walton Upon-Trent. After the 2012 festival it went on hiatus until 2014 when it returned basse at Buxton Opera House, Buxton in Derbyshire.
Over the weekend, acts from the roots and folk music worlds perform their own full length sets.
As well as artists performing in their own right there are lunchtime and impromptu sessions, a ceilidh, a children's area, and more throughout the weekend.
- The Big Session 2017
- The Big Session 2016
- The Big Session 2015
- The Big Session 2012
- Big Session Festival 2010
- Big Session Festival 2009
- Big Session Festival 2008
- Big Session Festival 2007
- The Big Session Festival 2006
- The Big Session Festival 2005
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