The Big Session Festival 2005

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2005
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU, England MAP
Full weekend ticket including camping £35 - book b4 1st March and save £5.
last updated: Wed 2nd Feb 2005

2005 sees the Oysterband launching their first ever signature festival, set in De Montfort Hall and it's surrounding 4 acre gardens. Over the course of the weekend, an array of special guests from the roots and folk music worlds will perform their own full length sets, peaking with the Oyster's headline appearance on Saturday night.

Artists confirmed so far are Eddi Reader (Friday headliner), Eliza Carthy Band, Show Of Hands and Martin Simpson, Mark Chadwick & Rev Hammer (Levellers) and Justin Sullivan (New Model Army), with further names still to be announced.

The music will range from electric main stage performances to informal acoustic music. The festival will close on Sunday afternoon with a ceildih concert. There are two stages (Indoor and Marquee), free camping, and real ale.

Click here for the confirmed line-up (so far).

Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 13th 2004. Book before 1st March 2005 and save £5. Day tickets will be avilable from 1st March.

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2005
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU, England MAP
Full weekend ticket including camping £35 - book b4 1st March and save £5.
last updated: Wed 2nd Feb 2005


latest on this festival

The Big Session 2017
festival details
last updated: Fri 7th Apr 2017
Big Session Festival
festival home page
last updated: Wed 15th Feb 2017
The Big Session 2016
festival details
last updated: Mon 18th Apr 2016
The Big Session 2016
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Thu 15th Oct 2015