Some of the biggest names on the acoustic scene such as Eddi Reader, The Leisure Society, Show of Hands, Scott Matthews, and Roddy Woomble headline, along with the founders of the Big Session concept and legendary political folk rockers Oysterband & June Tabor. They are joined by the likes of Disraeli and the Small Gods who effortlessly blend cutting edge poetry with folk and hip hop, The Treacherous Orchestra who are taking the sound of Celtic Big Band to another level with their 13 piece wall of sound. Chumbawamba and their politically fuelled acoustic pop and the collaborative open Songwriters Circle session “State of the Union” hosted by legendary songwriter Boo Herwerdine.
Up and coming artists come in the shape of Kami Thompson (daughter of Richard) Jesca Hoop, who recently supported Elbow on their UK tour and BBC 6 Music sensation Jake Morley.
Beyond the music the Big Session prides itself on being great for the family. “The Orchard” space provides hands on activities, workshops, builds, music and entertainment.
The Big Session is independent of major corporate sponsors and branding........a truly independent and individual event.