Billy Bragg to play Big Session Festival

Billy Bragg at Camp Bestival 2008 by Al De Perez
Billy Bragg at Camp Bestival 2008 by Al De Perez

Billy Bragg is one of the first names for next year's Big Session Festival.

Peatbog Faeries and festival creators Oysterband will join the English song-writing stalwart at the Leicester event too.

Adrian Edmondson And The Bad Shepards, Blyth Power, Braebach and Ella Edmondson are also set to perform at the three-day festival alongside Eliza Carthy Band and Edward II.

Kathryn Tickell Band and The Shee have also been confirmed for the festival, which will take place at De Montfort Hall, Leicester from 19-21 June.

Early bird tickets for Big Session Festival 2009 are on sale already priced at £65 for the weekend with day tickets also available.

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The festival will celebrate its fifth birthday next year with a wide selection of folk and roots acts over three stages. There will also be lunchtime and impromptu sessions over the weekend as well as Ceilidh, children’s activities, food stalls and bars.

Read our Big Session 2008 review HERE.