First acts for Big Session Festival

The first acts have been confirmed for the Big Session Festival, which takes place at De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester, from 13-15 June 2008.

Bellowhead, Cara Dillon, Devon Sproule, Kila, Lau, Oysterband & Vincent Vincent and the Villains are the first acts announced for the intimate 3000-capacity event.

Having sold out its first three years, the Big Session Festival has been branded a folk festival with a twist and was commended with the 'Greener Festival Award' at the UK Festival Awards

Organisers are promising even more next year. A spokesman said: "There will be three stages bigger than in previous years, the indoor, marquee and proper music sessions, plus camping, a real ale tent, international food and craft stalls, children’s events and of course we’ll be watching our carbon foot print!"

Early-bird tickets are now on sale at the special price of only £55 for an adult weekend ticket before the 1 March 2008. To buy call 0116 2333 111.