Introducing: The Station Sessions Festival

You may have read our previous posts about the fantastic Station Sessions - we love what they're doing - and now, The Station Sessions Festival is returning to St Pancras International and is on track to entertain the millions of music fans, commuters and tourists visiting the station this spring.

Over 100 established and emerging artists will perform free gigs over 44 days between the 22nd March and the 4th May 2012, making it not only the first festival of the season but also the longest music festival in the UK. After a storming debut festival last summer, the second Station Sessions Festival launched yesterday (Thursday 22nd March) with a special stripped-down performance by postpunk pioneers The Futureheads as a taster for their upcoming a cappella and acoustic tour.

Station Sessions Festival performances will be based across a central main stage and number of additional fringe stages around the station. This year highlights on the main stage include performances from Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly, Alt-J and Molotov Jukebox. Performances on the main stage will be every weekday between 5.30pm-6.30pm. In addition to the main programme there will also be a number of secret gigs from household names throughout the festival, which will be unannounced but will surprise and delight visitors to the station.

For the finale on Friday 4 May, Station Sessions Festival is partnering with the infamous Camden Crawl. Closing the festival, four acts will perform for 30 minutes each between 2pm and 5:30pm, with more details to be released nearer the time. The Station Sessions recently got some great news, having just been shortlisted for the Best Music and Brand Partnership in 2012 prize at the upcoming Music Week Awards. Great stuff!

Some of the brilliant artists that will be appearing at the festival include Ramsʼ Pocket Radio, Kate Daisy Grant, The Barker Band, The Good Ship Band, Daytonna Lights, Professor Penguin and many more!