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The Bath Festival


The ten-day Bath Festival returns to Bath from Friday 17th–Sunday 26th May, featuring an assortment of household names and rising stars. The Bath Festival has a varied programme of live music, with the best of classical and contemporary on offer. Explore the big themes of our age with the makers of the new Attenborough series Our Planet, writer Matt Haig on twenty-first-century anxiety, cardiac surgeon Samer Nashef and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Venki Ramakrishnan. Among the big names at The Bath Festival are Dame Darcey Bussell, Jo Brand, Mark Kermode, Sara Cox, Sir Michael Parkinson, Prue Leith, Nicholas Parsons, Pam Ayres, Neil Oliver, Kate Williams, Nick Hewer, Amitav Ghosh, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Apparat and the Penguin Cafe.

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June, with Clean Bandit and Van Morrison taking to the stage for the open-air music festival in the heart of Bath.