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The Bath Festival

The Bath Festival


The Bath Festival 19 - 28 May 2017 is a celebration of words, music and literature. Highlights of the programme include:

Literature: Sir Salman Rushdie (appearing in London, Paris and Bath only); Margaret Drabble and Fay Weldon; Sebastian Barry; Mary Berry; Ali Smith; Michael Rosen; Harriet Harman; Ed Balls; India Knight; Victoria Hislop; Lionel Shriver; Colm Tóibín; Sophie Hannah.

Classical: Philharmonia Orchestra with Herbert Blomstedt; Jeremy Denk; Ann Murray; Cecilia Bernardini; Steven Isserlis; Tenebrae; Malcolm Martineau; Richard Goode; a new 6-concert series BathSongs – from Brahms to Broadway

Jazz & Folk: Georgie Fame and the Guy Barker Big Band; Madeleine Peyroux; Brad Mehldau Trio; Naturally 7; Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill; Stormy, featuring Camilla Beeput and directed by Clarke Peters; Martin Carthy and Sam Sweeney; Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal

Words + Music: Simon Callow and Steven Isserlis; Laura Barnett and Kathryn Williams; Bob Dylan: A Celebration; Madeleine Thien and Richard Uttley

JUMP IN and book tickets now

The Bath Festival opens with Bath’s biggest night of FREE music, Party In The City - a celebration of local performance with over 2,000 people taking to stages across the city. Booking is open now via Bath Box Office, 01225 463362.

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Opening Times

2017 (19 May 2017 - 28 May 2017)

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