A NEW FLAGSHIP FESTIVAL FOR BATH

November 17, 2016

Taking place from 19-28 May 2017The Bath Festival will build on the heritage of the Bath Literature Festival and Bath International Music Festival, delivering a flagship festival with music and literature at the heart.

The Bath Festival will include a wider range of events whilst continuing to offer the core events from the literature and music festivals; including classical, jazz, world and folk music alongside contemporary fiction, intelligent debate, science, history, politics and poetry.

Bath’s biggest night of free music, Party in the City will return with over 2,000 people taking to stages across the city and 20,000 in attendance. The festival will also continue to provide year round extensive learning & participation opportunities for over 6,000 young people.

The Artistic Directors of The Bath Festival are Alex Clark, David Jones and James Waters. Alex is an editor and literary journalist who frequently writes for The Guardian, The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement.  She regularly chairs literary events and has also been on the judging panel for the Booker Prize. David Jones and James Waters are both leading figures in the music industry and experts in their own musical fields.  They initially joined Bath Festivals in 2015 becoming Artistic Directors of the International Music Festival in 2016.

We hope this news excites you to look at the festival brochure in the New Year and inspires you to book a ticket and come along to find out more. For all latest programme news sign up to our mailing list here

Bath Festivals will continue to produce the much loved Bath Children’s Literature Festival.

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