Friday 20 May - Sunday 29 May 2016
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Party in the City 2016

FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016: 5.30PM UNTIL LATE! PARTY IN THE CITY IS BATH’S BIGGEST, FREE NIGHT OF MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE

Your Guide to Bath’s Biggest FREE Party is here – click on the link below for the online version, or pick up a copy from Bath Box Office or any of the venues. Date for your diary: Friday 20 May!

Celebrating the opening night of the 10 day  The Bath International Music Festival, featuring hundreds of performances for one night only — it’s Bath’s biggest FREE party! Friday May 20th from 5.30pm until late, the city will buzz with folk, rock, classical, jazz, acoustic, swing, and soul — all concerts and gigs are free! Last year, the biggest in the history of Party in The City, 48 venues opened their doors to over 2000 performers and 20,000 audience members.

The whole evening lifts off with a parade through the streets by local children joined by members of Action on Hearing Loss — they will lead off from Southgate, arriving at the Abbey at 6pm for a special performance by over 100 school children directed by renowned beatboxer Shlomo.

New this year will be two live open-air stages with festival bars supplied by Honey’s Midford Cider, Electric Bear and The Nest, bringing both Queen Square and Parade Gardens to life with local food and drink stalls — forming our official ‘hubs’. Your favourite bars, clubs and venues across town will showcase performances until late; with everything from rock to opera, jazz to hip-hopera and remember to keep eyes open for the official Sofarsounds secret gig…

The 10 day Bath International Music Festival continues from Saturday 21st until 29th May. Bath Festivals once again present a soulstirring mix of music for the entire city, now in its 68th year! With over 45 events, highlights include major international stars such as Nashville-based Lera Lynn from HBO’s True
Detective and Canadian folk rock star JP Hoe on a rare visit with his latest album Hideaway. View the full programme of events over the 10 days in our online brochure

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