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  1. Hot off the Press: Party in the City full events listings for the biggest free show in Bath now available on-line

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    PARTY IN THE CITY FULL EVENTS LISTINGS AVAILABLE TO VIEW: ON-LINE BROCHURE

    Bath International Music Festival kicks off this year’s festival on Friday 15 May with the city wide celebration, Party in the City, spreading over 43 venues, with more than 150 exciting bands, singers and performers. We’ve also joined up again with the national initiative Museums at Night, with museums here in Bath and across the country flinging open their doors for late night explorations.

    This year Party in the City continues throughout the Festival, with free music on the bandstand in Parade Gardens on the first weekend, 16/17 May, and again on Sunday 24 May, with a free Family Music Day including more free music from local bands, plus more delights during the week.   The fun does not stop, with the 12 day Bath International Music Festival running from 15 – 26 May.

    PARTY IN THE CITY HIGHLIGHTS (OR VIEW THE FULL EVENTS LISTINGS HERE)

    Street Performance: as well as everything going on at Party in the City venues don’t miss all the spectacular street performances. Samba bands, DJ Disco Turtles and more.

    Highlight Tours: (Free)  The ‘delightfully absurd’ Natural Theatre Company guide you through the musical streets of Bath.

    *Headline Act* Bite The Buffalo:  B.T.B have played the UK’s best venues, supported Robert Plant and bring you their version of Stomp, Rock Blues. 9.15-10pm Parade Gardens

    Bath Community Gospel Choir: Young Carers South West and Bath Philharmonia 9.15-10pm Bath Abbey

    Sing & Samba: A world premiere collaboration of choirs – come along and join the biggest sing-a-long of the night. 6.45-7.15pm The Circus

    Bristol A Cappella: Vocal harmonies re-creating well-known pop songs. 9.30-10.15pm Colonna & Hunter

    Kilter’s Unsung Choir: Young people’s lyrics about unsung aspects of their lives. Performed by professional choirs. 7-7.30pm Holburne Museum

    The Gas Giants: A rare appearance by Will Gregory & Tony Orrell to launch ART & WORK 8-9pm Museum of Bath at Work

    Bohemian Embassy: They’ve played some of the UK and Europe’s best venues – with a great live set! 10-11pm The Pig and Fiddle

    Maria Muller: International Mezzo-Soprano accompanied by Russian pianist Sergey Rybin 8.50-9.30pm Ralph Allen Cornerstone

    Turbo Disco Turtle: An 8 metre long, 3 metre wide, glow-in-the-dark disco Turtle! Bring bubbles to blow 9pm Stall Street Finale

    Noctis: Award winning chamber choir performing traditional choral music, contemporary, film scores and jazz standards. 9.30-10pm St Michael’s Church

    The Bath Welcome Choir: Popular harmonies and chart songs. 7.30-7.50pm St. Swithins Church

    The Full 2015 Party in the City line-up will be available soon in the P.I.T.C brochure look out for announcements!

  2. The Hot Sardines “one of the best jazz bands in NYC today” Add Extra Performance at #bathmusicfest 2015

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    We are delighted to announce The Hot Sardines will play a second gig at Bath Guildhall on Saturday 16 May, due to popular demand. The first performance has now sold out but tickets to the second gig starting at 10pm have just been released on line. Book now to avoid disappointment.

    The 2015 Bath International Bath Music Festival opens on 15 May with Party in the City and continues until Sir Willard White’s festival finale on Tuesday 26 May. We very much hope you will join us at the Festival in its 67th year, bringing the very best of Classical, Jazz, World and Folk to Bath. Celebrated names playing the Festival in Bath in May include Festival Artist in Residence Steven Osborne, his three concerts during the Festival have been picked by BBC Music Magazine as one of the ‘Top 20 UK Unmissable Events’; we also welcome jazz legend Hugh Masekela and many more. Here’s an overview of the exciting line-up. General Booking is now open.

    Jazz, World and Folk

    Creating an instant party, with the soaring horn echoing township jazz, hip-hop and funk, is South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela and his band. Other highlights of this stellar 2015 line-up include Orphy Robinson / Black Top; Jason Rebello and Gwilym Simcock, Gwyneth Herbert, Matthew Ship and Michael Bisio.

    Mike Westbrook performing Glad Day. Rising star of traditional English folksong Emily Portman in a new collaboration with Sam Sweeney from Bellowhead. The beautiful sounds of Welsh and Senegalese harps from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita; Alash masters of Tuvan throat singing from Siberia and a screening of the 1924 silent movie He Who Gets Slapped with live music from Will Gregory, co-founder of Goldfrapp and Tony Orrell.

    Also on offer a guaranteed party with the Tropical-Gypsy-Dance sounds of Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter) and her band Molotov Jukebox.

    All that and a ‘bring your family’ event with House Gospel Choir at Komedia. House anthems and gospel made for dancing, as seen at Glastonbury.

    Classical Programme

    We are delighted to have attracted some of the world’s finest soloists and groups in 2015. Amongst them is Festival Artist in Residence one of the great pianists of his generation Steven Osborne; vocal legend Willard White and world famous organist Thomas Trotter. Prizewinning ensembles such as The Cremona Quartet, the Dunedin Consort, early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico and a very special gig at Cleveland Pools, the UK’s only surviving Georgian lido, from Red Note Scotland’s leading contemporary music ensemble– a do not miss.

    2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Laura Van Der Heijden performs with the European Union Chamber Orchestra; Schubert by Peter Manning and Renato Belsadonna, leading Harpsichord player and Bach authority John Butt, a series of exceptional lunchtime concerts and world class opera from Iford Arts.