Friday 20 May - Sunday 29 May 2016

Tag Archive: music

  1. VIEW THE FESTIVAL SO FAR IN PHOTOS

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    It’s Day 4 of Bath International Music Festival which continues until Sunday 29 May. The festival began with Bath’s Biggest Free night of music Party in the City. 40 venues, 2 new outdoor festival stages in Parade Gardens and Queen Square and schools, bands, choirs all performing and some CROWDSURFING at Komedia.

    Take a look at the 2016 Festival so far in our Festival Gallery view gallery

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  2. Party in The City Bath’s Biggest FREE Party Friday 20 May. View the online brochure with all the info you need about what’s on when and where

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    Bath Music Festival | 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 PERFORMANCEYour 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…

  3. Party in the City 2016: Bath’s Biggest Free Night of Music is taking Performer Applications Now..

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    Party in the City is Bath’s biggest, free night of music and performance.

    Every May, to mark the opening night of the 10 day The Bath International Music Festival, Party in the City celebrates the panoramic local music scene and vibrant cultural life that Bath and its surrounding areas have to offer.

    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.

    This year on 20th May 2016, we are coordinating an exciting programme of free events across the city of Bath, including fantastic street theatre, processions and dance that will bring the city centre alive with music and dancing and we are now taking performer applications.

    We consider all applications that encompass performing and visual arts; from bands to bhangra and DJs to opera, if you have an innovative performance, spectacular collaboration or something completely different that you think could be in Party in the City, we would love to hear from you!

    If you would like to submit a performer application form, please read the PitC information sheet and send a completed application form to pitc2016@bathfestivals.org.uk by 31st December.

    PitC 2016 Information Sheet & Application Form

    Follow the application process above and if you think you could be our next Headline Act put ‘Headline Submission’ in the subject title of your email.

    Want to see who performed last year? Check out the 2105 Party in the City line up here

    Gallery of Images from 2015 Party in The City Click Here

  4. General Booking is Now Open for the 2015 Bath International Music Festival: Bringing the Best of Classical, Jazz, World and Folk to Bath.

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    General booking for the 2015 Bath International Music Festival is now open.

    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 opens Tuesday 24 March.

    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.

    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 probably the best jazz band in New York The Hot Sardines. 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.