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About the festival

Bath Festivals is a charity that brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences, in the beautiful venues and spaces of our world heritage city. By creating innovative and diverse programmes, our festivals inspire and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors to Bath. We are responsible for The Bath Festival in the summer and Bath Children’s Literature Festival in the autumn, which bring the city alive with a celebration of the arts. Our year-round creative learning programme of hands-on music and literature projects gives children and young people opportunities to gain real-world experience, building their inner confidence and improving communication skills through the arts.

The Bath Festival 2021: The Bath Festival returned with its 2021 programme offering both live events from Monday 17 May to Monday 24 May, and online events with The Bath Festival At Home, a digital broadcast for audiences to experience at home.

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend is going ahead this summer on 7-8 August 2021. Following the government’s roadmap for coming out of lockdown, we are pleased to announce that McFly, UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Billy Ocean plus loads more amazing acts will all be joining us for a musical extravaganza. The last remaining tickets are on sale now. All tickets previously bought remain valid for the new date. See you in the summer! Book now

Bath Children’s Literature Festival will return from 24 September – 3 October

Reading is Magic Festival 2021: The Reading is Magic Festival will return from 27 September – 1 October 2021