BATH’S BIGGEST FREE PARTY IS BACK! Get ready to party at Party in the City

The Bath Festival opening celebration: save the date, from 5pm, Friday 13 May

The city of Bath is getting ready to host the biggest free party of the year as The Bath Festival invites you to celebrate the opening of the 2022 festival with Party in the City. The fun kicks off from 5pm on Friday 13 May, when partygoers will find music in every kind of venue throughout Bath city centre – and it’s all FREE!

After two years’ away the tradition of coming together on the first day The Bath Festival is back with a vengeance. Call your friends, get your dancing shoes on and head into Bath for a great night out. Whatever your taste in music, whether it be the pure tones of an acapella choir filling an ancient church, some cool jazz in a courtyard setting, a singer-songwriter performing in your favourite pub, or a rock’n’roll boogie outdoors in a park, there’ll be something for you.

This year we have made planning your evening’s entertainment even easier. You can either pick up a Party in the City leaflet which lists all the venues, acts and times, or you can simply download the Pixie app and use the phone in your hand to help you decide where you want to be for Party in the City. Pixie champions independent businesses, creating a thriving community. Discover new independents in your community and simply pay via its platform to receive rewards. Pixie is simple to use and is on hand to help you easily plan your evening at Party in the City, as well book tickets for festival events.

The Bath Festival has teamed up with some 30 venues for the 2022 Party in the City to make it the best yet. These include The Assembly Rooms, Bath Pizza Co in Green Park Station, Komedia, The Holburne Museum, Christ Church in Julian Road, The Pig and Fiddle, St James’ Wine Vaults, Widcombe Social Club, Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution and many, many more. There will also be live outdoor music on the bandstand in Parade Gardens and on stage in Queen Square at The Bath Festival Hub, where over the whole weekend you’ll find a bar, food and drink traders and a programme of ongoing live entertainment.

Party in the City is sponsored by Bath BID and supported by Bath Recreation and Wessex Water.

Browse the Party in the City leaflet or check out the performances listed at the various venues across bath on our Party in the City webpage to find out more!

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