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AMANDA PALMER ANNOUNCED FOR OPENING NIGHT OF THE BATH FESTIVAL
February 14, 2018

Singer-songwriter and  New York Times  bestselling author Amanda Palmer comes to Bath for a performance on Friday 11 May. Performing everything from solo and Dresden Dolls’ favourites to unreleased new material on a grand piano and humble ukulele, audiences can expect surprises as Palmer brings her “An Evening With Amanda Palmer” performance to the Forum. Presale tickets go on sale on Wednesday 14 February to Palmer’s Patreon subscribers and public ticket […]

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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & LITERARY STARS ANNOUNCED FOR THE BATH FESTIVAL 2018
February 8, 2018

The Bath Festival 11th-27th May is pleased to announce three more exciting events for the city in the 17-day programme – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ruby Tandoh and A Concert for the People of Bath supported by the Roper Family Trust. In the Roper Memorial concert the Bath Philharmonia are joined by rising classical music stars […]

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Second wave of acts announced for The Bath Festival finale weekend on the Rec
January 31, 2018

We’re excited to announce seven new acts for The Bath Festival finale weekend on the Rec – Imelda May, Midge Ure, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Seth Lakeman, and up and coming indie artists Freya Ridings, Jade Bird and Rhys Lewis.  They join headliners Tears for Fears and Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters for a stellar […]

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Fourteen new literature events on sale now for The Bath Festival
January 19, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for fourteen additional literature events in The Bath Festival programme.  The festival takes place from 11th to 27th May. The Bath Festival has been extended from 10 to 17 days, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to […]

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24-Hour Flash Sale
January 17, 2018

We’re celebrating the Bath, Bristol and beyond #CultureFlashSale by offering 25% off tickets for selected events at The Bath Festival and other events offered by Bath Festivals. Starting at 10am on 18 January, save 25% on tickets for the following events when booking online or by calling Bath Box Office on 01225 463362. MAGGIE O’FARRELL ADAM KAY – […]

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters to headline the second day of The Bath Festival Finale Weekend
December 19, 2017

Almost 50 years after Led Zeppelin performed at Bath Blues Festival (1969) on Bath Recreation Ground, their former lead singer and lyricist and one of the greatest voices in rock and roll, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters return to the city for the 70th anniversary finale weekend of The Bath Festival. In the […]

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Tears For Fears and Alison Moyet will perform on Bath Rec as part of The Bath Festival finale weekend
December 13, 2017

Tears For Fears will make a triumphant return to Bath to headline on Saturday 26th May as part of the special finale weekend of the 70th Anniversary of The Bath Festival. We’re pleased to announce that one of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK, Tears For Fears, who have sold an astronomical […]

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Seventeen early release events announced for The Bath Festival
November 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce seventeen early release events for The Bath Festivals, which takes place from 11 to 27 May in 2018. Highlights from our literature programme include: Rose Tremain; Adam Kay; Maggie O’Farrell; Roddy Doyle and John Julius Norwich. Highlights from our music programme include: Ben Folds & A Piano (on sale now), Royal […]

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Announcing New Dates and First Events for The Bath Festival 2018
November 16, 2017

THE BATH FESTIVAL DATES : 11-27 MAY 2018 Next year marks an exciting moment for Bath Festivals – our 70th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, we have created an incredible programme of events that builds on our rich heritage and cements the festival as a highlight in the Bath calendar for residents and visitors […]

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A New Collection of Stories from Young People at Bristol Children’s Hospital
November 8, 2017

As part of the Paper Nations creative writing initiative, funded by the Arts Council, Bath Festivals and Read For Good have teamed up with storyteller Jennifer Lunn to create a book of stories written by young patients in Bristol children’s hospital. As founder and artistic director of the Culturcated Theatre Company, Jennifer Lunn produces and […]

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