Party in the City

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Various venues in Bath City Centre
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The biggest night of free music in Bath is back!

Performers will appear across 35+ venues, as well as on the city streets and our outdoor stages. Festival (Queen) Square and Parade Gardens will be filled with great live music, local food and drink, and you’ll be able to hit one of our festival venues or bars and enjoy the music until the early hours in style.

The night will open with our annual Schools Commission in the Abbey. This year, the magic of the festival has transformed local school children into Festival Spirits. See the children mischievously disrupt and take over a traditional song recital. They will join soprano Elizabeth Karani to become characters from past and future festivals, inspired by material from the festival archives. Working with composer Richard Barnard and artist Edwina Bridgeman, the children will create a brand-new performance and installation piece celebrating 70 years of the festival.