Sponsors and Partners

Become a Corporate Partner

Now in our 73rd year, we aim to re-ignite our Festivals for a new era and bring the city alive with amazing artists and creative opportunities. We are looking for strategic partners who can collaborate with us to celebrate what makes the city special and give a global platform to Bath’s unique creative footprint.

We want to work side by side with our partners to deliver shared objectives, not just logos in brochures. We are ambitious in what we want to achieve for our city and know that we need to find equally ambitious partners to bring our ideas to life. We have streamlined what we offer so that a smaller number of partners will share in the assets available, enhancing the overall value of the partnership.

You will be embedded in our communications strategy from the very start of our 7 month marketing campaign. In addition to typical brand activation opportunities we will also be able to shape engagement around your needs – whether that’s hosting free activities in the Festival for families to explore ideas like design or sustainability or special pop-up office concerts for your staff or clients.

If you are interested in finding out more about how your business could benefit from a partnership, please call 01225 614180 to speak to our Head of Development & Marketing.


Our Creative Partner


Bath Spa University is a world-renowned, highly ranked creative university in the UK with a vibrant and diverse community of talented students and staff dedicated to our ethos of creativity, culture, education and enterprise. The student experience is at the heart of everything we do, and through inspirational teaching and research, we transform students’ lives. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University will ensure that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens and are given every opportunity to pursue their chosen career with the right skills and confidence to succeed.


Strategic Partners


Bath Business Improvement District (Bath BID) is an independent, not for profit, business-led initiative working to create the environment for businesses in Bath to succeed.

SouthGate is the leading Bath shopping destination with over 58 high street shops, popular Bath restaurants, bars and cafes.

The Royal High School Bath is a leading day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18.

Kingswood School, referred to as ‘Kingswood’, is an independent co-educational day and boarding school located in Bath, Somerset, England.

Festival Supporters

 Novia provides a wealth management service for investment advisers and their clients.

Milsom Place is a fantastic mix of famous names and breakthrough brands, full of hot spots to eat in and cool places to enjoy a cocktail.

Judgeday are specialists in delivering Live music events and festivals, major artist tour management, artist product management. Boutique, corporate and special events.

Nicholas Wylde, leading jewellery designer and goldsmith based in Bath and Bristol.

For over 160 years, Steinway & Sons has been dedicated to making the finest pianos in the world.

Rathbone Investment Management
Managing more than £44.1 billion* for our clients, we are one of the UK’s leading investment managers. We’re here to help you look forward with confidence.
When you’re making plans for your future, or to pass money on from one generation to the next, you want to know your investment manager has a long track record of success.
Rathbones has been in business since 1742. Looking forward has carried us and our clients safely through many eras. We continue to move with the times, blending new ideas and the latest technology with our long-standing investment experience and constant values.
Rathbones began life as a family business and is now part of Rathbone Brothers Plc, a FTSE 250 listed company. Responsible ownership has been an enduring strength. Many of our employees are also shareholders; being part of Rathbones is more than a job for them.
From the highly qualified and capable people who look after you and your money to the efficiency of our administration and reporting, everything we do is designed to provide you with investment management of the highest quality.
The Rathbones Folio Prize
Our literary sponsorship programme brings the most outstanding works of the English language to public attention, provides a platform across the UK to discuss great literature and ideas, nurturing the literary voices of the future. The 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize winner will be announced at the British Library on the 20 May.

One of the oldest department stores in Europe, owned by House of Fraser and located on Milsom Street, Bath.

Visit Bath is the Destination Management Organisation for the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Official Hotel Partner

An independent, privately-owned collection of three Bath hotels, comprising No.15 Great Pulteney, The Bird, and Homewood, Kaleidoscope has creativity and innovation at its core. With an underlying sense of playful eccentricity across the group, each property, while in possession of its own unique personality, exudes a love for life, an all-important sense of humour and a little bit of mischief.

Official Book Seller

Mr B’s is a beautiful, energetic and innovative bookshop on John Street in the heart of Bath. It’s a bright labyrinthine space where book-related chatter and advice seems ever-present and you never know what you might encounter next, from claw-foot bath book displays to toilets illustrated by Chris Riddell.

Official Media Partner

The Bath Magazine is the city’s biggest glossy monthly magazine; every month we bring a discerning and upmarket guide to life and living in Bath.