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  • A chat with Roger Eno

    We chatted to composer and performer Roger Eno ahead of his concert at The Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 22 May.   How would you say your music has developed over the years?  I’ve noticed over the last few years that the music I write and perform solo is becoming almost homeopathic in that I’m taking […]

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  • Bath Introduces: Short-Listed Acts Announced

    With over 130 entries, Bath Introduces 2019 closes its doors and proudly announces the 12 fantastic acts We’ve been blown away by the response to this year’s Bath Introduces competition; 130 acts entered from all over the country (from as far and wide as Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester and Devon). Experts from Moles and Bath Festivals […]

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  • A Q&A with BathIRON about this year’s FireFOLK

    The new bandstand in Parade Gardens is up! We had a chat with the people behind the project: BathIRON who will be running sessions at Parade Gardens for Family Arts Day which will be followed by an evening of excellent live music for FireFOLK on Sunday 26 May. Q The bandstand in Parade Gardens holds […]

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  • BATH INTRODUCES: OVER 100 AMAZING ACTS ALREADY APPLIED

    Bath Introduces 2019 Is already a Roaring Success! With two weeks to go until the closing of applications, and over 100+ applicants from all over the country, Bath Introduces is bigger than ever. Applicants have spanned from all ages, genres, locations created a very exciting line-up. The prize of a full day recording at Real […]

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  • Q&A with Madeline Toy, Head of Literature Programming

    We are living in interesting times. Which events at this year’s festival best reflect the place that humanity, and the western world in particular, finds itself? We are indeed living in interesting times and that’s the fantastic thing about festivals, they are places where ideas, both old and new, are explored, where audiences can come […]

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  • Bath Introduces: The Winner’s Story, Isobel Holly

    Photo taken by Jake Clifton                       Rewind to last year, Isobel Holly – a local girl aged 18 – entered into the first Bath Introduces. After winning her heat, she got the chance to play the Main Stage at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend, opening […]

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  • Sarah Dennehy on Roger Eno

    Sarah Dennehy, music programmer for The Bath Festival, talks about the joys of Roger Eno’s music For me there’s a name synonymous with ambient music, and that name is Eno. Brian Eno is largely considered to be the genre’s chief innovator. However his brother Roger Eno is also a prolific musician closely linked to this […]

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  • A Chat With Classical Music Programmer, James Waters

    We asked James Waters, our Classical Music Programmer, some questions about The Bath Festival to see what we can look forward to in this year’s classical programme.   Q. Would you say that the festival has played it safe with including Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Chopin?  JW. Part of any festival programme is the world’s […]

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  • Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae join Clean Bandit and Van Morrison at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend

    Bath Festivals and Orchard Live have revealed more acts for this summer’s Bath Festival Finale Weekend on the Bath Recreation Ground, including Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae who support headliners chart toppers Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison. Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and were recently nominated for […]

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  • The Bath Festival 2019 Programme Announcement

    The Bath Festival launches its 2019 celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days in May (Friday 17 – Sunday 26 May). Among the stellar line-up are Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, Radio2’s drive time presenter Sara Cox, leading film critic Mark Kermode, Last […]

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