The Bath Festival

The Bath Festival encompasses over 120 events showcasing literature, music and err, bagpipe bands!

The Bath Festival has taken over from the Bath International Music festival, and now encompasses not only jazz, world music classical, folk and err, bagpipe bands, it also showcases much from the world of literature. You will find everything here from traditional Ceilidhs to opera to chamber music; from best selling authors, to emerging writers.

The festival has roots going back to 1948 and has seen renowned international stars like Paco Peña Company, Ute Lemper and the Sowetto Kinch Quartet. The concerts take place at some magnificent venues, like the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Chapel Arts Centre, ensuring that the backdrops adds further excitement to the music, talks and gatherings.

Most events are ticketed, but there are free performances too.

Map and hotels near The Bath Festival

Getting to The Bath Festival by train

Bath Spa train station is in the city centre, and is within easy walking distance of most of the festival venues. Directly outside the train station is also the central bus station, from where those with limited mobility can take buses into the city centre, or from where destinations which are slightly further afield can be easily accessed. A taxi rank is also available outside the station.

Parking in Bath city centre is limited, but there are park and ride services available, particularly the large site at Lansdown, from where it is just a 10 minute journey into the centre.

Transport connections near to The Bath Festival

Bath Spa Transport: Trains 0.1 km
Oldfield Park Transport: Trains 1.7 km
Freshford Transport: Trains 5.5 km

Visitor information table

AddressVarious venues
Telephone+44 (0) 1225 463362
Dates May

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