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.

Location map

Map showing the location of The Bath Festival

Getting here 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.

The Bath Festival Nearest Train Stations

Bath Spa 0.1 km
Oldfield Park 1.7 km

Visitor information table

AddressVarious venues
Telephone+44 (0) 1225 463362
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