Kicking off the summer festival season in style, the Bath Festival returned yesterday, with around 20 thousand festival goers taking to the streets for the festival’s opening night Party in the City.

Celebrating the beginning of the festival, venues across the city opened their doors for a free night of live music and entertainment, reigniting the opening night tradition by bringing thousands of visitors together to fill the streets of the city. Partygoers enjoyed a night of folk, rock, classical, jazz, acoustic, swing and soul music at some of the city’s most iconic venues.
Coverage Briefing
This year’s Bath festival will run from Friday 13 May to Saturday 21 May 2022 and will feature over 152 performers and 137 authors. Over the coming days, the city will welcome a host of well-known writers and musicians including Nobel Prize winning author Abdulrazak Gurnahand, comedian Phil Wang, and saxophonist Jess Gillam. This year’s festival programme also features the return of the highly successful guided ‘Walking Tours’ series, including ‘Bath on Screen’, which were originally introduced during the 2021 programme, inviting festival goers to explore the unique city.

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