Festival in Bath this Spring and Summer

As the summer months approach, festival season is in full swing in the UK. Bath, known for its vibrant cultural scenes, is no exception.

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Here’s a rundown of the festivals taking place in Bath this year.

The Bath Festival (12 – 21 May)

The Bath Festival focuses on the theme Opening Up. It is a well-known annual celebration of music and books.

Fire in Your Soul (13th – 14th May)

Kicking off the festival season is Fire in Your Soul, a two-day celebration of music, dance, and art at Bath Racecourse. With a lineup that includes everything from soul and funk to reggae and hip hop, this festival promises to be a fiery start to the summer.

Forest Live (8th – 10th June)

Taking place in the stunning grounds of Westonbirt Arboretum, Forest Live is a series of outdoor concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music. This year’s lineup includes stars like Lionel Richie, Ed Sheeran, and Paul Weller, making it a must-attend event for music lovers.

Westonbirt arboretum only 14 miles from The Annexe Yew Tree Cottage
Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum only 15 minutes drive from the Annexe Yew Tree Cottage

Tangled Roots Festival (9th – 11th June)

Tangled Roots is a celebration of Americana, roots, and country music, taking place at the Bath & West Showground. With over 30 acts scheduled to perform, including Ward Thomas, The Shires, and Yola, this festival promises to be a weekend of foot-stomping fun.

Summer Party at Longleat (17th – 18th June)

If you’re looking for a festival with a family-friendly atmosphere, look no further than the Summer Party at Longleat. With live music, food stalls, and plenty of activities for kids, this two-day event is the perfect way to kick off the summer holidays.

Keynsham Music Festival (26th June – 2nd July)

Taking place just outside Bath in the town of Keynsham, this festival is a celebration of local music and culture. With a mix of performances, workshops, and family-friendly activities, the Keynsham Music Festival is a must-visit for anyone interested in discovering new talent.

Garden Theatre Festival (21st July – 5th August)

For something a little different, head to the Garden Theatre Festival, where you can enjoy outdoor performances of theatre, music, and comedy in the beautiful surroundings of the Bath Botanical Gardens. This year’s lineup includes everything from Shakespeare to stand-up, making it a festival that truly has something for everyone.

If Opera (24th – 30th August)

Closing out the festival season is If Opera, a week-long celebration of opera and classical music. With performances taking place at venues throughout Bath, including the stunning Bath Abbey, this festival is a must-visit for anyone who loves the grandeur and drama of opera.

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Overall, Bath’s festival lineup for 2023 is a diverse and exciting mix of music, culture, and entertainment. Whether you’re a fan of opera, country music, or just looking for a fun day out , there’s something for everyone in this historic city.

For more informations, why not have a look at Festivals in Bath?

The Annexe is only 8 miles from Bath so it is the ideal place to stay after a lovely day enjoying your favourite activity