People in Bath will once again be able to enjoy one of the city’s biggest free events next month, with the return of Party in the City as part of the Bath Festival.
This year’s festival will begin on Friday 13th May at 5pm, when partygoers will find music in various venues across the city centre, with free entry.
After two years away, the tradition of coming together on the first day of The Bath Festival is back.
Planning your evening of entertainment has been made easier, with residents invited to either pick up a Party in the City leaflet which lists all the venues, acts and times, or you can download the Pixie app and use your phone to help you decide where you want to be.
Pixie champions independent businesses across the area, allowing residents to discover new businesses and simply pay via its platform to receive rewards. Pixie is simple to use and is on hand to help you plan your evening at Party in the City, as well as book tickets for festival events.
The Bath Festival has teamed up with 30 venues for the 2022 Party in the City.
These include The Assembly Rooms, Bath Pizza Co in Green Park Station, Komedia, The Holburne Museum, Christ Church in Julian Road, The Pig and Fiddle, St James’ Wine Vaults, Widcombe Social Club, Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution and many more.
There will also be live outdoor music on the bandstand in Parade Gardens and on stage in Queen Square at The Bath Festival Hub, where over the whole weekend you’ll find a bar, food and drink traders and a programme of ongoing live entertainment.
Party in the City is sponsored by Bath BID and supported by Bath Recreation and Wessex Water.
The Festival Hub will be open on the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May, where between 11am and 3pm, families can join in with hands-on activities, get creative with clay and wildflowers, taking inspiration from gardens and nature.
On Sunday, from 11am until 2pm, children will be entertained with music-making and storytelling with Polly Tisdall.
Members of the Bath Festival Orchestra will be playing for free at 1pm and 5pm on the Saturday and 3pm on the Sunday.
A smartphone trail is also offered that starts from the obelisk in Queen Square and leads you on a Test Tubes and Time Travel adventure devised by Kilter Theatre and students from the University of Bath.
The Festival Hub’s stretch tent will provide shelter from the weather, a selection of food and drink traders offering everything from coffee and cake to beer and pizza and on the Saturday, live bands playing music on the stage right through until 9.45pm.
For Party in the City night, organisers have been inundated with musicians and singers who are keen to get back to performing in front of a live audience again.
As a result, there will be hundreds of people singing and making music for Party in the City.
Following the pandemic lockdowns, The Bath Festival says it has emerged with a strong focus on the importance of live arts events.
Residents are being invited to view the rest of the Bath Festival programme, which runs until Saturday 21st May, here.