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Young people sitting on the ground facing festival stage. Toghill House farm. Bath Festival Finale

Bath Festival Highlights and Finale Weekend 2021

The Bath Festival may be over for another year. However, there is still much excitement ahead with the amazing Bath Festival Finale Weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August 2021.

Some of the fantastic highlights of this year’s Bath festival included live events such as talks from renowned authors and experts including Mel Giedroyc, Adam Buxton, Dr Rachel Clarke, Caroline Hirons, Harriet Minter, and Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason.

Just some of the highlight events included talks from Dr Rachel Clarke, author of Breathtaking, a no-holds-barred account of medicine in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic, and comedian Tez Ilyas shared about life as a young British Muslim in a time of fear and prejudice.

The Bath Festival, which ran from Monday 17th May to Monday 24th May 2021, used the beautiful historic city to its fullest potential, with guided walks around the city to explore the influences on Mary Shelley, inspiring her to write Frankenstein. Fans of Netflix sensation Bridgerton were invited to walk in the footsteps of key filming locations.

It wasn’t all literature, with beautiful performances from the Bath Festival Orchestra, created to foster emerging talent in classical music, and two classically trained members of the Kanneh-Masons, whilst their mother, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason spoke.

Don’t feel bad if you missed out on all the excitement in May, there is still a chance to catch the action in August, with the Bath Festival Finale Weekend Saturday 7th August and Sunday 8th August. With Performances from Mcfly, UB40, Scouting for Girls, Billy Ocean, Gabrielle, and many more the two-day event promises to be a super fun festival for all the family.

Located within walking distance of the bus station, Bath Spa train station, car parking, and the Park and Ride facility, it’s a great accessible event for the family this summer school break. Bath Recreation Ground is a wonderful setting with green hills, surrounded by Bath’s beautiful architecture. There will be a fantastic Kids Zone for the little festival-goers, as well as food and drink stalls. For more information and to buy tickets, check out The Bath Festival website.