SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST


BATH CITY FARM FAMILY FUN DAY

Live music, workshops, a bouncy castle, treasure hunt, craft fair, animals and loads of activities for all the family.

Bath City Farm | 10am – 3pm | FREE

FLOOK | DISKAN

One of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge from the English/Irish folk scene with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and bold, adventurous musical imagination.

Beechen Cliff School | 7:30pm | £15 advance (£17 on the door)

KADIA

Contemporary melodic foot-stomping folk, merging classical, jazz and metal.

The Hive | 8pm | FREE

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE


SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST


BATH ARTISAN MARKET

Live music from Kadia and Lampa, together with 70 stalls selling the best of the west’s upcycled vintage, handmade and art treasures.

Green Park Station | 10am – 4pm | FREE

SHEENA VALLELY | VIVIENNE BAKER

Exhibiting artists Sheena Vallely and Vivienne Baker talk about their work as both musicians and artists and perform together on the Two String Stage as part of the 44AD exhibition Folklore: Custom and Tradition exhibition.

44AD Art Gallery | 2pm – 4pm | Entry by donation

MUHA

MUHA offers a new tradition in contemporary Eastern European music, influenced by the multicultural society in the UK. Their sound stems from eastern roots and engages audiences through a variety of languages and catchy grooves.

The Bell Inn | 1pm – 3pm | FREE

NEW SHOOTS COMPETITION HEATS 1 & 2

Fresh, upcoming folk acts compete to win a day of recording at the legendary Real World Studios.

The Nest | 4pm | £3

IZZY BURNS QUARTET

The Izzy Burns Quartet perform music drawn from a wide range of timbres to create a distinctive, textured sound rooted in the folk traditions of both Britain and North America.

The Barley Mow | 7:30pm | FREE

CLAIRE WATTS

Claire Watts is a renowned singer/songwriter, flautist and tin whistle player, and an expert tutor at the Bath Folk Festival Traditional Music Summer School. She will be performing traditional and original material with an Irish flavour.

The Royal Oak | 8pm | FREE

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

SESSIONS


English Session

The Bell Inn | 3:30pm – 6pm

Irish Session

Belvoir Castle | 7pm – 10pm


Irish Session

The Huntsman | 7pm – 10pm

Singing Session

The Star | 8pm – 11pm


MONDAY 10TH AUGUST


SUMMER SCHOOL

Our five day traditional music summer school, including group classes in flute, fiddle, guitar, mixed instruments and piano accordion. Open to all ages and abilities.

The Edge, University of Bath | 9:30am – 1pm | £140 Adults | £100 Children

ENGLISH MUSIC WORKSHOP

Led by Chris Timson.
Free entry for Summer School students.

The Edge, University of Bath | 2pm – 5pm | £20

FESTIVAL MARKET

Throughout the festival we will be hosting a lively market in Green Park Station featuring live music, sessions, children’s games and activities, and an exciting range of stalls.

Green Park Station | 10am – 4pm | FREE

HARVEST

Harvest has been supplying the people of Bath with a natural, non-GMO, vegetarian food and ecological products for 40 years. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Walcot Street
12:30pm | FREE

BEYOND THE KALE

Beyond the Kale is Bath’s premier organic juice and blend bar with a selected range of whole foods, fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Green Park Station
1:30pm | FREE

LAMPA at the RUH

A short set by contemporary Irish Trad band, followed by private performances on selected wards at the Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Atrium Cafe, RUH | 1pm | FREE

NEW SHOOTS COMPETITION HEATS 3 & 4

Fresh, upcoming folk acts compete to win a day of recording at the legendary Real World Studios.

The Nest | 7:30pm | £3

LAMPA

Contemporary Irish Trad band who mix new genres and themes to create a eclectic upbeat blend of music and song.

Giraffe | 7pm | FREE

MIKE DANVER SCOTT

Mike Scott can be most often found on the folk club scene in the west of England, with songs to amuse or disturb. He will be supported by the Fellow Travellers

St James Wine Vaults | 8pm | £4 on the door

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

IMMIGRANT SWING

Immigrant Swing offers its own blend of Bristol Riot Swing – a high energy, foot stomping, acoustic music merging sounds from around the globe.

The Bell Inn | 8:30pm | FREE

SESSIONS


Gypsy Jazz Session

Le Flamma | 2pm – 4pm

Irish Session

Green Park Station | 2pm – 4pm


Storytelling Session

The Star | 8pm – 11pm

Irish Session

Belvoir Castle | 8:30pm – 10pm


Blues Session

The Curfew | 8:30pm – 11pm


TUESDAY 11TH AUGUST


SUMMER SCHOOL

Our five day traditional music summer school, including group classes in flute, fiddle, guitar, mixed instruments and piano accordion. Open to all ages and abilities.

The Edge, University of Bath | 10am – 1pm | £140 Adults | £100 Children

WELSH MUSIC WORKSHOP

Led by acclaimed Welsh duo, Deuair.
Free entry for Summer School students.

The Edge, University of Bath | 2pm | £20

FESTIVAL MARKET

Throughout the festival we will be hosting a lively market in Green Park Station featuring live music, sessions, children’s games and activities, and an exciting range of stalls.

Green Park Station | 10am – 4pm | FREE

HARVEST

Harvest has been supplying the people of Bath with a natural, non-GMO, vegetarian food and ecological products for 40 years. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Walcot Street
12:30pm | FREE

BEYOND THE KALE

Beyond the Kale is Bath’s premier organic juice and blend bar with a selected range of whole foods, fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Green Park Station
1:30pm | FREE

STEVE TURNER at the RUH

A short set by contemporary Steve Turner, pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, followed by private performances on selected wards at the Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Atrium Cafe, RUH | 1pm | FREE

CEILIDH

An exciting open air ceilidh for all ages.

Green Park Station | 6:30pm | FREE

WORKING SONGS OF BRITAIN

A tribute to the role that song have played in Industry, telling the tales of the lives celebrations toils and struggles of the working people.

Museum of Bath at Work | 2pm | Museum entry fees apply

DAMIR YAKUBOV

Russian singer, songwriter and guitarist Damir Yakubov shares the music of the Nogai people, who were driven from their land, celebrating a lost and forgotten culture.

The Hive | 8pm | FREE

STEVE TURNER

Steve is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. Steve will be supported by Bertie Wright.

St James Wine Vaults | 8pm | £4 on the door

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

SESSIONS


Irish Session

Le Flamma | 2pm – 4pm

Gypsy Jazz Session

Green Park Station | 2pm – 4pm


Singing Session

The Star | 8pm – 11pm

Irish Session

The Golden Fleece | 8:30pm – 11pm


Irish Session

The Barley Mow | 8:30pm – 11pm

Roda de Choro Session

Belvoir Castle | 8:30pm – 11pm


WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST


SUMMER SCHOOL

Our five day traditional music summer school, including group classes in flute, fiddle, guitar, mixed instruments and piano accordion. Open to all ages and abilities.

The Edge, University of Bath | 10am – 1pm | £140 Adults | £100 Children

SWEDISH AND FINNISH MUSIC

Led by Gabi Maas.
Free entry to Summer School students.

The Edge, University of Bath | 2pm | £20

FESTIVAL MARKET

Throughout the festival we will be hosting a lively market in Green Park Station featuring live music, sessions, children’s games and activities, and an exciting range of stalls.

Green Park Station | 10am – 4pm | FREE

HARVEST

Harvest has been supplying the people of Bath with a natural, non-GMO, vegetarian food and ecological products for 40 years. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Walcot Street
12:30pm | FREE

BEYOND THE KALE

Beyond the Kale is Bath’s premier organic juice and blend bar with a selected range of whole foods, fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Green Park Station
1:30pm | FREE

KEYS TO THE OTHERWORLDS

With support from Bath and North East Somerset Council, local celtic band Inu will host a free interactive workshop for children, including live music, storytelling and mask making.

The Rec House, Twerton | 2pm – 4pm | FREE

DEUAIR at the RUH

A short set by Welsh folk duo Elsa Davies and Ceri Owen-Jones, followed by private performances on selected wards at the Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Atrium Cafe, RUH | 1pm | FREE

NEW SHOOTS COMPETITION HEATS 5 & 6

Fresh, upcoming folk acts compete to win a day of recording at the legendary Real World Studios.

The Nest | 7:30pm | £3

DEUAIR

Welsh fiddle, harp and vocal duo Deuair play and interpret rare historical material to bring to life a lost sound world of Welsh traditional music for people today. With support from Declan Millar.

St James Wine Vaults | 8pm | £4 on the door

WHAT A PERFORMANCE

What A Performance! presents Richard Selby and Bethany Porter: Wonder Tales – stories in Words and Music in the folk tradition.

St James Wine Vaults | 8pm | £5 on the door

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

AUGHISKY

A genre-clashing forest based six-piece outfit that brings a fresh sound to the folk world.

The Bell Inn | 8:30pm | FREE

SESSIONS


Gypsy Jazz Session

Le Flamma | 2pm – 4pm

Irish Session

Green Park Station | 2pm – 4pm


Klezmer Session

Abbey Hotel Garden Bar | 3:30pm – 6pm

Klezmer Session

Green Park Brasserie | 7:30pm – 10pm


Irish Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

English Session

The Royal Oak | 8:30pm – 11pm


Irish Session

Belvoir Castle | 8:30pm – 11pm

Open Mic

The Hive | 8:30pm – 11pm


THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST


SUMMER SCHOOL

Our five day traditional music summer school, including group classes in flute, fiddle, guitar, mixed instruments and piano accordion. Open to all ages and abilities.

The Edge, University of Bath | 10am – 1pm | £140 Adults | £100 Children

KLEZMER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Led by Tim Hemming.
Free entry for Summer School students.

The Edge, University of Bath | 2pm | £20

FESTIVAL MARKET

Throughout the festival we will be hosting a lively market in Green Park Station featuring live music, sessions, children’s games and activities, and an exciting range of stalls.

Green Park Station | 10am – 4pm | FREE

HARVEST

Harvest has been supplying the people of Bath with a natural, non-GMO, vegetarian food and ecological products for 40 years. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Walcot Street
12:30pm | FREE

BEYOND THE KALE

Beyond the Kale is Bath’s premier organic juice and blend bar with a selected range of whole foods, fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Green Park Station
1:30pm | FREE

TOWPATH CHOIR at the RUH

A short set by the sea shanty singing group from the legendary Tuesday singing sessions at The Cross Guns at Avoncliff, followed by private performances on selected wards at the Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Atrium Cafe, RUH | 1pm | FREE

DAVID MOSS | LOUISE BAXTER

Exhibiting artists David Moss and Louise Baxter talk about their work as both musicians and artists and perform together on the Two String Stage as part of the 44AD exhibition Folklore: Custom and Tradition exhibition.

44AD Art Gallery | 5pm | Entry by donation

RSVP BHANGRA

A unique brand of Bhangra music, mixing classic Indian music fused with the very latest in the global music scene.

The Nest | 8pm | £6 adults, £5 students (£7 on the door)

LOUIS AND DUNCAN CAMPBELL

Louis is the talented guitarist for the Bath Folk Youth Band. First taught to play by his father Duncan, an equally talented musican, the two share a bond in their music that is immediately obvious.

The Hive | 8pm | FREE

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

St James Wine Vaults presents three of the best singer-songwriters on the Bath/Bristol acoustic scene in an evening of music just perfect for a summer’s evening.

St James Wine Vaults | 8pm | £5 on the door

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

DJ HEINZ

DJ Heinz is an old skool Bhangra Head, who loves mixing the baddest, dhol and tumbi with the latest is Hip Hop, Garage, Jungle or Dance to produce an intoxicating mix of muzik.

The Nest | 11pm | FREE

FERGUSSON ELLIOT

Fergusson Elliot uses loops, stomp box sounds, guitars and the Irish Bouzouki to blend modern songwriting and folk tunes/storytelling.

The Nest Piano Bar | Midnight | FREE

SESSIONS


Klezmer Session

Le Flamma | 2pm – 4pm

Klezmer Session

Green Park Station | 2pm – 4pm


Gypsy Jazz Session

Abbey Hotel Garden Bar | 3:30pm – 6pm

Gypsy Jazz Session

Green Park Brasserie | 7:30pm – 10pm


Open Mic

The Bell Inn | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

Belvoir Castle | 8:30pm – 11pm


Irish Session

The Royal Oak | 8:30pm – 11pm


FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST


SUMMER SCHOOL

Our five day traditional music summer school, including group classes in flute, fiddle, guitar, mixed instruments and piano accordion. Open to all ages and abilities.

The Edge, University of Bath | 10am – 1pm | £140 Adults | £100 Children

HUNGARIAN MUSIC WORKSHOP

Led by Fabula Rasa.
Free entry for Summer School students.

The Edge, University of Bath | 2pm | £20

FESTIVAL MARKET

Throughout the festival we will be hosting a lively market in Green Park Station featuring live music, sessions, children’s games and activities, and an exciting range of stalls.

Green Park Station | 10am – 4pm | FREE

HARVEST

Harvest has been supplying the people of Bath with a natural, non-GMO, vegetarian food and ecological products for 40 years. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Walcot Street
12:30pm | FREE

BEYOND THE KALE

Beyond the Kale is Bath’s premier organic juice and blend bar with a selected range of whole foods, fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Customers can enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Green Park Station
1:30pm | FREE

HELEN GENTILE and LEWIS WOOD at the RUH

A short set by Southampton folk duo Helen Gentile and Lewis Wood, followed by private performances on selected wards at the Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Atrium Cafe, RUH | 1pm | FREE

BATH FOLK YOUTH BAND

A special Traditional Music Summer School showcase and first year anniversary concert by the Bath Folk Youth Band.

The Edge, University of Bath | 6pm | £6 on the door

RAY COEN

Hailing from Sligo in Ireland’s north west, Ray Coen has over 18 years experience as a guitarist and enchants audience with his delicate finger work.

Cloud Nine Cafe | 7pm | FREE

CROSSHARBOUR

A dynamic new band emerging from London’s thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic and energetic yet polished performances.

The Nest | 8pm | £6 adults, £5 students (£7 on the door)

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

WES ALEXANDER & FRIENDS

Coming from an Irish family and a real raconteur, Wes is steeped in singing tradition and always excited about sharing his culture. There’ll be plenty of passionate classic songs and some from off the track too.

The Golden Fleece | 8:30pm | FREE

EXTENDED PLAY

Extended Play, with Dublin’s own Alan Doyle are intent taking the Craic anywhere they can with Dublin drinking songs and maybe the odd rock classic thrown in for good measure.

Flan O’Brien’s | 9pm | FREE

EFFRA

Chin-stroking contemporary folk from South-East London and Kent.

The Nest Piano Bar | Midnight | FREE

SESSIONS


Gypsy Jazz Session

Le Flamma | 2pm – 4pm

English Session

Green Park Station | 2pm – 4pm


Special Guest Session

Abbey Hotel Garden Bar | 3:30pm – 6pm

Gypsy Jazz Session

The Huntsman | 7pm – 10pm


Irish Session

Green Park Brasserie | 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Irish Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm


SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST


FOLK ON THE CLIFF

Live music and a party atmosphere overlooking the beautiful world heritage city of Bath. Featuring performances from Solana, Mac Seka and more.

Beechen Cliff School | 1pm – 7:30pm | FREE

FABULA RASA | HIMMERLAND

International folk as you’ve never heard it. Both back by popular demand, Fabula Rasa from Hungary and Himmerland from Denmark deliver a bumper evening of electrifying modern folk music.

Beechen Cliff School | 7:30pm | £15 Advance (£17 on the door)

RANAGRI

Ranagri fuse Celtic folk with original song writing and vibrant instrumentals, along with influences from folk music worldwide.

The Hive | 8pm | FREE

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

THE DOUBTFUL GUEST

An evening of country, folk, blues and rock with The Doubtful Guest.

The Royal Oak | 9pm | FREE

SESSIONS


Irish Session

Cloud Nine Cafe | 12:30pm – 3pm

European Session

Abbey Hotel Garden Bar | 1:30pm – 4pm


Gypsy Jazz Session

Green Park Brasserie | 8pm – 10:30pm


SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST


LIVE MUSIC at LARKHALL INN

Bath Folk Festival hosts an afternoon of live music at Larkhall Inn, featuring Lawrie Duckworth and the Pussy Rustlers.

Larkhall Inn | 12-6pm | FREE

NEW SHOOTS FINAL | SIMON ALLEN

Finalists from the first six heats of the New Shoots Competition battle it out to win a day of recording at the legendary Real World Studios.

The winner of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2014, Simon Allen will perform the closing set.

The Nest | 4pm | £3

FOLK 'N' FUNNY 3

The Unrelated Family and very special guests present an hour or so of the funniest numbers in the folk songbook.

The Bell Inn (Love Lounge) | 6pm | £3 on the door

FALLING DAN

Songs based on beautiful uplifting melodies; direct and rhythmic strumming coupled with delicate finger picked cat’s cradle-like guitar parts amid tales of murder, love, hope and redemption delivered in Dan Monk’s striking tenor.

The Barley Mow | 7:30pm | FREE

FERGUSSON ELLIOT

Fergusson Elliot uses loops, stomp box sounds, guitars and the Irish Bouzouki to blend modern songwriting and folk tunes/storytelling.

Flan O’Briens | 8pm | FREE

TWO OAK SONS

Combining powerful, yet sensitive singing and incredibly incricate yet beautifully contrasting guitar styles, Two Oak Sons present every son as a masterpiece of emotionally stiring beauty.

Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road | 8pm | FREE

CAMPFIRE CAPERS

Join us round the campfire every evening from 8pm at the Bath Folk Festival campsite for singing, music making and camaraderie.

Avon Rugby Ground | 8pm | FREE

SESSIONS


Old Time Session

Cloud Nine Cafe | 12:30pm – 3pm

Irish Session

The Bell Inn | 3:30pm – 6pm


Irish Session

The Huntsman | 7pm – 10pm

Singing Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm




ACCOMMODATION IN BATH


FESTIVAL CAMPSITE


Our dedicated Bath Folk Festival campsite offers the cheapest camping available in Bath.



LOCATION: Avon Rugby Ground, Hicks Field, London Road, Bath, BA1 7DA
TRANSPORT LINKS: Direct bus to Bath city centre
FACILITIES: Showers, toilets, bar
PRICE: £20 per tent/vehicle per weekend, £30 for the whole festival

The bar will be available for sessions in the evening.

HOTELS




FESTIVAL INFORMATION


Where is Bath Folk Festival held?
Bath Folk Festival takes place at venues across the world heritage city of Bath, North East Somerset.
What makes Bath Folk Festival different?
Bath Folk Festival is not a traditional field-based folk festival. Instead, concerts, sessions, dances and workshops are held at a variety of venues across Bath, so the whole city becomes alive with traditional music, dance and storytelling.

You’ll experience folk culture in unconventional places, and get the opportunity to join in at any of our lively pub and cafe sessions. If you want to develop or improve your own performing skills, you can join us at our week-long traditional music summer school, where you can learn from our world-class tutors.

Your visit to Bath Folk Festival is not confined to a muddy festival field: Bath is a World Heritage City, and whilst you’re here you are free to explore the city’s wide range of museums and attractions, including the Roman Bath Museum and luxury Thermae Bath Spa.

Bath Folk Festival celebrates all flavours of traditional music, from English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh music to Americana, gypsy jazz, French, bluegrass, world folk and more. Whatever your taste, there will be something for you in Bath between 8th – 16th August.

I'm a musician. How can I play at Bath Folk Festival?
 
Bath Folk Festival is run by and for musicians, so there are lots of opportunities to perform and join in with a tune. Here are some of the ways you can take part:

APPLY TO PLAY

We accept applications from acts and their representatives all year round.

We will be closing applications for Bath Folk Festival 2015 on 13th March 2015 and will be in contact by the end of May if we have a suitable slot for you. Subsequent applications will be considered for Bath Folk Festival 2016.

Apply here

ENTER OUR NEW SHOOTS COMPETITION

Our New Shoots Competition aims to find the best upcoming folk talent.

If you are an unsigned act, you can enter the New Shoots Competition for a chance to win a day of recording at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios in Box, and a guaranteed spot to play at Bath Folk Festival 2016.

Apply here


JOIN A SESSION

Everyone is welcome to play in our lively festival sessions.

We host a wide range of sessions in venues across the city throughout the festival and we encourage all musicians, singers and storytellers to get involved. Some venues are also welcome impromptu sessions. Check out our session guidelines for more details:

Session Guidelines

BUSK IN BATH

Many of our visiting musicians enjoy busking around Bath.

Tourists and residents in Bath love our vibrant street entertainment culture and this can be a great way to promote yourself whilst visiting Bath Folk Festival. Please check out our busking guidelines for more information about busking in Bath:

Busking Guidelines

I'm a trader. Can I book at pitch at Bath Folk Festival?
 
Bath Folk Festival is a venue-based festival, rather than a field-based festival, so opportunities for vendors are limited. However, we will be hosting several events where pitches will be available:

BATH ARTISAN MARKET

We will be partnering with Bath Artisan Market to provide music and entertainment on Sunday 9th August at Green Park Station.

Bath Artisan Market is a vibrant, monthly, Sunday market that plays host to over 70 stalls selling the best of the west’s upcycled vintage, handmade and art treasures with gourmet food stalls and a craft workshop area.

Apply for a stall

BATH CITY FARM FAMILY FUN DAY

We will be hosting a small arts and crafts market at the Bath City Farm Family Fun Day on Saturday 8th August.

The Bath City Farm Family Fun Day will feature live music, workshops, a treasure trail, bouncy castle and other activities for children and families. We encourage stall applications from local businesses and charities, particularly those based or working in the area surrounding the Bath City Farm.

To enquire about a stall, please contact info@bathfolkfestival.org


FESTIVAL MARKET

We will working with the organisers of the Bath Artisan Market to run a week-long craft and instrument makers’ market at Green Park Station.

If you are a traditional craftsperson, instrument maker or repairer offering ethically sourced products, you are welcome to join us from Monday 10th – Friday 14th August. There will be live music and dance demonstrations throughout the week, creating a unique atmosphere at this great under cover market.

To enquire about a stall, please contact info@bathfolkfestival.org

OPEN AIR CEILIDH

We will be running a free, open air ceilidh at Green Park Station in central Bath.

There will be a restricted number of pitches available for traders selling high quality, ethically sourced street food. The date for the ceilidh will be announced shortly.

To enquire about a stall, please contact info@bathfolkfestival.org

I run a local business. How can I get involved?
 
We’re really keen to involve as many local businesses as possible. Here are some of the ways you can support the festival:

BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsoring Bath Folk Festival 2015 is a great opportunity to show your support for local live music scene.

Sponsors benefit from a range of opportunities to promote their brand to our growing audiences, including a free advert in the Bath Folk Festival programme, your logo on our website, your banner displayed at key events, free tickets to headline concerts and more.

More information

ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAMME

We will be printing 10,000 Bath Folk Festival programmes this year and distributing them across the city.

If you have a product or service that you think will be of interest to our local festival goers or to tourists visiting the city for the festival, please check out our advertising rates and get in touch to book a place in our programme.

More information


HOST AN EVENT

We want to bring live folk music, dance and storytelling to every corner of the city.

If you would like to host an event at your work place, we would love to make that happen. We can arrange public or private performances and sessions in any space, from pubs, cafes and restaurants to museums, offices, art galleries and even hospital wards!

Please contact info@bathfolkfestival.org to arrange an event with us.

PROMOTE BATH FOLK FESTIVAL

We want everyone to know about the fantastic range of events happening throughout Bath Folk Festival 2015.

If you think these events will be of interest to your customers or colleagues, we would be delighted to supply you with colour posters, leaflets and copies of our programme for you to display or distribute at your place of work.

Please contact info@bathfolkfestival.org to request promotional materials.

I'd like to volunteer. Are there any stewarding opportunities available?
 
Bath Folk Festival is run entirely by volunteers and we are always looking for stewards to help us to run our events and the festival campsite.

If you would like to volunteer at Bath Folk Festival 2015, please contact info@bathfolkfestival.org

Bath Folk Festival operates an equal opportunities policy. Some volunteer positions may require a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check. Please contact us for more information.



CONTACT US


PLEASE NOTE


Bath Folk Festival is run by a small but enthusiastic team of volunteers. We do our very best to respond to all messages as quickly as possible.

If you are an artist or a manage an act that would like to play at Bath Folk Festival, please complete our artist application form.