Party in the City: Parade Gardens
Event date: Fri 22 May | Event time: 16.45-22.00 | Event location: Parade Gardens, Grand Parade
An outdoor extravaganza, featuring brass bands, Spanish flamenco, theatrical performances and reggae
4.45-5.05pm Royal High Pop Collective
Students from The Royal High School take to the world's stage for the first time at this year's Festival. Playing a repertoire that ranges from salsa, to soul, to South African, this talented group are guaranteed to get you on your feet and kick off the Festival in style!
5.30-6pm The Mandibles
Some of the UK's top young gypsy swing players, The Mandibles combine an enchanting musical imagination with their jump-jive, theatrical performance. Get ready to dance your way through this high-energy blend of musical genres.
6.30-7pm Family event with Paul Murphy and Max Gittings
A preview of their event at the Bath MusicFest, punk poet Paul Murphy and his band of merry men provide urban folk opera for our youngest music-lovers.
7.15-7.45pm Bath Guitar School
After a storming set at Party in the City 2008 The Bath Guitar School band are reassembled, with axes in hand, to bombard you with yet another blazing set of classic rock covers!
8-8.30pm Bath Spa Band
Representing the City of Bath, with the Mayor of Bath as their patron, Bath Spa Band are set to delight with music from brass band classics and marches, delightful melodies, and music to get your feet tapping.
8.45-9.15pm El Patio Primo
Traditional Spanish tunes, famous flamenco pieces and original music combines in this 4-piece flamenco-rumba band's upbeat, danceable style.
9.30-10pm Troy Ellis and the Longshots
Regulars on the southwest Festival scene, this Bristol based reggae band will close the Parade Gardens' celebrations with stellar showmanship and unstoppable energy that have not been seen since the old reggae dance halls of Jamaica.
Kilter Theatre Company, Roots
Look out for Bath's unique outdoor theatre company, Kilter, planting the seeds of change with their irresistibly playful, engaging show which invites you to grab a spade and elope to the allotment for a theatrical improvisation on the future of food.
"Do yourself a favour, book a ticket to a Kilter show" Bath Friends of the Earth