Music

Many of Bath’s best venues put on special programmes for the Fringe, and there are some great one-off shows too.

Listings for all events in Music at all venues on all dates

Sunday 21st May

The Bell

Start time: 13:00
Price: Free

Barbarella's Bang Bang

Strikingly theatrical take on that old Gipsy Cabaret style, still coming up with new spins of the wheel since the 19th Century. A clear vision of what they want to say and the musical ability to make it work. Will appeal to Euro intellectuals, goths and plain ol' weirdoes More info and booking...

Wednesday 24th May

The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Bonfire Radicals

One of the myriad ways that British Folk Forms are spinning themselves in the modern world, the six B.Rads pack in influences from World, Rock and Early Music to form something that veers dangerously from the calm, considered or clever into jumping around raucously. They're really not much like anything else out there, though fans of The Moulettes and the folkier end of Prog will share aspirations. More info and booking...

Friday 26th May

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Start time: 20:00
Price: Free

FAB & Bath Fringe

Openings Night Party

Dance yourself Arty

It's where you head after the art openings close: we're still celebrating! Late licence and guest DJs/performers to be advised nearer the time. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Start time: 20:00
Price: £12.50 Advance: £10.00 adv; £12.50 on door
Doors open: 19:30

Papillon

Violin and guitar duo

Papillon is the new project by Anna Phoebe and Nicolas Rizzi. It combines raw Eastern inspired violin and guitar melodies set within cinematic soundscapes. Anna Phoebe has performed throughout the world as a featured soloist for various artists and is now carving a career with her own projects. More info and booking...

Saturday 27th May

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Start time: 15:00
Price: £10 (plus £3 drum hire if needed)

Amadou Diagne

Djembe Workshop

Beginner/Intermediate level Djembe workshop. Connect to some new rhythms that - however simple or complicated - end up as an exciting whole experience within the group.
Bring your own drum or pre-book one for loan (£3 extra) if available. More info and booking...

The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill

Start time: 19:30
Price: £14
Doors open: 18:30

Kelston Records presents:

Gas Giants

plus support

The mighty Gas Giants re-emerge from interstellar cloud for special intimate event in the unique surroundings of the barn. The stars are closer out there. Will (Goldfrapp) Gregory meets superlative drummer Tony Orrell and cosmic tinkerer Ross Hughes in a surrealist soundtrack world of their own. Unique and unmissable. More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Start time: 20:00
Price: £6 (£5 concs.)

Amadou Diagne

Solo Kora Concert

Amadou's great contribution to a number of bands (including his own) tends to obscure the fact that he's also a fine solo artist with a number of strings to his bow (or Kora). A solo Kora concert could go in a number of directions, traditional from his griot heritage, or contemporary with pedals and loops - or conceivably both! Only one way to find out!!
See also Djembe workshop in the afternoon More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Start time: 21:00
Price: £3 / £4 on door
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

Burbank

Luke Gittins and Ashley Smith

Described as 'the new Lennon & McCartney' and signed without hesitation; with captivating original songs and harmonies, some fabulous guitar playing and a confident delivery (influenced by John Mayer & Ed Sheeran amongst others) see this talented new duo warm up for festival headliners & a tour of America while you can!

Extra info: 2 x 45 minute sets with a break.

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Komedia

Start time: 23:00
Price: £6
Doors open: 23:00

Motorcity

Bath’s busiest and best club night never fails to deliver a refreshing but classic mix of all the best Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthems to keep your feet stomping into the early hours! More info and booking...

Sunday 28th May

The Bell

Start time: 13:00
Price: Free

Kris & the Blues Machines

More usually seen with Canadian carney crew Blackberry Wood, musical omnivores to the max, this project sees frontman Kris making the style more straightforward but certainly not playing safe or straight. And he’s always been a great frontman too. Electro Blues this way! More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Start time: 20:00
Price: £7
Doors open: 19:30

Bath Comedy presents

Mishka Shubaly

Cult favorite singer/songwriter, who has opened nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope and is known as one of Johnny Depp's favourite artists. Gruff-voiced Mishka takes time out of touring dive bars in the USA to play dive bars in the UK... More info and booking...

Monday 29th May

The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Mark Lewandowski Trio

Waller

The Fats Waller Project

Mark Lewandowski - double bass
Liam Noble - piano, Fender Rhodes
Paul Clarvis - drums
Exploring the catalogue of one of the early innovators of jazz - the great Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller - delving into his music and bringing their own personal spin on his repertoire in the intimate trio setting. Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and strong humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes. Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930s Harlem into the 21st Century. More info and booking...

Tuesday 30th May

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Doors open: 19:00

Simon Allen, Sam & Beth Eason, Tom Corneill and Lee Cole present

'90s Acoustic Mixtape LIVE

Choose Britpop. Choose anthems. Choose reminding yourself of staying out past midnight on school nights. Choose songs you fell in love to. Choose incredible acoustic twists on the best dance and grunge music. Choose remembering muddy festival moments. Choose guilty pleasure pop songs. Choose music to make you feel alive.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Tuesday Choice

Declan Miller

We’ve been awaiting great things from Declan since he won the Bath Folk Festival’s 2015 New Shoots competition against much more obvious & conventional singers & players: a mark of his strong individuality and appeal. Part faerie foundling, part 21st Century agitator activist, the traditions are well served by his hand. Though tonight the focus is on his songs, he will be accompanied by bandmates from new Trad Folk combo Gorias. More info and booking...

Wednesday 31st May

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Doors open: 19:00

Brian Madigan

Think of a Song

plus Paul Bradley

Singer-songwriter Brian Madigan is famed for his lengthy, spoken intros. So what if he were to remove the songs altogether – only thinking them ‘out loud’ with the audience invited to imagine them? Would that be deeply uncomfortable, transcendental, or a brief moment of sanity amid the cacophony of everyday madness?

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Tonto Malembe

Venezuelan psych-funk exiled to London for the predictable political/lifestyle issues as well as matters of the artistic economy, enigmatic frontman Baldo Verdú and his boys really do hit a time-slipped groove you won’t have encountered before, with rock’n’roll and street sass/suss. Big things are expected - and some sought-after festival dates in place - but still just breaking. Get in now! More info and booking...

Thursday 1st June

Kingswood Theatre

Start time: 19:30
Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Doors open: 19:00

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Start time: 19:30
Price: £10
Doors open: 19:20

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

by Edward Day

An ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge. Lecoq trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music, video projection and 16-bit mayhem. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £6 / £5 Concs excluding workshop
Doors open: 19:00

James Rippingale

Guitar on a Summer Evening

Preceded by Guitar Workshop (book workshop separately)

Join award winning classical guitarist James Rippingale as he makes his Bath debut with a programme of musical delights and guitar favourites featuring pieces by J. S. Bach along with his own unique compositions, and ending with a musical journey through the heart of Spain.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Widcombe Social Club

Start time: 20:00
Price: £17.50
Doors open: 19:30

'All Of The Above' - WSC and Nod Knowles Productions present:

Martin Taylor and Alison Burns present: Ella Fitzgerald at 100

Celebrating 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald

Celebrating the centenary of the birth of the great jazz vocalist, multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor - internationally renowned for his work with everyone from Stephane Grappelli to Jamie Cullum - and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns highlight the Grammy-award winning collaboration between Ella and jazz guitarist Joe Pass More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Start time: 20:00
Price: Advance: £17.50 Door Price: £20.00
Doors open: 19:30

“It was Fifty Years Ago Today…”

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Concert

featuring All You Need Is The Beatles

All You Need Is The Beatles celebrate 50 years of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP with a special celebration concert. The album will be performed in its entirety and the show will also feature many of The Beatles’ greatest hits.
“A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

Extra info: Standing event

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Friday 2nd June

Kingswood Theatre

Start time: 14:30
Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Doors open: 14:00

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 19:00

2016 BGT Finalist

Jasmine

Jasmine moved some judges to tears with her audition on 'Britain's Got Talent' last year, winning Ant & Dec's Golden-Buzzer nomination before going on to finish fourth in the Final. Come and experience live the 15-year-old girl that David Walliams said "looked like an Angel and sounded like one too."

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Rondo Theatre

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 (£9 concs)
Doors open: 19:30

Mike Scott and David C Johnson's World Premiere

Still Doing It

Full of wit, songs, poetry and banter.
How did talented singer/songwriter Mike Scott, ex pupil of PenPole Point Secondary Modern, and David C Johnson, witty, prize-winning performance poet, ex cadet of the Nautical College Pangbourne, find themselves writing a show and sharing a stage? Their entertaining and original “Still doing it” attempts to answer this question. More info and booking...

Komedia

Start time: 23:00
Price: £5
Doors open: 23:00

Fame

With all your guilty pleasures under one roof, Fame is Bath’s biggest night for you to unleash your inner dancer to the soundtrack of nostalgic numbers from the past and modern groovers that you wouldn’t normally dare sing out of the shower! More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June

Kingswood Theatre

Start time: 16:00
Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Doors open: 15:30

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Start time: 18:00
Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSU Student
Doors open: 17:50

Frenetic Fox Theatre presents

Appily Ever After

by Paul Lawless

Serenading you with original song, spoken word and just the right amount of desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

Extra info: May contain mild swearing and sexual references (non-vulgar)

More info and booking...

Kingswood Theatre

Start time: 19:30
Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Doors open: 19:00

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Start time: 20:00
Price: Free
Doors open: 19:00

Street Performers' Party

Bedlam - The Night Out

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Avanti Display, and more...

After a busy day on the streets of Bath what we all need is a bit of a party to recharge the batteries for tomorrow. Highlight shows from some of this afternoon's key performers, a work-in-progress from the legendary Avanti, Indian Brass madness from the very watchable (and still more danceable) Rajasthan Heritage crew, then on into the night with Indian-into-Worldbeat DJ inside the Brasserie.

Extra info: till late

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £6 / £5 C-oncs
Doors open: 19:00

Joe Probert

plus support

19-year-old Bristolian Joe Probert is one of the UK’s most promising singer/songwriters - single-mindedly motivated to deliver fresh music that people love. Self-taught, whilst other kids were on X-Boxes, Joe was busking on the streets of Bristol & Bath, before setting-up his own DIY recording studio in the garden shed.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Widcombe Social Club

Start time: 20:00
Price: £15 includes supper
Doors open: 19:30

Amuse Bouche present

Valerie's Birthday Party

with the Boxcats

Valerie has reached a significant age, so her Aunties have secretly planned a fabulous party … and you are all invited! Comedy troupe Amuse Bouche and Boxcats blues band present a birthday party to remember: expect a retro buffet supper, family rows and inappropriate presents. What could possibly go wrong? More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Start time: 21:00
Price: £3 / £4 on door
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

The Swings

plus Flies Fly Away

Bath’s most exciting & new band creating a real stir, packing out Moles, The Bell & other venues. The Swings play psychedelic, soulful, alternative rock originals with highly unique & heavy latin-influenced guitar riffs; gutsy lead singer Millie reminds us a bit of Janis Joplin is "a star in the making" (Tim Orchard, Purr Records). More info and booking...

Komedia

Start time: 23:00
Price: £6
Doors open: 23:00

Motorcity

Bath’s busiest and best club night never fails to deliver a refreshing but classic mix of all the best Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthems to keep your feet stomping into the early hours! More info and booking...

Sunday 4th June

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Start time: 12:00
Price: Free

Bedlam Sunday

It’s the street theatre event of the year with dozens of performers from the emerging new ideas through to renowned companies at the top of their game, spilling around the streets in and around Kingsmead Square & Saw Close (roadways closed for the afternoon, no parking). See Page 7, the Bedlam leaflet (available in the city nearer the time), or our website on the day of the event for further details.
Companies include: HURyCAN (Spain), Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band (India), Bongo Bolero (Bath), Natural Theatre Company, Avanti Display, Circomedia – and many more.
The event is free but please put money ‘in the hat’ if the performer is using one. More info and booking...

The Bell

Start time: 13:00
Price: Free

Terry & Gerry

Gerry Colvin made a lot of friends in Bath and The Bell some years ago with Colvin Quarmby, but now he’s back with a revival of his much loved ‘80s skiffle combo who recorded 3 Peel sessions and scored Indie Chart hits with straight-to-the-point tales like ‘Clothes Shop’ and ‘Last Bullet in the Gun'. Great writing and no-fuss delivery. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Start time: 15:00
Price: £12

Annette Gregory

Ella - Celebrating 100 Years

Jazz Vocalist Annette Gregory celebrates the music of the iconic jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, 100th Year. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Start time: 18:00
Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSU Student
Doors open: 17:50

Frenetic Fox Theatre presents

Appily Ever After

by Paul Lawless

Serenading you with original song, spoken word and just the right amount of desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

Extra info: May contain mild swearing and sexual references (non-vulgar)

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 19:30
Price: £9 / £7.50 Concs
Doors open: 18:30

Simon Currie's 6plus1

Musical Comedy with Virtuosic Musicians

6plus1 is a band of 7 musicians playing New Orleans Jazz, mixing in Funk, Rock and Ska with two Saxophonists doubling woodwind, two trumpets, trombone, tuba and drums. Some of the music is presented with a comic edge, next to virtuosic playing.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Widcombe Social Club

Start time: 19:45
Price: £5. The 4-6pm session is FREE.
Doors open: 19:00

Misha Carder, the current Bard of Bath, invites you to

Travel stories and music from around the world

Themed concert with Wessex Musicians & Wordsmiths

Venue: The Wharf Room, Widcombe Social Club. Come to either or both sessions
4-6pm Poetry, Music, Digital Exhibition, and Pop-Up Gallery.
6.30 - 7.30 Optional Shared Supper at 6.30
7.45 - 10pm Stories and Music from local performers, featuring Brighid's Flame: an hour of Irish music, myths, stories, with harp.

Extra info: optional shared supper at 18.30 -19.30

More info and booking...

Monday 5th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 19:00

Phoenix River Band

plus Support from Prairie Dog

Phoenix River Band’s music is original with an undoubted salute to country influences plus hints of R&B and Blues. Think Allman Brothers meet Chris Rea meets Jackson Browne with a touch of Fleetwood Mac and you have a potent mix of original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies. Prairie Dog are a Southwest-based country roots duo playing mostly original songs with a bluegrass-tinged style and vocal harmonies that are rootsy, humorous, edgy and sometimes sensitive.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Africa Entsha

Formerly Soweto Entsha (played Fringe a few years ago), these guys are a phenomenon: acappella singers bringing a wide range of Afro-American vocal styles together to show continuity in the traditions and the value of sheer style and skill. Traditional to Doo-Wop to Soul to RnB. Close-up they'll be dynamite! More info and booking...

Wednesday 7th June

Widcombe Social Club

Start time: 20:00
Price: £14
Doors open: 19:30

Bath Comedy presents

Bill Smarme & The Bizness with Dave Lemkin

The Village Hall

The Vicar of Lower Swell introduces some bizarre and frankly quite nutty locals performing in The Village Hall, They will include former cabinet minister the Rt. Hon. Dickie Daventry, who will regale us with tales from the corridors of power and be plugging his memoirs, and special guests Bill Smarme & The Bizness who will be travelling all the way from Twerton to perform their unique comedic take on a farrago of musical genres. More info and booking...

The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Jackson

A product of the restlessly recombinant Bristol funk/jazz/soul scene, Jackson sprays colours from all over the musical spectrum onto the canvas, featuring faces that the truly alert will have seen before: Jack Baldus, Asian Hawk, Rich O’Brien, Joe Price and other hotshots. A very contemporary sound that is not afraid of its own intelligence, nor of shaking that thing or rocking it out. And already better than their acclaimed debut EP. More info and booking...

Thursday 8th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 19:00
Price: £6 / £5 Concs
Doors open: 18:00

Open Up Music present

The South-West Open Youth Orchestra

including the Premiere of a new piece by Liam Taylor-West written especially for them

TSWOYO is the UK’s first disabled-led regional youth orchestra, featuring disabled and non-disabled young musicians playing conventional and electronic instruments incorporating accessible EyeGaze technology. On the eve of their BBC Music Day performance, come and experience these uniquely modern young musicians in the intimate surroundings of the Old Theatre Royal.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Rondo Theatre

Start time: 20:00
Price: £14

moonson.co presents

Robin & Bina Williamson

Songs, Stories and Music

Robin and Bina Williamson perform an exotic mix of English, Celtic, and Old Timey roots. Their unique interweave of songs stories and music feature the East/West harmonies of their voices with harp, bowed psaltery and diverse other instruments.
"An enchanting evening 's entertainment" - Edi Stark, Celtic Connections -
"Pure beauty through simplicity" - Robert Plant More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 Adv; £10 on door
Doors open: 19:30

Rik van den Bosch and Rainy

A night where folk and blues meets cuban, reggae and latin grooves. One-man-band and story teller, Rik van den Bosch, is armed with his slide, harmonica and his incredible vocal range.
Rainy takes you on a journey with his laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder. Watch, listen and enjoy. More info and booking...

Friday 9th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 19:30
Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 18:30

The Unravelling Wilburys

Following their sell-out world debut at last year's Fringe@theOTR, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville Tennessee who had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by some supergroup called “The Travelling Wilburys” have been hitting the highway and are back with an even bigger show this year.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Edge, University of Bath

Start time: 19:30
Price: £5 for Students and Concessions, £8 Standard Ticket
Doors open: 19:00

Bath University Student Musicals Society Presents:

The Ballad of Me and My Friends

A New Musical with the Songs and Lyrics of Frank Turner

A new jukebox musical written for this year's fringe follows the life and times of musicians, artists and other failed 21st century bohemians trying to make it in contemporary London. Taking inspiration from Frank Turner's lyrics and live shows, the performance weaves together gig and theatre in Bath University's new arts complex, The Edge. More info and booking...

The Edge, University of Bath

Start time: 19:30
Price: £12:50 / £10:50 Concs/ £8:50 UoB Students
Doors open: 19:00

Nowadays Tipi with Kadialy Kouyate

In part one of our summer music pop up, we welcome master Kora player and songwriter Kadialy Kouyate. More info and booking...

The Nest

Start time: 20:00
Price: £5 (£3 NUS), ££ in advance

RMT present

Vels Trio

plus Tiger Trail and Bird Noire

Channelling ingrained deep grooves, progressive soundscapes and contemporary hip hop, the Trio’s sound represents an amalgamation of different influences, with the extraterrestrial electrified leanings of prog and jazz-funk anchored to a deep backbeat, hyperactively engaging audiences with their heavy groove and energetic live sets. A hip-hop-infused reinterpretation of jazz for contemporary audiences with a distinct twist of their own.
The band sold out The Jazz Cafe on Monday 13th February with a live rendition of Madlib’s Shades of Blue. More info and booking...

The Bell

Start time: 20:00
Price: Free

St Wally's Eve

As a prelude to the Walcot Nation Day celebrations, The Bell will be buzzing to an upgrade on the usual already-groovesome vinyl DJ malarkey, and, we are assured, some popup events to match. More details on their website and ours nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Royal Oak

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Jesuits

New-ish Bristol psych quartet including ex-members of the rather-good-sadly Towns, surfing a tidal wave of feedback & noise but with punk/grunge energy and attitude to keep them out of any trouble they didn't choose to be in. Ones to watch (and indeed listen to). More info and booking...

Komedia

Start time: 23:00
Price: £5
Doors open: 23:00

Fame

With all your guilty pleasures under one roof, Fame is Bath’s biggest night for you to unleash your inner dancer to the soundtrack of nostalgic numbers from the past and modern groovers that you wouldn’t normally dare sing out of the shower! More info and booking...

Saturday 10th June

The Mission Theatre

Start time: 11:00
Price: £6 / £4 students
Doors open: 10:40

Back In Time Productions Presents

A Suitcase of Memories

When a husband is caring for his very unwell wife, the memorable moments they've shared bring them closer than ever as they reflect on their adventurous journey together. More info and booking...

The Bell

Start time: 14:00
Price: Free

Walcot Independence Partyparty

To celebrate 20 years of the re-birth of Walcot Nation and its sensational street party, on top of the Bell's usual eclectomaniac Saturday formula we're adding a classic Bath live band and then on into 2 rooms of major DJ action from some of our traditional longterm local favourites. Lineup to be announced, see our website and The Bell's. More info and booking...

The Edge, University of Bath

Start time: 19:30
Price: £5 for Students and Concessions, £8 Standard Ticket
Doors open: 19:00

Bath University Student Musicals Society Presents:

The Ballad of Me and My Friends

A New Musical with the Songs and Lyrics of Frank Turner

A new jukebox musical written for this year's fringe follows the life and times of musicians, artists and other failed 21st century bohemians trying to make it in contemporary London. Taking inspiration from Frank Turner's lyrics and live shows, the performance weaves together gig and theatre in Bath University's new arts complex, The Edge. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Start time: 20:00
Price: £8 (concessions £7)
Doors open: 19:00

Guy Fawkes

Indie set to Blow-up

A backlash to A-sides, a response to four-minute songs by manicured manikins, a single finger to the Ed's of this world, the beginning of the good new days. But most of all Indie that seamlessly blends nuance and beauty with energy and rhythm. Set to blow up.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Edge, University of Bath

Start time: 20:30
Price: £10 ADULT / £8 CONCS/ £8:00 CHILD/ £24 GROUP TICKET – OPTION ONE (INC:1 ADULT & 3 CHILDREN) / £26 GROUP TICKET – OPTION TWO (INC: 2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN)
Doors open: 18:00

Nowadays Family Tipi

Adventures in Music and Theatre

Join us under the moonlight for Nowadays, a celebration of relaxed summer sunset performance. We look forward to welcoming the whole family for cosy drinks and performance. Please do bring a picnic! More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Start time: 21:00
Price: £5 / £6 door
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

A Tribute to Pink Floyd

by James Hollingsworth

James creates amazing soundscapes using skilful guitar effects and loop technology to recreate the legendary rock of Pink Floyd and totally blow your mind! A “truly phenomenal experience” (Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton, Country Joe and The Fish), an absolute must for all fans of Pink Floyd and psychedelic, folk, blues, trance or metal guitar. More info and booking...

Komedia

Start time: 23:00
Price: £6
Doors open: 23:00

Motorcity

Bath’s busiest and best club night never fails to deliver a refreshing but classic mix of all the best Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthems to keep your feet stomping into the early hours! More info and booking...

Sunday 11th June

The Bell

Start time: 13:00
Price: Free
Doors open: 12:00

Walcot Nation Celebration!

It was 20 years ago today...

Walcot Nation Day festival - run by Bath Fringe, The Bell, and key local traders - was 20 years ago on the Sunday at the end of that year's Fringe. We reckon that's a major excuse for a party. Already confirmed: an afternoon of top local live music, events in the yard, archive film showings of past local misdemeanours, pop-up art, and the unpredictable. See our website and The Bell's for details nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Start time: 20:00
Price: please make a donation (£3 suggested, price of a pint)

Comedy & Music

Walcot Street Comedy Collective

featuring Calico Jack

The Fringe of the Fringe gets excited round the back of the pub tonight: a phalanx of performances from the truly alternative edge of the city, featuring:
Onanism - Matt Cranium - The Whistleblowers - Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt --- plus a little bit more.
The night culminates with a show from yer actual Pirates of the Kennet & Avon, Calico Jack More info and booking...

Monday 12th June

The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

The Underscore Orkestra

6 piece from Portland Oregon who had such a ball last summer they were begging to be back this year. Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and other stuff that makes air and feet move in an inescapably joyous fashion, with the commitment and hard work on presentation and motivation that our transatlantic cousins do so well. More info and booking...

Wednesday 14th June

The Bell

Start time: 21:00
Price: Free

Kangaroo Moon

A festival perennial for 30-odd years and always a guarantee that summer is finally here - not least because they used to work the double-summer trip so beloved of performers with a strong antipodean connection. Celtic and tranced-out grooves, future primitive eco instincts and a shot of the mystic derived from their Planet Gong connection. Plenty have tried to copy but none hit it like they do. More info and booking...