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Bath International Music Fest
22 May, 2013 - 02 June, 2013
One of Britain's most prestigious music festivals is also one of its most eclectic, presenting a mix of classical, contemporary, jazz, world, electronica and folk music.
For over 60 years, the Bath Music Festival has looked to both the past and the future with its broad scope of musical styles.
Performances are hosted in a wide variety of beautiful historic venues within Somerset's historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was founded as Aquae Sulis, location of a Roman baths and temple, and later became a Georgian spa resort (its famous crescents date from this time).
These venues include Bath Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery where Edgar was crowned King in the 10th century, the Pump Rooms (a neo-classical salon within the redeveloped baths) and the Assembly Rooms, National Trust-owned public spaces used for fashionable functions in the 18th century.
The 2013 Festival will open with Cook and the Case and the Drystone. Also featuring in the programme are: the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Singers and Britten's Women.
Full programme details are available on the website.