Bath Festivals and Orchard Live have revealed more acts for this summer’s Bath Festival Finale Weekend on the Bath Recreation Ground, including Mabel and Corinne Bailey Rae who support headliners chart toppers Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison.
Clean Bandit, who have had four Number 1 UK singles and were recently nominated for two Brit awards, headline the Main Stage on Saturday 1 June. Supporting them is rising star, 20-year-old singer Mabel, who was recently short-listed for breakthrough artist at the Brit awards, and Bristol based rapper and actor Raleigh Ritchie, who is also familiar to Game of Thrones fans for his role as Grey Worm. Opening the party on the main stage will be London’s hottest new soul, jazz and R&B singer Jaz Karis.
Topping the bill on Sunday 2 June is Van Morrison, who has been delighting audiences all over the world for five decades and has recently released his 40th studio album, coinciding with a series of shows in the US. He’ll be supported by Corinne Bailey Rae, whose global hits Put Your Records On and Like A Star are great crowd pleasers, Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers and the classic Soul and funk of MF Robots.
Last summer’s first Bath Festival Finale Weekend held on Bath’s Recreation Ground was hugely popular, with festival goers enjoying performances from stars including Paloma Faith, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Robert Plant and Midge Ure. The success of that event has prompted Bath Festivals and Orchard Live to announce a second Finale Weekend for 2019. Once again, the event will take place on Bath Recreation Ground, in the city centre within walking distance of the train and bus station.
This year, on the Big Top stage music fans will be offered an eclectic mix of acts. On Saturday the talent includes: Balcony, who played Boardmasters last summer and push the boundaries of dark pop and future wave R&B, rasping vocals; Little Thief, a three-piece from Bristol reminiscent of The Black Keys and Queens of the Stone Age; and Another Sky, who were invited to perform on BBC 2’s flagship music programme Later with Jools Holland late last year.
On Sunday on the Big Top stage catch: Sheffield based Renegade Brass Band who have established themselves as the country’s premiere hip-hop brass band outfits, The Desert, a Bristol based trip-hop outfit; Michael Clark, an emerging singer/songwriter whose folk output is a masterclass in the power of simplicity; and Tom Speight, a singer/songwriter from London whose work blends elements of folk, contemporary pop and intimate material who has already amassed over 43million combined streams on Spotify alone.
There will be some further announcements re additions to the line-up in the coming weeks.
The Bath Festival Finale Weekend, sponsored by Bath Ales, Novia, Bath BID, Agriframes and Funnel offers two days of live music, great food and drink, all in a beautiful setting in the heart of Bath. There will be two music stages, a spoken word stage and a fun-filled family zone with craft, workshops, music and storytelling.