Bath Festivals and Orchard Live have revealed more acts for this summer’s Bath Festival Finale Weekend at the Bath Recreation Ground, including Corinne Bailey Rae and Mabel who support headliners Clean Bandit and legendary singer songwriter Van Morrison.
Grammy award-winning 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-born rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor Raleigh Ritchie, who is also known for his role as Grey Worm in Game of Thrones. Opening the festival 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.
There will be an eclectic mix of acts on the Big Top stage on the Saturday including Balcony, who played at Boardmasters Festival last summer and push the boundaries of dark pop and future wave R&B; 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 last year.
On the Sunday, the line-up for the Big Top stage features 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 amassed more than 43 million combined streams on Spotify alone.
Further announcements on the line-up will be made 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, in 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.
Main image: Corinne Bailey Rae and Mabel