||Thousands of people
flock to the Bath International Music Festival each year, with over 20,000 people attending the opening night's free,
open air event held in Victoria Park. with the stunning
backdrop of Bath’s famous Crescent.
Over the years the festival, which is organised by the Bath Festivals Trust, has played host to many feats, such as when
529 saxophone players beat the Guinness World Records
challenge to play a tune together for at least five
minutes in 2004.
The BBC usually record a number of concerts from the Festival and broadcast
them on Radio 3. Artists from Belgium, France,
Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland
and Venezuela have performered at previous festivals.
This Music Festival is held annually in May and
June, while Bath's other international festival, the Bath Literature Festival is held in February
and March. This festival attracts top names from the world of literature, including the likes of Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Busby,
Tracy Chevalier, Alan Garner, Dave Gorman, PD James,
Brian Keenan, Joanna Trollope and Terry Pratchett.