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Bath Music Plus presents a major new festival to co-inside with the London 2012 Olympics: Sulis Sound Track at Bath Racecourse on Saturday July 21, 2012.

It features a programme of international headliners including Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Marc Almond, Vintage Trouble, The Skints and the Matt Schofield Trio. Inspired by, and in celebration of, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the festival features the ‘Community Games’ which aims to capture the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Only 6 days before the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, families and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in a range of sport and be active – Inspired by London 2012.

In addition to the headliners the festival showcases some of the South West’s best emerging bands including Will and the People, The Lash, Ulysses and the BA1 Records Roster of Tallis Morris, Lily Stokes, Bite the Buffalo, Laura Doggett, Shauna Hutchinson and Georgia Vale with more TBA.

Festival goers will be able to enjoy all the Cultural Olympiad has to offer with the diversity of bands and opportunities to take part in Bath’s first ever Community Games which is a new initiative to co-inside with the celebration of London 2012. Sports include fencing, archery, judo, hockey, athletics, cycling/BMX, volleyball, basketball, rowing, football, taekwondo, rugby, wrestling, boxing and golf – plus there will be a range of activities for Under 5’s. The event will also feature the South West’s biggest Zumba Fest with live music and O2 Roman 10 km race, organised by Relish the Outdoors as part of their race/run series.

The Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital in Bath (RUH) have announced their major new Cancer Care fundraising campaign – and will be at the festival raising funds. The event is entirely non-profit and organisers have priced the event to be as accessible as possible. Tickets are £70 for a family of two adults and two children under 16, or £34 for adults, from www.bathboxoffice.org.uk