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Gradstock 24

BSU's giant party at Bath’s iconic Recreation Ground, the Rec.

You can join us before or after your Graduation ceremony, and stay until 7pm. The event is free for you and your guests to attend, but you must book in advance to let us know that you're coming.

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Opening times

Gradstock takes place over three days:

You can join us before or after your ceremony. There’s even a drop-off point for your gown, so you don’t need to return to Bath College.

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There will be a wide range of food available to buy, plus a bar and hot drinks.

Alternatively, you can bring your own picnic to eat outside, but you won't be able to bring alcohol onto the site. 

You can pre-order either:

  • A Marquee Afternoon Tea (with or without prosecco)
  • A Takeway Afternoon Tea (with or without prosecco)

Afternoon teas must be booked in advance.

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What to expect

Entry to Gradstock is free, but you must book tickets in advance.

Expect a fabulous relaxed summer festival vibe with live music, a bar, food concessions and plenty of photo opportunities.

Why not try our Graduation Selfie Trail and show off the beautiful surroundings of Bath to your guests? Don't forget to share your pictures with us!

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The Recreation Ground
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Bath Recreation Ground is a flat, accessible route and just a 12 minute walk from Bath College or the Forum.

There is limited Blue Badge parking near the Rec for those who need it. You'll need to book it in advance and be sure to bring your Blue Badge on the day.

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