Fever’s Candlelight series has taken the UK by storm, illuminating cities around the British Isles with enchanting concerts that marry live music, gorgeous venues and hundreds of candles. No genre is exempt from the Candlelight series: from timeless classical masterpieces to uplifting pop artists, magical movie soundtracks to smooth jazz, renditions of melodies are performed by string quartets, musical duos or whole live bands, all the while bathed in the soft glow of candlelight. This summer, a special edition of this series will venture to brand-new locations for the first time, as the Candlelight Summer Series celebrates Hans Zimmer and more.
The Candlelight Summer Series will visit Blackpool, Brighton, Plymouth and Southampton among others, setting up shop in iconic historical venues down the country. Each show, despite varying performance lengths and programmes of music, will see a string quartet perform some of Hans Zimmer’s iconic film scores, Queen’s greatest hits, Coldplay’s biggest anthems, and more! Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover enchanting concerts under candlelight.
The Blackpool Tower: boasting over 125 years of history
On Saturday, July 8, the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom will host a magical tribute to iconic film composer, Hans Zimmer. The historical venue, as seen on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, dates back to 1894. The space’s incredible architecture will shine bright by the glow of hundreds of candles, as you hear nearly two hours of live music performed by the talented String Infusion. Reminisce on monumentous films, like The Last Samurai and Gladiator in the home of entertainment. Tickets are available here.
The Royal Pavilion: a feast for the eyes
Initially built for King George IV as his seaside villa, featuring lavish interiors with colourful Chinese decorations, the Royal Pavilion was expanded in the 19th century to the spellbinding oriental palace we see today. During WWI, the pavilion was converted into a military hospital, catering mainly to Indian soldiers of the British Army.
And today, four restorations and a century later, the Royal Pavilion today serves as a museum and art gallery, housing a huge range of artwork, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork and furnishing textiles. This summer, it will also host a series of intimate tribute concerts to some of the most noted artists in the likes of ABBA, Taylor Swift and Queen.
Plymouth National Marine Aquarium: UK’s largest aquarium
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to attend a classical concert at an aquarium? Plymouth National Marine Aquarium provides a visually stunning backdrop for intimate concerts and we couldn’t think of a better setting for classical renditions of Hans Zimmer‘s best work, than at UK’s largest aquarium.
It’s home to more than 4000 animals and this summer on June 10, you can go on an underwater adventure and listen to classical renditions of iconic scores from Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code and more.
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Candlelight Summer will also soon arrive to Southampton! While tickets are not yet available for these Candlelight Summer Series concerts, you can expect celebrations of some of the most notable artists of modern-day and yesteryear, exciting and stunning venues, and naturally, Candlelight’s signature sea of flickering candles.
It’s not everyday you hear mesmerising melodies performed by first rate musicians at some of the country’s most stunning venues. This summer, immerse yourself in the magical world of Candlelight and escape busy London, that oftentimes gets too overwhelming to bear.
Whether for a romantic getaway, or a weekend out with the kids, these spellbinding concerts are the perfect plan for summertime.