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 eight new areas, setting up shop in iconic historical venues and picturesque towns up and 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 or Queen’s greatest hits. Want to see if the series will be visiting a town or city near you? Read on to find out…
On Saturday, August 20, the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom will host a Hans Zimmer Candlelight concert. 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 a string quartet. Reminisce on TV programmes, like The Crown, and monumentous films, like The Last Samurai and Gladiator in the home of entertainment. Tickets are available here.
The seaside town of Brighton is a firm favourite with many southerners, making it an ideal escape for a mesmerising Candlelight concert. Just a pebble’s throw from the seafront, and a 10-minute stroll from Brighton Pier, St Mary’s Church Kemp Town will host candlelit evenings of music on July 29, August 12, 13, 19, 26 & 27, and September 2. The current St Mary’s Church building dates back to 1870 – although another church building previously stood on the same site, but collapsed during renovations. A stunning alter is the focal point of the church, and at this concert, will be flooded with candles. All tickets for the original date (July 29) sold out so quickly that extra dates were added. Be quick and snap up yours here for Hans Zimmer or here for a tribute to Queen.
This weekend, July 30, will see the Candlelight Summer Series make a visit to Clevedon Pier in Somerset for a 75-minute show. The performance will be the first Candlelight concert held on a pier, and fittingly enough, the venue has a storied musical past: One Direction pitched up in 2014 to shoot a music video there! 2022’s concert will be a little more relaxing than a 1D concert, however – the softly flickering flameless candles lend the space an unforgettable atmosphere, and the sound of the waves intermingles with the music that flows from the talented string quartet. Unfortunately, the performance is now sold out, but you can keep an eye for new dates here.
For the Candlelight Summer Series concert in the Peak District, Hans Zimmer’s melodies will be joined by those from other fantastic movie music composers, such as John Williams. The location of this unforgettable night of music will be the Buxton Crescent Hotel, which sits in the town of Buxton, a town surrounded by three sides of the Peak District National Park, and the highest market town in the country. Expect to hear recognisable compositions from the likes of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and Kung Fu Panda on September 3. Tickets are available here.
Locations coming soon:
While tickets are not yet available for these Candlelight Summer Series concerts, candlelit celebrations of Hans Zimmer’s works will soon be coming to the following areas – and as you can see from the sell-out performances above, you’ll want to be quick in snapping up your tickets.
- Lake District
- South Wales
Keep an eye out on Fever for updates.