Candlelight has taken the UK by storm, illuminating cities around the British Isles with enchanting concerts. No genre is exempt from the Candlelight series: from timeless classical masterpieces to uplifting pop artists, 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 popular holiday destinations, as the Candlelight Summer Series celebrates Hans Zimmer and more.
The Candlelight Summer Series will visit Blackpool and Hull, setting up shop in iconic historical venues. Each show, despite varying performance lengths and programmes of music, will see a string quartet perform some of Hans Zimmer’s iconic film scores. Escape “The Rainy City” and look forward to a one-of-a-kind musical event this summer season.
On July 8, the iconic Blackpool Tower 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.
Hull Minster is opening its doors to Candlelight’s summer series on July 14 for a candlelit tribute to Hans Zimmer. This spectacular venue is England’s largest parish church and boasts over 700 years of cultural and spiritual heritage. Hull Minster is home to 500-year-old paintings, the Siegburg Bowl, and features breathtaking stained glass windows. Transport yourself to the cinematic worlds of Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean and more surrounded by striking architecture.
Make the most of your summer holidays and discover something otherworldy in Blackpool and Hull. These magical events make for the perfect plan with family, friends or for a romantic night out. Unwind in a candlelit setting and relax as the soothing melodies wash over you.
After a long day spent on Blackpool beach or exploring the old town’s Museum Quarter in Hull, immerse yourself in an enchanting experience inspired by some of the greatest compositions of all time.