Experience live music in softly glowing light with these sensational concerts. Candlelight invites everyone to experience some of the best and most beloved music to have graced our ears over the years in a new way. From glamorous ABBA, the indie sounds of Oasis to the dynamic music of Hans Zimmer, whatever your musical preference, you’ll be in for a treat.
Taking place in some of Manchester’s most magical locations, Grade I listed Manchester Cathedral, the spectacular space at Halle St. Peter, and >the Stroller Hall<, just to name a few, you won’t want to miss the chance to experience these Candlelight concerts.
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Featured Candlelight concerts in Manchester
Manchester “Dancing Queens”, get ready for a sensational tribute to the iconic supergroup, ABBA. Candlelight brings the music of the Swedish quartet with a twist to the historic Manchester Cathedral.
They continue to be one of the most successful artists in the world in terms of sales and global fans and this season, their presence will be felt at a moving tribute that appeals to die-hard ABBA fans and music lovers alike. Hear “Waterloo”, “Money, Money, Money”, “Fernando” and more ABBA classics played by String Infusion.
Manchester Cathedral will shine brighter than a diamond for this extraordinary tribute to Rihanna this October. As one of music’s biggest hitmakers, there is no shortage of smash songs at this candlelit concert. From “Pon de Replay” and “Umbrella” to “We Found Love” and “Work”, some of the star’s most beloved bops will be performed by a string quartet while thousands of candles illuminate one of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks.
If you are a fan of one of the most popular and influential rock bands of all time, then you won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind tribute to Queen. Bloomsbury Music Group String Quartet is set to take to the stage at Manchester Cathedral to perform classical takes on some of the group’s greatest hits. Songs such as “Another One Bites the Dust”, “We Will Rock You”, and more are being reimagined during the 75-minute concert celebrating Queen.
All upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Manchester
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Manchester. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Absolutely fantastic. Six of us attended and we all loved it. Very talented artists and an amazing venue ❤️” – A Tribute to Queen
“A beautiful evening that, in all honesty, had a magical element to it.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“We had a fantastic experience at Manchester cathedral at one of the candlelit performances. Loved it.” – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
“This was just magical! The music was absolutely amazing and the scenery was breathtaking. Such an incredible experience!” – The Best of Joe Hisaishi
There’s something for everyone this season, from rock legends, jazz royalty, to beloved film soundtracks, so don’t hesitate to grab a ticket and experience the warmth of glimmering candles in Manchester’s most excellent locations.
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, that has mesmerised the biggest cities around the world.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
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