The Blue Planet in Concert adds to the 2018 line up, this mind blowing sensory experience will be performed by the Hallé Orchestra at Jodrell Bank Observatory.
The concert will combine live music against a backdrop of remarkable footage from the original Blue Planet television series, produced by the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit. The Blue Planet in Concert will be ticketed separately to the festival. The perfect chance to experience the beauty of nature accompanied by phenomenal music to create an all-around sensual and immersive experience, never seen before.
The Conducted by the composer, the Hallé will perform the internationally critically acclaimed concert version of the original Blue Planet, promising unique and awe-inspiring spectacle in high definition, exploring the vast oceans on our pale blue dot, and the challenges we face for the future.
Said festival director, Ben Robinson: “Heading into our third year we really wanted to go above and beyond and we’re absolutely delighted to announce Blue Planet Live for our new Thursday slot.
“Our mission is to not only erode the boundaries between science, culture, art and technology but to also highlight the beauty and fragility of our planet Earth, and what a better way to achieve this by opening proceedings with such a remarkable and enlightening spectacle. It’s going to be truly incredible and a real festival highlight. We can’t wait!”
Opening the concert on the Thursday will be Laura Misch, a saxophonist, vocalist and producer popular with Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM, whose extraordinary one-woman show fuses jazz and progressive electronic genres through exploring the space between analogue and electronically-manipulated sound.
Enjoy The Blue Planet in Concert with the Hallé by booking a VIP ticket, allowing you access to the Celestial VIP bar and bathroom. With stunning views of the stage and an unrivalled backdrop of the giant Lovell telescope, the Celestial VIP bar is a great place to relax with a drink of choice and enjoy the show. Free VIP car parking is also included in the package.
Taking place on the opening evening, Thursday tickets are available to be purchased separately for just £29 with a weekend ticket, or £35 as a stand-alone ticket.