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See an 11-piece orchestra perform rock classics by candelight

Posted on: 08 Jun 2023

The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight is coming to Bristol Hippodrome to perform their stunning covers in beautiful candlelit surroundings.

The Rock Orchestra are an 11-piece orchestra dedicated to the classic of rock history – and recreating them on a breathtaking scale. Prepare for stunning renditions of classics from the likes of Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park and more – with a special theatrical twist.

As members of the Festival of the Dead community, the players of the Rock Orchestra will appear in full skeleton garb – and will be lit by a beautiful assemblage of dramatic candlelight.

“We’ve seen a real resurgence in rock music over the last few months thanks to the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Willow and Eurovision song contest winner Maneskin who are dominating the charts right now”, comments Nathan Reed, Founder of Festival of The Dead.

“Our orchestra plays huge rock and metal tracks paying homage to the golden eras but also appealing to a completely new generation. We’ve found something really special. The feedback has been incredible”, continues Nathan. “We’re massively excited for the future of The Rock Orchestra and look forward to seeing the show continue in its success.”



This really is an unmissable event – for one night only, a tantalising chance to experience the highs of rock history through the lens of a dramatic, theatrical performance that couldn’t be more rock if it tried. So, if you want to experience the legends of rock filled with beautiful, dark energy, this is the show for you. For those who are about to rock – we salute you.

The Rock Orchestra by Candelight is coming to the Bristol Hippodrome on Friday 13th October this year – tickets are on sale now, so get your tickets here before it’s too late to miss this show-stopping extravaganza.

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Patrick Bate

Patrick is a filmmaker with so much Bristol in his blood the white blood cells are graffiti'd. Educated at the Northern Film School in Leeds, he’s returned home to be a Videographer and Reviewer for 365Bristol and BARBI. When he’s not messing about with cameras, he enjoys playing guitar, spending far too much time on tabletop RPGs, and being an awful snob about cider. Have a look at his work here, or get in touch at patrickb@365bristol.com.