Experience Magical Candlelight Concerts At This Stunning Open-Air Bristol Space

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


Escape to a beautiful observatory for these enchanting Vivaldi open air candlelight concerts.

You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) evening here in Bristol, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is going open-air with its wildly popular Candlelight concert series and bringing them to the Clifton Observatory, which offers stunning views of Bristol and beyond.


Taking place on June 13, the series of open-air concerts will showcase music performances in utterly magical settings as top musicians are completely surrounded by flickering candlelight. For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.

And of course, the open-air candlelight venue will allow for a stylish but safe socially distant setting. Enjoy an amazing view as the musicians play at this beautiful Bristol viewpoint, as well as take in the breathtaking backdrop that is the renowned Clifton Suspension Bridge and the River Avon. Sip on refreshing drinks and be whisked away by the beautiful, tranquil sounds of classical numbers by composers such as Vivaldi all from the astounding outdoors.

The view from Clifton Observatory is a wondrous sight to behold, plus the viewing platform creates an amazing setting for a night of wonderful candlelight concerts. Add some candlelight and classical music and you’ve got yourself enough relaxing ambiance to let all your worries drift away.

Summer is most definitely the time to be outside soaking up the rays and these performances are the perfect opportunity to celebrate being outdoors once again and enjoy the warmer weather, however unpredictable and minimal it may be. There will be three shows each evening with time beforehand to enjoy a few sips before the music begins. Please note that the earlier performance will take place during daylight hours, so the space will not be quite as dark, but still just as enchanting!

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Clifton Observatory is an iconic building with lots of historical significance having originally been a windmill back in 1766, then converted to an observatory in 1828. In 1940 it was ordered to be handed over by the Home Guard to act as a communications and patrol base, and in 2017 a museum was established at the observatory. And this summer the beautifully unique and intimate venue just outside the city centre will host a series of stunning candlelight open-air performances:

You can experience unbelievable performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by a string quartet, in which the group play a selection of the composer’s well-known pieces on the viewing platform at Clifton Observatory.

Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be one of Bristol’s most popular evening events! Purchase your tickets to this incredible concert series here.

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