Christmas Concert 2022

What: Our annual Christmas concert

When: Sunday 18th December

Where: St Stephen’s Church, Bristol

Tickets: TBA

Come and join the Fantasy Orchestra for a selection of sometimes-festive music to end the year.

Beatles vs Beach Boys

What: A concert featuring music by the Beach Boys and the Beatles

When: 7.30 pm, Saturday 12th November

Where: The Beacon (Foyer), Bristol

Tickets: £10.90 from the Beacon

The Fantasy Orchestra have been working on a new setlist of old tunes and aiming to find out who is really the best band out of the Beach Boys and The Beatles?

Listen to their versions of your favourite tunes by both bands and decide who wins!

Priston Festival

What: A festival in a lovely village

When: 4:45pm, Saturday 17th September 2022

Where: Priston, Somerset, main stage

Tickets: Free

The orchestra is excited to once again be playing at Priston Festival!

Priston festival and map

Wanderfal Festival

What: A festival in Falmouth

When: 9th April 2022

Where: Falmouth

Tickets: See here

The orchestra will be taking a trip to Falmouth to play in this exciting festival!

Christmas Gig

What: The fantasy orchestra christmas concert

When:  Friday 17th December, 19:30

Where: St Stephen’s Church

Tickets: (coming soon)

Details coming soon!

Bowie Party

What: A return of our celebrated Bowie party!

When:  Friday, 25 February 2022, 19:30 (Rescheduled!)

Where: St Michael’s on the Mount Without

Tickets: £10 adv (early bird) or £15 on the door

Once again it’s time for us to celebrate all that is weird, wonderful and Bowie with Bristol’s own 60 piece Fantasy Orchestra!
Bowie fashion, costumes, lights, extravagance will abound aplenty. The Orchestra, with a full choir, in full regalia, will be bringing to life a multitude of Bowie classics and lesser known gems.
Come dressed as your favourite Bowie and bring the spirit of the many incarnations of DB! (there will be facepainters available as well).
For those musically inclined, we’ll be starting the proceedings with a David Bowie open mic session. People from all musical walks encouraged! Please get in touch with chef d’orch, Jesse, at for more information and if you would like to take part.
Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 at the door.

Age restriction is 14+

See also the Facebook event

Sun Ra and Moondog

What: An evening of music by visionary composers Sun Ra and Moondog

When:  Wednesday December 1st, 19:30

Where: Bristol Beacon

Tickets: (coming soon)

The Fantasy Orchestra perform a selection of music by two cosmic artists: Sun Ra and Moondog.
Sun Ra and Moondog
Sun Ra, who claimed to have been born on the planet Saturn led a free jazz big band known for its innovative instrumentation and the theatricality of its performances. His widely eclectic and avant-garde music echoed the entire history of jazz, from ragtime and early New Orleans hot jazz, to swing music, bebop, free jazz and fusion. His compositions ranged from keyboard solos to works for big bands of over 30 musicians, along with electronic excursions, songs, chants, percussion pieces, and anthems.
Moondog was an American musician, composer, theoretician, poet and inventor. He is well known for his Viking costume playing home-made instruments on the streets of New York and respected by the likes of Charlie Parker and Stravisnsky. Largely self-taught as a composer, his work drew inspiration from jazz, Classical, native American music, and was strongly rhythmic and contrapuntal, in some ways anticipating the minimalism of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
This will be at the newly re-opened (and renamed) Bristol Beacon!

For more information see the the Facebook event.