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Bad Maman’s Gin and Jam Sale

What: A street stall selling gin and jam, with orchestral accompaniment

When: Sunday 1st December, 2pm

Where: Hopetoun Road, St Werburghs, BS2 9YI

Tickets: Free, but do buy some stuff 🙂

Join us once again for the annual “nearly famous” gin and jam sale, in support of refugees and asylum seekers, on Hopetoun Road (opposite The Farm pub). This is part of / alongside St Werburghs City Farm Winter Fair.

Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool

What: A performance of A Moon Shaped Pool in full!

When: Sunday 24th November

Where: St George’s

Tickets: £15 (£12 adv) – nearly sold out! Go to Headfirst or Bristol Ticket Shop or the < St George's website

The orchestra will be playing a lot of Radiohead, plus other songs, in this very exciting gig at the wonderful St George’s Hall.

The evening will consist of a musical journey from Duke Ellington to Radiohead, “Exotica, Electronica and the Retro Futuists”, featuring music by Les Baxter, Moondog, Stereolab and Tortoise amongst others, followed by a performance of Moon Shaped Pool in its entirety. Tickets are becoming very scarce so book now!

Priston Festival 2019

What: A village festival

When: Saturday 14th September 2019, 6-7pm

Where: Priston Village Green

Tickets: Free!

The Fantasy Orchestra will once again be playing at the lovely Priston Festival, on the evening of Saturday 14th September.

Here’s the kind of thing you can expect

Smugglers’ Festival

What: A Festival in Kent

When: Sunday 1st September, 2pm

Where:  Near Deal, Kent

Tickets: £117.50 (for the whole festival) – see here!

The orchestra will be playing at this festival in Kent, alongside Rozi Plain, Alabaster de Plume, Yama Warashi and many others.

More more information see the event Facebook Page

Thornbury Sailing Club

What: A party in Thornbury Sailing Club

When: Friday 23rd August

Where:  Thornbury Sailing Club

Tickets: Probably free!

This will be the culmination of a week-long camping even for the orchestra, so expect lots of happy musicians playing lots of happy music.

Sefton Park Road Street Party

What: A party on Sefton Park Road

When: 6pm, Saturday 20th July

Where: Sefton Park Road, Bristol

Tickets: Free!

The Fantasy Orchestra will be playing at this year’s Sefton Park Road “Street Party in Space”, featuring a collection of our most interstellar / cosmic / otherworldly / out-there tunes. The gig is at 6 but the party starts at 12.30, and features other bands and activities.

Refugee Festival

What: The orchestra playing at Bristol’s refugee festival

When: 3.30 pm, Sunday June 23rd

Where: Queen’s Square, Bristol

Tickets: Free!

The Fantasy Orchestra will be furthering their support of the plight of refugees, at the flagship ‘Celebrating Sanctuary’ event, part of Bristol Refugee Festival. More details on the festival are available here, and the event here. This is a free event, so come down and see us play and stay for other events, including more live music, children’s events and various information stands from associated organisations.

Festival in Merthyr Mawr

What: A festival!

When: Sunday 16th June

Where: Candlestone Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Wales

Tickets: ?

The Fantasy Orchestra are playing at a fantastic music festival in south Wales, alongside artists including Richard Dawson, Snapped Ankles, Rozi Plain, Kathryn Joseph, Lisa O’neial, Pictish Trail, Yosi Horikawa, Juan Wauters, Sarah Neufeld, Ben Vince, Maria Somerville, Alabaster dePlume, Wave Pictures, Seamus Fogerty, Cosmo Sheldrake, Ishmael Essemble, Flamingods, Michael Chapman, Leaf Cutter John, Pete Wiggs DJ Set, Sam Lee, I see Rivers, Anna Muller, Haiti’s Noit, James yorkston, Beak, Audiobooks, Stealing sheep, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Will Burns x Hannah Peel, Trevor Moss + Hannah-Lou, Rachael Dadd, Ichi, Mary Waterson, Modern Nature, BC Camplight ,Else Hewitt, Gruff Rhys.

Hopefully the orchestra will be collaborating with a few of the above 🙂

Play the sun up on May Day!

What: Make sure the sun rises on May 1st

When: Wednesday 1st May, 4.30 – 6.30 am

Where: Brandon Hill Park


Every year RAG Morris – a Bristol-based morris dancing group – and others dance the sun up at Brandon Hill park. This year the Fantasy Orchestra will be joining them with a selection of folky summer-themed tunes in between the dancing.

[photo by Summer Varley]

Women Of The World Take Over! (F-Rated #3)

What: Celebrating the music of female composers

When: Saturday 27th April, 7.30 pm

Where: All Hallows Hall

Tickets: £5 advance, £8 on the door

The Fantasy Orchestra returns after their triumphant album launch with the much-loved “F-Rated” set, championing music by oft-overlooked female composers. Featuring works by Anna Meredith, Delia Derbyshire, The Roches, Joni Mitcheall, Beyoncé and many more.

Tickets are available from the Bristol Ticket Shop

This is from last time, featuring the wonderful Nuala Honan