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A Moon Shaped Paris

What: Radiohead’s Moon Shaped Pool in Paris!

When:  Please note this is postponed until further notice (Was Saturday 18th April)

Where: La Marberie, Paris

Tickets: TBC

It’s the Paris orchestra’s turn to play Radiohead! Possibly featuring musicians from Bristol too.



A Moon Shaped Fantasy Orchestra at Union Chapel (London)

What: Another chance to see Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool in full!

When:  Saturday 18th June 2022, 7pm (Rescheduled!)

Where: Union Chapel, London (N1 2UN)

Tickets:  £15.60 – £18

Note: this even was originally scheduled for 2020 but has been postponed by two years, for obvious reasons (so the date on the poster is slightly wrong).

For more information see the Union Chapel website

After the orchestra’s  sold out concert at St George’s in 2019, here is another chance to see a performance of Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool in full; plus the “Exotica, Electronica and the Retro Futurists” set featuring the likes of Tortoise, Prokofiev, Aphex Twin and Duke Ellington.

See also the Facebook event.

Album Launch – Paris

What: Gig for the FO album release, in Paris

When: Saturday 8th February, 7pm

Where: La Marbrerie, 21 rue Alexis Lepère, 93100 Montreuil, Ile-De-France, France

Tickets: 8.49€ Early Bird / £12.49€ Other birds

As well as the London launch, the Fantasy Orchestra’s first album, ‘The Bear’, is being launched near-simultaneously in Paris, by the Paris Fantasy Orchestra – in collaboration with guests from the Bristol orchestra.

Tickets for this special event are avilable  here

Here is the music video for the album’s first single, Empty Boat:

From the Bristol album launch:

Album Launch – London

What: Gig for the FO album release, in London

When: Saturday 15th February, 8pm

Where: The Old Baths, Hackney, 80 Eastway, E95JH London

Tickets: £8 Early Bird / £10 Late Bird / £15 Door Birds

Following on from last year’s successful album launch at St George’s in Bristol, the orchestra will be playing at the Hackney Old Baths in London ahead of the album’s release.

The album ‘The Bear’ features an eclectic mix of music by diverse artists such as Sun Ra and Caetano Veloso, folk musician Richard Dawson, Brooklyn-based post punk duo Buke and Gase and electronic composer Disasterpeace, as well as local composers. Tickets are available from Fatsoma

Here is the music video for the album’s first single, Empty Boat:

From the Bristol album launch:

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.

Christmas Concert 2019

What: Our annual Christmas concert

Where: St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s St, Bristol BS1 1EQ

When: Friday 20th December

Tickets: TBA

Join us for our annual Christmas concert, at the lovely St. Stephen’s church, just off Corn Street in the centre of town. We will be playing a selection of Christmas music plus some favourites from the year.

The Fair Fayre at the Bristol Folk House

What: Part of Fair Saturday, a global movement to generate positive social impact

When: Saturday 30th September, 7.30 pm

Where: The Folk House, Park Street, Bristol

Tickets: £3 in advance / £4 door

The Fantasy Orchestra is joining forces with local wind orchestra Westerly Winds for an evening of music from cinema, musicals and theatre. This is part of the Fair Saturday, a celebration of artist and culture and promoting good in the world. Funds raised from this concert will help those who can’t otherwise afford it to attend courses at the Folk House.

For more information see the Folk House website

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!

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

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.