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A live Planet Earth III concert with an orchestra is coming to Manchester

This sounds beautiful.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 13th February 2024

The award-winning, world-famous nature documentary series Planet Earth is heading back to Manchester with a live concert experience.

The hit BBC series, narrated by the legendary David Attenborough, will be at the AO Arena in October with a full live orchestra.

Audiences will be whisked away to forests, oceans and deserts with breath-taking footage from the latest series shown on an enormous 4K LED screen.

We’ll see animal dramas that are funny and thrilling (and yes, sometimes a little sad – who could ever recover from the cliff-jumping baby goslings?).

The latest Planet Earth series and the concert will document how the natural world is adapting to an ever-changing planet, where humans play a critical role.


And the Planet Earth III Live in Concert experience will be further heightened with a music score by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, plus Jacob Shea and Sara Barone for Bleeding Fingers Music, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic orchestra.

Hans Zimmer also worked in collaboration with Brit-winning and Grammy-nominated Bastille, and Mercury Prize Award nominated singer-songwriter RAYE.


There’ll be just three special performances across the UK this year, including the spectacle arriving at Manchester’s AO Arena.

The announcement of the new show comes off the back of successful runs for Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tours.

As always, the stunning footage will come from the multi-award-winning team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit.


Hans Zimmer commented: “Creating scores for any of the BBC’s Natural History series is always an honour for me as there are no more epic stories than those occurring naturally every day in our own planet’s ecosystem.

“For Planet Earth III it’s been a further privilege to work with the incredible world class talents of Bastille who created wonderful vocals on the soundscape for the series, and RAYE with her a beautiful, poignant prequal track.”

The series itself was filmed over 1,904 days, in 43 countries and across six continents.

Mike Gunton, the Executive Producer of the Planet Earth III television series says: “Planet Earth III is about the resilience and adaptability of nature, and the remarkable animals that are changing their lives to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world dominated more than ever by a powerful force: us. It’s full of surprise and wonder but seen from a new perspective”.

Dominic Walker, Global Business Director at BBC Studios said: “After the successful Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II Live In Concert tours, we are delighted to continue our partnership with FKP Scorpio and bring the amazing Planet Earth III to London and Manchester, showcasing the BBC’s ground breaking natural history content on the stage for fans to enjoy once again.”


Planet Earth III will be at Manchester AO Arena on Sunday 6 October, 2024.

Pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday 20 February 2024 and general on sale tickets available from Friday 23 February 2024. For further ticket information go to www.Planetearth3concert.com

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