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BLUE PLANET II - Live in Concert
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ANITA RANI announced as host. Live accompaniment by CITY OF PRAGUE ORCHESTRA. Conducted by MATTHEW FREEMAN. Music by HANS ZIMMER, JACOB SHEA and DAVID FLEMING for Bleeding Fingers Music



Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award winning BBC ONE television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios and FKP Scorpio are proud to present a 13 date UK & Eire live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage.

The concert will be hosted by BBC presenter Anita Rani, a highly-respected TV personality. Anita is a household name as one of the presenters of the BBC One series Countryfile, and regularly appears in and presents the BBC’s One Show. She has also presented programmes including Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry and Watchdog. In 2015 Anita was also a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Rani said of narrating Blue Planet II – Live In Concert: “I am really honoured to have the role of host on the Blue Planet II Live In Concert arena tour. The TV series was such a fantastic and enlightening show and has really empowered society to view our oceans and environment with a great deal more care. I can’t wait to stand on stage with an 80-piece orchestra and huge screen showing some of that incredible Blue Planet II footage, it should be an amazing experience!

A fantastical journey from icy polar seas to pulsating coral reefs, from the luminous deep sea to enormous kelp forests: immerse yourself with Blue Planet II – Live In Concert, a simply breath-taking and epic show that you will never forget.

Book your ticket now!

Advance venue ticket booking opens on 6th June. General on sale from Friday 8th June via Tickets also available through and

BLUE PLANET II – an amazing story

The UK & Eire arena tour is a live adaptation of a television story that began some 20 years ago when a team of wildlife filmmakers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit set out to make a television series on the world’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. Broadcast in 2001, the multi award-winning The Blue Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, cemented the Unit’s peerless reputation for underwater filming.

Now, a generation later, the Natural History Unit has once again dived deep into the blue underworld, providing the audience with a completely new perspective on our oceans, coasts and coral ecosystems - full of mystery, surprise, and startling revelations. With the help of groundbreaking advancements in research and technology, the BBC ONE landmark series has not only presented the viewer with spectacular images but the public reaction to the series has raised awareness of how fragile our planet and environment has become from plastic contaminants and demonstrated the power of television to make an impact on society. The live concert adaptation is an extension of that striking visual and environmental narrative.

During the four-year filming of Blue Planet II, the teams embarked on 125 expeditions, travelled to 39 countries, filmed on all continents and in every ocean. They spent 6,000 hours deep-sea diving, 1,000 of which were on underwater boats. Logistically, some of these expeditions could be compared to a trip into space – such was the effort. In the process, the camera teams encountered creatures that appeared so strange that they really did seem to come from a different planet.

Revolutionary technology provided insights that the makers of the original series could never have imagined. With the help of endoscopic, low-light, towed and suction cameras, as well as diving robots and the latest underwater equipment, the camera teams ventured into the sea for longer and much deeper than ever before. This allowed them not only to enter new (underwater) worlds but also to discover new species and observe the previously unknown behaviour of the seas’ inhabitants.

BLUE PLANET II - Live in Concert
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BLUE PLANET II – show trailer


Tour and Tickets

Tour dates in 2019

Additional Matinee Performance


Due to popular demand we've added a matinee performance on Sunday, the 17th of March 2019 in the O2 in London – great for all the family!



13th March 20197.30 pm
Bournemouth – International Centre
14th March 20197.30 pm
Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
15th March 20197.30 pm
Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
16th March 20197.30 pm
Birmingham Resorts World Arena
17th March 20193.00 pm
London – The O2 Arena
17th March 20198.00 pm
London – The O2 Arena
19th March 20197.30 pm
Leeds – First Direct Arena
20th March 20197.30 pm
Newcastle – Utilita Arena Newcastle
21st March 20197.30 pm
Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
23rd March 20198.00 pm
Belfast – SSE Arena
24th March 20198.00 pm
Dublin – 3Arena
26th March 20197.30 pm
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
27th March 20197.30 pm
Manchester – Arena
28th March 20197.30 pm
Sheffield – FlyDSA Arena

Subject to change




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