Taking place in over 100 cities around the world and with approximately 3 million attendees, Candlelight Concerts is a cultural event that has taken the world by storm. From tributes to classical greats like Bach and Mozart to Taylor Swift hits and Fleetwood Mac revivals. Candlelight has a lineup that includes it all. If you’ve got your tickets (or thinking of getting them) but are unsure what to expect from a Candlelight Concert, then here are 8 things you should know!
1. Every venue is unique
From the elegant National Theatre to the historical Melbourne Town Hall, Candlelight Concerts will take you to incredible venues around Melbourne. With various iconic locations scouted in each city, no matter which concert you attend, you will always be treated to an enchanting atmosphere.
2. Dress to impress (yourself )
There is no actual dress code at Candlelight, and we encourage you to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Whether you arrive dressed to the nines, or in comfy casual attire, all that matters is that you enjoy the music.
3. Endless LED Candles
As the name suggests, candles are a huge part of the concert experience. Each of our venues is filled with thousands of candles, enveloping the performers in a golden glow. If the thought of thousands of tiny open flames has you sweating, you can relax, because the use of LED candles ensures safety without compromising the enchanting atmosphere.
4. Talented musicians will engage with you throughout the concert
There are not many concerts where you can experience the same kind of intimacy that Candlelight Concerts create. Witness the boundaries between audience and performers fall away, and enjoy interacting with the musicians. You can look forward to stories and information about the music played or the artists whose work is being performed, and sometimes even jokes and funny anecdotes.
5. Front-row seats are worth it
While we may not always want to splurge on front-row seats, the low costs of candlelight tickets make this luxury much more attainable. From the front row, you will get to experience every soulful expression and furrowed brow. Being close to the musicians allows you to witness every detail as you are drawn into the music.
6. The later the show the better
To make the most of the Candlelight experience, you need darkened surroundings. Evening concerts are always slightly more magical as they allow the candles to really shine. The twinkling lights add to the enchanting atmosphere and transform the venues making them even more incredible.
7. You’ll experience real live music
All the musicians are handpicked for the Candlelight Concerts, to ensure that audiences receive professional and top-quality performances. Whether you’re watching a string quartet, a piano solo or an entire orchestra, you will be treated to a wealth of passion and talent. Every string plucked, key played and note sung is all done live and in real time. This dedication to live music showcases the skill of the musicians, making each performance a truly authentic and captivating experience.
8. You can make your memories last with an instant picture
Receive a personalised keepsake to remember your spectacular candlelight experience with an instant photo. Just add “Snapshot by Candlelight” to your cart when you purchase your tickets and cherish this memory forever!
If you still haven’t decided whether to purchase tickets for a concert or not, then definitely have a look at our 7 reasons why you should attend a Candlelight Concert!