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The Invisible Orchestra

The Invisible Orchestra
plus Royal Gala, DJ Format & Coffee Club

The Magnificent Spiegeltent, Old Market Square Nottingham
Thursday 14th May 2020
Doors: 7:00pm
General Admission

£16.50 inc. booking fee

£15.00 face value

Important Information

The Invisible Orchestra - A 16-piece ensemble combining soul, Latin, deep funk, jazz and big band with huge orchestral sweeps, Afro-beat, Arabic punk, hip-hop and brass-heavy dance music to create a vibrant, energetic and exhilarating tour de force which defies categorisation.

The band's electrifying live shows have included collaborations with guest vocalists and musicians who have played and recorded with acts like The Specials, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Lee 'Scratch' Perry' and Jamiroquai to name a few, performing alongside a talented and diverse set of core musicians who've toured throughout the world. With shows known to include up to 32 musicians at a time, The Invisible Orchestra is a unique and ever-evolving spectacle that's not to be missed.

Legendary 9 person Nottingham party band Royal Gala - Reforming for one last time for this special event after several years break and some serious life defining performances at hundreds of festivals and clubs far and wide and at some of the most raucous nights Nottingham has ever seen.

All the way from Brighton and on turntables for the night is World renowned DJ Format who has had collaborations with Jurassic 5, Edan and Abdominal among many others and high profile performances all over the globe across a 20+ years career. Format will also be playing the official after-party at The Angel Microbrewery from 11pm into the night (FREE to ticket holders to The Invisible Orchestra event).

Venue Details

Known for their wild and decadent ambiance, Spiegeltents are exquisite pop-up venues that suit an eclectic performance programme.
Literally translated as ‘mirror tent’, Spiegeltents were originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The magnificent round tent is made of dark wood with intricately carved panels, stained glass windows, bevelled mirrors and an impressive draped ceiling. The boothed seating that lines the edges makes way for a grand dance floor with an in-built stage where performers such as Marlene Dietrech famously sung ‘Falling in Love Again’ in a Spiegeltent in Paris in the 1930’s.

Nottingham’s traditional Goose Fair would see folk travel from far and wide to celebrate the end of harvest and pick up a Goose (or two) which were driven annually across the fens from Norfolk. Whilst as far as we know Spiegeltents were never hosted at the Goose Fair of old, entertainment was a significant feature of the event, both in the ale houses around Old Market Square and surrounding streets and in freak shows across the fair, where you could have expected to see literally anything from The smallest child in the world to The Yorkshire Giant Brothers, despite usually being an elaborate illusion from enterprising showmen.

The Salon Perdu is one of a handful of the unique and legendary tents left in the world today; it has spent its life travelling the world from New York to Sydney, and since 2015 annually to Nottingham, as a small part of the Goose Fair returns to its spiritual home of Old Market Square.

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