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Take a deep breath: Blue Planet II - Live In Concert set for Belfast

A live UK and Ireland tour featuring music from the BAFTA Award-winning series Blue Planet II has been announced - including a date in Belfast.

Blue Planet II - Live In Concert will come to the SSE Arena in the city on March 23 2019.

A date has also been confirmed for Dublin's 3Arena on March 24.

The concert will present a selection of stunning visuals from the television series, highlighting the incredible natural wonders of our blue planet, projected on a state of the art 200 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen.

Accompanied by the original immersive music score by Bleeding Fingers Music, the concert will be performed live by a full symphony orchestra.

The show will take audiences on a fantastical journey from icy polar seas to pulsating coral reefs, and from the luminous deep sea to enormous kelp forests.

Blue Planet II is broadcast on the BBC and is presented by Sir David Attenborough.

During the four-year filming of the series, 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.

Mat Way, Global Director, Live Entertainment at BBC Studios said: "We are delighted to partner with FKP Scorpio for Blue Planet II Live in Concert. It is an incredible concept bringing the BBC’s groundbreaking footage from a BAFTA award-winning series to the arena stage for fans to enjoy."

Tickets for Blue Planet II - Live In Concert go on sale from Friday, June 8 at 10am.

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