Bond is back – for Chichester’s first big concert since lockdown

  • 56-piece Spectre orchestra playing Bond classics on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 July
  • Includes guest musicians from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing band
  • Tickets still available for concert hosted at University of Chichester


JAMES BOND’S biggest hits will resonate across Chichester next week at two open-air orchestral concerts.

Tickets are still available for the evening performances – on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 July – hosted at the University of Chichester. The concert, featuring the film franchise’s greatest hits, is led by the 56-piece Spectre orchestra of musicians from the UK and Europe, including students, staff, and alumni from the University’s Conservatoire.

The event is part of Festival of Chichester 2021 and tickets, which must be booked in advance, cost £10 each from

Musical director James Lelean, below, from the University’s Conservatoire, said: “This is going to be epic – Chichester will resound with the songs of the greatest spy films of all time. Everyone loves Bond and we have 56 players performing 21 of the biggest themes, from Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, and Skyfall, and more.”

The performances commence at 7:30pm and will take place on the festival field at the University of Chichester, on College Lane, north of the city centre.

To permit to social distancing regulations, it is held outdoors ‘Proms in the Park’ style. There is a fully-licenced bar and audience members are urged to bring picnic rugs, camping chairs, and British spirit.

Simon Growcott, Orchestral Manager of the Spectre Orchestra, said: “This is a great opportunity for the public to come and experience live music in safe surroundings, with brilliant all-time classics and a sparkling production.”

Tickets are available via the Novium Museum’s online box office at or by calling 01243 816525.

Event details

  • Bond is back: Spectre Orchestra play Bond
  • Friday July 2nd and Saturday July 3rd
  • 7:30pm start on both nights (gates open at 6:15)
  • Tickets cost £10 each from
  • Parking is free on the University’s campus
  • Fully-licenced bar will be open
  • Social distancing regulations are in place together with NHS Track and Trace

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