Live in Concert

The O2 Arena London

Thursday 31st March 2022
Rescheduled UK Premiere Performance

All previously purchased tickets remain valid for the new March 31st 2022 date
All Under 14’s tickets, 10% discount

Steve Backshall, presenter on Seven Worlds one Planet

BBC Studios and concert promoter FKP Scorpio UK have announced March 31st 2022 as the new rescheduled date for the highly anticipated UK concert premiere of Seven Worlds, One Planet.

The new date will be hosted by BAFTA winning British explorer, Naturalist and TV presenter, Steve Backshall accompanied by the very best hand picked musicians that make up the specially created Seven Worlds Symphony Orchestra & Choir, conducted by Matthew Freeman.

Not only a TV presenter and acclaimed wildlife writer, Backshall is also a rock climber, mountaineer and endurance sports enthusiast who was recently appointed Member of the order of the British Empire (MBE) for service to charity and wildlife conservation.


„When I was approached to host this premiere live concert, I was thrilled. As a naturalist I was fascinated by the television series which presented the incredible beauty and diversity of the seven continents that now make up our amazing planetary ecosystem. To bring those stunning visuals, stories and the live music score of Hans Zimmer to the arena stage is something to behold. It is going to be one of the highlights of 2022, a very special event for those who love the environment, our planet and something for all the family to really experience and enjoy!.“
Says Backshall

When this landmark series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, was first broadcast in the UK, it took viewers on an epic journey that not only celebrated the diversity of life on each of the seven continents, but also highlighted the many challenges faced by nature in a modern world dominated by humanity.

It went on to become BBC One’s most-watched factual TV show of 2019 and will finally celebrate its UK premiere live concert performance at The O2 arena London in a very special one-off presenting the very best footage and music from the highly acclaimed television series.


Sieben Kontinente Eine Welt© BBC/BBC Studios 2019. Photo: Chadden Hunter

„Out of this World! Is this the Beeb’s best wildlife show ever? This will be the BBC’s most visually magnificent wildlife series yet.“
The Daily Mail

Seven Worlds, One Planet Live in Concert presents a selection of the most spectacular scenes from the television series displayed on a giant state of the art 4K Ultra HD LED screen. The series took a staggering 1,500 people over 4 years to make, including 92 film shoots across 41 countries.

Accompanying the footage on screen, the series hugely emotive score, written by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music, will be performed by a full symphony orchestra and choir, conducted by Matthew Freeman. The score also features the captivating song ‘Out There’, produced specifically for the series by Zimmer and the multi-award winning artist SIA.

Zimmer said, “Following up Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II was no easy task, but the BBC have outdone themselves yet again with the magnificent Seven Worlds, One Planet. It was a true honour to return to the series to compose the theme with Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music, and a special pleasure to collaborate with Sia for 'Out There'. These stories of nature are so important for us to show and preserve for future generations, and I am honoured to be a part of spreading this message. I am excited for everyone to get a chance to listen to the incredible score.”


„Breath-taking, moving, harrowing – David Attenborough and the BBC play us like pianos – and at this point in the evolution of natural history TV, they are maestros. Prepare to weep.“
The Guardian

During the concert, the audience will be taken on a journey of discovery through the ‘seven worlds’ - from the colourful paradises of South America to Asia’s vast wilderness; from the unforgiving deep freeze of the Antarctic to the searing heat of Africa; from North America via Australia to wildlife closer to home in Europe.

The documentaries produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit have inspired generations and helped shape people’s view of the planet, something which is now more important than ever. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen visuals, these programmes bring the miracles of the natural world to viewers all over the world, inspiring them to reflect on the power of our planet and have a positive, long-term influence on human behaviour.

The live concert format for these breathtaking television programmes has already proved hugely successful over the past number of years, with over half a million UK & European fans having already attended concerts for the outstanding Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II series.

Sieben Kontinente Eine Welt© BBC/BBC Studios 2019. Photo: Nick Green




Venue & Promoter Sustainability

Concert Promoter FKP Scorpio GmbH and FKP Scorpio UK Ltd will promote the BBC Earth Seven Worlds One Planet Live In Concert at the London O2, March 31st 2022.

Both promoter and venue will adhere to the most up to date sustainable policies and practices including but not limited to the following activities:

  • All tour production personnel and orchestra performers will be prohibited from consuming water from plastic bottles and will be provided a fully reusable and recyclable water bottle.
  • All tour catering will avoid the use of plastic forks, cutlery and plastic plates; all catering waste will be disposed in approved waste disposal bins for onward recycling.
  • Our catering rider will reduce the use of all meat products.
  • The UK show host will wear fully eco sustainable clothing.
  • The London O2 will trial the use of reusable cups at the Seven Worlds One Planet Live In Concert show and will use all reasonable endeavours to provide free water refilling stations.
  • CO2 compensation is a very important concern for FKP Scorpio working with Atmosfair and their climate protection projects. FKP will donate E20 per 1 tonne of CO2 per sprinter and E50E per 2.5tonnes of CO2 per night liner as part of their transparent compensation program.
  • The London O2 will provide clear signage for the disposal of any plastic waste into waste disposal bins, strategically placed at the most visible points on all levels.
  • FKP Scorpio GmbH and FKP Scorpio UK Ltd will provide clear signage on concert screens before the concert commences and during the concert interval for the disposal of any plastic into venue disposal bins.


Venue Policy

The London O2 are committed to the reduction of plastic waste to the lowest practicable levels and to the promotion of recycling within its venues, winning the Greenwich Greener award 2018. Present sustainable policies include:

  • Investment into energy reduction projects including LED lighting and movement sensor technology.
  • The implementation of a green cleaning program introducing environmentally-friendly alternatives.
  • The introduction of reusable cups to more and more events with the goal to be eventually a single-use plastic free zone.
  • Green stationery supplies in all back end offices.
  • On site wormery and Eco-digester to compost all food waste.
  • Segregation of all waste on site in a state-of-the-art waste compound.
  • Less than 1% of waste is committed to landfill.
  • The O2 will trial the use of fully reusable cups at the Seven Worlds One Planet Live In Concert performances.



Tickets will be available from 9.00am on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 from,, and

All previously purchased tickets for the December 5th 2021 performance will remain valid for this March 31st 2022 performance.


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