Classical meets metal this month when cello quartet Apocalyptica pay a visit to the Corn Exchange to perform the music of Metallica. A furious, thrashing live spectacle – it’s about a million miles away from what springs to mind when you picture four cellists on stage, but somehow it really works.
Highly skilled musicians hailing from Finland, Apocalyptica first started putting their unique spin on the back catalogue of the kings of metal back in 1996. Word spread and the band were embraced by metalheads and classical connoisseurs alike; their extraordinary technical skill and love and reverence for Metallica uniting the two camps in a (brilliantly incongruous) mutual appreciation.
Catch them doing their thing on 2 March. Tickets start at £25.25.