Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at OVO Arena Wembley: Full info on possible setlist and event times

Familiar scores from across Studio Ghibli’s film catalogue will be performed live to Londoners this week.

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London’s OVO Arena Wembley will welcome composer Joe Hisaishi to perform some of his most recognisable scores from across popular Studio Ghibli titles this week. Hisaishi will play in the capital this Thursday (September 21) and Friday (September 22).

Hisaishi was initially set to perform at the OVO Arena Wembley in 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shows were rescheduled to 2022. The 2022 shows were also rescheduled after it was announced the composer could not travel to London as he had tested positive for covid-19.

This week, Hisaishi will finally get to perform in the capital after three years of rescheduling. While confirming his 2023 dates in a statement on the OVO Arena Wembley website, the composer expressed his excitement as he gushed: "I’m looking forward to seeing you."

Here’s everything Studio Ghibli Film fans need to know about the upcoming Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at the OVO Arena Wembley.

Door opening time for Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at OVO Arena Wembley

As explained on the OVO Arena Wembley website, doors for the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert will open at 6pm across both of its September dates.

When is the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at OVO Arena Wembley expected to end?

The Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert is expected to wrap up around 10pm on both Thursday and Friday’s evening shows.

Possible setlist for the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at OVO Arena Wembley

A setlist for Hisaishi’s London shows is yet to be confirmed. However according to Setlist FM, fans could expect to hear the following songs:

  • The Legend of the Wind
  • Nausicaa Requiem
  • The Battle Between Mehve and Corvette
  • The Distant Days
  • The Bird Man
  • A Town with an Ocean View
  • Heartbroken Kiki
  • Mother’s Broom
  • The Legend of Ashitaka
  • The Demon God
  • Princess Mononoke
  • A Journey (A Dream of Flight)
  • Nahoko (The Encounter)
  • A Journey (A Kingdom of Dreams)
  • Deep Sea Pastures
  • Mother Sea
  • Ponyo’s Sisters Lend a Hand - A Song for Mothers and the Sea
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  • Doves and the Boy
  • Carrying You
  • Bygone Days
  • Symphonic Variation "Merry-go-round + Cave of Mind"
  • One Summer’s Day
  • Reprise
  • The Path of the Wind
  • Hey Let’s Go
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Porco Rosso / Madness
  • Eternal Dream

What’s the nearest Tube station to the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at OVO Arena Wembley?

Wembley Park is the closest underground station to the OVO Arena at just a nine-minute walk away. Fans will be able to travel to the station via the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines.