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SO POP 2020 THE ULTIMATE POP EXPERIENCE AU/NZ LINEUP

So Pop 2020

It’s time to begin, now count it in… 

Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are stoked to confirm that So Pop will return to Australia and New Zealand in April and May 2020! The ultimate pop experience will hit Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before crossing the ditch to Auckland and Christchurch, delivering each city an unforgettable night of 00s nostalgia.

So Pop’s 2019 debut was a runaway success, with Aqua, Vengaboys, Blue, B*Witched and more delivering hours of the biggest party tunes fans across our fine countries — watch the wrap-up video here.

In 2020, So Pop will bring another lineup of hit-making, record-breaking 00s pop royalty to arenas across Australia and New Zealand. All artists are completely exclusive to So Pop, act quickly to secure your spot at the hottest throwback pop concert of the year.

INTRODUCING THE CLASS OF 2020

The Pussycat Dolls
THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS

The Pussycat Dolls 

Prepare for Doll Domination. With 54 million worldwide record sales and streamed over 1 billion times, the multi-platinum-selling powerhouse The Pussycat Dolls are one of the best-selling female groups of all time. Nicole, Kimberly, Ashley, Jessica and Carmit, blew up in the 00s with their 2005 debut album PCD (3x ARIA Platinum) and single ‘Don’t Cha (ft. Busta Rhymes)’ (#1, 2x ARIA Platinum), alongside chart-toppers ‘Buttons (ft. Snoop Dogg)’ (#2, ARIA Platinum) and ‘Stickwitu’ (#2, ARIA Platinum).

“I love all my girls so much and cannot wait to show you what we’ve got in store for you. It’s been a long time coming but this feels like the perfect time to remind the world what it means to be a Pussycat Doll.” – Nicole Scherzinger 

The Pussycat Dolls were last on our shores more than a decade ago supported by an up-and-comer of the time Lady Gaga, and their precision-engineered performance captivated audiences across the nation with anthems ‘When I Grow Up’ (#2, ARIA Platinum), ’Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) (with A.R Rahman)’ (#1, ARIA Platinum) and ‘Beep (ft. will.i.am)’(ARIA Gold). When the Dolls return from hiatus in April and May, the ONLY place to be is the So Pop dancefloor.

“I created The Pussycat Dolls back in 1994 and never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would become one of the most iconic girl groups of our time. I’ve been working on making this reunion happen now for years, so I am very excited that the stars have aligned for THE PCD REUNION! It’s with gratitude to our fans and during this amazing time of female empowerment, to be able to announce the launch of our PCD reunion, celebrating ALL GENDERS, & the brilliant success and talent of the girls that helped influence a movement that was long overdue.” – Robin Antin (The Pussycat Dolls founder)

STEPS
STEPS

Steps 

British five-piece Steps will make their Australian and New Zealand performance debut at So Pop 2020. One of the UK’s most successful pop groups of all time, Steps have sold 20 million records worldwide, received three BRIT Award nominations, a BRIT Award win for ‘Best Selling Live Act’ and performed as part of the iconic ‘Thank ABBA For The Music’ ensemble at the BRITs featuring So Pop alumni B*Witched Responsible for singalong jams ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘Tragedy’, ‘Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart’‘One For Sorrow’‘Scared Of The Dark’ (#1 UK iTunes) and ‘Last Thing On My Mind’ (#5, ARIA Platinum) as well as the song that started it all, the techno-pop slice of line-dancing genius ‘5, 6, 7, 8’ (#1, ARIA Platinum), Steps will bring their boot-scootin’ best in April. Dance prep starts now!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

British songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor will bring her smooth moves to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time in 2020! Ellis-Bextor took over the 00s airwaves with the deliciously epic ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ (#3, ARIA Platinum), ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ and ‘Get Over You’. Next April and May, Ellis-Bexter will awaken dancing queens across the nation – you’d better not kill the groove.

Alice DJ
ALICE DJ

Alice DJ 

Dutch trance-pop project Alice DJ will bring contagious dance beats to the So Pop stage, mixing their biggest hits ‘Back In My Life’‘Will I Ever’ and ‘Better Off Alone’ (#4 ARIA Gold) to celebrate the best dance anthems of the 90s and 00s.

Whigfield
WHIGFIELD

Whigfield 

Danish artist and producer Whigfield will transport crowds to the Eurodance generation with her global smash singles ‘Sexy Eyes’ (#6, ARIA Platinum), ‘Think Of You’ and ‘Saturday Night’.

Reel 2 Real
REEL 2 REAL

Reel 2 Real 

American electro-reggae duo Reel 2 Real will be joined by The Mad Stuntman at So Pop 2020 with their boisterous energy commanding crowds and making bodies bounce to their classics ‘I Like To Move It’ and ‘Go On Move’!

Samantha Mumba
SAMANTHA MUMBA

 Samantha Mumba 

Irish diva Samantha Mumba rounds up the all star class of So Pop 2020. With heartfelt jams ‘Gotta Tell You’ (#3, ARIA Platinum), ‘Baby Come On Over’ and ‘Always Come Back To Your Love’, Mumba’s tight tunes will kick the So Pop stage into gear in 2020 so you better strap yourself in.

Rojdar
ROJDAR

Rojdar 

Think it can’t get any better? As if! The So Pop 2020 resident DJ, global pop sensation Rojdar (‘First Sight’) will be spinning the biggest party jams in-between these huge acts at all shows. 

DJ Tigerlily
DJ TIGERLILY

DJ Tigerlily 

DJ Tigerlily (‘Paradise’) (AU only) will keep crowds dancing from the moment the doors open until the last mic drops! 

Stay tuned to find out who your host with the most will be for the second instalment of So Pop!

So Pop 2020 is THE pop concert on your to-do list. Dust off the butterfly clips and get your choreo together because if 2019 is anything to go off, So Pop is about to transform each city in the greatest school disco the Southern Hemisphere has ever seen. 

So Pop 2020 will be fans’ one and only chance to catch this lineup of 00s pop royalty perform all their hits live on one stage!

Tickets go on sale from Monday 9 December (11am local time – Australian shows/1pm NZDT). Don’t miss Australia and New Zealand’s ultimate pop throwback experience!

So Pop 2020

SO POP AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
APRIL & MAY 2020 
Presented by Frontier Touring, Arena Touring & The Hits (NZ only)

  • THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS
  • STEPS
  • JESSE McCARTNEY
  • SMASH MOUTH 
  • SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR
  • ALICE DJ
  • WHIGFIELD
  • REEL 2 REAL
  • SAMANTHA MUMBA
  • + SPECIAL GUEST DJ TIGERLILY (AU ONLY)
  • & RESIDENT DJ ROJDAR

 Frontier Members Pre-sale 
via frontiertouring.com/sopop
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 4 December (1pm local time AU/3pm NZDT) or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted

 AAMI Lucky Club Offer 
via aami.com.au/luckyclub
Runs from: Wednesday 4 December (1pm local time AU)
until allocation exhausted

 General Public On-sale 
Begins: Monday 9 December (11am local time AU/1pm NZDT)

Wednesday 22 April
RAC Arena | Perth, WA  
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Friday 24 April 
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD  
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 8490

Saturday 25 April 
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW  
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 8490

Tuesday 28 April
Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide, SA  
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 8490

Thursday 30 April
Melbourne Arena | Melbourne, VIC  
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 8490

Saturday 2 May 
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ  
All Ages
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

Sunday 3 May 
Horncastle Arena | Christchurch, NZ  
All Ages
ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

THE HISTORY OF SO POP

The inaugural So Pop series was a runaway success and became one of the year’s most talked-about cultural events. Fans attended in droves, decked out in outlandish costumes and ready to belt out endless pop classics for four hours straight. Watch the 2019 aftermovie here.

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