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By Libby Curran
October 08, 2018
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Aqua, Vengaboys and Lou Bega Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

The Vengabus is comin'.
By Libby Curran
October 08, 2018
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Pull out that old Discman, break out the cargo pants and start practising your smoothest early noughties dance moves — the pop tour of your wildest teenage dreams is hitting Aussie shores this summer and it's got more stars than a TV Hits sticker collection.

Next January and February, the inaugural So Pop festival is set to deliver a huge serve of nostalgia to stadiums across the country, pulling together an extra juicy lineup of old-school icons, headlined by none other than Aqua and Vengaboys.

Stages in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland will be transported back to the 90s and 00s for one glorious night each, playing host to the pop-drenched soundtrack of your youth.

Heading up the show are Danish group Aqua, who promise to leave tunes like 'Barbie Girl' and 'Doctor Jones' firmly wedged in your head, and from the Netherlands, Vengaboys, with party-starting smash hits like 'Boom Boom Boom Boom!!' and 'We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)' — and none other than Lou Bega with, of course, 'Mambo No.5'.

Relive more of the glory days with sounds from Irish legends B*Witched — who gifted us with the likes of 'C'est La Vie' and 'Rollercoaster' — UK heroes Blue, of 'All Rise' fame. Italy's Eiffel 65, dance pop act Mr. President ('Coco Jambo'), the USA's Outhere Brothers and The Netherlands' 2 Unlimited ('No Limit', 'Get Ready') round out the throwback showdown.

SO POP 2019 DATES

Perth — HBF Stadium on Wednesday, January 30

Sydney — Qudos Bank Arena on Friday, February 1

Melbourne — Melbourne Arena on Saturday, February 2

Adelaide — Entertainment Centre on Sunday, February 3

Auckland — Spark Arena on Tuesday, February 5

Brisbane — Eaton Hills Outdoor on Saturday, February 9

So Pop pre-sale tickets are up for grabs — on the concert's very retro website — for 24 hours from 11am AEDT this Thursday, October 11, while the rest are on sale from 10am AEDT on Tuesday, October 16.

Published on October 08, 2018 by Libby Curran

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