Vengaboys, Whigfield and N-Trance Are Coming Down Under in 2023 for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

The Vengabus is comin' — this time, for Vengaboys' 25th anniversary.
Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
Published on October 28, 2022

Pull out that old Discman, break out the cargo pants and start practising your smoothest 90s and early 00s 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 February, the So Pop festival is set to deliver a huge serve of nostalgia to venues across the country, pulling together a juicy lineup of old-school icons, headlined by none other than Vengaboys — celebrating their 25th anniversary, too.

Stages in Auckland, Cairns, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth and 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 Vengaboys, with Cowboy Donny, Captain Kim, PartyGirl D'Nice and SailorBoy Robin bringing their party-starting smash hits like 'Boom Boom Boom Boom!!' and 'We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)' from the Netherlands — and yes, you now have both tunes stuck in your head from reading this.

They'll be joined by Danish artist and producer Whigfield, who'll break out 'Sexy Eyes'; the UK's N-Trance, which means hearing 'Set You Free', 'Stayin' Alive', 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and 'Forever'; and Reel 2 Real teaming up with The Mad Stuntman, which is where 'I Like To Move It' and 'Go On Move' come in.

Dutch trance/pop outfit Alice DJ is also on the lineup in Australia only, so Aussies can get ready to hear 'Back in My Life', 'Will I Ever' and 'Better Off Alone'.

And in both Australia and New Zealand, Nick Skitz is on DJing duties — after releasing Skitmix 59 (DJ Mix) in 2021.


Alice DJ (not performing in Auckland)
Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman
Nick Skitz


Saturday, February 4 — Spark Arena, Auckland
Wednesday, February 8 — ​Gilligan's, Cairns
Thursday, February 9 — ​The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Saturday, February 11 — ​Night Quarter, Sunshine Coast
Sunday, February 12 — ​Forum Melbourne, Melbourne
Thursday, February 16 — ​Big Top, Sydney
Saturday, February 18 — ​Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Sunday, February 19 — ​Metro City, Perth

So Pop 2023 tours Australia and New Zealand in February 2023. Frontier Member pre-sale tickets are up for grabs for 24 hours from 12pm local time on Monday, October 31, while the rest are on sale from 12pm local time on Wednesday, November 2.

Published on October 28, 2022 by Libby Curran
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