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Synthony Australia 2022

A 60-plus piece orchestra will perform 30 years of dance floor bangers on Cockatoo Island.
By Concrete Playground
April 20, 2022
By Concrete Playground
April 20, 2022

Dance and classical aren't music genres you'd usually find swirling around in the same basket — unless you have a particular bent for the orchestral 'Sandstorm' covers found in the depths of YouTube. Synthony — A Generation of Dance Music is here to prove that the disciplines go hand in hand.

Touring Australia since 2019, the event is returning to Sydney on Saturday, October 28 — and not just to any venue. It'll see a 60-plus piece orchestra join forces with a selection of DJs and live performers on Cockatoo Island, all to play the biggest dance tracks of the last 30 years.

Expect the venue to take a few cues from the nightclub scene, with lights, lasers and mapped video all part of the experience — and a selection of dance floor bangers note-for-note.

The lineup includes live performances from Ilan Kidron from The Potbelleez, Savage, Emily Williams, Cassie McIvor, Mobin Master and more  — and The Metropolitan Orchestra, of course — with Madison Avenue's Andy Van on hosting duties.

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