The next evolution of Synthony!
Wednesday 31 August 2022
SATURDAY 1st APRIL 2023 will see Tāmaki Makarau’s iconic Pukekawa (Auckland Domain) play host to the outdoor, full-blown multi-sensory extravaganza experience that is SYNTHONY IN THE DOMAIN!
For one day only, Pukekawa will transform into a boutique-style music festival, immersing you in a breath-taking fusion of electronic dance music, live orchestra, DJ’s, internationally acclaimed performers, and spectacular visuals.
Without a doubt it’s biggest production yet, SYNTHONY IN THE DOMAIN brings together the grandeur of the AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, with acclaimed conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, and features a star-studded line-up of guest vocalists including ILAN KIDRON (The Potbelleez), SAVAGE, ELLA MONNERY, JEREMY REDMORE and BELLA KALOLO. With many more still to be announced, Synthony fans are in for a music event like no other.
Debuting a brand new SYNTHONY set list curated by DJ Dick Johnson, hosted by Aroha and with musical arrangements by renowned composer Ryan Youens, New Zealand’s favourite orchestral/EDM hybrid event returns to celebrate thirty years of the greatest global dance anthems.
DUCO TOURING is thrilled to have partnered with TĀTAKI AUCKLAND UNLIMITED to secure a superb new home for the first-ever SYNTHONY IN THE DOMAIN at Pukekawa/Auckland Domain. With its central location, rich history, expansive gardens and natural amphitheatre, Pukekawa is completely simpatico with this evolution of SYNTHONY, and is the perfect location to sign off summer with friends and whānau in the elegant and lush greenfield spaces of the domain.
Duco Touring Founder and MD David Higgins says: “Duco Touring is elated to bring together such an eclectic and unique line-up of world class live entertainers at what is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most iconic venues. We feel extremely privileged to be able to utilise this picturesque venue and use Auckland’s beloved SYNTHONY as a platform to celebrate and promote the very best of home-grown live entertainment.”
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited Head of Major Events Chris Simpson says: “Confirmation that the show is expanding to a new outdoor venue capable of hosting more than 20,000 people makes SYNTHONY IN THE DOMAIN a must-do event for 2023. It is a fantastic, unique, annual anchor event for Tāmaki Makaurau, and the April timing is perfect as a lead in for our seasonal focus on a compelling arts and culture offering to drive visitation.
It’s been a challenging few years for the events industry, but SYNTHONY has been a beacon of success – increasing patronage year on year, and requiring larger and larger venues. Pukekawa Auckland Domain has hosted many of Auckland’s biggest annual celebrations and cultural festivals, and we are keen to work on a long-term plan for SYNTHONY to showcase local culture and heritage as it takes party-goers on an uplifting orchestral journey.”
With a vast selection of talented DJ’s and other epic live acts performing across two stages still to be announced, the tunes will always reign supreme throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The first of many acts to be announced alongside of SYNTHONY, is chart-topping Kiwi dance-duo SACHI, with more big announcements still to come! Commencing at sunset, the first half of the SYNTHONY set will warm you up for a night of musical delight with an array of fan-favourite classics and freshly curated tracks alike.
The second half of the SYNTHONY set will deliver the biggest electronic dance ‘bangers’ of all time, reimagined and under the stars, treating fans to a raft of highly anticipated brand-new hits, with special surprise guest performers. Set in the expansive, outdoor, natural amphitheatre environment of Pukekawa/Auckland Domain, fans can relax under the stars in our General Admission Area (All Ages), or choose to dance on the grass in our Premium Area (18+).
Visit our Stonewood Homes Artisan Wine, Food and Cocktail Village, with bespoke pop-up bars, lighting activations, and a vast array of food and beverage options. Or for those that prefer to opt for the luxe experience, try our General Capital VIP Garden.
Having cemented itself as a high-end, must-see celebratory event, SYNTHONY has earned a solid reputation for continually delivering a visually magnificent and sonically opulent experience.
Since 2017, SYNTHONY has grown exponentially, with sell-out events in both New Zealand and Australia seeing the event extend into Singapore this year. Testament to its wide universal appeal, SYNTHONY continues to spread its wings and looks set to go truly global.
This 2023 North Island-exclusive show will not be touring. Lock the date in your diary, round up your friends and whānau, and secure your tickets to experience SYNTHONY IN THE DOMAIN 2023, the perfect way to send off summer!
This is one truly magical event you don’t want to miss.