Synthony to play first-ever outdoor show at TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth

3 August, 2020

Synthony, along with partners New Plymouth District Council and Venture Taranaki is proud to present its much-anticipated first-ever and exclusive outdoor show, at the beautiful TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth on Saturday 23rd January 2021.

This stunning venue provides the backdrop for a totally unique Synthony experience, featuring a brand-new show format that includes not one, but two incredible orchestra sets. Starting in the afternoon with never-before performed classic summer grooves and heading into the night with the club favourites that Synthony is famous for, complete with a spectacular light, laser and LED illuminating the iconic Bowl.

Synthony is no ordinary orchestral experience. With an epic backdrop of visuals, lasers, and a state of the art sound system, it’s a magical, uplifting, hands-in-the-air dance party like no other. This celebration of dance music is more than just a show... it takes the audience on a journey. A journey back through their most memorable electronic experiences, track after track, fans are taken down memory lane and celebrate dance music that is embedded into their subconscious. Featuring music that spans a generation, from the likes of Eurythmics, Basement Jaxx, Fat Boy Slim, Avicii, Pink Floyd, Eric Prydz and more.

The Auckland Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Peter Thomas and hosted by George FM DJ General Lee, with a live set by Weird Together, a DJ set by Tim Phin, plus special guest performances by Jason Kerrison, Hollie Smith, Ria Hall, Cherie Mathieson, Nate Dousand, Christian Mausia, and Lewis McCallum.

“This is the first time Synthony has put on a show outdoors so we’re delighted they are bringing their spectacular show to the TSB Bowl of Brooklands,” says NPDC Recreation and Culture Manager Teresa Turner. “We’re Building a Sustainable Lifestyle Capital in our district and a key part of this is bringing great events to our venues. The Bowl was made for nights like this with brilliant music, a summer’s evening and a wonderful Taranaki crowd.”

Regional event partner Venture Taranaki CE, Justine Gilliland says Synthony will be a hero event in their summer line up.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Synthony to the Taranaki region for their first-ever outdoor event. Taranaki and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands are a fitting location for such an iconic, vibrant event, providing the ultimate crescendo to the TSB Festival of Lights and a hero event for what is shaping up to be an exciting summer.”

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tumultuous rollercoaster for event promoters. The Synthony tour was due to be announced just days before New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown and the future of the tour all of a sudden became awfully uncertain. Shows across Australia, Asia, and the US were in the pipeline for 2020. Months of preparation and negotiations with artists, venues, and sponsors were all dashed, and the team behind Synthony had to rebuild the program all over again.

Synthony founder and producer, Erika Amoore says she’s incredibly excited to bring Kiwis an outstanding musical showcase based on performances of the world’s best dance music, performed solely by Kiwi musicians.

“Given the circumstances, it’s amazing to be able to pull together the 200+ local artists and crew that make these events happen. Even with our borders closed to international musicians, we have all the talent we need right here.”

Eager Kiwi dance music fans around the country will have one hand in the air, and one hand on the mouse hovering over the ‘Buy Tickets’ button as the 2020/21 tickets are released on 5th August. Guests are urged to pre-register for the on-sale announcement at

Synthony Bowl of Brooklands show wouldn’t have been possible without PowerCo.


Founded in 2017 by DJ and producer, Erika Amoore and fellow Kiwi David Elmsly, Synthony sold out its first ever show at the Auckland Town Hall to a packed house and unprecedented reviews. The show’s creation brought together key New Zealand talent, with Peter Thomas, conductor and music director of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra believing in the unique concept and enlisted the services of Ryan Youens, an arranger with hundreds of professional credits to his name, including film scores for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.

After sold-out events at Auckland Town Hall in 2017 and 2018, Duco Events, a major event promoter with a 16-year track-record, purchased the concept with an ambitious long-term vision to expand the event from one city to multiple venues and cities across the globe. In 2019, they took the show to Australia, and also sold out five shows across NZ later that year. Over six shows, four orchestras, and hundreds of musicians played to over 14,000 fans in 2019.

In 2020, Synthony will now stage its biggest ever NZ-wide tour, supporting the live music industry’s recovery post COVID19. Synthony will return to Australia in 2021, followed by other international markets.


Set in the vibrant and stunningly beautiful Taranaki region, in what is known as the jewel in the crown of the region's largest centre, New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park. The award winning, 52-hectare park is one of New Zealand’s premiere botanical gardens and home to the magical TSB Bowl of Brooklands. This world-renowned concert venue is a natural amphitheatre which holds up to 15,000 and is a highlight for many international headline acts. The stage is set on a lake, and the sloping banks of the bowl create the perfect viewing experience, featuring a backdrop of established trees in the unique park environment.


Friday 30th October, Spark Arena, Auckland Saturday 12th December, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton Saturday 23rd January, TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth Friday 12th February, TSB Arena, Wellington Saturday 20th March, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch


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2020 hype video:

Darude ‘Sandstorm’ performed by Synthony

Fisher ‘Losing It’ performed by Synthony

Downloadable video files available upon request

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