ENTRY INFORMATION:

Melbourne Park advises all patrons to arrive early for best access to our venue with multiple events on across our precinct. With plenty of food & beverage options inside Melbourne Arena we encourage all patrons to come in early, settle into their seat and get ready for what's sure to be an electric night out.

Guests with general admission tickets will queue and enter the venue from the Richmond-side of Melbourne Arena, via our Eastern Plaza entry (opposite the National Tennis Centre). Patrons will need to exchange their ticket for a general admission wristband to be able to access the floor. Patrons wishing to retain their ticket can pick one up from our Information Desk after the event's conclusion.

Guests with reserved seats can enter the venue via our Western Plaza entry on the City-side of Melbourne Arena.

Please note that our Multi-Storey Carpark has reached capacity with multiple events on across our precinct on February 2nd. We encourage all patrons to use public transport options where available or use available city parking. The MCG's Yarra Park is also expected to open for this busy period, with full parking schedule details accessible here.

In the summer of 2019, Frontier Touring and Arena Touring will introduce Australia and New Zealand to the ultimate throwback pop experience: So Pop. The concert series will bring the biggest names of ‘90s pop to Melbourne for one night only, transforming Melbourne Arena into the school disco that you’ll wish never ends.

So Pop will blast cities around the country to the glory days of the ‘90s and ‘00s: we’re talking cargo pants, butterfly clips, Tazos and enough glitter that you’ll be shimmering for days.

Bringing a line-up of ‘90s pop royalty down under this summer, the first class of So Pop has collectively sold over 120 million records worldwide and are responsible for some of the biggest party tunes of our time. Catch all these everlasting classics performed live on the one stage during an epic four-hour extravaganza - it’s going to be all that and a bag of chips!

AQUA — The greatest pop phenomenon Denmark has ever seen, the one and only Aqua will grace the stage at So Pop in summer 2019.

VENGABOYS — If you like to party, get ready to jump on the Vengabus! Dutch Eurodance idols Vengaboys are bringing all their undeniable classics this summer. Winners of the World Music Award for ‘Best-Selling Dance Group’ in 2001, Vengaboys wrote the rules on infectious pop hooks with hits like ‘Boom Boom Boom Boom!!’ , ‘We Like To Party (The Vengabus)’ and ‘We’re Going To Ibiza!’.

BLUE — English O.G. boyband, Blue, will bring their slammin’ moves and party catalogue to So Pop in January 2019. With three UK #1 albums under their belt, Blue’s soulful harmonies and slick production saw them team up with Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone for their own rendition of ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’, with Elton John for their brutal love ballad ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ and with Lil Kim for guaranteed party starter ‘Get Down On It’.

B*WITCHED — Ladies, get in formation as Irish pop queens B*Witched keep those classic dance moves coming. Their 1998 self-titled album debut was a huge charting success, with fresh singles ‘C’est la Vie’, ‘Rollercoaster’, ‘To You I Belong’ and ‘Blame It On The Weatherman’ making B*Witched the youngest girl group to have a #1 in the UK.

EIFFEL 65 — Italy’s favourite dance-pop three-piece Eiffel 65 will be taking over So Pop. The world’s best- selling Italian group in 2000, Eiffel 65 exploded onto the scene with their pioneering pitch correction sound on Grammy-nominated single ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’.

LOU BEGA — Stylin’ mambo king Lou Bega will win over audiences at So Pop with his fun and passionate live show. Topping the 1999 Australian Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks with mammoth hit ‘Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)’, Bega’s Latin flare will take no prisoners at So Pop. Hits ‘Sweet Like Cola’, ‘I Got A Girl’, ‘Boyfriend’ and Bega’s rendition of Tom Jones’ classic ‘Sex Bomb’ will have audiences on their feet - make sure you’re there!

THE OUTHERE BROTHERS — American hip house and Eurodance duo The Outhere Brothers will be bringing the party vibes down under and you won’t want to miss it. With upbeat boisterous jams ‘Boom Boom Boom’, ‘Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)’ and ‘Pass The Toilet Paper’, The Outhere Brothers are about to take So Pop off the heezy.

2 UNLIMITED — Belgium x Netherlands dance maestros 2 Unlimited join the roster of pop royalty with their high energy tight tunes ‘No Limit’, ‘Tribal Dance’ and ‘Twilight Zone’ commanding stages across the nation. Innovators of EDM, 2 Unlimited will bring a wave of nostalgia with their contagious quirk, ‘Get Ready’ for it!

MR PRESIDENT — Rounding out the A-Class list of music icons is Germany’s Mr. President. Finding global success with undeniable jams ‘Coco Jambo’, ‘Up’n Away’, ‘I Gave You My Heart’, Mr. President will transform the So Pop stage to a non-stop dance-a-thon!

Think it can’t get any better? As if! Hosting the evening for Australian audiences are none other than Cheez TV MVP’s Ryan Lappen and Jade Gatt. The dynamic duo will keep audiences on their toes delivering non-stop nostalgia gold from when doors open until the last confetti cannon blows.

Secure your spot at So Pop this summer! Don’t miss out on an epic night with these ‘90s pop legends - time to get jiggy with it!

Only tickets purchased from our official ticketing partner; Ticketek, are valid for this event. Tickets purchased through any other sources may not be valid and you may not be admitted into the show.

OLYMPIC BOULEVARD TEMPORARY CHANGES

Please note that considerable lane closures will be in place on Olympic Boulevard for up to five days in February, with vehicle access to venues and carpark available only via Batman Avenue & Alexandra Avenue.

Tram 70 (Wattle Park) will also be affected by this road closure between AAMI Park (Stop 7D) and Richmond Station (Stop 8) on Swan Street.

Patrons will still be able to access all venues with minor detours on foot. You can view more detailed information and maps about these roadworks here.

For more information on road closures around our precinct please visit the Victoria’s Big Build website (bigbuild.vic.gov.au). Guests with further enquiries about these closures or additional event information can contact us on (03) 9286 1600 or via email at enquiries@mopt.vic.gov.au. Roads information is available on 1800 105 105

 

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So Pop

Saturday 2 February

Doors Open: 4:45pm
Event Start: 5:15pm
Event Concludes Approx: 10:00pm