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Elemental Nights Concert Series Announced Ft. Opossom, Troy Kingi + More

Elemental Nights Concert Series Announced Ft. Opossom, Troy Kingi + More

Annabel Kean / Image: Kody Nielson / Monday 3rd August, 2020 1:24PM

Elemental AKL returns this October with an absolutely stacked schedule of arts, music and kai, taking place in a few of Tāmaki Makaurau's dreamiest settings. Announced today is the Elemental Nights series, featuring evenings with Kody Nielson's (The Mint Chicks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra) Opossom, Troy Kingi, Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls), LEISURE, Cass Basil (Tiny Ruins) and Bic Runga's King Sweeties, Avantdale Bowling Club and more – plus the return of Friendly Potential's Catacombs festival just in time for Halloween weekend and a very mysterious Elemental Nights x Laneway event. Might as well clear your October calendar, as the venues add another layer of awesome to the series, ranging from the Hollywood and Hopetoun Alpha, to the magical Wintergarden. It's not often that one month is this packed full of award-winning Aotearoa icons and rising stars, here's the full low-down...

Elemental Nights & Elemental Nights: Hopetoun Alpha Series

Friday 2nd October - An Evening With Amanda Palmer, St Mary’s-In-Holy Trinity
Thursday 15th October - Maala w/ Imugi 이무기, Hopetoun Alpha
Friday 16th October - Elemental Nights x Laneway (acts to be announced)
Saturday 17th October - Leisure, Hopetoun Alpha
Tuesday 20th October - Opossom & King Sweeties, Hopetoun Alpha
Wednesday 21st October - Paige, Maxwell Young & Josie Moon, Hopetoun Alpha
Thursday 22nd October - Daffodils, Hopetoun Alpha
Friday 23rd October - Marlin’s Dreaming, Hopetoun Alpha
Friday 23rd October - Avantdale Bowling Club, Hollywood Avondale
Saturday 24th October - Troy Kingi & The Clutch, Hollywood Avondale
Friday 30th October - Friendly Potential : Catacombs, Wintergarden
Saturday 31St October - Friendly Potential: Catacombs, Wintergarden

Troy Kingi shared the first single and video from his upcoming album The Ghost Of Freddie Cesar last week...

Take a trip to 2012 in the mind-warping clip for Opossom's 'Blue Meanies'...

CW: Lots and lots of blood in the visuals for Amanda Palmer's 'The Killing Type'...

Press release:

Live Nation, in association with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), is proud to present Elemental Nights as part of Elemental AKL.

Unique to Elemental AKL, Elemental Nights is an exclusive curated concert series showcasing an impressive line-up of emerging and high-profile artists.

Enlivening some of Auckland's most unique venues, music fans will get the opportunity to witness critically acclaimed American singer/songwriter/author Amanda Palmer at the sacred venue of St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity. The line-up also features artists including dreamy RnB super group LEISURE, King Sweeties (Cass Basil – Tiny Ruins & Bic Runga) and Opossom (Kody Nielson – The Mint Chicks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and Tom Scott’s highly-awarded Avantdale Bowling Club. They’ll be performing at venues including Hopetoun Alpha which will see its laneways transformed with an array of rotating food trucks and lighting installations designed by Angus Muir, the Hollywood Avondale and The Civic’s hidden gem, Wintergarden. More acts are still to be announced.

Designed, produced and promoted by Live Nation, whether you care to dance vigorously or sway gently, these one-off special shows should not be missed. 

Elemental AKL is back this October with a captivating programme of more than 30 free and ticketed events, celebrating the arts, eats and beats of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. From October 1-31, the festival will transform eateries and bars, theatres, parks, islands and public spaces into an urban oasis of exciting experiences. Auckland’s newest festival encourages audiences to feast their eyes, feed their minds and fill their hearts.


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