click here for more
Elemental Nights 2021 Announced : Courtney Barnett, The Chats, Flying Nun 40th Anniversary + More

Elemental Nights 2021 Announced : Courtney Barnett, The Chats, Flying Nun 40th Anniversary + More

Annabel Kean / Image: Courtney Barnett / Wednesday 26th May, 2021 2:11PM

Someone pinch me, I think we're about to take a significant step towards "normal" international touring. Announced this morning, this year's Elemental Nights will feature Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin and The Chats performing in Tāmaki this July, as well as Flying Nun 40 Years Anniversary celebrations featuring a tonne of the legendary label's artists new and old. Elemental Nights 2021, aka the coolest feature of Elemental AKL, will begin with Melbourne pop-folk princess Julia Jacklin at the Town Hall Concert Chamber on Friday July 23rd, then the following night Flying Nun takes over three Town Hall stages with Aldous Harding, Straitjacket Fits, Reb Fountain, The Subliminals, Superette, The Bats and EVEN MORE. Come Sunday the 25th, we solve the mystery of the missing Courtney Barnett Auckland show, as she'll be serenading the dusty post-Flying Nun crowds at the Town Hall. Wrapping up the season are party starters and rabble rousers The Chats, rarking up the Hollywood Avondale scene on a Tuesday night. Presales start Friday, and general tickets roll out next Monday. Here's the details revealed so far...

Elemental Nights 2021 - Auckland
More details available over on the festival site HERE

Friday 23rd July - Julia Jacklin (SOLO), Town Hall Concert Chamber
Pre-sales from 1pm Friday 28th May - 1pm Monday 31st May HERE
General tickets from 2pm Monday 31st May

Saturday 24th July - Flying Nun 40 Years Anniversary w/ Aldous Harding, Straitjacket Fits, Reb Fountain, The Subliminals, Superette, The Bats, Mermaidens, Wax Chattels, Voom, Auckland Town Hall
Pre-sales from 11am Friday 28th May - 11am Monday 31st May HERE
General tickets from 12pm Monday 31st May

Sunday 25th July - Courtney Barnett (SOLO), Auckland Town Hall
Pre-sales 12pm Friday 28th May - 12pm Monday 31st May HERE
General tickets from 1pm Monday 31st May

Tuesday 27th July - The Chats, Hollywood Theatre (Avondale)
Pre-sales 12pm Friday 28th May - 12pm Monday 31st May HERE
General tickets from 1pm Monday 31st May


Performing as part of the Flying Nun 40th Anniversary event, watch Aldous Harding's video for 'The Barrel'...



Press release:

Following the success of 2020’s inaugural festival, Live Nation in association with Auckland Unlimited, is proud to present Elemental Nights 2021 as part of Elemental AKL.

Thanks to the Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ gateway, Elemental Nights is ecstatic to deliver an elite concert series showcasing an impressive line-up of local and international artists, including a dedicated evening in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of eponymous record label Flying Nun.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 31 through elementalfestival.co.nz & livenation.co.nz

Please see various times below.

This winter, Elemental Nights will awaken some of Auckland's most iconic venues with the sounds of Julia Jacklin (AU), Courtney Barnett (AU), The Chats (AU) with further artists soon to be announced.

Melbourne-based, indie pop/folk, singer songwriter, Julia Jacklin will give a rare solo performance drawing on songs from her extensive catalogue as well as her critically acclaimed, 2019 album ‘Crushing’.

The Flying Nun 40 Years Anniversary Concert will literally consume the Auckland Town Hall for one night only – delivered across three stages with standout performances by many of the label’s most celebrated artists including; Aldous Harding (solo), Straitjacket Fits, Reb Fountain, The Subliminals, Superette, The Bats, Mermaidens, Wax Chattels, Voom and more to announce.

Australian artist Courtney Barnett is a self-professed fan of Aotearoa and Kiwi’s just love her renowned on-stage banter and raw and personal songs. Barnett performs solo for Elemental Nights in addition to her already announced 13 date July national tour.

Punk rock band The Chats dial things up a notch returning to New Zealand with their signature sound they dub ‘shed rock’. Their single ‘Smoko’ has had in excess of 12 million views on Youtube and attracted the attention of rock royalty Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Iggy Pop, the latter two artists booking the Queensland 3 piece to open for them on their Australian tours.

Designed, produced and promoted by Live Nation, whether you care to croon in unison, rock your heart out or dance vigorously, these one-off special shows should not be missed.

Live Nation New Zealand Managing Director Mark Kneebone said, “After the success of last year’s inaugural Elemental Nights, we are pleased to be able to create another spectacular line-up this year featuring international artists and a special ode to New Zealand music industry royalty, Flying Nun. We are proud to partner with Auckland Unlimited on this venture as we all work to create rich live experiences for audiences.”

Elemental AKL festival is back this July with a captivating programme of more than 30 free and ticketed events, celebrating the culture, cuisine and creativity of Auckland. From July 14 to August 1, Elemental AKL events will transform eateries and bars, theatres and public spaces across Auckland into hubs of exciting experiences. From high-end ticketed experiences to free events, the line-up features enlightening, surprising, thought-provoking, nourishing and unique experiences to feast your eyes, feed your mind and fill your heart. Elemental AKL is delivered by Auckland Unlimited, Auckland’s economic and cultural agency.

Auckland Unlimited’s Head of Major and Business Events Richard Clarke says it is fantastic to partner with Live Nation to deliver the Elemental Nights concert series as part of Elemental AKL.

“Elemental AKL is about drawing together a range of exciting events that encourage people to visit and get out and about in Auckland during the quieter winter months, and Live Nation has certainly delivered on that with this year’s line-up.”

Links
aucklandnz.com/elementalfestival
livenation.co.nz/festival/elemental-nights-tickets

Share this
Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  


You can show your support to keep UnderTheRadar running by making a contribution. From $1, any amount can make a huge difference and keep us bringing you the best, comprehensive local content. Support UTR!

Elemental Nights - Julia Jacklin
Fri 23rd Jul
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Elemental Nights - Flying Nun 40th Anniversary
Sat 24th Jul
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Elemental Nights - Courtney Barnett (Solo Tour)
Sun 25th Jul
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Elemental Nights - The Chats
Tue 27th Jul
The Hollywood Avondale, Auckland