It's all about the boys

19:53, Jan 24 2013
MAIN ATTRACTION: New Zealand boy band Titanium entertain a large crowd at New Plymouth’s Bowl of Brooklands.

Thousands of people packed New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands for last night's Festival of the Lights event that featured boys, boys and more boys.

Boys @ the Bowl attracted a crowd of more than 8000 dominated by teenaged girls.

Waitara High School band The Spice Boys opened the night and got the crowd moving with their mix of original songs and covers of artists including Stevie Wonder, Kora, Six60 and Fat Freddy's Drop.

Auckland's DJ Sir-Vere kept the energy levels up as the crowd waited for the act they had all come to see, New Zealand's own boy band Titanium.

An ear-piercing squeal reverberated around the amphitheatre as TK, Haydn, Zac, Jordi, Shaq and Andrew took to the stage.

New Plymouth's Mikayla Payne, 15, said she'd been looking forward to seeing the teenage heart-throbs.


"They are real cool and good singers," she said.

Ania Mainwaring, 15, said Titanium were a great band.

Hands were waved in the air, faces went red with excitement and the big crowd gathered at the edge of the lake all moved as one as the group went through its set.

The Highly Flammable Pyro/Fire show finished the night with a bang.

Despite the sound system struggling at times and completely giving up during Highly Flammable's final number, the huge crowd was in stark contrast to that which turned up to a poor lineup of big-name international acts recently.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited was the most recent act to flop, attracting a mere 1300 fans in 2012.

Taranaki Daily News