“If there’s a better place to see a show than Taronga, I’m damned if I can think of it.” – Time Out Sydney
“[Melbourne Zoo Twilights] was one of the best shows I’ve attended with outstanding location, logistics, atmosphere, and artists” – The AU Review
With the Opening Weekend of the 2017 Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights Summer Concert Series just over a week away, we are thrilled to share that four more shows have sold out and reveal the tasty treats that await our guests in each city. It is with much excitement that we also announce the special guests that will join The Living End for their ‘Twangin’ At Twilight’ performances over four shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
The ‘Twangin’ at Twilight’ shows will see The Living End backed by their string section The String Sirens to perform stripped-back songs, covers, and re-works of their extensive musical catalogue.
Dan Sultan will join the three-piece at Melbourne Zoo Twilights for two nights on Thursday 2nd March and the already sold out Friday 3rd March show. Having previously headlined his own night last year, Dan Sultan will bring his distinctive blues-rock guitar sounds to the mix as they perform some of their greatest hits in the lush surrounds of Melbourne Zoo.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Pyke will join The Living End on Saturday 4th March, and the legendary Jimmy Barnes will take to the stage on Sunday 5th March – two landmark Australian performers joining the festivities in what is sure to be an unforgettable weekend of music against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Tickets to the Sunday 5th March date featuring Jimmy Barnes are on sale now.
This year we are welcoming some of Australia’s most iconic artists to perform across Opening Weekend in both cities. Performing together for the first time ever, Peter Garrett & the Alter Egos will be joined by Kev Carmody to open Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ on Friday 27 January, and perform in Melbourne on Saturday 28 January.
Two legendary Australian rock outfits from the 70s and 80s Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Sports will cut the ribbon on Melbourne Zoo Twilights in a very special co-headline show featuring their original lineups on Friday 27 January, and perform in Sydney the following night on Saturday 28 January.
Tickets for remaining Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ 2017 and Melbourne Zoo Twilights shows are on sale now from twilightattaronga.org.au and zootwilights.org.au
Four further shows across the 2017 series have sold out, including The Rubens, who have sold out their second show at Melbourne Zoo Twilights in an incredible feat, Hoodoo Gurus and Björn Again in Melbourne, with crowd-favourite James Morrison Big Band selling out his Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ performance.
The 2017 series boasts a diverse array of Australian talent such as george and Killing Heidi in a string of special reunion shows, in addition to renowned internationals joining both Zoo lineups including hazy-rock star Kurt Vile, indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara and singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. Dream-pop quartet Warpaint, along with celebrated Australian rocker Paul Dempsey are taking to the stage at Melbourne Zoo Twilights only, whilst the likes of country songstress Kasey Chambers, Jet and Scottish alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub are performing solely at Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ.
The ultimate destination for music lovers each year, Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ will see audiences soak up the splendour of summer, as the sun sets over the inner-city gem Melbourne Zoo and harbour-fronted Taronga Zoo.
Gourmet hamper at Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ (Photo credit: Jacquie Manning)
A variety of delicious food and beverage options will be on offer at both Zoos: The Taste of Twilights zone in Melbourne will have a rotating roster of Food Trucks for the first time ever, with Mr. Burger, Little Mushroom, Greek Street Food, Diggin’ For Fire BBQ and Meat at Pete’s serving up all the good stuff from 6pm each night, with various dietary options available. In Sydney you can pre-order a mouth-watering hamper for two, designed by Taronga Centre’s Executive Chef Craig Milnes, which feature a range of Australian sourced produce, charcuterie, cheeses, and tasty delights with a choice of either a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, McLaren Vale Shiraz or a South Eastern Australian Sparkling Wine, with vegetarian options available.
Mr. Burger at Melbourne Zoo Twilights
All proceeds from the Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights summer concert series go towards their respective conservation work. In 2017, Taronga Zoo will champion the first global community action tool, Wildlife Witness to help in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. Zoos Victoria have been fighting the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, playing a key role in the recovery of the species, increasing community awareness and building programs to reintroduce it to the wild.
TWILIGHT AT TARONGA PRESENTED BY ANZ 2017 LINEUP
Tickets on-sale now from twilightattaronga.org.au
Starring, in chronological order:
Friday 27 January – PETER GARRETT & THE ALTER EGOS and KEV CARMODY
Saturday 28 January – JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS and THE SPORTS
Thursday 2 February – THE RUBENS supported by Bec Sandridge SELLING FAST
Friday 3 February – THE RUBENS supported by Bec Sandridge SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 February – KILLING HEIDI supported by Abbe May
Friday 10 February – KASEY CHAMBERS supported by Thelma Plum
Saturday 11 February – BALL PARK MUSIC and THE JUNGLE GIANTS SOLD OUT
Thursday 16 February – JET supported by Wild Honey SOLD OUT
Friday 17 February – george supported by Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire) and Jack Carty
Saturday 18 February – JAMES MORRISON BIG BAND SOLD OUT
Sunday 19 February – JET supported by Bloods 2ND SHOW ADDED
Friday 24 February – BJÖRN AGAIN SOLD OUT
Saturday 25 February – BJÖRN AGAIN SOLD OUT
Friday 3 March – KURT VILE (US) supported by Mick Turner
Saturday 4 March – THE LIVING END ‘TWANGIN’ AT TWILIGHT’ featuring special guests, supported by Gabriella Cohen SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 March – THE LIVING END ‘TWANGIN’ AT TWILIGHT’ featuring special guests, supported by Gabriella Cohen 2ND SHOW ADDED
Thursday 9 March – TEGAN AND SARA (CAN) with special guests
Friday 10 March – TEENAGE FANCLUB (UK) supported by The Goon Sax
Saturday 11 March – MARTHA WAINWRIGHT (CAN) supported by Oh Pep!
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MELBOURNE ZOO TWILIGHTS 2017 LINEUP
Tickets on-sale now from zootwilights.org.au
Starring, in chronological order:
Friday 27 January – JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS and THE SPORTS
Saturday 28 January – PETER GARRETT & THE ALTER EGOS and KEV CARMODY
Friday 3 February – HOODOO GURUS supported by Slowly Slowly SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 February – THE RUBENS supported by Bec Sandridge SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 February – THE RUBENS supported by Bec Sandridge SOLD OUT
Friday 10 February – BALL PARK MUSIC and THE JUNGLE GIANTS SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 February – BJÖRN AGAIN SOLD OUT
Friday 17 February – PAUL DEMPSEY supported by Melody Pool
Saturday 18 February – george supported by Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire)
Friday 24 February – WARPAINT (US) supported by Big Thief (US)
Saturday 25 February – KILLING HEIDI supported by Abbe May
Thursday 2 March – THE LIVING END ‘TWANGIN’ AT TWILIGHT’ featuring special guests, supported by Gabriella Cohen 2ND SHOW ADDED
Friday 3 March – THE LIVING END ‘TWANGIN’ AT TWILIGHT’ featuring special guests, supported by Gabriella Cohen SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 March – KURT VILE (US) supported by Mick Turner SELLING FAST
Wednesday 8 March – TEGAN AND SARA (CAN) with special guests
Friday 10 March – MARTHA WAINWRIGHT (CAN) supported by Margaret Glaspy (US)
Saturday 11 March – THE SPECIALS (UK) with special guests SOLD OUT
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