Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights on sale now – The Rubens sell out, 2017 series selling fast
After going on sale last Wednesday, the 2017 seasons of Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights are off to a stellar start with The Rubens announcing extra shows after selling out their Sydney and Melbourne performances, with an array of shows across the series selling fast.triple j Hottest 100 winners The Rubens have added new dates in Sydney and Melbourne, after selling out shows in both cities. They’ll perform at the wondrous grounds of Melbourne Zoo on the newly added date of Sunday 5 February, while the quintet will grace the stage in Taronga Zoo’s open-air amphitheatre in a second Sydney performance on Thursday 2 February, with support on both evenings coming from Bec Sandridge. Tickets to Björn Again‘s Saturday night show in Sydney have sold out, with tickets to Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants co-headline show and The Living End ‘Twangin’ at Twilight’ selling fast at both Zoos, plus The Specials in Melbourne and Jet in Sydney.
Aussie rockers Hoodoo Gurus have just this morning announced fellow Melburnians Slowly Slowly as support act for their upcoming performance at Melbourne Zoo Twilights. Over the last year and a half, Slowly Slowly have captured audiences with their unabashed guitar driven rock, characterised by heartfelt emotive lyrics and pop sensibilities. Both bands will perform in the picturesque grounds of Melbourne Zoo on Friday 3 February.
The ultimate destination for music lovers each year, Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ see audiences soak up the splendour of summer, as the sun sets over the inner-city gem Melbourne Zoo and Harbour-fronted Taronga Zoo. The 2017 series boasts a diverse array of Australian talent, from the legendary Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos and Kev Carmody, through to influential groups such Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Sports, george and Killing Heidi in a string of special reunion shows. Renowned internationals joining both Zoo lineups include 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 will take to the stage at Melbourne Zoo Twilights only, whilst the likes of country songstress Kasey Chambers, king of jazz James Morrison Big Band and Scottish alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub are performing solely at Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ.
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.