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Twilight at Taronga announces a killer line-up

Written by
Rose Johnstone

Hold on to your safari hats, Sydney – we’re in for a wild musical ride.

Twilight at Taronga has just announced their summer live music program, which sees thousands flock to the zoo for a night of live music under the stars.

The line-up – which largely overlaps with Melbourne Zoo Twilights – is spectacular. The opening weekends will see Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos take to the stage. If Aussie rock is your thing, then don’t miss the chance to see the recently reformed Killing Heidi, as well as The Rubens, Jet, george and The Living End. 

On the international front, American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile is sure to be a highlight, as well as American dream-pop quartet Warpaint (exclusive to Melbourne). Hailing from Canada is much-loved indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, plus the inimitable singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. She’ll cap off the season at Taronga, while down in Melbourne, The Specials will bring the season to a close with their super danceable veteran ska sound.

No Twilight night is complete without a gourmet picnic – and you can bet that both zoos will be putting on great spreads. Grab your tickets now, because they won’t last.

The full line-up is: 

Fri Jan 27 – Peter Garrett & the Alter Egos and Kev Carmody

Sat Jan 28 – Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons and the Sports

Fri Feb 3 – The Rubens supported by Bec Sandridge

Sat Feb 4 – Killing Heidi supported by Abbe May

Fri Feb 10 – Kasey Chambers supported by Thelma Plum

Sat Feb 11 – Ball Park Music and the Jungle Giants

Thu Feb 16 – Jet with special guests

Fri Feb 17 – George supported by Felix Riebl (Cat Empire) and Jack Carty

Sat Feb 18 – James Morrison Big Band

Fri Feb 24 & Sat Feb 25 – Bjorn Again

Fri Mar 3 – Kurt Vile (US) supported by Mick Turner

Sat Mar 4 – The Living End, featuring special guests, supported by Gabriella Cohen

Thu Mar 9 – Tegan and Sara with special guests

Fri Mar 10 – Teenage Fanclub supported by the Goon Sax

Sat Mar 11 – Martha Wainwright supported by Oh Pep!

Both Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Twilights run from Jan 27-Mar 11, 2017. All proceeds from the ticket sales go back into the Zoo's conservation projects. Tickets are on sale from Tuesday October 25. 

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