The Twilight at Taronga concert series ticks off a hefty amount of Sydney in summer ideals – harbour views at dusk, alfresco live music, and a zoo-fringed lawn to sprawl out on with shared treats and mates. Add in the WSFM gems meets Triple J gold of the diverse line-ups, and you've got yourself a pretty bloody great way to spend a waterfront sunset.
Kicking off on Fri Feb 2 and running until Sat Mar 17, Twilight at Taronga will complement the growls, squeaks and hisses of the menagerie with classic and newer artists. Watch indie favourites like the Jezabels, Dan Sultan, Julia Jacklin and Cloud Control (playing the same night), the Preatures, and Kate Miller-Heidke in their own headline shows. Take a nostalgic trip to the '90s grunge-idol days of Recovery with shows from the Lemonheads and Jebediah, Tex, Don and Charlie, and Something For Kate's Paul Dempsey. Get a dose of legendary Oz rock and songwriting with an album launch from Neil and Liam Finn, pub hits with James Reyne Plays All Crawl and a special Valentine's edition of RocKwiz Live. And, get up and tap your toes to Twilight at Taronga mainstays Bjorn Again and James Morrison.
As always, your ticket to one of the concerts includes same-day entry to the zoo, return ferry fares, and the knowledge that your moola is going to Taronga’s ongoing conservation work.
Check out the full line-up and dates below:
Friday 2 - The Jezabels
Saturday 3 - Dan Sultan with the Teskey Brothers
Friday 9 - Paul Dempsey
Saturday 10 - Neil and Liam Finn
Wednesday 14 - RocKwiz
Thursday 15 - RocKwiz
Saturday 17 - Cloud Control and Julia Jacklin
Friday 23 - Bjorn Again
Saturday 24 - Bjorn Again
Thursday 1 - The Lemonheads and Jebediah
Friday 2 - The Preatures supported by the Creases
Saturday 3 - Electric Lady presents Montaigne, Tired Lion and Sloan Peterson
Friday 9 - Future Classic presents Mount Kimbie, Kucka and Christopher Port
Saturday 10 - James Morrison
Sunday 11 - James Reyne Plays All Crawl
Friday 16 - Kate Miller-Heidke supported by Odette
Saturday 17 - Tex, Don and Charlie