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Twilight at Taronga

Music, Music festivals Taronga Zoo , Mosman Saturday February 23 2019 - Saturday March 9 2019
Twilight at Taronga
Photograph: Maclay Heroit

Prepare for sunset selfies at the most spectacular gig series in Sydney

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 ’90s Aussie rock legends meets Triple J gold of the diverse line-ups, and you've got yourself a pretty bloody great way to spend a waterfront sunset.

American Express Twilight at Taronga will complement the growls, squeaks and hisses of the menagerie with classic and newer artists.

AMEX card holders can nab first-round tickets from October 23, zoo and Twilight members can score them the following day, and the rest of the proletariat can find seats from October 26. The opening weekend will see grunge and punk-infused rock in the limelight with performances by You Am I and Magic Dirt, as well as a tribute set to Australia’s favourite Sweeds by Björn Again. The remainder of the February sets cover diverse music tastes with the music of the Whitlams, Xavier Rudd, Hoodoo Gurus, the Waifs, Aloe Blacc and James Morrison.

March will merge generations of local indie performers, with the sun setting over lady powerhouse Vera Blue, folk-rockers the Paper Kites and 1980s pop-rock band Do-Ré-Mi, as well as the musical comedy finale lead by the Umbilical Brothers.

A caravan of Sydney’s favourite food trucks will be rolling past the giraffes and lions to sling yet-to-be-confirmed human snacks on the day. There’ll also be on-site bars to keep you hydrated, and this year you can impress your date by pre-ordering a gourmet picnic hamper.

Your ticket to one of the concerts includes same-day discounted entry to the zoo ($10 for adult animal lovers and $5 for littluns), return ferry fares, and the knowledge that your moola is going to Taronga’s ongoing environmental conservation work.

By: Time Out editors


Venue name: Taronga Zoo
Address: 1 Bradleys Head Rd
Opening hours: Daily (summer) 9am-5pm; daily (winter) 9.30am-4.30pm
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