The Twilight shows are back and bigger than ever with a massive lineup for 2017. Taking place at Melbourne Zoo and Taronga Zoo, all proceeds of ticket sales go to each respective zoo’s conservation efforts. Proceeds from Melbourne Zoo performances will go mainly towards, amongst other things, saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. We assume some of these funds will go towards stopping Doctor Neo Cortex once and for all.

Rock out for a cause. image via zoo.org.au

Considering there are so many huge names on the line-up, it’s no surprise that many shows are selling fast or have already sold out. After quickly selling out both their Gabriella Cohen-supported Melbourne and Sydney “Twangin’ at Twilight” shows,  The Living End have announced second dates for both cities. Also announcing second dates in Taronga are Aussie rock stalwarts Jet. Their sell out doesn’t come as a massive surprise as, other than supporting Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on their upcoming tour, the Twilight sessions will be the outfits first live outing since their disbandment in 2012. Also performing reunion shows are Violet Town legends, Killing Heidi, and Brisbane rockers, georgeThe Rubens, making their first appearance at Twilight, have also announced second shows, and Ball Park Music and Jungle Giants co-headline shows are unsurprisingly selling fast.

As well as catching some great acts, ticket purchasers score free same-day zoo entry (all day in Sydney, and from 5:30-7:30 in Melbourne). Taronga punters will be treated to free ferry travel and bus transfers as well as “gourmet antipasto hamper” and refreshing drinks. Sounds pretty fancy, if you ask us.

Check out the massive line-up bellow. Tickets can be purchased now from links provided.

MELBOURNE ZOO TWILIGHTS 2017 LINEUP

Tickets on-sale now from Zoo Twilights

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 with special guests
Saturday 4 February – THE RUBENS supported by Bec Sandridge SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 February – THE RUBENS supported by Bec Sandridge NEW SHOW ADDED
Friday 10 February – BALL PARK MUSIC and THE JUNGLE GIANTS SELLING FAST
Saturday 11 February – BJÖRN AGAIN
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 NEW 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
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 SELLING FAST

 

TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2017 LINEUP

Tickets on-sale now from Twilight at Taronga

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 NEW SHOW ADDED
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 SELLING FAST
Thursday 16 February – JET with special guests SOLD OUT
Friday 17 February – george supported by Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire) and Jack Carty
Saturday 18 February – JAMES MORRISON BIG BAND
Sunday 19 February – JET with special guests NEW SHOW ADDED
Friday 24 February – BJÖRN AGAIN
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 NEW 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!