It is always nice to pop over to Melbourne for a little trip and with the announcement of The Melbourne Zoo’s Twilights series, now we all have the perfect excuse.
Providing the perfect summer night of entertainment for all ages, there will be fourteen shows across Friday and Saturday evenings starting Friday from the 29th of January and running through to Saturday 12th March (inclusive).
The 2016 program once again serves up a delectable, diverse palate of music, heavily dressed with some of the best local acts in the country. From country-tinged twangs, to sweet honeyed folk, nostalgic scented hits to modern pop bangers, old time croons to straight up, good old rock n’ roll. There will be something to suit everyone’s taste in music.
Coming along for the ride in 2016 will be American pop princess Belinda Carlisle as she is added to the Zoo Twilights program. With three decades of pop hits like ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ and ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’, her set will be unmissable. Swedish indie folk artist José González, and Australia’s very own John Butler Trio will be bringing their extraordinary guitar skills to light up the season, while country queen Kasey Chambers brings her unmistakable voice and incredible story telling skills to the stage. Folk sweethearts The Waifs will take you on a journey of broken hearts and roads travelled, while Aussie favourite, Mark Seymour & The Undertow will bring the nostalgia with his catalogue of sing-along hits.
The Zoo Twilights will have the theme of fighting extinction with the 2016 season’s proceeds going towards saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. In the past twelve months sixteen Eastern Barred Bandicoots have been successfully released into their new home on Churchill Island in Phillip Island Nature Parks. Considered extinct in the wild on the mainland since 1991, this small marsupial has been surviving behind predator proof fences designed to keep them safe from foxes and feral cats.
Tickets to all shows include full access to the Zoo before the show begins: arrive early and wander among the many exhibits before you settle in for a night of great music. See lions, tigers, elephants, meerkats, lemurs and more in the incredible surrounds of Melbourne Zoo. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian Bush setting and discover exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for the kids.
Melbourne Zoo Twilights will be a fully licensed event, with a great selection of delicious meals, snacks, coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and desserts. You could always pack your own picnic (no BYO alcohol or glass) or purchase a pre-packed hamper when you buy your tickets online.
Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2016: Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave Parkville VIC, for more information, the full line-up and ticketing details head here.
General tickets are now on sale.