Scuzzy punk bars and grandoise theatres are great and all, but there's something particularly beautiful about watching a live performance go down from the top of a grassy hill, the sun setting over Sydney in the distance and animals chirping whimsically in the background. That's the exact atmosphere the annual Twilight At Taronga concert series delivers, and after its biggest year to date in 2017, organisers have dropped one hell of a lineup for next year.
The series will see 17 individual nights of live music hit Taronga Zoo from February 2nd to March 17th, with a lineup featuring some of Australia's most revered acts – The Jezabels, Dan Sultan, Paul Dempsey, Kate Miller-Heidke and The Preatures amongst them. New talent like Sloan Peterson, Tired Lion and Odette are also set to woo crowds, as are legendary acts like Jebediah.
It's also worth noting that all proceeds from ticket sales go directly into Taronga's conservation efforts, which helps endangered species breed and protects genetic diversity. Tickets also give punters full access to Taronga Zoo before the shows kick off, so if you've ever wanted to go from feeding giraffes to moshing your heart out in a matter of minutes, here's your chance!
Twilight At Taronga 2018
Friday February 2nd - The Jezabels
Saturday February 3rd - Dan Sultan with The Teskey Brothers
Friday February 9th - Paul Dempsey
Saturday February 10th - Neil and Liam Finn
Wednesday February 14th - RocKwiz
Thursday February 15th - RocKwiz
Saturday February 17th - Cloud Control and Julia Jacklin
Friday February 23rd - Bjorn Again
Saturday February 24th - Bjorn Again
Thursday March 1st - The Lemonheads and Jebediah
Friday March 2nd - The Preatures and The Creases
Saturday March 3rd - Montaigne, Tired Lion and Sloan Peterson
Friday March 9th - Mount Kimbie, Kucka and Christopher Port
Saturday March 10th - James Morrison
Sunday March 11th - James Reyne Plays All Crawl
Friday March 16th - Kate Miller-Heidke and Odette
Saturday March 17th - Tex, Don and Charlie
Tickets to all shows include free entry to Taronga Zoo
Grab tix from twilightattaronga.org.au