In the past few years, Twilight at Taronga — the after-hours live music series that boasts arguably the best view of Sydney Harbour as well as lots of adorable animals — has proven it's got some real cred when it comes to hosting outdoor gigs. The 2018 lineup featured the likes of Neil and Liam Finn, The Preatures, Cloud Control and The Jezebels and, from the looks of things, 2019 will be just as epic.
Held in Taronga Zoo's natural amphitheatre, the concert series will run from Friday, February 1 to Saturday, March 9, 2019. And we've got some real humdingers to look forward to including You Am I/Magic Dirt, Aloe Blacc, Xavier Rudd, The Whitlams and the Hoodoo Gurus (now that's my scene). And, as always, the ABBA tribute act Bjorn Again will be back by popular demand.
You can BYO a picnic, but there'll also be gourmet hampers available onsite alongside a handful of food trucks. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday, October 26 and include discounted same-day entry into the zoo (so you can sneak in a visit to your favourite mammal, bird or reptile beforehand). As always, all proceeds will go back into Taronga's ongoing conservation work. So, you can see a gig and feel good about helping the zoo. Get excited and check out the full lineup below.
AMERICAN EXPRESS TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2019 LINEUP
Friday, February 1: You Am I/Magic Dirt
Saturday, February 2: Bjorn Again — sold out
Sunday, February 3: Bjorn Again
Friday, February 8: The Whitlams — sold out
Saturday, February 9: Hoodoo Gurus — sold out
Sunday, February 10: Hoodoo Gurus — sold out
Thursday, February 14: The Waifs
Friday, February 15: Xavier Rudd — sold out
Saturday, February 16: The Waifs — sold out
Sunday, February 17: Xavier Rudd
Thursday, February 21: Aloe Blacc
Saturday, February 23: James Morrison
Friday, March 1: Do Re Mi
Saturday, March 2: The Paper Kites
Friday, March 8: Vera Blue — sold out
Saturday, March 9: Comedy Gala: The Umbilical Brothers, Dave Hughes, Cal Wilson and Nick Cody.