TWILIGHT AT TARONGA PRESENTED BY ANZ
2017 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
“Straight-up, the best summer date in Sydney.” Concrete Playground
“If there’s a better place to see a show than Taronga, I’m damned if I can think of it.” Time Out Sydney
Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ is thrilled to announce their Summer 2017 music program. A calendar staple and the ultimate destination for music lovers each year, Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ will run from Friday 27 January to Saturday 11 March, set amongst the unique environment of Taronga Zoo, in one of the country’s premier open-air events.
Fred Ohlsson, ANZ Group Executive, Australia says, “ANZ is proud to present the Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert series for a second year running in 2017. Enjoying an open-air show on the lawns of Taronga’s natural amphitheatre overlooking the picturesque harbour backdrop is a great way to spend a Summer evening. Knowing that all proceeds raised go straight back to helping wildlife conservation, scientific research and environmental sustainability through Taronga make for an even greater incentive to take part in this fantastic event.”
Libby Hodgson, Director Marketing and Fundraising for Taronga, says “The 2017 Twilight at Taronga concert series creates a wonderful opportunity and experience for all Sydneysiders this summer and a great opportunity to support the vital conservation work of Taronga. We are delighted to once again partner with ANZ as our presenting partner for this unique and special series.
This summer will see Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ host fearless Australian frontman Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos during the opening weekend of the series, and the original lineup of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and The Sports in a rare performance. triple j Hottest 100 winners The Rubens will make their Zoo debut, beloved country songstress Kasey Chambers will grace the stage supported by Thelma Plum, and Brisbane indie powerhouses Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants come together for a special double headline performance. Quintessential Australian bands Killing Heidi, Jet and george will perform in a series of memorable reunion shows, and Obama-endorsed jazz lord James Morrison Big Band and family favourites Björn Again will return after their sold out shows last year. Pennsylvania’s Kurt Vile will be bringing his unique brand of hazy-rock to the Zoo for the first time, and The Living End will be accompanied by a string quartet for a special ‘Twangin’ at Twilight’ stripped back show. The closing week of the series showcases some of Canada’s most talented musicians, with performances from international indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara and singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, as well as Scottish alt-rockers Teenage Fanclub.
Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ offers the unparalleled thrill of an open-air show on the lawns of Taronga Zoo’s intimate, fully-licensed natural amphitheatre. Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour, audiences are invited to enjoy a gourmet antipasto hamper and refreshing drinks as the sun sets, immersing themselves in the magnificence of Sydney in the summer. All tickets to Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ include free same-day Zoo entry, plus free return ferry travel from Circular Quay from 5:15pm; bus transfers from Taronga wharf to the main Zoo entrance; and post-show buses to Spit Junction and Mosman.
Taronga believes that with the public’s help, every species can not only survive, but thrive, and all proceeds from theTwilight at Taronga presented by ANZ summer concert series go back into their ongoing conservation work. In 2016Taronga launched its legacy for the future and for the wild, dedicating the next 10 years to the conservation of 10 critical species. The 2017 series will champion the first global community action tool, Wildlife Witness to help in the fight against illegal wildlife trade.