MELBOURNE ZOO announces 2012 ZOO TWILIGHTS PROGRAM

  

 
 
 

 
 
MELBOURNE ZOO ANNOUNCES ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE 2012 ZOO TWILIGHTS PROGRAM 
 
The Twilights Concert Series is back again – bigger and better than ever!  Zoo Twilights 2012 will kick off a series of events as part of Melbourne Zoo's 150th Anniversary Celebrations. The superb line-up of some of Australia's favourite artists amid the magical setting of the Zoo under the stars should not be missed! Whatever your musical tastes, there's something for everyone at Zoo Twilights this summer.
 
This season, Zoo Twilights will feature some of the hottest upcoming talent around along with the best of Australia’s entertainers and old faithful’s, including Washington, Kate Ceberano, Kasey Chambers, The Beautiful Girls, James Morrison, Marcia Hines, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi, Lior, Gurrumal, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows, the one and only RocKwiz Live and many more!
 
ALL TICKETS ON SALE 1 DECEMBER 2011
 
Saturday 21 January – Washington
With Big Scary
We are very excited to open the Twilight season with ARIA Award winning, Washington. Megan Washington’s music has captivated audiences all over Australia with her debut album ‘I Believe You Liar’ awarded Platinum status in 2010. Don’t miss Washington at the spectacular location of Melbourne Zoo this Twilights season.
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoos Member Adult: $20, Zoos Member Child: $10.
 
Sunday 22 January - James Morrison Quintet
With Paul Williamsons Hammond Combo
The legendary James Morrison leads a talented band through a soulfulselection of jazz hits and Morrison originals. Tickets: Adults: $50, Child:$25, Family Pass: $125, Zoos Member Adult: $45.50, Zoos Member Child: $22.70.

Saturday 28 January - Kate Ceberano
With Jade MacRae
ARIA Award winning, singer/songwriter Kate Ceberano has had an illustrious career; releasing five Platinum albums, four Gold albums, selling in excess of 1 million albums in Australia and performing countless sell-out tours.
Tickets: Adults: $50, Child: $25, Family Pass: $125, Zoos Member Adult: $45.50, Zoos Member Child: $22.70.

Sunday 29 January – BABBA
Touted as the most musically accurate ABBA tribute band, we’re pleased to welcome back BABBA to our Twilights program. Performing since 1994, BABBA have played to packed audiences in Australia, Asia and New Zealand.
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoo Members Adult: $20, Zoo Members Child: $10.
 
Saturday 4February - Kasey Chambers
With Bill Chambers
Kasey Chambers quickly became known as the face of a daring new generation of performers in the Country Music scene, releasing her debut solo album in 1999 winning an ARIA Award, triple-platinum sales and international acclaim. Her most successful single ‘Not Pretty Enough’ followed in 2001 off her second albumBarricades and Brickwalls.
Tickets: Adults: $60.50, Child: $30.80, Family Pass: $165, Zoo Members Adult: $55, Zoo Members Child: $27.50.
 
Sunday 5 February - The Pink Show
Don’t miss Australia’s number one Pink Tribute Show at this year’s Zoo Twilights. The Pink Show stars the incredible Susi Tate giving the most realistic Pink performance you can have without seeing Pink herself. ‘Get your party started’ at Melbourne Zoo this Twilights season! 
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoo Members Adult: $20, Zoo Members Child: $10.
 
Saturday 11 February - The Beautiful Girls
With The Fearless Vampire Killers
The iconic Australian rock band, The Beautiful Girls from the New South Wales coast, perform their own eclectic mix of laid back rock, reggae, roots, folk and pop sounds making this band a popular choice for Zoo Twilights.
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoo Members Adult: $20, Zoo Members Child: $10.
 
Sunday 12 February - Marcia Hines
With Bonnie Anderson
Marcia Hines, the First Lady of Song is arguably one of Australia’s most popular female pop stars. Hailing originally from Boston, Hines moved to Australia at the age of 17 on a six-month contact but ended up staying to raise her daughter Deni. After 30years in the business, Hines still holds the title of the Queen of Pop and was recently inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Tickets: Adults: $50, Child: $25, Family Pass: $125, Zoos Member Adult: $45.50, Zoos Member Child: $22.70.

 

 
Saturday 18 February - James Reyne & Band & Daryl Braithwaite
 
We’re looking forward to seeing two of Australia’s rock legends take to the stage this Twilights Series. Daryl Braithwaite and James Reyne will be performing classics from their illustrious careers so come and join us for a night of Australian originals at Melbourne Zoo.
 
Tickets: Adults: $50, Child: $25, Family Pass: $125, Zoos Member Adult: $45.50, Zoos Member Child: $22.70.
 
 
Sunday 19 February - Marina Prior & Friends
 
With special guest Kane Alexander and Music Direction by David Cameron
 
Leading Lady of musical theatre, Marina Prior along with Kane Alexander will take you on a musical journey covering a wide range of favourites including The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, to well-known hits of the 70s and 80s.
 
Tickets: Adults: $50, Child: $25, Family Pass: $125, Zoos Member Adult: $45.50, Zoos Member Child: $22.70.
 
 
Saturday 25 February – Vanessa Amorosi
With Zoophyte
Vanessa Amorosi is arguably one of Australia’s most talented singers performing at the moment. Her experience is varied and impressive and has wowed audiences since her teens, going on to enjoy phenomenal success having sold over 1.5 million records worldwide andperforming at Sydney 2000 Olympics & the Manchester Commonwealth Games.
Tickets: Adults: $60.50, Child: $30.80, Family Pass: $165, Zoo Members Adult: $55, Zoo Members Child: $27.50.

Sunday 26 February – Wendy Stapleton Swingin’ 60s
Melbourne Zoo is pleased towelcome back Wendy Stapleton for another night of go-go dancing and ‘60s hits. The Swingin’ Sixties showcases songs from icons such as The Supremes, Cilla Black, Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield. Join us and step back into an era of miniskirts, beehives and go-go dancing under the stars at Melbourne Zoo!
Tickets: Adults: $50, Child: $25, Family Pass: $125, Zoos Member Adult: $45.50, Zoos Member Child: $22.70.
 
Saturday 3 March – Lior
Australia-based singer and songwriter Lior is a talented guitarist and singer. His sound is defined by the combination of a contemporary roots sound with many Israeli / Middle East and Jewish influences. Lior released his first album, Autumn Flow, in 2005 and has been nominated for a handful of awards - including nods from the J Award and the ARIA Awards.
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoo Members Adult: $20, Zoo Members Child: $10.

Sunday 4 March – BABBA
We’re excited to welcome BABBA back to the Twilights stage for the second time this season, due to popular demand. Don’t miss out on their last performance at Melbourne Zoo for 2012!
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoo Members Adult: $20, Zoo Members Child: $10.
 
Saturday 10 March – Gurrumul
With Dewayne Everettsmith
We’re very excited to have Gurrumul join us for our Twilights Concert Series. What better way to enjoythis unique take on Gumatj clan stories, as he sublimely adapts them into contemporary song styles. Gurrumul has come into his own style, with his 2008 inaugural album debuting at the number one position on Australia's ARIA independent charts.
Tickets: Adults: $60.50, Child: $30.80, Family Pass: $165, Zoo Members Adult: $55, Zoo Members Child: $27.50.

Sunday 11 March - Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows
With Vika & Linda Bull
Fronted by Joe Camilleri, the Black Sorrows formed in 1983 and are remembered for their hits ‘Hold On To Me’, ‘Chained to the Wheel’, ‘Harley and Rose’ and ‘Snake Skin Shoes’. The ever-changing line up of the band has ensured that that the band is a melting pot of Aussie talent. For Zoo Twilights, long time Black Sorrows vocalists,Vika and Linda Bull, will join Camilleri as support.
Tickets: Adults: $40, Child: $20, Family Pass: $110, Zoo Members Adult: $20, Zoo Members Child: $10.
 
Saturday 17 March – RocKwiz Live –Salutes the Animals
With hosts Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis 
We’re thrilled to announce that the 2012 Twilights series will be wrapped up with RocKwiz Live –Salutes the Animals. RocKwiz is Australia's original live music television show since 2005. Hosts Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis, will take mystery guests and contestants selected from the live audience through four rounds of questions, before the guests perform a show-closing duet with the RocKwiz Orkestra. The show has spawned CDs, DVDs and books, and has toured nationally on the livemusic festival and theatre circuit. Join us for this very special night of fun and trivia under the stars at Melbourne Zoo!
Tickets: Presale: $60, On the door: $70. 

      TICKETS ON SALE -  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
 
BOOKINGS:

Zoos Victoria: zoo.org.au/twilights or 1300 ZOOSVIC
Ticketmaster: ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

 

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