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Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2020

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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
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Music with Animals

Warm nights, a picnic, a great line up of singers and bands and what about music accompanied by the sound of animals? Don't worry, you can still hear the music loud and clear at Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concerts.

Every year, Melbourne Zoo stages a series of musical performances after the Zoo has officially closed for the night. 2020 will be no different; from 24th January until 7th March, you have the chance to see performers such as Missy Higgins, Icehouse, Randy Newman,10cc and many others for a fun night out at the Melbourne Zoo. For a full line-up of performers and tickets please check here but with many of them already sold out and new shows being added you need to be quick to secure a spot at these popular events. And not only will you enjoy the best live music and atmosphere, but you will also be contributing to the fight against the extinction of animals; this year proceeds go to save the critically endangered Mountain-pygmy Possum.

Zoo Twilights is a great way to enjoy a concert - sitting on the lawn in the middle of the Zoo, enjoying a picnic and listening to musical talents. Before the concert, you are also able to explore the Zoo and enjoy seeing the animals from 5.30pm onwards. Music performances begin at 7pm and finish usually at 9.30pm. You can bring your own picnic or order online from one of the gourmet hampers available, each hamper serves two people. Alternately there will be food trucks at the Taste of Twilights spot next to the stage; brews, snacks, and street food are served all night.

Important Information

Opening and closing
Gates open at 5.30 pm and you can set up your picnic from then on. Support act starts around 7.30 pm and main act at 8 pm.

Weather Policy
Rain or shine, the show will go on! Check the forecast before you head to the Zoo and pack warm clothes and raincoats if you need them. It's summer, hats and sunscreen are essential no matter the weather. Leave your umbrellas at home though they are on the list of prohibited items

The Zoo is fully licensed venue. There are plenty of beverage options on offer at the Taste of Twilights pop-up, but you're not permitted to BYO alcohol. If you're packing a picnic, please allow time for your eskys and bags to be checked by security.

You can buy your tickets here and check out the Q&A page too for more info.

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Why? For contemporary music concerts in a great setting and a chance to see and hear animals at Melbourne Zoo.
When: Gates open at 5.30 and concert starts at 7.30
Where: Elliott Avenue Parkville VIC 3052
Cost: $54-$95 adult, $130-232 Family
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