Published on February 17th, 2020 | by Admin

This Weekend: Melbourne Zoo Twilights

Melbourne’s iconic summer concert series had a massive weekend with three sold out shows from The Cat Empire, who entertained ardent fans through rain and shine.

This Friday, Manchester’s loved musical sons, 10cc invite fans of all ages to indulge in a night of nostalgia. The art-pop icons took the world by storm in 1975 with their innovative ballad “I’m Not in Love,” and it remains a singalong gold standard to this day. The band will perform alongside one of Australia’s most enduring performers, Russell Morris. Since releasing the psych-rock classic “The Real Thing” 50 years ago, Morris has recorded 14 albums, been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, and picked up a bunch of platinum record plaques along the way.

The following night, one of the country’s most ambitious and prolific live acts, 2019 Australian Music Prize-nominated Methyl Ethel arrives at Zoo Twilights to deliver their unique brand of richly layered, synth-hued noir-pop. Appearing on the heels of a North America and UK tour, the 4AD-signed act will be supported by the transcendent new-wave textures of Hatchie, hailed by Pitchfork as the “dream-pop idol of tomorrow.”

Zoos Twilights is where culture and conservation collide each weekend from 24 January to 7 March. This year all proceeds go towards efforts to protect the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum and The Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund which is supporting the wildlife affected by the fires.

The genre-spanning program will also welcome artists including revered Australian indie-pop artist Julia Jacklin; influential US gospel, soul and R&B queen, Mavis Staples; vocal powerhouse and Triple J darling Meg Mac; and the much anticipated return of UK art pop pioneers Stereolab.

24 January – 7 March

Friday February 21 – 10cc, supported by Russell Morris
Saturday February 22 – Methyl Ethel, supported by Hatchie
Friday February 28 – Julia Jacklin, supported by Weyes Blood
Saturday February 29 – Meg Mac, supported by Fergus James
Friday March 6 – Stereolab, supported by Mildlife
Saturday March 7 – Mavis Staples, supported by Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

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