Published on February 24th, 2020 | by Alex Novus

This Weekend: Melbourne Zoo Twilights


The stars aligned for the iconic summer concert series at the weekend as 10cc and Methyl Ethel performed to audiences in stunning surrounds whilst the sun set on Melbourne Zoo.

This Friday, revered Australian indie-pop artist Julia Jacklin returns to Zoos Twilights with support from US artist Weyes Blood. An intimate event featuring two stunningly generous artists, the night will begin with Weyes Blood (aka LA-based artist Natalie Mering) performing the inimitable brand of indie-folk that established her 2019 record Titanic Rising as one of the year’s best releases. Expect a hush to fall over the crowd as Jacklin shares the deeply felt pop that saw her record Crushing connect with listeners all over the world and earned it a spot as a finalist for the 2019 Australian Music Prize.

The following night, in her long-awaited Twilights debut, Sydney’s Meg Mac will bring her commanding voice, cinematic lyrics and beguiling stage presence to eager Melbourne fans. After capturing the world’s attention with her platinum-selling debut EP, the singer’s striking first record earned multiple ARIA nominations and saw her play sold-out shows around the world. Returning home, the acclaimed artist will perform from her loved back catalogue and the dramatic and vulnerable second record Hope.

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 influential US gospel, soul and R&B queen, Mavis Staples and the much anticipated return of UK art pop pioneers Stereolab the following weekend.

About the Author'

While not travelling, reading, gaming, watching films AND writing reviews and articles, Alex loves exploring the shops of Melbourne searching for classic pop culture trinkets.

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