Published on February 3rd, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
This Weekend: Melbourne Zoo Twilights
Melbourne’s iconic summer concert series started with a bang in January with Confidence Man and ICEHOUSE kicking off the series which this weekend will see Missy Higgins take to the stage to entertain audiences in stunning outdoor surrounds with three shows.
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.
Since winning triple j Unearthed in 2001, nine-time Aria award-winning Australian pop royal Missy Higgins has inhabited a unique place in the hearts of Australians thanks to a succession of hit songs including “Scar”, “The Special Two” and “Futon Couch”. A night in Higgins’s audience is an immersive journey through the best of Australian pop. She’ll be supported by the much-lauded Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton for a truly magical night of music.
The genre-spanning program will also welcome artists including eternal summer favourites The Cat Empire, influential US gospel, soul and R&B queen, Mavis Staples; vocal powerhouse and Triple J darling Meg Mac; and the Perth art-rockers that NME dubbed as “the new pop masters,” Methyl Ethel – plus many more.
ZOO TWILIGHTS 2020
24 January – 7 March
Friday February 7 – Missy Higgins, supported by William Crighton
Saturday February 8 – Missy Higgins, supported by William Crighton
Sunday February 9 – Missy Higgins, supported by William Crighton
Friday February 14 – The Cat Empire, supported by Emily Wurramara
Saturday February 15 – The Cat Empire, supported by Emily Wurramara
Sunday February 16 – The Cat Empire, supported by Emily Wurramara
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