Melbourne Zoo‘s annual lineup of Zoo Twilights gigs among the animals has dropped for the upcoming long, sticky summer nights, and it’s bloody stacked with a heap of Aussie and international acts that are sure to get you boogieing next to the buffalo, grooving with the giraffes, partying with the penguins…you get the idea.

From January 25 to March 9, Melbourne’s green lawns of the zoo will be playing host to acts like The InternetHansonClient LiaisonVera BlueCat PowerMarlon WilliamsRufus Wainwright, and king of the horses himself, Daryl Braithwaite.

Plus there’s a yet-to-be-announced performance on the very last night (March 9) so we’re 100% keeping an eye on who tf THAT could be. My pick? I’m going to go out there and say it’s…They Might Be Giants. They’re here then, right? WAIT NO I want it to be Eminem. He’s over in New Zealand at the start of March so that’s heaps doable. Please, let Eminem ferociously rap while a bunch of koalas look bored and tired next to him. I need this to happen.

One again, Zoo Twilights will be raising money for Zoos Victoria‘s ongoing work to fight wildlife extinctions, and all proceeds from ticket sales will be going toward the work and research that the state’s teams undertake to prevent the decline of native Aussie wildlife.

Tickets for each of the gigs are on sale 9am October 30 local time from the Zoo Twilights website (with presales on now), so peep the full lineup below and start planning date night/fam outing now.

Friday 25 Jan – Client Liaison w/ Kira Puru
Saturday 26 Jan – Briggs & Archie Roach w/ by Alice Sky
Friday 1 Feb – Sampa The Great & REMI w/ Thando
Saturday 2 Feb – Daryl Braithwaite & Ross Wilson
Friday 8 Feb – Vera Blue w/ Kesmar
Saturday 9 Feb – Cat Power with special guests
Friday 15 Feb – The Cat Empire w/ The Meltdown
Friday 22 Feb – Aloe Blacc w/ Kaiit
Saturday 23 Feb – Rufus Wainwright w/ Mojo Juju
Friday 1 March – Hanson with special guests
Sunday 3 March – The Internet with specials guests
Friday 8 March – Marlon Williams w/ Laura Jean
Saturday 9 March – To Be Announced

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