Sydney & Melbourne, Australia – Monday 13 February 2017 – All the highlights from week three of the Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2017 Summer Concert Series
Australia’s country sweetheart Kasey Chambers delivered a memorable performance at Taronga Zoo on Friday night, playing beloved older hits and new favourites across her eight albums. The crowd was captivated by the gracious singer-songwriter and her lively band, with kids all over the amphitheatre running to front of stage to sing-along to ‘Am I Not Pretty Enough.’ Alt/folk songstress Thelma Plum was a stunning opener for the evening, overcoming her nerves playing in front of the Zoo’s elephant Gung.
In a massive double-headline performance, indie superstars Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants took to the Melbourne Zoo stage on Friday night and the Twilight stage on Saturday night for two sold out performances. The Jungle Giants set the upbeat mood for the evening and quickly had the audience join them on the dancefloor as they performed catchy numbers such as ‘Kooky Eyes’ and ‘Every Kind of Way’. The loveable Ball Park Music carried on the momentum for a party set and had the crowd wrapped around their little finger, with frontman Sam Cromack tearing up the stage and jumping into the audience, with the Brisbane quintet celebrating an encore with a special acoustic performance.
All proceeds from Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights summer concert series go towards their respective conservation work. In 2017, Taronga Zoo will champion the first global community action tool Wildlife Witness to help in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. Zoos Victoria have been fighting the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, playing a key role in the recovery of the species, increasing community awareness and building programs to reintroduce it to the wild.