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Melbourne Zoo Twilights Series 2015 Bernard Fanning SOLD OUT

Melbourne Zoo Twilights Series 2015 Bernard Fanning SOLD OUT
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The wonderfully diverse Zoo Twilights ensures that even if you may have missed out on tickets, there is a performance for every member of the family; spanning indie, folk, disco, blues, reggae, Afro-funk, Bollywood and many more. The Zoo Twilights series runs every Friday and Saturday evening from Friday 30th January and running through to Saturday 7th March, boasting gourmet food, leisurely picnicking with all proceeds raised donated towards the on-going conservation of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot – a species now considered extinct in Victoria.

Bernard Fanning has had a career most musicians can only dream of. He has spent over two decades entertaining and delighting audiences across the world with his extraordinary voice and songwriting. From fronting Powderfinger, to penning nine albums – winning a poolroom’s worth of ARIA Awards along the way. After spending the past European summer in Madrid, Bernard’s well-earned break was interrupted by his oldest partner-in-crime: his acoustic guitar. Now, with a refreshed take on his distinctive and relentless songwriting, he and his band will bring to life his acclaimed albums, as well as debuting to audiences at the Zoo unheard new songs.

Join James Reyne playing music from Australian Crawl, whose definitive 80’s albums are the soundtrack to an everlasting Aussie summer. From the homegrown entrancing voice of Sarah Blasko to the recently Age double winner Dan Sultan who will be performing his powerhouse pop anthems that saw him take home ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Male’. Boys in the Band will play an all-singing all-dancing medley of hits from over fifty years.  Melbourne’s very own Bollywood and Spaghetti rock inspired The Bombay Royale are joined by Daptone Record’s (home to the likes of Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley) The Budos Band – a collective of thirteen musicians performing instrumental cosmic soul from NYC.. Have your first rock n’ roll picnic with the thundering sounds of Spiderbait and former Pavement front man and renowned guitar pop icon Stephen Malkmus performs tracks from his latest acclaimed album with his band The Jicks. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will be joined on stage by Melbourne’s lo-fi pop champions Twerps; a double billing not to be missed. Formally known as Bright Eyes, the tender singer-songwriter all the way from Omaha, Nebraska Conor Oberst makes his Twilights debut. Iconic 70’s disco act The Village People will performing all their sing-a-long hits, while rock-reggae band and party-starters with a twist The Cat Empire will ensure no one is left sitting in the last Twilight of the year.

Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2015

General Public Tickets on Sale Now
from zoo.org.au/twilights

Friday January 30                       James Reyne Plays Australian Crawl
Doors open 5.30pm                      with special guest Jack Carty

Saturday January 31                   Bernard Fanning
Doors open 5.30pm                      with special guests Little May

Friday February 6                       Sarah Blasko
Doors open 5.30pm                      with special guest Luluc

Saturday February 7                   Paul Kelly presents the Merri Soul Sessions
Doors open 5.30pm                                     featuring Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, & Vika and Linda Bull
With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Friday February 13                      Dan Sultan
Doors open 5.30pm                      with special guest Benny Walker

Saturday February 14                  Boys In The Band
Doors open 5.30pm

Friday February 20                      The Budos Band and The Bombay Royale
Doors open 5.30pm

Saturday February 21                  Spiderbait
Doors open 5.30pm                       with special guest Jen Cloher

Friday February 27                      Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks                     
Doors open 5.30pm                       with special guests Twerps

Saturday February 28                 Conor Oberst
Doors open 5.30pm                      with special guests The Felice Brothers

Friday March 6                            Village People
Doors open 5.30pm                      with special guest DJ Andee Frost

Saturday March 7                        The Cat Empire  
Doors open 5.30pm                       with special guests Dorsal Fins

Chucks picks for the Falls Festivals

These artists performing at the Falls festivals this year are all worthy of being placed on your Must-See list

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Ásgeir  – Stunning Icelandic Indie Dream Pop.
Dan Sultan – Straight up Indie rock with a Blues backbone.
Cloud Control – Blissy Dream Pop.
Kingswood – awesome Indie Rockers.
Alt-J – Interesting Indie Pop.
The Black Lips – Swaggering Punk Rock with a hint of Pretty (The Music, not the band)
Bluejuice – Last chance to see awesome live sets
Cold War Kids – Backing up a great album released this year
Glass Animals – Aussie Indie Poppers
Jagwar Ma – Ditto, Their album Howlin’ was an absolute corker. check ‘em out.
John Butler Trio – do I really need to say?
Kim Churchill – More Aussie Indie
The Presets – do I really need to say?
Sticky Fingers – Tasty finger lickin’ fun
Tycho – I Like everything I’ve heard from Tycho, there’s a lot going on here.
Vance Joy – do I really need to say?
Fishing – I liked their album released earlier this year. would be good to see on stage.