Over the years, we’ve seen proof that zoo animals and music make for a perfect mix, with events such as Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Sydney’s Twilight At Taronga concert series proving to be an ever-popular night for countless Aussies. Now, Melbourne Zoo Twilights have announced that their upcoming year of gigs has proven to be their most successful yet.

Just under two months since they first released their stellar lineup, the Victorian concert series has announced that the upcoming 2018 season has become their best-selling season in the series’ 20+ year history.

With 16 shows announced between January and March, nine have already sold out, including extra shows for The Cat Empire, Ben Folds, and Neil & Liam Finn, whose third show marks the first time in the event’s history that one artist has played three shows.

Currently, the performances for Jet and RocKwiz LIVE! have under 100 tickets left, so if you’re keen on seeing these acts live in the flesh, now would be the perfect time to go and snag your ticket (or buy a Christmas present for someone who loves music).

Taking place every weekend from January 26th until March 10th, all profits from Melbourne Zoo Twilights are put back into Zoos Victoria’s attempts to fight extinction of some of Australia’s most endangered species. So when you’re out and about enjoying a night of awesome music, and enjoying some lovely animals, don’t forget how much you’re helping some of Australia’s most helpless residents.

Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018 lineup

Tickets on sale now

Friday, January 26th
The Teskey Brothers, supported by Saskwatch (Sold Out!)

Saturday, January 27th
Cut Copy, with special guests

Friday, February 2nd
Sunnyboys, supported by Painters and Dockers

Saturday, February 3rd
The Cat Empire, supported by Allysha Joy (Sold Out!)

Sunday, February 4th
The Cat Empire, supported by Allysha Joy (Sold Out!)

Friday, February 9th
The Preatures, supported by Ali Barter

Saturday, February 10th
RocKwiz LIVE!

Friday, February 16th
Ben Folds, supported by Lucy Rose (Sold Out!)

Saturday, February 17th
Ben Folds, supported by Lucy Rose (Sold Out!)

Friday, February 23rd
Neil & Liam Finn, with special guests (Sold Out!)

Saturday, February 24th
Neil & Liam Finn, with special guests (Sold Out!)

Sunday, February 25th
Neil & Liam Finn, with special guests

Friday, March 2nd
Hiatus Kaiyote and Harvey Sutherland

Saturday, March 3rd
Jet, supported by Spazzys

Friday, March 9th
Grizzly Bear, with special guests

Saturday, March 10th
Kate Miller-Heidke with String Quartet, supported by Odette