Courtney Barnett, Violent Femmes, Missy Higgins, Birds of Tokyo and more top an impressive Twilight at Taronga Lineup for 2016

The lineup for the 2016 Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series has been announced! Having launched in 1996 and held at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, 2015 marks the event’s 20th anniversary. With an eclectic and solid lineup each year – alongside that killer view – Twilight has become an understandably anticipated event for many in Sydney each year.

The 2016 lineup will continue the tradition and feature performances from the likes of local heroes Courtney Barnett, Josh Pyke, Birds of Tokyo, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins and Men at Work’s Colin Hay. Opening weekend of the event will see a very special “Far From Folsom” performance on January 30th featuring Tex Perkins and The Tennessee Four performing classic Johnny Cash material. And some international flavour will be injected thanks to icons Violent Femmes, who will appear on March 4th. The event has also embraced some impressive double bills – with the amazing Ruby Boots supporting The Waifs and Vic Simms and Marlon Williams joining C.W. Stoneking.

The highlighted names are just the tip of the iceberg, however. You can check out the full lineup below.


January 28th | Courtney Barnett w/ Jep and Dep

January 29th | Josh Pyke w/ Winterbourne

January 30th | ‘Far From Folsom’ ft. Tex Perkins & The Tennessee Four

February 5th | John Butler Trio w/ Tinpan Orange

February 6th | The Waifs w/ Ruby Boots

February 12th | Birds of Tokyo w/ Fractures

February 13th | Missy Higgins

February 19th | Mark Seymour & The Undertow w/ Ben Salter

February 20th | James Morrison Big Band

February 26th & 27th | BJÖRN AGAIN

March 4th | Violent Femmes w/ Xylouris White

March 5th | Colin Hay

March 11th | C.W. Stoneking w/ Marlon WilliamsRachael TiddVic Simms

March 12th | Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tickets to all shows are on sale at 9am next Thursday 29 October.

For tickets and more details – including how you can get your hands on the incredible food hampers they’ll be offering for sale as part of the event, head to the OFFICIAL WEBSITE.


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