Twilight at Taronga presented by Mastercard presents
Winston Surfshirt- CANCELLED
TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED
It’s with a heavy heart that Taronga announces the cancellation of the 2022 Twilight at Taronga Concert Series.
This decision was not made lightly and takes into account both the safety of our concert guests, staff, artists, crew and broader community, as well as our ability to deliver an experience that meets the expectations of our guests who have purchased tickets.
We are extremely proud of the Twilight at Taronga experience which is renowned for its unique and energetic space. Regrettably, with the current public health measures in place and largely sold out shows that would see guests in close proximity and unable to socially distance, our event space does not comply with the current requirements for a COVID-safe event.
Taronga is a passionate and long-term supporter of the live music industry, with 2022 set to be Twilight at Taronga’s 26th year. As devastating as this is, the health and wellbeing of the whole community remains paramount.
We would like to thank all of the Twilight, and Taronga community, for their support and look forward to coming back with another unforgettable series when the circumstances allow.
Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Events like Twilight at Taronga not only provide revenue to support Taronga’s vital conservation work in Australia and around the world, but also connect guests with wildlife and the pressing challenges they face such as this year’s support of Taronga’s Litter Free Oceans campaign.
Although the series will not be going ahead this year, you can make a donation here. Any donation made today will allow Taronga to continue to support initiatives such as Litter Free Oceans, as well as continue to breed threatened species, carry on vital scientific research and deliver conservation programs here in Australia and across the globe.
Taronga Zoo remains open for day guests to visit, and to connect with and learn more about wildlife.
Six-piece Sydney collective Winston Surfshirt are performing at Twilight at Taronga for the first time!
Winston Surfshirt have spent the past six years establishing themselves as one of Australia’s, and the world’s, finest R&B-soul outfits.
Building a dedicated fanbase off the back of two dreamy, lackadaisical albums and a handful of unforgettable collaborations, they’re a group of unassuming cult heroes making music that’s old-school in feel and modern in style. Led by the eponymous Winston Surfshirt, the band channel a vintage kind of rock stardom, one led less by ego than by openness, earnestness, and a drive to share their music with the world.
Combining a classic west coast hip-hop sound with the snap of psych-pop and sunny, uniquely Australian charm, the band are a testament to the power of the free-minded and the casually virtuosic.
Breaking through with 2017’s ‘Be About You’, Winston Surfshirt have gone on to release multi-platinum singles and sell out tours across Australia and Europe.
Across their two indelible full-lengths — 2017’s ‘Sponge Cake’ and 2019’s ‘Apple Crumble’ — they’ve built a catalogue of warm, impeccably produced hits, winning praise from Zane Lowe and, amazingly, Sir Elton John, the latter of whom called them his “favourite band of the moment”.
Their reputation as a bold, undeniable collective — bolstered by their status as a true live band among so many DJ-and-vocalist acts — has led to packed sets at major festivals including Splendour In The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo.
In 2021, fans will finally get to hear the band’s long-awaited third record, led by the Ramirez collaboration ‘All Of The Little Things’.