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Washington and Odette- CANCELLED

Twilight at Taronga presented by Mastercard presents

Washington and Odette- CANCELLED

6:00pm, Thu 10 February, 2022

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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.

Two of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters, Washington and Odette, will co-headline a very special night at Twilight at Taronga. 

Washington’s current album ‘Batflowers’, released in 2020, was an exercise in getting to the raw guts of why anyone makes music at all. This search ultimately armed her with a kind of brazen bolshiness to run the whole show.

We’re talking songwriting, art direction, photography, frame-by frame hand animation, engineering, A&R, music video directing. The entire kit and kaboodle of the album-making process. And it delivered, with an ARIA Award for Best Cover Art.

With a Kanye-esque confidence that only comes from taking back full control, Washington hand-picked producers for their vibe, and featured cameo appearances from a curious range of performers like Sam Fischer and Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint). 

Washington’s lead single ‘Dark Parts’ received rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Junkee, Rolling Stone, NME, airplay across the country plus admiration from BBC Radio 1 in the UK. 

We first came to know Washington with the release of her platinum selling album ‘I Believe You Liar’ in 2010. Picking up two ARIA Awards with its release, she followed it up in 2014 with the Top 5 ARIA Chart album ‘There There’.

Co-headliner Odette is no stranger to ARIA nominations, having received ‘Breakthrough Artist’ and ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album’ nominations at the 2018 ARIA Awards for her debut album ‘To A Stranger’.

A melting pot of culture and influences, singer-songwriter Odette’s worldy-wise and astute songwriting has certainly made her mark on both the Australian and international music scene. 

The release of her highly acclaimed debut ‘To A Stranger’ sparked a legion of growing fans and admirers resulting in the record amassing nearly 45 million streams and two consecutive triple j Hottest 100 entries, in addition to her ARIA Award nominations.

She went on to release her second album ‘Herald’ in February 2021, and alongside the album accolades, Odette has embarked on two sold out national tours of Australia, performed at numerous festivals and completed shows as far afield as Dublin, London, Zurich and Paris.