Zoo Twilights kicks off its stellar program this weekend

All in the hopes of protecting some cute Aussie critters.

The iconic Zoo Twilights series starts its summer-long suite of live music this weekend, kicking off with Client Liaison and Kira Puru on Friday January 25.

It's shaping up to be the most in-demand Zoo Twilights series yet, with 12 sold out shows from the Cat Empire, Daryl Braithwaite, Vera Blue, Rufus Wainwright, Hanson and the Presets. Zoo Twilights has had no choice but to put on four extra gigs to satisfy the overwhelming demand. 

All proceeds from the 2019 program go towards saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction. Zoos Victoria hopes to train up a team of Maremma dogs to help protect the endangered species — which is pretty much the cutest thing you could ever imagine.

Check out the full Zoo Twilights lineup below:

Friday January 25, Client Liaison supported by Kira Puru (SOLD OUT)

Saturday January 26, Briggs + Archie Roach supported by Alice Sky

Friday February 1, Sampa The Great and REMI supported by Thando

Saturday February 2, Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson (SOLD OUT)

Friday February 8, Vera Blue supported by Kesmar (SOLD OUT)

Saturday February 9, Cat Power supported by Jen Cloher (SOLD OUT)

Sunday February 10, Cat Power supported by Jen Cloher

Friday February 15, The Cat Empire supported by The Meltdown (SOLD OUT)

Saturday February 16, The Cat Empire supported by The Meltdown (SOLD OUT)

Sunday February 17, The Cat Empire supported by The Meltdown (SOLD OUT)

Friday February 22, Aloe Blacc supported by Kaiit

Saturday February 23, Rufus Wainwright supported by Mojo Juju (SOLD OUT)

Friday March 1, Hanson supported by The Million (SOLD OUT)

Saturday March 2, Hanson supported by The Million (SOLD OUT)

Sunday March 3, The Internet with specials guests (SOLD OUT)

Friday March 8, Marlon Williams supported by Laura Jean

Saturday March 9, The Presets with special guests (SOLD OUT)

Zoo Twilights runs between Friday January 25 and Saturday March 9. For tickets, head to the Zoo Twilights website.