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Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Summer Sundown!

Live music nights for the whole family – from 5pm for just £7 per person, FREE for TZ Members and FREE for under 2 year olds!

Get into the Summer spirit – Summer Sundown is a fully licensed event!*

Perfect for ALL ages, enjoy local bands and acts performing a whole range of music over four Saturday nights this July and August, until 8.30pm!

PLUS you can visit all of your favourite animals until 8.30pm too!

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Saturday 28th July = Ali Gilbert

Saturday 4th August = Soul, Motown, Jazz, Funk and Rock – The Tones

Saturday 11th August = Rock and Punk – Code of Conduct

Saturday 18th August = Foot-tapping Ska, fused with Folk, Jazz and Rock – The Social Ignition

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More About The Bands, Acts And Performances

Ali Gilbert

Saturday 28th July
Ali Gilbert is a self-taught singer, rapper and songwriter from Tamworth, who started writing his own material at the age of 18! After learning to play the guitar, he recorded his first EP ‘Dayz Go By’ which sold 460 downloads on Amazon/iTunes, followed by ‘I Just Wanna’, produced by Dusted Productions. Join us for his debut performance at Twycross Zoo!

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Soul, Motown, Jazz, Funk & Rock Night – performed by The Tones

Saturday 4th August
Playing a fabulous set of all the tunes you know and love, The Tones have been on the local music circuit for around five years, struttin’ their Motown mojo in a way that only true fans can! Featuring the huge soulful voice of Ellen backed by a tight unit with sax and keyboards.

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Rock & Punk – performed by Code of Conduct

Saturday 11th August
A professional, fast-pace band with some melodic punk thrown in! Code of Conduct compose and play their own material as well as covers from such bands as Ramones, Green Day and Operation Ivy. Don’t miss out, they are awesome LIVE!

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Foot-tapping Ska, Fused with Folk, Jazz and Rock – performed by The Social Ignition

Saturday 18th August
Regulars on the Hinckley live scene, this seven piece band from The Midlands will perform their brand of catchy foot-tapping Ska-fused folk, jazz and rock. Their power house brass lines, bass grooves and awesome beats are guaranteed to get you skanking! They will perform both covers that you know and love as well as their originals!

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*Please Be Advised

Summer Sundown is a fully licensed event. The consumption of alcohol not purchased on the site is strictly prohibited and anyone in breach of this may be asked to leave the event.

Animal Welfare; as always the care and welfare of our animals is of the utmost importance to us. The location, type of event, sounds volumes and other factors are carefully considered by our very experienced animal teams before we organise any event. The limited duration of this evening event does not disrupt the daily animals’ activity cycle, and the music doesn’t affect their night resting period. We continually monitor the animals throughout the nights to ensure these types of event don’t adversely affect the behaviour, or welfare, of our animals in any way.

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Animal Experiences

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