Summer Sundown

£5 entry to the zoo after 5pm on July 11th, 18th & 25th!

Calling all music fans! Our Summer Sundown music nights are back again this year with £5 entry to the zoo after 5pm! We are open until 9pm and there will be a beer tent, food available and even a bouncy castle!

Enjoy the mini music festival atmosphere in the unique surroundings of the zoo whilst some fantastic up and coming music acts perform for your entertainment!


Friday 11th July

Support – Ellie Foxon

Support –  Sabina

Headline – Beneath the Lights

BTL ImageBeneath The Lights is a young band from Leicestershire, England. They released their first EP in early 2012 which consisted of 4 original songs and is titled ‘Where We Stand’. Since then they have performed gigs in and around Leicestershire including festivals, music venues and pubs. They won the crowd vote in the 2012 Regional final of the MMG Battle of the Bands. We’ve played on several radio stations including The Eye with Big E, Hermitage FM and BBC Radio Leicester with John Sinclair. In May 2013 they released their double single titled ‘Moving On/Problem Solved’


Friday 18th July

Support – Emily Carr

Support – Kay & Zach

Headline- The Bench That Rocked

TBTR ImageThe Bench That Rocked are a young band from Coalville formed in 2012. They have played many festivals and gigs, been runner up in ‘Battle of the Bands’ Leicestershire and are set to play a load of great festivals this year including the ‘Glastonbudget’ music festival.  Their new album was released in May and the single ‘Distraction’ is available on iTunes now 


Friday 25th July

Support – IV

Support – Jess & Wayne

Headline – Speaking in Shadows

Speaking-In-Shadows-2014Speaking in Shadows is an alternative rock band with an impassioned approach to the genre. Whether at hometown shows, or out touring the UK, they have become renowned for their blistering live performance and tireless enthusiasm and excitement. Currently working on the follow-up EP to their captivating ‘Standing at the Edge’ debut album, their current single, ‘Sweet Gemini’, is telling of their transition towards a more refined sound. With a genuine appreciation for all of their fans, SIS treat every show as an opportunity to engage and inspire.




Opening Times: 10am - 5pm