Brisbane’s most iconic venue The Zoo is turning 25. To mark this silver anniversary, over 25 of Brisbane’s most celebrated musicians are coming together to perform including:

Resin Dogs / Isis / Sabrina Lawrie
Sissybones (feat Paddy Dempsey & Alison St Ledger)

Adele Pickvance (The Go-Betweens) & Ian Haug (Powederfinger/The Church)
Ben Ely (Regurgitator)
Marcello Milani (Toothfaeries) & Tenzin Choegyal
Tim Steward & Kellie Lloyd (Screamfeeder)


Original owners Joc Curran and C Smith opened the the doors in December 1992 and the venue quickly became one of the focal points for the explosion of music, art and creativity in Brisbane in the 90s. Since then, bands too numerous to mention from all over the world have performed there, and literally hundreds of people have worked at The Zoo, many young artists, managers and musicians, all doing time on the bar, at the door, as a glassy or duty manager. Creating this breeding ground of creativity and strength of community has been the great achievement of The Zoo and is continuing into a new generation, helmed by new owner Pixie Weyand.

All of the artists performing at this event have long histories with The Zoo and have become stalwarts of the Brisbane music scene.

This event is also supporting two very worthwhile charities:


Support Act –

Support Act is a charity which helps Australian artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, mental health problems, injury or some other crisis. Since 1997, they have helped to pay rent, keep the power on, repair instruments, provide petrol, buy school uniforms and rehouse a prized vinyl collection.

Feed Music –

Feed Music is a not for profit website that enables touring artists and bands to use their location while on the road to pinpoint cafes and restaurants situated in their passing town, in which they can eat and drink at for free, promoting a better mental wellbeing.

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