The start of autumn and the beginning of the university semester might mark the end of the type of festival frequented by tens of thousands of twenty-somethings decked out in body glitter and denim mini shorts, but there’s another type of festival still going strong. Known as ‘the Big Day Out for grown ups’, A Day On The Green is a refined festival experience for those who like to enjoy their music with a glass of wine and a selection of cheeses. For 16 years, A Day On The Green has showcased the talents of musical legends at gorgeous winery venues around Australia. This week, we explore why this long running festival stands head and shoulders above the rest, and why every festival lover should put it on the top of their bucket list.
Iconic international performers
A Day On The Green isn’t about bopping along to the latest pop star or electronica act, it’s all about celebrating the classics and getting the chance to see some of music’s greatest living icons in the flesh. The event has boasted an exhaustive list of iconic headliners over it’s history including INXS, Crowded House, Cold Chisel, Lionel Richie, Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen, Hunters & Collectors, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol, John Farnham and Jimmy Barnes.
The opportunity to upgrade
Traditionally, getting front row at a music festival involves fighting through the crush of the crowd and braving the perils of the mosh pit but A Day On The Green gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with your musical heroes without having to fight the crowd. VIP seating options in the form of diamond, platinum, gold and silver tickets get you a reserved seat close to the main stage. The platinum plus ticket provides even more perks like access to a scenic deck, a premium bar, private toilets, and the ability to pre-order gourmet platters.
Usually when attending a large music festival, you have to struggle just to get a glimpse of the musicians onstage whilst you stand 200 meters back in the crowd, but A Day On The Green offers you to shake hands with your idols and walk away with a piece of musical memorabilia you’ll treasure for years to come. The signing desk has been a much beloved fixture at A Day On The Green for many years now, and it offers punters the unique opportunity to meet the musicians they’ve loved listening to for years and take home a quality piece of merchandise with a signature that’s worth more than gold.
A Day On The Green is keeping the party going into autumn with Eagles co-founder Don Henley performing in March, and pop icons Cyndi Lauper and Blondie headlining in April. Melbourne on the Move is running an exclusive coach charter service to both of these events. Reserve your seat today by booking online or calling us on 1300 55 86 86.