A Day On The Green: Best Of The Decade

A Day On The Green is a widely recognised Australian music festival and one that has delivered timeless greats year after year. We’re proud to provide official event transportation services to this iconic Aussie festival – and, to show our love during these transitional times, we thought we’d take a look back at a few of the incredible line-ups that have blessed the festival’s stage over the last decade.

Crowd at Music Festival

 

2010: Blondie and The Pretenders

The dawn of the decade saw two legendary female-fronted 70s bands headline the festival. Both Blondie and The Pretenders dabbled in a variety of genres including pop, rock, new wave and even punk rock in their lifetime and brought their anthems and heartthrob singalongs with them inducing a wave of nostalgia for older fans and exciting a new-age of fans who never got to experience them in their hey-day. Both Blondie and The Pretenders would also later return seven years later to headline with Cyndi Lauper and Stevie Nicks respectively.

 

2012: Hoodoo Gurus and The Angels

2012 was the year for Aussie pub rock legends with Hoodoo Gurus and The Angels headlining and the likes of Baby Animals, James Reyne and Boom Crash Opera getting the crowds going as the openers. It was the first national tour The Angels had embarked on since releasing their first studio album since the 90s months prior and with former Screaming Jets vocalist Dave Gleeson fronting the band. Hoodoo Gurus themselves had hosted a series of concerts earlier that year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut single Leilani.

 

2012: Simple Minds and Devo

Mere months after A Day On The Green brought us two extraordinary local acts, they went and brought us two iconic international acts – Simple Minds and Devo – for a national tour. They were joined by some local favourites as well – The Church and Models. The Scottish rockers, Simple Minds, had just released a double live album prior to the tour and brought all their hits to the shows including their much-beloved hit Don’t You (Forget About Me).

Most well-known for their sci-fi-like matching uniforms and hit single Whip It, Devo had released their latest (even to this date) studio album two years prior and played a blend of classics, new hits and well-known covers. Simple Minds will be back in 2021 with Euroglliders for their 40th anniversary.

 

2015: Paul Simon and Sting

These two musical giants embarked on a joint tour titled On Stage Together in 2014 that began in North America, followed on into Australia and ended in Europe. We were lucky enough to experience this extraordinary tour that featured a third of The Police and half of Simon and Garfunkel with both musicians playing a mix of both their solo and past group’s tracks. Both Sting and Simon came on and off-stage exchanging slots, playing new duet renditions of their classics and exciting fans from both sides. The incredible 33-song setlist played at Mount Duneed Estate in Geelong was truly a sight to behold.

 

2018: The Living End and Spiderbait

Punk and alternative rock was the theme of this tour with Aussie punk rock icons The Living End and Spiderbait headlining a series of shows around the country in early 2018 dubbed Almighty Monster Rock. With fellow Australian’s The Fauves and Tumbleweed joining the bill along with American alt-rockers Veruca Salt and The Lemonheads there was plenty of mid-90s nostalgia to go around for everyone. Triple M even went so far as claiming this line-up was worthy of being a Big Day Out Replacement. Each band brought their A-game and tore up the stage bringing a new aspect to the serenity of a vineyard.

 

Are you looking for event transportation services?

Melbourne on the Move has been providing quality event transportation services to A Day On The Green for years and looks forward to transporting you to and from your favourite acts in the future when the festival returns. If you’re missing that ADOTG charm, then you can have a listen to the playlists on their official Spotify profile. Rod Stewart, James Blunt and Simple Minds have already been announced as the next big acts ADOTG will be bringing to Australia once it’s safe to do so – so keep an eye out.

Don’t forget that when restrictions ease Melbourne on the Move can be that perfect piece to the organisational puzzle for a trip with your friends or business as we offer quality transportation services to locations all around Victoria in comfortable and modern coaches.

If you’d like to know more about event transportation services, then please contact us by filling out the form on our website or calling 1300 558 686.

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