Your Guide to the 2017 Derby Day

Since it was established back in 1855, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day has maintained a reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the Spring Racing Calendar. Known as one of the more sophisticated events on the Spring Racing Calendar, Derby Day combines the elegance of traditional racing with modern attractions such as live entertainment and Fashions on the Field. In this week’s blog, we share everything you need to know about the day, the food, fashion and entertainment highlights, as well as our raceday tips.

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Everything You Need to Know about the VineHop Festival

Imagine spending a weekend on the stunning Mornington Peninsula with friends, hopping between wineries, cideries and breweries to enjoy live music and a tasting some of the best tipple the Peninsula has to offer. If this sounds like your idea of a good weekend, then the new Peninsula VineHop Festival should be on your Spring festival bucket list. In this fun festival weekend, you will have the opportunity to visit ten of the Peninsula’s finest breweries, wineries and cideries to discover where all the magic happens. To help prepare you for this spectacular weekend, we’ve prepared a handy guide which includes what the festival is all about, what to bring and how to get around.

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The Legacy of Stevie Nicks

“I totally believe in magic. Because my life, I think, has been very magic, and magical things have come true for me time after time after time.” – Stevie Nicks

 

Released in 1976, Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours took the world by storm. Its interpretation of pop through acoustic and electric instruments paved the way for new ways of thinking and being in the post-free love era marked by the Vietnam War, The Watergate Scandal, and the beginnings of the digital revolution. But for many, what really stood out on this album was Stevie Nicks. Dancing wildly, loosely, and yet entirely harmoniously, Nicks had only just begun blazing a trail across the American music scene. In this article, we’ll be delving deeper into the legacy of Stevie Nicks, and why she is loved by so many people.

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Your Essential Guide to Midnight Oil at Hanging Rock

One of Australia’s most iconic rock bands, Midnight Oil surprised fans in February of this year when they announced their first world tour in over two decades. Since mid-April, the group has been travelling around the globe and playing live gigs at some of the world’s top musical venues. In October, Midnight Oil will return to play the last gigs of their “Great Circle 2017 World Tour” on Australian soil.

On November 4th, Midnight Oil will perform at Victoria’s beautiful Hanging Rock Reserve. To help you prepare for this memorable event, we’ve prepared a helpful guide which includes what to know, what to bring and how to ensure you make the most of this momentous musical experience.

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The Essential Elton John Playlist

Wacky and weirdly wonderful, Elton John remains one of the most well known names in pop music to this day. He emerged as the king of radio in the 1970s, from sensitive ballads to grungy, glam rocker style hits, to everything in between. Elton has spent the past 50 years building one of the most unique repertoires in pop music industry. In this article, we’ve put together a list of some of his most iconic tunes, from Tiny Dancer to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

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The Essential Guide to Bendigo Groovin The Moo 2017

Groovin The Moo has been a much loved event on the Victorian festival circuit for almost 10 years. Since 2009, huge international acts such as Vampire Weekend, De La Soul and Disclosure have graced the stage at Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground, delighting crowds from all over Victoria. This year’s festival, on May 6th, is expected to be just as big, with an impressive selection of international, national and Melbourne-based bands on the bill, as well as festival extras like gourmet food trucks and market stalls. To help you get ready for the big day, we’ve prepared a handy festival guide including must see acts, what you’ll need to bring, and how to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

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Indulge at the Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival

Although we’re heading further into Autumn, there are still a huge array festivals and events taking place throughout Melbourne and Greater Victoria. If you consider yourself a bit of a food and wine connoisseur, you’ll want to check out the inaugural Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival, set to take place on the first weekend of April at the beautiful Rochford Wines. We’ve prepared a list of key highlights from the festival, so you can plan which delectable delights to sample first.

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All About Rock Legend Don Henley

Legendary singer, guitarist, and drummer for quintessential American rock band The Eagles is once again gracing our shores for a string of headline slots as part of A Day On The Green Festival. In the lead up to the Victorian leg of the festival, to be held at the beautiful Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday the 18th of March, we’re dedicating this week’s blog to some of the most interesting facts from Don Henley’s life and career.

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3 Reasons to Add A Day on the Green to your Festival Bucket List

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.

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5 Interesting Facts About John Farnham

When it comes to the canon of Australian pop and rock music, few artists have had the longevity and influence that John ‘The Voice’ Farnham has. From his youthful days as the king of pop in the 1960s and 70s, to his many comebacks in recent years, his career has been a fascinating rollercoaster and this week, we thought we’d take a look at some of the highlights.

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