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.
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.
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.
The women of rock and roll have played a huge part in shaping the genre’s history, with many still gracing stages around the world today. In this blog we’ll be exploring the careers of five incredible female musicians, starting with legends including Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and Stevie Nicks.
Humans have long utilised mineral springs as a source of recreation, spiritual fulfilment and healing, but they are also a fascinating natural phenomenon and a powerful energy source. This week, we take a look at five interesting things you probably didn’t know about the natural characteristics of hot springs.
Shirley Manson, front woman of alternative rock band Garbage, will go down as one of the greats. Her impressive career and unique persona have cemented her place in music history and with Garbage touring on the back of their 6th studio album Strange Little Birds (released in June 2016), now’s the perfect time to take a look back over Manson’s lifelong dedication and contribution to music.
In 2016, ringing in the new year at a music festival is a well established seasonal tradition in Australia. However, sleeping in a tent, drinking warm beer and taking communal showers for three days straight isn’t everybody’s cup of tea and for those looking to imbibe in the festival spirit without having to give up their creature comforts, a new breed of boutique music festival has emerged.
Twice as Nice at Mt Duneed is one of these boutique music festivals and with strictly limited numbers, gourmet catering, cocktails and a well curated line-up of iconic Australian bands, it’s luxury approach to the festival spirit feels much more modern and mature. This week, we run through some of the key characteristics of Twice as Nice that set it apart as a boutique festival.
Australian rock music has long been recognised on the world stage and has played a huge part in shaping a rich and diverse national music culture. It should be noted, however, that there is much more to Australian rock that mega-bands like ACDC, INXS and Cold Chisel, with a large number of successful alternative and punk rock bands emerging on the scene in the late 80s to mid-90s. Bands from this period, such as Something For Kate and You Am I, quickly gained their own cult following and went on to make a significant impact within the Australian music scene. In this blog we explore the beginnings of these, and other, great Australian bands and find out where they are today. Continue reading
2017 marks the return of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band to Australia where they will once again be playing at Hanging Rock. To help you enjoy a stress free evening with the lyrical poetry of The Boss, Melbourne on The Move is offering a return chartered coach to and from the event. This week, in no particular order, we’ve compiled a playlist of 10 essential Springsteen songs that capture his lyrical and musical genius. Continue reading
Now that spring has arrived, the outdoor music festival circuit is up and running once again. Melbourne on the Move is proud to offer transportation to music festivals such as A Day on the Green and One Electric Day throughout the latter part of the year. To celebrate Jimmy Barnes’ top billing at One Electric Day on the 27th of November, we thought we’d take a look at eight interesting facts you probably didn’t know about one of Australia’s greatest musical icons. Continue reading