Published on November 16th, 2014 | by admin
A Day on the Green 2014 Review (Mount Duneed)
Summary: A Day on the Green at Mount Duneed was another success with a plethora of amazing artists!
A Day on the Green
Where: Mount Duneed Victoria
Start Time: 2:30pm
Ticket Prices: From $125 (General Admission)
A Day on the Green returns to Mount Duneed Victoria that is just on the outskirts of Geelong and once again brings together some amazing artists that include the Baby Animals and the legendary rocker and “Working Class Man” Jimmy Barnes. Even though the Weather Gods played havoc with the weather on the day, it did not stop the enthusiasm of the crowd who continued to party to these amazing musical artists. Although there was a brief shower during the Baby Animals, the rain ramped up during Jimmy Barnes concert but with the alcohol flowing, not many patrons were fussed and kept on dancing to this living rock god.
With the gates opening at 2:30pm on Saturday the 15th of November, it allowed patrons a chance to get in early and claim their position on the green with the first act commencing at 3:30pm with Mahlia Barnes & the Soulmates. This group commenced the concert to some wonderful tunes that really set the theme of things to come. Following this group, Troy Cassar-Daley done what he does best as he belted out some classics to the audience who danced and sung along.
Following Troy Cassar-Daley, Suze DeMarchi joined her fellow band members as the Baby Animals who performed some of their best songs from their diverse career. Suze also promised that the owner of The Hill winery would dance naked on the stage if the rain started and when the lightning could be seen in the background, the rain soon commenced but thankfully it was short-lived. Another 90’s band, The Living End followed the Baby Animals who were not slowing down with age and were just as good as when they first started their career. The crowd really went wild to their songs!
Of course, the highlight of night was Jimmy Barnes himself who almost pushing 60 himself, Jimmy proved why he is the ultimate professional as the crowd were immersed in his songs of both old and new. Even more interesting is that Jimmy’s daughter, Mahlia Barnes joined him later on stage as did The Living End and Cassar-Daley.
Sure, the weather did play havoc with A Day on the Green at Mount Duneed but thankfully the artists kept on playing and most of the audience remained, even though some were drenched by the end of the night. Given the nature of outdoor concerts, I strongly recommend a decent raincoat just in case but fortunately plastic ponchos were being sold at the event, not to mention a healthy dose of alcohol, soft drinks and snacks to really give the event a true party atmosphere.
Once again Mount Duneed’s The Hill Winery rocked with their hosting of the 2014 A Day on the Green with over 5000 people partying to some amazing artists and bands. With both classic and modern tunes, A Day on the Green is definitely a must event on your calendar and for more information, please visit http://www.adayonthegreen.com.au. The next date for Mount Duneed is the 7th of February as Sarah Blasko, Paul Simon and Sting rock-on at The Hill Winery.
Check it out!