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A Day on the Green

By Ashleigh Hobson.

Like most locals on the Goldy, I have been spoilt by choice when it comes to an abundance of activities to do on the weekend. I’ve done a lot. However, last weekend I learnt about something new… and when I say new, I mean it’s new to me, but it’s actually been around forever.

It all started when a friend of mine invited me to something called ‘A Day on the Green’. I explained that I was grateful for the offer but I couldn’t think of anything worse than spending a day on a golf course. She looked at me confused and explained that green thing had nothing to do with golf or any sport for that matter. Instead it included live music, an incredible selection of wine and BYO cheese boards… now she was speaking my language! A Day on the Green has been an event running since 2001 and held at a number of different locations all over Australia. It is a large outdoor concert with incredible acts and has been dubbed “the Big Day Out for grown-ups”.

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Not knowing a lot about the event, other than it involved cheese, wine and tunes, I intriguingly agreed to attend this so called concert with my friend. After spending $80 on cheese and charcuterie and packing what I considered to be an incredibly impressive picnic, we made the 50-minute drive up towards Mount Cotton. Arriving at Sirromet Winery, we were met with breathtaking views. We drove through what looks like their old vineyard and across paddocks to reach an incredible set up and endless amounts of people all arriving for the event. The crowd itself is an eclectic and pleasant mix of high-end wine lovers, Goldy bogans and everything in between – all of whom were here with intentions of having some good old fashioned fun. I have to admit, the cheery vibe throughout the whole event was somewhat contagious.

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With multiple selections of wine to choose from, along with whatever snacks (or in my case award winning cheese board) you have packed for the day, once you have your spot set up and organised you’re in for an incredible afternoon of live music. A Day on the Green only runs in the warmer months from (October-April) with around 30 concerts per season in all the major wine-growing regions around Australia.

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There are a few concerts left for this season:

Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes and Sunnyboys

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bryan Adams

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Chris Isaak

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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