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:: Spotlight :: A Day on the Green at Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie in February 2017

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

A Day On The Green is thrilled to announce that Australian music icon John Farnham will headline a concert at Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie. Drawing on the phenomenal songbook from his stellar four decade-long career, the 19-time ARIA Award winner will thrill audiences with his onstage charisma and those powerful vocals.

Joining John will be very special guest, the fabulous Kate Ceberano, the classic pop of Moving Pictures and acclaimed singer/songwriter Russell Morris. This will be the third a day on the green event held at Mitchelton Wines and promises to be an unforgettable one! Nagambie is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD and with the stunning surrounds of natural bushland and Goulburn River backing on to the concert site, it’s a beautiful location for an outdoor show.

Farnham performed a series of a day on the green concerts in 2015 and is looking forward to appearing on the outside winery stage again. He said, “I love the a day on the green shows. The vineyards around Australia are such beautiful venues to perform at so I’m really looking forward to playing at Mitchelton Wines.”

Whether it’s the hits from his landmark 80s albums Whispering Jack and Age Of Reason like You’re The Voice, Two Strong Hearts, Pressure Down, A Touch Of Paradise, Chain Reaction, That’s Freedom or his earlier material Sadie The Cleaning Lady, One and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, there are few Australian performers who are as beloved as ‘Farnsy’.

Kate Ceberano also holds a special place in the hearts of Australian audiences. Her achievements include five Platinum albums, five Gold albums and over 2 million albums sold. 24 albums over 30 years makes her the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. Kate’s soulful voice and enchanting onstage presence means her concerts are always joyous. Early 2016 saw the release of her 24th album “The Kate Ceberano Anthology”, a three disc, 53 song celebration of her music to date. Remarkably, she shows no sign of slowing down, let alone stopping!

Their ground-breaking #1 debut album, Days of Innocence, and the anthemic #1 single What About Me introduced Australia to Moving Pictures. Backed up by energetic live shows fronted by charismatic Alex Smith, the band became hugely popular. Constant touring and a second hit album Matinee in 1983 consolidated their position. Although What About Me hit No. 29 on the American Billboard charts and another single Never appearing on two major motion picture soundtracks - Footloose and Hot Rod - the band never broke into the US and by the end of 1987, they disbanded. Although Alex Smith has lived in the UK for the past 20 years, Moving Pictures reunites occasionally and always to a huge response!

Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon… these are a few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris. From his early pop hits The Real Thing, Sweet Sweet Love and Wings of an Eagle, Russell was reborn in 2012 when he captured the imagination of Australians with the blues/rock album Sharkmouth, the first of a trilogy re-telling amazing historical stories of Australian characters, events and places. The follow-ups 2014’s Van Diemen's Land and last year’s Red Dirt – Red Heart topped ARIA charts propelling Russell back to huge success more than 45 years after his pop days.

SHOW DATE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 – MITCHELTON WINES, NAGAMBIE

EVENT INFORMATION:
A day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. For full event information and FAQ’s, go to A Day On The Green

TICKET INFORMATION:
Platinum $179.90 plus booking fees
Gold $159.90 plus booking fees
Silver $129.90 plus booking fees
General Admission $ 99.90 plus booking fees