Eighteen seasons in, and 470 shows under our belt, a day on the green has once again reaffirmed its status as one of Australia’s premier outdoor concert events.
Delivering our most diverse season since launching in 2001, this summer saw a stack of sensational shows, including 11 sold-out concerts from some of the biggest international and Australian artists.
The season kicked off with a sold-out tour from John Farnham playing to 60,000 people around the country, and continued with events headlined by Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kylie Minogue, Bryan Ferry, Bryan Adams and John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins, with special international guests including Richard Marx, Jake Shears, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Marlon Williams.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at our biggest venue, Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong, was so red hot it became the fastest-selling show in a day on the green history! It was also the setting for one of Florence Welch’s most memorable shows of her Australian tour.
"Geelong was crazy – there were just so many people. I couldn't believe it, I was really moved by it. It was a really beautiful thing. There were people as far as I could see, it [Geelong] kind of had like a Woodstock feeling to it, it was outdoors and it was a really incredible show.” Florence Welch, Florence + The Machine, triple j
Roundhouse Entertainment Promoter Michael Newton said: “We're proud to consistently deliver premium outdoor concert experiences to the high standard a day on the greenhas become renowned for. It’s a tough, competitive marketplace and to remain viable, it’s essential to grow the brand to reach new audiences. Securing diverse and high-profile acts such as Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kylie Minogue and Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour is testament to our fantastic team who work hard to provide the best possible experience we can, as well as our loyal patrons and stakeholders who continue to support us and the artists we present.”
This season saw more of promoter Roundhouse Entertainment’s outstanding support of Australian talent, welcoming Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Dan Sultan, Busby Marou, Mahalia Barnes, Stephen Cummings, Models, as well as many “first-timers”, I’m Talking, Bachelor Girl, Pierce Brothers, Stella Donnelly, Hatchie, Slowly Slowly, Jack River and Client Liaison. The second collaboration with the team behind RNB Fridays for the RNB Vine Days series proved another smashing success, showcasing some of the biggest names in contemporary R&B – including Nelly, Craig David, All Saints, Amerie and YO! MAFIA– and had the crowds groovin’ on the greens! Continuing the a day on the green ethos of bringing great music to regional areas, it’s a privilege to welcome back Sir Elton John to a day on the green for season 2019-2020 for five shows during his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road Australian tour. The excitement surrounding the event at All Saints Estate in Rutherglen, VIC has been nothing short of incredible! With more than 3.5 million tickets sold to date, the a day on the green experience of good food, fine wine and great music, with some of the biggest artists in the world performing at some of the most beautiful outdoor locations in Australia, remains unrivalled. We look forward to welcoming you to a day on the green somewhere around the country next season.