About A Day On The Green
GOOD FOOD, FINE WINE AND
GREAT MUSIC IN MAGNIFICENT LOCATIONS...
WELCOME TO A DAY ON THE GREEN!
The concert series that changed outdoor events forever – a day on the green – celebrated its 500th show in November 2022.
After 500 shows and entertaining more than 4 million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, fine wine and great music in magnificent locations remains unrivalled and is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular and premier outdoor concert events.
a day on the green launched in January 2001 when founders Michael and Anthea Newton started a day on the green out of their garage.
A SYDNEY NEWSPAPER COINED THE PHRASE WHICH STILL REMAINS TRUE – IT IS “THE BIG DAY OUT FOR GROWN-UPS”.
The first a day on the green was at Mount Eliza’s Morning Star Estate on 26 January, 2001, with 1,800 people enjoying an all-Australian bill: James Morrison, Renée Geyer, Stephen Cummings and Rebecca Barnard & Shane O’Mara. “Everyone seemed to get the concept – that it was a day out, eating, drinking, hanging out with friends and enjoying the music,” recalls Michael Newton. “It was an indicator that we were onto something.”
a day on the green later partnered with Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group, a partnership that continues to this day with Michael’s son, Matt Gudinski.
Since 2001, a day on the green has given regional communities around Australia a much-needed economic boost, injecting millions of dollars into local economies while bolstering tourism in the regions.
a day on the green has played host to international superstars such as Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Williams, Elton John, Blondie, Florence + the Machine, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Sting, Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rod Stewart.
And it helped pioneer homegrown line-ups to showcase iconic local legends including Archie Roach, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, INXS, Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Tina Arena, Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly and Vika & Linda, as well as always promoting up-and-coming new talent, including the first outdoor shows by a young Missy Higgins.
Providing unforgettable musical memories, and amassing a huge loyal following, a day on the green is far more than a concert event – it is an “experience” and that is what sets it apart from other winery concerts. Often imitated, never bettered, a day on the green is a highlight of the summer concert calendar.
SO GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS TOGETHER FOR A DAY TRIP OR A WEEKEND AWAY, PACK YOUR PICNIC BASKETS AND LET US WELCOME YOU TO A DAY ON THE GREEN!