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14 Oct 2017

Opera in the Vineyards

Opera in the Vineyards are thrilled to announce that in 2017 this much-loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera will be staged for the very first time at our luxurious Chateau Elan. Located on a secluded 100-acre property in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, this award-winning venue provides the perfect escape with charming views and first-class facilities. Guests can enjoy excellent dinner packages, accommodation, a championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, spa and beauty salon, plus a very well-stocked whisky bar. The event has been transformed into an intimate, VIP seated only concert, preceded by an array of tempting pre-concert activities. Tantalise your tastebuds with wine and cheese tastings from local producers, sample exquisite Hunter Valley chocolates and explore a delectable range of other culinary delights. To make the most of this special evening, we encourage you to arrive early, grab a glass of bubbles and stroll around the lawns enjoying the spectacular views across the valley. Tickets are limited and seating will fill fast, so book early to ensure your premium seats! Click the image below for more information:  

21 Oct 2017

Midnight Oil

Unbelievable news today from the iconic Australian band, Midnight Oil. The legendary rockers and agitators are preparing their first world tour in over two decades and will be performing an unmissable show amongst the vineyards of the majestic Hunter Valley.

04 Nov 2017

80’s Fest featuring Taylor Dayne

Its an 80s FEST in November as some of the biggest 80's music acts head to the Hunter Valley! 4th November, 2017 – Hope Estate 

    Get ready to return to the 80s in November 2017!  Abstract Entertainment and Hope Estate is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s International music acts Paul YoungGo West, The Cutting CrewWang Chung and Taylor Dayne will be joined by Australia’s own John Paul Young and the Allstars, Pseudo Echo and The Chantoozies for an unforgettable 80's Fest in the Hunter Valley on Saturday, 4th November. The incredible lineup features some of the best artists of the era!  

11 Nov 2017

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold Tour

Superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks will return to Australia for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold show this November, with three shows for a day on the green including Bimbadgen on Saturday November 11. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are the legendary Pretenders, fronted by Chrissie Hynde. Fans will be treated to full, individual sets by Stevie Nicks and Pretenders, who will both be performing their classic hits and much, much more. As a solo artist and a Fleetwood Mac member, Stevie Nicks has sold more than 140 million albums and won several Grammys. Suitably for an event celebrating two iconic female trailblazers, the bill will also feature Ali Barter, who The Huffington Post called “a bold, brash, ball-tearing feminist rocket”. The 24 Karat Gold Tour brings together some of music’s most compelling women – a unique line up that is not to be missed!

18 Nov 2017

Live – The Reunion World Tour

One of the world’s biggest rock acts +LIVE+ have reunited and are heading to Australia for a series of massive shows under the stars this November including a not-to-be-missed outdoor event at the Hunter Valley’s iconic Roche Estate.

  The original line-up of +LIVE+ - Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) recently reunited for this worldwide tour, bringing their explosive live show to Australia for the first time in over a decade with special guests, Lifehouse and The Calling. With their seminal album ‘Throwing Copper’+LIVE+ cemented themselves as one of the most popular bands of all time in Australia. Ticking over eight times platinum with that album, holding down five triple j Hottest 100 places and hitting gold, platinum and multi-platinum on every one of their seven Kowakczyk-fronted releases, +LIVE+ were the band that led a generation of teens from grunge back to rock with hits including ‘Lightning Crashes’, ‘Selling the Drama’, ‘I Alone’, ‘Lakini’s Juice’, ‘All Over You’, The Dolphin’s Cry’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Run to the Water’, ‘Turn My Head’ and many more which continue to be staples across rock radio globally. [embed]https://youtu.be/PQni_TKx7eI[/embed] "The band couldn't be more excited to return to Australia and celebrate our reunion. We are having the time of our lives and can't wait to share this experience with our fans down under. It's gonna be amazing!” said Ed Kowakczyk. Returning to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage and the iconic Roche Estate in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, +LIVE+’s November shows are limited to these three special outdoor events with no further shows possible. With +LIVE+ being joined by their platinum-selling contemporaries Lifehouse (Hanging By a Moment) and The Calling (Wherever You May Go) the shows create a virtual festival of sound under the stars, celebrating the dominance of rock that stormed Australia across the 90s and early 2000s. Tickets are on sale Thursday July 27 or sign up for the exclusive pre-sale at www.liveaustraliantour.com.au    

25 Nov 2017

SummerSalt – The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd

SummerSalt with special performances by The Cat Empire  & Xavier Rudd

 
Celebrated as one of the world’s energetic festival bands and party powerhouses, The Cat Empire continue to deliver a spectacular live show. To this day, they remain fiercely independent and are one of the most successful mash ups of jazz, funk, and world music that Australia has ever seen. They’ve had hit singles and headlined festivals around the globe, placing them as one of the country’s biggest and most notable live bands. 2016 saw their Rising With The Sun album debut at No. 1 on both the National ARIA & AIR charts, Top 10 in six other countries and then Top 20 in 16 countries around the world, along with a global debut at No. 9 on the iTunes worldwide chart. Their last international tour saw them play to over a quarter of a million people throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. Their varied and exploratory approach to music has brought together a global army of fans of all ages. The Cat Empire experience is inimitable and unforgettable all at once.
Since the very beginning, Xavier Rudd’s ability to connect with people has been his most powerful gift. The more he has toured the world, the more hearts he has touched and the more of the world he has put back into his music. Hailed as one of Australia’s most proficient multi-instrumentalists, Xavier Rudd continues to enthral audiences worldwide. In 2016, Xavier topped the charts in the Netherlands with his single Follow the Sun, achieving platinum sales in Italy and sparking insatiable demand for his live show from all corners of the globe. Xavier will soon return from a massive 45 date tour of Europe and North America which saw him grace festival stages and headline iconic theatres.

02 Dec 2017

Cat Stevens

British singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is heading to the Hunter Valley in December for the Peace Train Tour. The tour commemorates the 50th anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son, released in 1967.

16 Dec 2017

A Day on the Green featuring KC & the Sunshine Band

A Day on the Green featuring KC & the Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines.

Get set to put on your boogie shoes and party when disco legends KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND, VILLAGE PEOPLE and SISTER SLEDGE combine for a huge Australian tour this December. Click on the image below for more information: Disco fever will hit a day on the green wineries with five shows nationally including Bimbadgen on Saturday December 16. All artists will perform with full bands, including an impressive 15-piece outfit with KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND. The Australian tour sees the welcome return of the original lead singer and ‘cop’, Victor Willis, to the VILLAGE PEOPLE – the first time he’s performed with the group in more than 25 years. Joining the celebration at a day on the green will be Australia’s own disco royalty – MARCIA HINES. Picture this: The king of boogie and the queens of disco sharing the same stage with a cowboy, a construction worker, a Native American, a policeman, a biker and a soldier at an event jam-packed with guaranteed party-starters. Can you dig it! We’re talking: That’s The Way (I Like It), Give It Up, Boogie Shoes, Get Down Tonight, Shake Your Booty, Can’t Stop The Music, Y.M.C.A, In The Navy, Macho Man, We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer – and that’s just for starters!    

10 Feb 2018

Crossroads Blues in the Vines

Get ready for a massive day of Blues music across multiple stages with Crossroads Blues in the Vines, boasting an incredible line up featuring Seven times Grammy award winner Buddy Guy (USA), Ian Moss, Diesel, Russell Morris and a swag of international and national superstar Blues acts.

24 Feb 2018

The Living End & Spirderbait

Six rockin’ bands have been announced on the latest A Day On The Green lineup, which will tour Australia between February and March 2018.

 Aussie rockers The Living End and Spirderbait top the bill, joined by US alt-rockers Veruca Salt and The Lemonheads, as well as fellow Aussies Tumbleweed and The Fauves.
The six bands will play six huge outdoor shows together in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia next year, taking concert-goers back with a heap of ’90s rock nostalgia.
 “After spending a huge chunk of this past year touring internationally we can’t wait to play shows in our own beautiful Australian backyard,” says The Living End frontman Chris Cheney.
 “As anyone who’s ever gone to A Day On The Green knows, they’re always unique gigs but this one is extra special. The lineup is killer!”
A Day On The Green’s monster rock lineup will kick off their tour in the Hunter Valley on Saturday, 24th February.  

10 Mar 2018

James Blunt – The Afterlove Tour

British singer-songwriter James Blunt has announced a national tour, with a stop in the Hunter Valley.He'll perform his first Australian show at Bimbadgen on Saturday March 10 as part of A Day On the Green. Blunt will be joined on stage by Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd and Karise Eden.

24 Mar 2018

Crossroads Country in the Vines

Country Music is returning to the Hunter on Saturday March 24 2018 with Crossroads Country in the Vines, featuring the biggest names in Country including the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus (USA), Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, The McClymonts and many more.