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Nostalgia on the green

Nicholise Garner February 22, 2017
HE’S STILL GOT IT… Powerhouse John Farnham belted out some all time favourites at A Day On The Green last Saturday evening. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

HE’S STILL GOT IT… Powerhouse John Farnham belted out some all time favourites at A Day On The Green last Saturday evening. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

A WONDERFUL day and evening was had by attendees of ‘A day on the Green’ at Nagambie’s Mitchelton Winery on Saturday, February 18. The venue was packed with all ages. People spread out on picnic blankets and deck chairs scattered the green and a wonderful atmosphere filled the space.

From any point, concert goers were treated to excellent views and wonderful sound quality as they enjoyed some of Australia’s most iconic musicians.

Highlights included Molly Meldrum’s appearance on-stage during Russell Morris’ outstanding performances. Russell Morris blew me away with ‘The Real Thing,’ Moving Pictures were fabulous and Kate Ceberano brought tears to my eyes with her tributes to musicians who have passed, including Jeff Buckley, with her stunning rendition of Hallelujah. The musical quality was wonderful and uplifting but when John Farnham got to the stage, he absolutely owned it. His vocal range and ability matched his on stage presence and stamina as he maintained a high level performance throughout his set.

There were a variety of food vans with reasonably priced food and the numerous bars and toilet facilities meant no real lines. A line of water taps made filling water bottles easy and ultimately it was just a wonderful day out with entertainment and an atmosphere that made me proud to be Australian.