Saturday 29 June 2013

Bernard Fanning: A Day on the Green

Media Release

Including Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee

With a #1 debut for his new album ‘Departures’, rave reviews, press covers everywhere, plenty of radio love and fans more than thrilled with his new songs, Bernard Fanning is once again at the forefront of Australian music.

And that being said, it’s the perfect time to announce the much-loved, multi-awarded singer-songwriter has teamed up with the equally much-loved winery event a day on the green for a series of concerts nationally in late October/November.

Fanning is set to bring his acclaimed ‘Tea & Sympathy’ and ‘Departures’ albums to the stage on a warm summer’s night against the back-drop of the beautiful vineyards of Mudgee and the Hunter Valley in NSW, Barossa Valley in SA, Yarra Valley in VIC and Mt Cotton in Qld, and the picturesque Kings Park in Perth. How good will this be? 

Special guests on the tour – also making their a day on the green debut – will be the iconic Cruel Sea, along with the incredible Sarah Blasko and the charming Bob Evans. The tour will kick off on Saturday October 26 at Robert Oatley Vineyards - the 13th a day on the green event in Mudgee.

“I'm really looking forward to these a day on the green shows,” Fanning said. “I have been hearing about them for years and am glad to be playing my new songs in such a dignified setting. And I'm looking forward to a couple of vinos with Bob Evans, Sarah Blasko and The Cruel Sea.”

Fanning’s ‘Departures’ album, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart last week, is his first since Powderfinger called it a day and is the highly anticipated follow up to his 5 x Platinum solo debut ‘Tea & Sympathy’.  His recording success is paralleled in the live arena, where he has proved again and again why he is one of Australia’s finest and most popular live performers.

He is delighted to have three top quality Australian acts in The Cruel Sea, Sarah Blasko and Bob Evans joining him for what promises to be a very special a day on the green.

The unstoppable force that is the Cruel Sea - Tex Perkins, James Cruickshank, Dan Rumour, Jim Elliot and Ken Gormley – has been on a day on the green’s hit list for quite a while. Live performances may be sporadic these days, but the band’s collective chemistry and the swagger and power of their unmistakable grooves remains unrivalled.

Sarah’s fourth album ‘I Awake’ has re-affirmed her status as one of the country’s most outstanding and most applauded artists......‘a defining, unsettling masterpiece’ (Rolling Stone), ‘a great Australian talent’ (The Australian), ‘a truly once in a lifetime artist’ (West Australian) and ‘captivating’ (Herald Sun).  After a sojourn in Paris touring and promoting ‘I Awake’, the ARIA award-winning Best Female Artist returns home in July to co-incide with the release of the haunting new single ‘All Of Me’. Enchanting and undeniably brilliant, Sarah is set to thrill a day on the green audiences.

Bob Evans, the lovable alter-ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, has been charming fans with his quirky solo projects for the past decade.  His fourth album instalment ‘Famous Stranger’ was released in March and showcases a progressive pop sound that is downright irresistible. He’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at the upcoming concerts.  

Fanning is the first national tour announcement for the upcoming – and 13th - a day on the green summer season for which promoter Roundhouse Entertainment is pleased to welcome two sponsors, AAMI and Sunsuper.

Bernard Fanning, The Cruel Sea, Sarah Blasko and Bob Evans – sounds like a wonderful day of great Australian music!

a day on the green is a fully licensed event.  Strictly no BYO alcohol.  Food will be available on site or BYO picnic.  Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended.   For all event information, go to

Gold Reserved Seat: $149 plus b/fee
General Admission (BYO chairs & rugs): $94.90 plus b/fee

Leave the car at home and pre-book on a coach. For ticket and coach travel from surrounding towns, call Ogden’s Coaches on (02) 6372 2489 or email: (operating from Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Wellington, Dubbo, Kandos, Lui, Rylstone, Gulgong).

Langley’s Coaches (02) 6882 8977 or email: will also operate from Dubbo, Geurie and Wellington,

A shuttle bus service will also operate from Mudgee accommodation venues and the CBD to the winery, returning after the show.

Tent Town will again operate at the Australian Rural Education Centre offering an affordable accommodation option only 5 mins from the centre of Mudgee and the concert site. There are two ($140), three ($200) and four-man ($247) tents, with additional stretcher beds, camp mattresses, chairs, table, and LED battery lanterns also available for hire. For further information go to: and click on the ADOTG icon.

Camping is also available at The Henry Lawson Caravan Park, Mudgee Tourist & Van Resort and Mudgee Valley Tourist Park.

Further information and accommodation bookings can be made at the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre, Market Street, Mudgee or free call 1800 816 304.

From & 136 100 and the Mudgee Bookcase 6372 3127

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