Hunters and Collectors rock Day On The Green

A positive review of the Hunters and Collectors A Day on the Green gig at Geelong.

Author:  Nicole Mills, Geelong Advertiser.

Date: 25 January 2014.

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It was a spectacular setting for iconic Aussie band Hunters and Collectors to launch their first tour in more than a decade.

The band headlined Geelong’s A Day On The Green at The Hill winery in Waurn Ponds on Saturday.

More than 6000 people turned out to spend the afternoon and evening on the lawns of the winery, with the vineyards providing a spectacular backdrop to the massive temporary stage.

Many people brought picnic blankets and deck chairs to lounge away the afternoon, while others enjoyed front row seats or private cordoned off bar areas.

A Day On The Green founder and promoter Mick Newton said he was pleased with the way his first festival of the summer had gone.

“There were no glitches,” he said.

“It’s been fantastic. For this tour it’s just Australian bands so the line up is great.

“And we love playing down here because we’ve got a really good capacity and a lot of people have said that it’s really easy to get to from Melbourne along the Ring Road.” Andrew Jenner, from East Bentleigh, was one of those who travelled to the event from Melbourne.

He drove down to meet his friend Mark Hatwell, who came across from Frankston on the Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry.

Both men brought their young children to the concert and Mr Hatwell said the little ones loved running around on the lawn while their parents enjoyed the live music.

“It has been really good so far but I think they’ll crash soon,” he said. Mr Hatwell was sporting a Something For Kate tshirt but there was some debate about who was the best band of the day.

Mr Jenner argued “the Hunters” were definitely the star attraction. You Am I and British India also took the stage before the festival closed about 10.30pm.