Hunters & Collectors Rock A Day on the Green

A brief article about the Hunters and Collectors gig in the Hunter Valley as part of the A Day on the Green tour.

Author:  Josh Leeson, Newcastle Herald.

Date: 3 February 2014.

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It is called a Day on the Green, but it was more a day in an oven for the thousands of punters who turned out to Bimbadgen Estate on Saturday to see iconic Australian band Hunters & Collectors.

Temperatures of up to 33.5 degrees baked the Pokolbin winery crowd, who were predominantly without shade.

While the heat might have restricted the dancing and enthusiasm for warm-up acts British India, Something For Kate and You Am I, once the sun set and the Hunters took the stage, the audience found their voice and dancing shoes.

It was the Hunters’ maiden performance in the Hunter Valley and their first national tour since their initial break-up in 1998.

Long-time fans were not disappointed as the band tore through a near two-hour set featuring their hits When The River Runs Dry, Holy Grail and Do You See What I See?

The Hunters’ most beloved song Throw Your Arms Around Me finished the night to send the well-behaved crowd home hot, but happy.