A Day on the Green survival guide

Linda Drummond -

Entertainment Music News

With six of the hottest indie rock bands from the 90s set to take to the stage at Bimbadgen this weekend we thought it timely to share our top tips to surviving a day of sun, tunes and suds at a Day on The Green.

Tip one: Slip, slop, slap, then slap some more

With a forecast temp of 32 degrees this Saturday you’ll want to turn your thoughts to sun safety. Pack the sunscreen, slap on a rockstar broad-brimmed hat, slide into a big pair of shades and dress to impress in some light layers that keep the sun off. The first band hits the stage at 1.30pm so that’s a whole lotta sunshine – so when it comes to dressing to impress, consider sun safety first.

Tip two: Quench your thirst

With plenty of wine, cider and beer on offer, don’t forget to throw back some water to keep heatstroke at bay. The good news is that you can take a sealed bottle of still or sparkling water up to 1.5 litres into the venue, so you can drink that up and then take advantage of the water stations dotted around the bar to refill and rehydrate regularly. Sweet.

Tip three: Ditch the heels

The venue’s a winery, so it’s often steep and the ground is likely to be uneven. So when it comes to foot fashion, flashback to the footwear choice of the 90s and throw on some docs, cons or vans to move around with ease and a touch of grunge-esque style. Flat is fab when it comes to festival footwear.

Tip four: Stash some cash

Look, there are ATMs on site, but save yourself the hassle of lines and bring along enough cash to keep yourself fed and watered throughout the day. And don’t forget to hook yourself up with some sweet, sweet merch. Keep an eye on the screens throughout the days to check out when the artists will be signing goodies and available for some snaps. Oh, and hashtag: #adayonthegreen

Tip five: Pack a picnic

There are plenty of fancy food options on-site, but if you don’t want a miss a minute of the music (and who does?) pack a soft esky or a cooler bag with nibbles to nosh on. If you’re in the GA section you can take a bigger esky, but if you’re in reserved seating, take a cooler that’s small enough to fit under your seat for when you want to get up and get your groove on. Oh, and no alcohol is permitted – this is a fully licensed event – but it’s all top quality stuff on offer so enjoy.

Tip six: Plan your trip

Check out the site for show times and plan your trip to allow plenty of time for parking and navigating your way in (and particularly out) of the venue. Also: cool tip: stream the artists on Spotify to listen on the way up and get yourself really in the mood for this almighty monster line-up.

A Day on the Green is happening this weekend at Bimbadgen, get your tickets here.

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