5 Reasons the Gurus, Femmes & Sunnyboys sold out at Bimbadgen

With one of the best line-ups we’ve ever seen take to the stage at Bimbadgen, A Day On The Green on March 5 was always gonna sell out. But why? We’re glad you asked. Here’s 5 reasons we thing  A Day On The Green has brained it this time.

The Hoodoo Gurus just get better with age

Like a fine wine, one of Australia’s favourite bands just keep getting better. Since reforming, the Gurus have recorded two more critically-acclaimed studio albums, Mach Schau [2004] and Purity Of Essence [2010], which now sit seamlessly alongside the band’s pre-split classic recordings. This, in concert with their live rocking performances, means The Gurus remain one of the most popular and successful musical acts Australia has ever produced.

Sunnyboys are the most under-rated band in Australia

First formed in 1979, Sunnyboys’ short 5 year stint in the early 80 spawned an amazing body of work that included songs like, Alone With You, Happy ManWhat You Need. With the band rocketing back into people’s lives though the documentary, The Sunny Boy which told the story of Jeremy Oxley’s personal battles with mental health and the band’s breakup and reformation, many have revisited their discography and the band have once again assumed their rightful place in Australian rock history.

Blister In The Sun

The ode to masturbation would have to be one of the most requested songs in every pub across Australia, but how many times have you been able to sing your lungs out with the Femms themselves? The recording has sold over 1 million copies since it was first released and has earned the Violent Femmes a plethora of fans across the world.

Bimbadgen is beautiful

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Located high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is the perfect location for an outdoor music event. With a lush amphitheatre surrounded by vines and a capacity of around 8,000 people, when the music starts, the vibes are strong.

Value for money

For the cost of one ticket, those of you lucky enough to pick one up before they sold out will be treated to one of the best lineups we’ve ever seen in the valley. Ratcat, Died Pretty, Sunnyboys, Violent Femmes & Hoodoo Gurus could all easily do their own headline shows in town, but you lucky buggers are going to see them all on one stage!

Tickets to this instalment of A Day On The Green have completely sold out, but you can find out what else they have in store for the Hunter by visiting this link.

Written by Newcastle Live

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