Even the rain couldn’t dampen the good time of the lucky punters who braved the weather to pay homage to the queen of pop – Kylie Minogue at Bimbadgen Estate’s A Day on the Green. Here’s what you missed…
Bringing a little bit of country, bedazzled with glitter, Vegas glamour, and Broadway fabulousness, Kylie’s ‘Golden’ Tour was the stand-out performance of this summer’s A Day on the Green Series.
The capacity crowd danced in the rain, and showed good humour, as resident selector DJ Master Bates played a playful set of weather-themed tracks, lifting the spirits and setting the scene for the fun event ahead.
Brisbane songstress Hatchie was a great opener, making the most of the opportunity to showcase her sensitive and edgy songwriting to the swelling crowd, but it was the performance of Scissor Sister’s frontman Jake Shears that had thousands of rain-soaked music lovers shimmying in the sludge and mud.
Including songs from his recent solo album and pleasing his many fans in the audience by playing Scissor Sisters hits including ‘Take Your Mama’, before a high-energy performance of the chart-topping ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’, Shears and his talented band delivered the performance of a headliner, not the support act.
But even the best performance could not outshine the showstopping Kylie Minogue.
It was like even the weather knew it couldn’t fade Kylie’s glow, with the rain halting just before the Aussie music icon, and her troupe of dancers and accompanists took to the Bimbadgen Estate stage.
Opening her multi-act extravaganza with the title track of her 14th studio album, ‘Golden’, Kylie treated her legions of loyal fans to a career-spanning set of hits and favourites, including ‘Better the Devil You Know’, ‘In Your Eyes’, a re-worked version of ‘Confide in Me’, ‘Wow’, ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’, a super-sexy version of ‘Slow’, before the high-energy ‘Kids’, a crowd singalong duet for ‘Especially for You’, ‘All the Lovers’, a medley of ‘New York City/Raining Glitter/On a Night Like This’, ‘Wouldn’t Change a Thing/I’ll Still Be Loving You’, ‘Spinning Around’, her first single ‘The Locomotion’, and an encore of ‘Love at First Sight’ before finishing on a high with lead single from her latest album, ‘Dancing’.
The impressive staging, costuming and choreography of the Golden tour reflected the country feel of Kylie’s 2018 offering and didn’t seem to be scaled back to suit the outdoor venue of Bimbadgen Estate and inclement weather.
Kylie has a reputation for being one of the world’s best live performers, and her A Day on the Green show exceeded expectations. Kylie delivers more than a concert – with her talent, sense of fun and obvious love for her craft she creates an experience, a moment in time. It was a golden moment.
A Day On The Green at Bimbadgen
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