Adams rocks stage on green - Lauren Bordin

January 17, 2018

Thousands of revellers flocked to Mitchelton Wines to celebrate A Day on The Green.

Keen: Lana Ruban, RIkki Roberts, Hope Dowsett, Sarah Featherstone and Michaela Murphy traveled up from Melbourne for A Day on the Green.

Getting the band together: A huge group of friends from Shepparton were set to see Bryan Adams.

There might have been grey clouds and rain at Mitchelton Wines, but that did not stop Bryan Adams transporting everyone back to the Summer of ’69.

The Canadian rocker headlined this year’s instalment of A Day on the Green in Nagambie and captivated fans during his near two-hour set.

As expected, his major hit Summer of ’69 had the crowd pumping as the sun set across the stage, but it was only one of a host of songs that concert-goers danced to.

With old film clips playing on the big screen, the crowd relished the nostalgia of Heaven and (Everything I do) I Do It For You, while also enjoying songs from his most recent album Ultimate.

With plenty of energy on stage, Adams and his band kept up the tempo that had begun from the previous acts.

While barely a drop of rain fell during Adams’ set — or no-one noticed if it did — showers hit the crowd that was already prepared with raincoats and ponchos.

Australian band Thirsty Merc began the day and made sure to include hits spanning the past 15 years including 20 Good Reasons, In the Summertime, and Someday, Someday.

Daryl Braithwaite took the stage with a rain jacket, but soon removed it, belting out a couple of Sherbet classics and finishing with the mandatory The Horses sing-a-long.

With Adams pulling major crowds as an international headliner, people came from far and wide for the event.

Along with a dedicated contingent travelling from Shepparton and Melbourne, families came from Albury as well as Adelaide for the experience.

Nagambie police were incredibly thankful to the community and visitors for their behaviour.

A police spokesperson said there were 12 shuttle buses from Mitchelton Wines into the towns of Nagambie and more than 6000 visitors present.

‘‘Not a single offence was recorded, so we would really like to thank the community for their behaviour,’’ they said.

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