A DASH of romance, a splash of blood and a big helping of Aussie rock greeted revellers at the latest A Day on the Green concert at Bimbadgen Estate.
About 9000 people headed to the Pokolbin winery on Saturday for the show, featuring iconic acts Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Baby Animals, James Reyne and Boom Crash Opera.
The day was particularly special for Blacktown couple Wade Lewis and his new fiancee Alison Pratt, who received one of the biggest cheers of the evening when Mr Lewis proposed on stage.
‘‘He asked me to put up with him forever more,’’ Ms Pratt said.
‘‘I actually didn’t say yes, I said: ‘hell yeah’.’’
The couple came to the Hunter Valley for the weekend to celebrate six years together.
‘‘We got there and it was brilliant and they were all my favourite bands from high school,’’ Ms Pratt said.
‘‘We had a ball and the bands were amazing.’’
They already have plans to top the spectacular proposal, hoping to hold the wedding at a motorcycle racetrack on the Central Coast.
Others left the event with more sour memories.
Central Hunter duty officer Glen Blaine said a man was assaulted during The Angels’ performance and that police were investigating.
‘‘We’ll be pursing a person from that [incident],’’ Inspector Blaine said.
One man was led away with large blood stains on his t-shirt after an apparent scuffle.
Inspector Blaine said a few people were also ejected for intoxication, but that the crowd was generally well-behaved for an event of the size.
The concert was the first of several A Day on the Green events that will bring music superstars to the Hunter Valley in the coming months.
In December, Bimbadgen Estate will host a concert headlined by Simple Minds and Devo. Legendary singer-songwriters Elvis Costello and Neil Young will be the main attractions at events in January and March.