Disco, women of rock and now singer-songwriters whose voices are uniquely their own.
A Day On The Green organisers really are mixing it up for music lovers this festival season.
James Blunt is headlining the third concert in the festival series at Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley on March 10, 2018. He will be joined by Aussie talent Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd and Karise Eden.
The chart-topping superstar will perform two special indoor shows in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as appearing across the country for the first time ever at a day on the green outdoor shows. His Australian tour kicks off at Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley on March 10, 2018.
Currently on tour throughout North America with good friend Ed Sheeran, Blunt says he is looking forward to embarking on his own world tour, The Afterlove Tour, and returning to Australia.
“Australia has always been the most fun part of every world tour I’ve ever done, and the fans at the shows have always given me the warmest of welcomes,” he said.
“I can’t wait to get back.”
Blunt first captured the world’s attention in 2005 with his multi-platinum debut Back To Bedlam, featuring its history-making number one classic single You’re Beautiful. The Brit has since become one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the modern era, with more than 20 million albums and 12 million singles to his name.
He has also been the recipient of a remarkable range of top honours including five Grammy Award nominations, two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards (honouring British music and songwriters), and a host of MTV Awards.
Blunt won over a whole new legion of Australian fans during his stint as a judge on The X Factor in 2015, and earlier this year shot the video for single Don’t Give Me Those Eyes at Sydney’s Warriewood Beach while in the country for the TV Week Logie Awards.
He’s also earned plaudits for his hugely popular Twitter account, now boasting more than 1.5 million followers. In his signature self-effacing style, Blunt heralded the arrival of his fifth studio album The Afterlove with a tweet: “If you thought 2016 was bad … I’m releasing an album in 2017.”
Blunt worked with a wide range of talent when writing and recording the ARIA Top 10 album, including Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd). He also collaborated with DJ Robin Schulz, scoring him a smash hit with banger OK.
Since his first visit to Australia in 2005, Blunt has kept audiences spellbound with his heartfelt poignancy fused with touches of his classic, self-deprecating sense of humour. At A Day On The Green you will see him performing songs from his latest album plus his incredible catalogue of hits including Bartender, You’re Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover, Carry You Home, No Bravery, 1973, Wisemen, Stay The Night and Bonfire Heart.
Byron Bay singer-songwriter Pete Murray released his sixth studio album Camacho in June, debuting at number three on the ARIA charts. In 2003 Murray released his breakthrough record Feeler featuring hit single So Beautiful which topped the Aussie charts and went on to sell more than 450,000 copies and earn him 12 ARIA Award nominations.
Busby Marou are Rockhampton duo Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou. Their debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in July 2014, while their follow-up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at number five on the album chart. Postcards From The Shell House is their first ARIA number one album. Their meaningful lyrics, melodic guitar riffs and delightful harmonies have seen them win over fans and critics alike and they were recently announced as supports for Sir Elton John’s Australian tour.
Alex Lloyd is one of Australia’s most popular singer-songwriters. Winning critical acclaim with his debut album, 1997’s Black The Sun, Alex followed this with 2001’s Watching Angels Mend featuring his breakout hit, Amazing, which topped triple j’s Hottest 100 and won APRA’s Song of the Year.
The multi ARIA-Award-winner continued his run of hits with Green, Coming Home, 1000 Miles, Everybody’s Laughing and Never Meant To Fail. Last year saw the release of Lloyd’s seventh studio album, Acoustica, featuring stripped back re-recordings of some of his much-loved classics.
Karise Eden was launched into the national spotlight in 2012 when she won Australia’s first series of The Voice, blowing away the judges and audiences with her powerful and raw voice. Breaking sales and chart records, Eden became the first artist since The Beatles to have four songs in the ARIA Top 5 singles chart. Her debut album, My Journey, entered the Australian charts at number one and the follow-up album, 2014’s Things I’ve Done, hit number five.