With the colossal RNB Fridays Live wrapping up after a second successful year of multiple sold-out shows, leaving fans and critics thrilled, Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring, a day on the green and The Hit Network have joined forces to keep the party going in 2018 with the reveal of the first ever RNB Vine Days.
A series of special Vine Days winery shows will kick off in February next year at the Hunter Valley’s Bimbadgen, Mt Cotton’s Sirromet Wines and the Yarra Valley’s Rochford Wines.
The concert series will showcase Australia’s stunning wine regions at a day on the green venues and host some of the biggest names in contemporary R&B – Boyz II Men and TLC will lead the charge for the summer shows alongside Jamaican-American dancehall maestro Shaggy, DJ Horizon and YO! MAFIA.
Ensuring all fans can get their R&B fix, TLC and Boyz II Men will also perform three indoor co-headline shows in Christchurch, Sydney and Canberra, while Boyz II Men will also treat Auckland fans to a one-off headline show.
Leading the charge for RNB Vine Days is one of the music industry’s most elite and truly iconic R&B groups Boyz II Men. Over the past two decades Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with smooth harmonies and enduring themes. The trio’s four Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 25-year career, Boyz II Men have numerous prestigious accolades to their name including nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards and three Billboard Music Awards.
Boyz II Men have won fans the world over with their soulful multi-octave sound and incredible vocals from mega hits like End Of The Road, I’ll Make Love To You and One Sweet Day (feat. Mariah Carey) plus smooth tunes from recent release Under The Streetlight (out now through Universal Music) like Ladies Man and Stay.
One of history’s most influential female hip hop and R&B acts TLC will be returning Down Under next February. These three empowered women, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes,captured the world’s attention with their sassy and sophisticated R&B set against a socially conscious lyrical style. Tragically in 2002, Lopes was killed in a car accident. Refusing to call it quits in honour of their fallen sister T-Boz and Chilli have since continued to tour worldwide.
Selling 65 million records worldwide with five Grammy Awards under their belt, TLC remain a force to be reckoned with. Releasing their first album in 15 years in June (through Liberator Music) they produced hits Haters and Way Back (feat. Snoop Dogg) follow the same CrazySexyCool style of anthems No Scrubs, Waterfalls and Unpretty.
Dancehall reggae’s biggest hit-maker Shaggy will be keeping fans groovin’ this summer at RNB Vine Days. Capturing attention with his remake of Oh Carolina, Shaggy’s trademark baritone elevated the reggae revival through strong storytelling in songwriting. Don’t miss Shaggy performing his inescapable dance floor jams like Mr Boombastic, It Wasn’t Me (feat. Rikork), Angel (feat. Rayvon) and Hey Sexy Lady (feat. Brian and Tony Gold) this February.
No R&B event would be complete without Australia’s #1 R&B DJ, DJ Horizon. Spinning all the biggest hip hop and RNB jams, DJ Horizon will keep the party pumping between performances before taking over the stage for an entire hour of party anthems.
YO! MAFIA aka ‘The International Party DJ’ will also be hitting the decks next February for RNB Vine Days. Solidified as one of Australia’s premier party DJs, YO! MAFIA’s signature genre-smashing shows have seen her tour and support A-List artists such as Missy Elliot, Salt ’n’ Pepa, Pharrell Williams and Iggy Azalea just to name a few!
No outdoor show is complete without a drop of wine and delicious food! On top of all the delicious food on offer, RNB Vine Days is thrilled to reveal Schnitz as an official sponsor for all winery shows. Bringing the old-age culinary tradition of schnitzel to modern-day tastebuds through fresh ingredients, a healthier pan-cooking technique and a delicious, crunchy crumb, these connoisseurs are bound to make even the most seasoned schnitzel pro swoon!
With some of the hottest names in contemporary R&B on one stage, fans are encouraged to act quickly in snapping up their tickets to RNB Vine Days. Tickets start from $119.90 – tickets on sale from Friday 24 November.
For more information on bus transfers and accommodation for RNB Vine Days please visit www.vinedays.com.au
Fans in Sydney, Canberra and Christchurch are encouraged to act quickly to secure their tickets to a night with R&B royalty. Tickets for TLC and Boyz II Men’s indoor co-headline shows start at $99.90 with Silver and Gold options available, as well as Meet and Greet packages – tickets on sale from Friday 24 November.
RNB VINE DAYS FEBRUARY 2018
Presented by Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring, a day on the green and The Hit Network
Boyz II Men, TLC, Shaggy, CDB, DJ Horizon & YO! MAFIA
A DAY ON THE GREEN PRE-SALE
Begins: Wed 22 Nov (2pm AEDT)
Ends: Thu 23 Nov (2pm AEDT) (or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Fri 24 Nov (2pm local time)
December disco fever hits in just a few weeks when KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND, VILLAGE PEOPLE and SISTER SLEDGE kick off their Australian tour.
With a mirror ball’s worth of sparkling ’70s smash hits to their collective names, these disco legends are ready to get down and boogie through the a day on the green wineries and indoor shows in Melbourne and Sydney, kicking off in Perth on December 7.
The artists will all perform with full bands to roll out hits including That’s The Way (I Like It), Give It Up, Boogie Shoes, Get Down Tonight, Please Don’t Go, Shake Your Booty, Y.M.C.A, In The Navy, Macho Man, Go West, We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer and Lost In Music – to name but a few.
How much fun will this be!
Formed in Florida in 1973 by Harry Wayne Casey (KC), the Grammy-Award winning KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND have sold more than 100 million records, have a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame and have ruled dancefloors around the world for decades with their irresistible blend of funk, disco and R&B.
The VILLAGE PEOPLE’s special bond with Australian fans is set to continue, with the return of original lead singer and ‘cop’ Victor Willis to front the band for the first time in more than 35 years. The revamped group will also be backed by a full live band for the first time in decades. Flamboyant, good-time, sing-along fun is what the VILLAGE PEOPLE always deliver!
Debbie and Kim Sledge, known to their legions of fans as SISTER SLEDGE, are still tearing up dancefloors with their incredible live shows. As one of the original ‘girl groups’, the sisters have accumulated an incredible string of Gold and Platinum albums and chart-topping hits and still love nothing better than to share the stage together.
Joining the celebration at a day on the green shows will be Australia’s own disco royalty – who else but the fabulous MARCIA HINES. Inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009, Marcia remains one of our best-loved stars.
Can you feel the funk we say!
A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:
KC & The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge, Marcia Hines
Thur Dec 7 Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA
Sat Dec 9 Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale, SA
Sun Dec 10 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Sat Dec 16 Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sun Dec 17 Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD
Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are delighted to welcome BRYAN ADAMS back to Australia for four very special regional shows in January 2018.
BRYAN ADAMS will appear at two Victorian a day on the green events, playing for the first time in both Geelong and Nagambie.
Performing at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on Friday January 12 and Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie on Saturday January 13, Bryan will be joined by special guests DARYL BRAITHWAITE and THIRSTY MERC.
Both venues are just a short drive from Melbourne with coach services available from the CBD.
Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock and roll and big ballads, Adams is an icon of epic proportions, with his music achieving number one status in more than 40 countries.
Adams will be touring in celebration of his brand new best-of album Ultimate (out November 3 via Universal Music Australia). Alongside classic anthems like (Everything I Do), I Do It For You, Please Forgive Me and Summer of ’69, the 21-track album features two brand new songs, Ultimate Love and Please Stay – his first new songs in more than two years.
A sight to be seen on the live stage, Bryan Adams has been touring the world for nearly four decades. Aside from being on the road doing more than 100 concerts a year, he is currently working on writing the songs for the upcoming Pretty Woman musical.
Adams has gathered an impressive collection of accolades over the years, including a Grammy, three Academy Awards, five Golden Globe nominations, American Music Awards, an Ivor Novello Award and countless Juno Awards.
He was also awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia – given to him for his contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, The Bryan Adams Foundation. It’s solid evidence that his impact on pop culture goes way beyond just music.
DARYL BRAITHWAITE’S extraordinary career spans more than four decades and he is one of Australia’s most successful and popular singers. With an arsenal of hits including Howzat, Summer Love, Rise, One Summer, As The Days Go By and his now classic The Horses, Daryl found fame in the ’70s fronting one of Australia’s biggest bands ever, Sherbet. He then became a solo star in the ’80s and has been nominated for six ARIA Awards including Best Male Artist (1991 and 1992) and Song of the Year for The Horses (1992) and will be inducted into this year’s ARIA Hall of Fame.
THIRSTY MERC are celebrating 15 years as a band, loved by fans across the country thanks to tracks like Someday, Someday, In The Summertime and 20 Good Reasons. Bursting onto the music scene in 2002, the band continue to tour and make new music, led by charismatic frontman Rai Thistlethwayte.
Bryan Adams’ national tour will begin with a show at Bribie Island’s Sandstone Point Hotel on Tuesday January 9 before playing Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday January 10, followed by two a day on the green Victorian events.
Much-loved Down Under, act quickly to secure your tickets to consummate performer Bryan Adams when he returns to Australia in January!
A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:
Bryan Adams, Daryl Braithwaite and Thirsty Merc
Friday January 12 Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC
Saturday January 13 Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie, VIC
ABOUT A DAY ON THE GREEN:
This summer season marks the 17th year of a day on the green, which started in January 2001. After more than 425 shows and three million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, good wine and great music is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular concert events.
For a totally relaxing day, leave the car at home and travel by coach! Bus transfers available from the CBD and a variety of accommodation available from budget to five-star. Contact Melbourne On The Move: Call 1300 558 686 or visit www.melbourneonthemove.com.au
EVENT INFORMATION: a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Camping chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all transport, accommodation and event information, go to www.adayonthegreen.com.au