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How to make the most of a weekend away for a concert in the Hunter Valley

Rally the troops, claim your patch of ground at one of our big name estates, and celebrate the greats of all music genres where there’s space to dance up a storm and seriously good wines to enjoy. April calls for a jam-packed live music lineup with an array of events taking place in the region including the Red Hot Summer Tour, Chris Isaak at a Day on the Green, The Gum Ball & James Taylor at a Day on the Green, here are some insider tips on how to make the most of a concert weekend getaway.

Tickets and Accommodation: Ensure you have purchased tickets well in advance, as festivals and concerts in the Hunter Valley can often sell out quickly. Additionally, book your accommodation early, especially if you're planning to stay overnight. The Hunter Valley offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels, motels, guesthouses, and seasonal camping sites.

Transportation: Plan your transportation to and from the venue. Consider carpooling with friends or booking a taxi or private driver. Rover Coaches also offer transfers if you're travelling with a group. If you're self-driving, be aware of traffic conditions and parking arrangements at the venue.

Weather Considerations: Check the weather forecast leading up to the event and pack accordingly. The Hunter Valley can experience varying weather conditions, so be prepared for sun, rain, or cooler temperatures. Bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and rain gear as needed.

Clothing and Footwear: Dress comfortably and appropriately for the type of event and weather conditions. Consider wearing layers that you can easily add or remove depending on the temperature. Comfortable footwear is essential, especially if you'll be standing or walking for extended periods.

Food and Drinks: While many festivals and concerts offer food and beverage options onsite, it's a good idea to bring snacks and water to stay hydrated and energised throughout the day. Check the event's policy on outside food and drinks before packing.

Know the Lineup and Schedule: Familiarise yourself with the lineup and schedule of performances to ensure you don't miss your favourite acts. Most of our venues only have the one stage however you should plan your day accordingly, allowing time to explore the venue and enjoy all the attractions and activities available.

Safety and Security: Be mindful of your personal belongings and valuables while attending the event. Consider bringing a small backpack or bag to carry essentials such as your phone, wallet, ID, and any necessary medications. Follow event rules and security guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for yourself and others.

Respect the Environment: Help keep the Hunter Valley clean and beautiful by disposing of waste properly and respecting the natural surroundings. Avoid walking through or taking photos in our vineyards as this is a biosecurity hazard to our region. Follow designated trash disposal areas and recycling guidelines provided by event organisers.

Plan for Fun Beyond the Event: The Hunter Valley offers a range of attractions and activities beyond the festival grounds. Consider extending your stay to explore the region's wineries, restaurants, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences. Be sure to book ahead as the region can be quite busy when a major event such as a festival or concert is taking place. 

To find out what concerts are coming up click here, and to book your experiences and accommodation click here.



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