GALLERY | Violent Femmes were the highlight of 2017's A Day on the Green at All Saints Estate

THE weather was perfect and the wine was flowing for the estimated 2500-strong crowd at A Day on the Green on Saturday evening.

Headline acts The Hoodoo Gurus and Violent Femmes had the crowd on their feet with hits “What's My Scene” and “Blister in the Sun” respectively. 

The event has stopped at All Saints Estate for 14 years, and promoter Michael Newton said the headliners lived up to their top billing.

“It was another fantastic day at All Saints,” he said.

“All the bands were very well received, and the Gurus and the Femmes upped the ante, bringing it home in the end.

“‘Blister in the Sun’ and ‘What's My Scene’ had the crowd going nuts.”

The estimated crowd was slightly down compared to usual, something Mr Newton put down to a high-profile scheduling clash.

English superstar songstress Adele was performing in Melbourne as part of her international tour.

“It was a slightly smaller crowd this year – I think everyone was at Adele,” he said.

“But it is great to bring these kind of bands to the Border, we really enjoy putting on this show.

“It was John Farnham last year so this year's line-up obviously attracted a different crowd.

“We've been doing shows at All Saints for 14 years now and we know how much everyone in the region loves the event.”

Concert-goer Josh Pinn, who travelled from Wagga for the show, said it was an excellent afternoon for all involved.

“It was a great afternoon, very relaxed and really well organised,” he said.

“I really like it as an opportunity for regional people to see big names without having to travel to Sydney or Melbourne.

“Violent Femmes were definitely the highlight.

“I was there with my wife and sister – we all grew up listening to them but had never seen them live before.

“They exceeded our expectations.”

The Whitlams, former You Am I frontman Tim Rogers and Models supported the two headline acts.

The Wahgunyah show was the penultimate destination for the 2017 tour – Annie’s Lane in Clare Valley, South Australia is the last stop.

A Day on the Green last visited All Saints in November 2015, when John Farnham headlined.