Club Mudgee is set to host a celebration of Australian music on Australia Day after calling in AC/DC tribute band, Highway to Hell, to rock the green on the Aussie-est day of the year.
“This will be our second Australia Day concert and we really wanted to do something that celebrates Australian music -and what’s more Aussie than AC\DC?” Club Mudgee’s Kelly Gant said.
Mudgee locals will get to experience incredible vocals complemented by the most faithful reproduction of AC/DC’s iconic rock sound of any tribute band in Australia when Highway to Hell bring clever props and costumes to Club Mudgee for a memorable performance.
“Mick Vawdon has agreed to come along as the support act so it’s shaping up to be a great night,” Ms Gant said.
The event will get under way at 5pm.
Highway to Hell will take the stage at 7.30pm for two one-hour sets.
“Last year around 600 people turned up for the event and we’re hoping for around 500 people his year,” Ms Gant said.
Anticipating a warm night, Club Mudgee will set up shade in the form of marquee tents and umbrellas for the few remaining hours of sunlight. There will also be a mist tent, so concertgoers can cool down if the heat gets too bad.
“We’re hoping that he misting tent will help people combat the heat that’s sure to be around,” MS Gant said.
As well as providing a bit of Aussie entertainment on the day, Club Mudgee will use the event to raise funds for the Delaney family who lost their home to fire in the lead up to Christmas.
“All the proceeds from the barbecue that we’ll have going all night will go towards the Delaney Fire Relief fund,” Ms Gant said.
We’re hoping that a lot of people will buy sausage and steak sandwiches on the day to help support the family,” she said.
The green will be open for the Club Mudgee Australia Day concert at 5pm, with Mick Vawdon taking to the stage around 5.30pm before Highway to Hell rock the night at 7.30pm.