A second Day on the Green concert has been announced for Orange in 2022, headlined by ARIA-award winning pop rock outfit Lime Cordiale, who are bringing their The Squeeze Festival 2022 tour to the city.
Lime Cordiale brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach have curated a selection of Australian talent to join them at the Heifer Station Wines gig on April 24, including Thelma Plum, Client Liaison and The VANNS.
The Orange show is part of a national tour of The Squeeze Festival, which also includes two other A Day on the Green Shows at the Barossa Valley and Geelong.
The announcement of the ANZAC Day long weekend gig comes hot on the heels of news that Aussie rock legends Midnight Oil will headline Orange's first Day on the Green concert for 2022 at Heifer Station in February.
Lime Cordiale's The Squeeze Festival, now its third year, was born from an idea of a day-long festival programmed by Lime Cordiale featuring the bands and artists that they would want to see at a festival.
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It has since grown from an indoor event to a major outdoor national festival.
"After the industry has been hit so hard it's a great feeling to know that we're pulling this off. We share a great vision with Chugg Music to be able to achieve something more than just making records. This project is for the music industry and the hungry music lovers," said Oli Leimbach.
"We're staying true to what we first set out to do, which is to showcase musicians that are more than just hype and hold an event that has more than just music."
Concert organisers have partnered with FEAT. Live on the festival to contribute a Solar Slice of $1 from each ticket sold which will go towards helping reduce carbon emissions and waste generated by live events with the aim of maximising positive environmental outcomes.
"The line-up has been handpicked by us and something that we'd jump at buying tickets to see," Oli Leimbach said
"Rural festivals are just more fun and go that little bit harder!"
Roundhouse Entertainment Promoter, Michael Newton, said he was thrilled to have Lime Cordiale join the A Day on the Green family.
"We've been putting on shows since the Lime Cordiale boys were just kids, but our main ethos has always been about supporting Australian talent, new and established. The Squeeze is the best of both worlds - people who love Lime Cordiale can come and enjoy their music and the a day on the green experience - as well as the other acts on the bill handpicked by Louis and Oli. It's a win-win for everyone. "
Mayor of Orange Reg Kidd said the concert would give the local economy a boost:
"Ten thousand people attended the first concert at Heifer Station Wines in February 2020, with people from all over the state coming to the Orange area, offering a huge economic boost for the region when we were at the height of the drought.
"In fact, more than a third of those people who attended the concert also stayed overnight, providing further benefits for our accommodation providers, pubs, restaurants and cafés."
Tickets go on sale on Friday December 3 at 12pm.
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