Boutique dance music extravaganza Wine Machine is coming back to the Hunter Valley next month with a stellar lineup of acts on the bill.
Wine Machine royalty and master of ceremonies Hot Dub Time Machine will be joined by New Zealand euphoric-alt-rockers The Naked & Famous, Brisbane juggernauts The Jungle Giants and Australian dance legends Bag Raiders at the Roche Estate event on March 14.
Rounding out the lineup istheKosovo based artist behind the smash hit 'Ride It', Regard; the ever dreamy and upbeat Alice Ivy, Brisbane DJ Young Franco; newcomer Don West and sommelier Danny Clayton.
In 2019, Wine Machine attracted over 65,000 people across its six dates nationally as it descended upon the most famous wine regions for a decadent day of dining, drinking and dancing.
With Wine Machine taking place in fire affected regions, organisers want to acknowledge the incredible work of those fighting fires countrywide by making an initial donation of $10,000 to be shared among national rural fire services as well as dedicating $1 from every ticket sold to each of the respective regions' rural fire services.
On the day, each event will also have a drop off for guests to donate perishable items as they enter that are in much need by those both displaced and fighting the fires.
Wine Machine is also inviting all emergency service personnel to join them for a day of leisure free of charge.
"We have endless admiration for those that have risked their lives and donated their time to others and hope that they might take some time for a day of R&R at their local event," organisers said in a statement.
"If this is you, please email us at email@example.com and we'll make the arrangements."
Organisers have promised a bumper 2020 vintage with the return of the "cellar door" oasis of epicurean delights, vintage activities and bohemian comforts.
In addition, the wine-makers are turning the standard festy-festival-fare on its head with the roll-out of gourmet "Le Marche" activations in all states, where top local chefs and farmers present the tastes of the region in a farmers market bazaar.
For the first time ever, tickets will also be available to a long-table lunch, where punters can dine with the artists, wine-makers, farmers and VIPs.