We all work hard so when the weekends roll around, you want to make them count. That could mean enjoying a bottle of vino or a craft beer over some quality eats. Perhaps you hot-foot it out of the city to explore our beautiful country. And then on the rare (or perhaps not so rare) occasion, it will be spent tearing up the d-floor. So, what if we told you that you could enjoy all three activities in one epic weekend? Wine Machine promises just that. Now in its second year, the event is returning to the Yarra Valley on Saturday, March 24, 2018, to throw the ultimate dance party amongst the grapevines.
Proceedings will kick off in the early afternoon with Australian acts including The Kite Street Tangle, Touch Sensitive and Sneaky Sound System all taking to the stage. DJ Tom Loud will end the evening with one of his now-legendary Hot Dub Time Machine sets, which will see audiences dancing their way from 1954 to today, as he mixes an iconic song from each year. And it's all set within the picturesque fields of Rochford Estate with top-notch bites and drinks — including plenty of wine — to keep you going. This year, there'll be a pop-up cellar door — slinging sangria and frosé — a caravan selling prosecco and a heap of stalls, offering face-painting, henna tattoos and the like.
It'll be a weekend that's hard to top but we're going to try: we're offering you the chance to win double AAA passes to the festival. You and a mate will spend the evening in the Artist Bar rubbing shoulders with the musos before they head onstage, snacking on free antipasti and wine from the restaurant and meeting and greeting Hot Dub Time Machine himself.