Josef Chromy Winery sets the stage for A Day on the Green

Josef Chromy Wines was a hive of action on Thursday in preparation for A Day on the Green.

The lush lawns at Relbia will host the event on Saturday, which has appeared in the Tasmanian music calendar for several years.

The site crew was busy setting up the main stage and nearby tents, which would look out over a packed crowd of picnic chairs and revellers.

Setting up the stage was well underway by Thursday afternoon with the site crew busy at work all day.

The line-up has a strong 1990s influence with Australian punk band The Living End and alternative rock band Spiderbait headlining the show.

The line-up will also feature Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves.

A Day on the Green founder and promoter Michael Newton said it was a terrific line-up.

He started the festival back in 2001, which has continued to grow.

The organisers set out to run 20 shows a year, although the number of events has doubled since it was founded, he said.

A Day on the Green has been held in Northern Tasmania for more than five years, Newton said.

While there might be a smaller market than on the mainland, the organisers loved hosting the event at the picturesque Northern Tasmanian winery, he said.

So much so that it was now one of Newton’s top three favourite vineyards.

“It’s been a pretty incredible ride.”

Newton expected up to 6000 people could rock out at the event, which he described as a day out at a beautiful venue with great music.

“I like to think it’s a social event as well as a music gig.”

The stage would overlook a sea of picnic chairs and rugs on Saturday afternoon, as gates open at 1.30pm.

The festival was “in it for the long haul” and hoped to return to Tasmania in future years, he said.

“We’ve been through tough times … but we’ve got great staff.”

As long as the festival continued to showcase quality bands and offer good value, the festival would continue into the future, he said.

  • General admission tickets are still available for A Day on the Green via ticketmaster.com