UPDATE 12.02.17: for those attending the Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley performance today. The venue has been in touch with local police Area Command and have been advised that:
· Hope Estate is situated in the low risk vineyards area
· There are no bush fires currently burning in the surrounding region
· No evacuations have been initiated or advised in that area
Based on all information in hand the concert will be proceeding as scheduled.
There is a cool change forecast to reach the area by 5 PM today, which will bring with it significantly lower temperatures.
Extensive measures have been taken to ensure patron comfort during the high temperatures forecast for earlier in the day.
The venue is in direct contact with local authorities and any updates received will be promptly communicated as and when received.
UPDATE 10.02.17: JAMES TAYLOR and His All-Star Band will play Hope Estate Winery in the Hunter Valley this Sunday, February 12. Patrons are urged to prepare for the hot weather forecast for Sunday. In an effort to avoid the hottest part of the day, the start time is being pushed back to 5.45pm.
Patrons are advised to wear a hat and sunscreen (and reapply), stay hydrated, take a water bottle and make use of the free drinking water available within the venue. Bottled water will also be available for purchase.
Gates will open at 3.30pm as planned, but stage times will be pushed back by 45 minutes to the following revised times:
HOPE ESTATE WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12
Gates open 3.30pm (no time change)
Kasey Chambers 5.45pm to 6.30pm
Bernard Fanning 6.45pm to 7.45pm
James Taylor 8.15pm
James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 12, 1948. He rose to fame in the 1970s, when he became known for writing and performing sensitive, affecting songs. Over the course of a long-running career, Taylor has won five Grammy Awards and seen many of his albums go platinum. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and received a National Medal of the Arts in 2011.