a-ha and Rick Astley come to day on the green at Mount Cotton's Sirromet winery in March 2020

GREEN: a-ha and Rick Astley come to day on the green in March 2020. PIC: Just Loomis.
GREEN: a-ha and Rick Astley come to day on the green in March 2020. PIC: Just Loomis.

Pop icons a-ha comes to Sirromet on March 1, 2020 as part of its first Australian tour in 34 years. The group will be joined by Rick Astley.

The Norwegian trio dominated pop charts worldwide during the 80s, celebrates its 35th anniversary of its hugely influential debut album Hunting High And Low and will be performing the classic album in full as well as other favourites from across a long career. Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, it includes the unforgettable Take On Me, which reached number one on the Australian charts, as well as follow-up hits The Sun Always Shines On TV, Train Of Thought and the title track.

a-ha singer Morten Harket, keyboardist Mags Furuholmen and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy have sold more than 55 million albums and remain one of the UK and Europe's most loved pop bands, regularly playing stadiums and festivals.

"Australia was the country we played our first ever live concerts and was our first brush with worldwide fame. It was a thrilling adventure to be there on the opposite side of the world and it's a thrill to return in 2020. Finally we will be back where it all started," Furuholmen said.

Rick Astley is also enjoying a major career resurgence. The British star has sold more than 40 million albums fuelled by hits like Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody,Together Forever, When I Fall in Love, She Wants To Dance With Me and Cry For Help.

In 2016 Rick's album 50 was released to mark his milestone birthday and became his first UK number one since his 1987 debut album. The platinum selling album has to date sold more than 350,000 copies. Last year he followed it up with another wholly self-penned, performed and produced album, Beautiful Life, and continued his heavy touring schedule and has just completed a 38-date UK arena and stadium tour as special guest for Take That.

The a day on the green events will also feature synth-pop stars Pseudo Echo and I Know Leopard.

Pioneers of the '80s electronic and new romantic sound, Pseudo Echo released its first album, Autumnal Park, in 1984, skyrocketing the band to national success with the singles Listening, Stranger In Me, Dancing Until Midnight and A Beat For You. Their follow-up, Love An Adventure,spawned another string of hits including its title track, Don't Go, Try, Living In A Dream and their remake of Lipps Inc's Funky Town, which brought them international chart success while also spending seven weeks at number one in Australia.

I Know Leopard recently released a debut album Love Is A Landmine featuring catchy singles Landmine, Heather and Seventy Lies.

Tickets are through ticketek.com.au, 132 849 from $119.90 to $249.90.