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Valentines’ Day Deco Picnic – Greg Poppleton 1920 Trio

Valentines’ Day Deco Picnic, Sunday 14 February 2021: the 1920s Greg Poppleton Trio with Paul Baker on banjo, Adam Barnard on washboard (and myself singing), serenaded revellers with songs of the 1920s. Photos by Tim Levy

greg poppleton sings 1920s songs at deco park picnic

Greg Poppleton sings 1920s songs at Deco Park Picnic


Think Jazz on a Summer’s Day meets a Great Gatsby garden party was the theme. Inspired by summer picnics of the 1920s, dining al fresco with friends and family is one of summer’s greatest pleasures.

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer


Sydney Olympic Park’s Valentines’ Day Deco Picnic was the chance for friends to gather, dress in their Sunday best and enjoy a long lunch on the lawn.

The picnic connected the creativity of musicians and picnickers with the culture of the wide open.

There were themed hosts, visual performers, kids games, immersive theatre and roving live music. Guests revelled in curious vintage characters, live jazz and a shared glamorous nostalgia.

Greg Poppleton serenading picnickers with songs from the 1920s

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio: Greg with megaphone, Paul Baker banjo, Adam Barnard washboard, backstage at the Deco Park Picnic

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