Rock star headlines Royal Melbourne Show

The Royal Melbourne Show is again expected to draw in hundreds of families over its opening weekend.
The Royal Melbourne Show is again expected to draw in hundreds of families over its opening weekend.

Hundreds of people are expected to pour into the showgrounds for the Royal Melbourne Show with singer Jimmy Barnes to headline the entertainment.

The Australian rock star will perform at the opening weekend on Saturday to entertain the adults, but there will be also be plenty of showbags, animals, food and other live entertainment on offer.

The showbags have also been given the tick of approval by the government after one item was removed from sale and seven others modified to meet standards.

The show has been running every year since 1848 in Melbourne and coincides with the school holidays.

Australian Associated Press