Music Festival


WHERE: Manning Street, John Wright Park, Tuncurry NSW
WHEN: 12pm to 8pm Saturday 3rd November 2018
WHAT:The Lakeside Festival is a brilliant one day festival showcasing the Midcoast Region and Hinterlands.
Each year we pluck the best local bands out of the area and flock them together with some amazing touring headline artists, creating the finest calibration of our local culture and eclectic mix of music. Bring a camp chair or rug, there is plenty of space to relax, dance and have a good time! Enjoy the licenced bar, food stalls, kids rides, workshops, face painters, toddlers sand pit and photobooth plus more. There’s something for everyone! A festival experience like no other, all celebrated on the shores of the Wallis Lake, the gateway to our region, Cape Hawke Harbour.

Featuring 8 hours of live music by our headlining roots and blues musicians RUSSELL MORRIS | BONDI CIGARS & THE MASON RACK BAND plus our sensational local supporting artists GALLERI | CRANKY DUCK | THE BLACK NOR’EASTERS and BELLE BADI all rocking out on one intimate stage. Don’t miss out on this spectacular show!

Also featuring: Welcome to country ceremony performed by members of Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council, Sundarra Tribe belly dancers and so much more.


This is a family friendly and licensed event. FREE ENTRY for Kids 12 and under when accompanied by a ticket holding Adult. (Under 18’s must be in direct supervision of parents or guardian at all times) Wristbands must be worn at all times. Lock out at 6pm FULL TICKET INFO

2018 LINE-UP


Because we love our Lakeside Fans we want to give you a chance to win come free stuff! and all you have to do fill out our survey.
You’ll be given an event program at the gate, simply fill out the SURVEY inside, place the completed form in our big barrel located at the Merch Tent/HQ and cross your fingers.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Winners will be drawn at 2pm.
LOTS OF PRIZES TO BE WON thanks to our supporting sponsors

Everyone who fills out a form is a winner regardless, your feedback for LAKESIDE FESTIVAL keeps us going and improves us for next year. To say thanks, you will be gifted a FREE MIDCOAST WATER BOTTLE thanks to our Presenting Partner MidCoast Water Services


Local street food sourced from our very own backyard..
We are now seeking Food Vendors for 2018 We take pride in the quality and variety of foods available at the Lakeside Festival and aim to offer festival patrons a wonderful array of local and international cuisines. Before submitting an application please make sure you have read the full terms and conditions.

Applications for Food stalls are NOW OPEN
LFEST18 Food Vendor Site Application
Entries close 31st August 2018 All stall enquiries should be directed to the Stalls Management Team via email at


Cheers to the weekend! The Bellevue Hotel is hosting our LAKESIDE BAR with a selection of beverages at our Festival once again. Local fine wines, craft beers and soft drinks ready to wet your whistle with. Drink responsibly and have a plan B. Taxi’s are available to and from the festival with 15% off your fare thanks to Forster Tuncurry Taxi’s. Featuring:
  • The Bellevue Hotel Tuncurry
  • Old Inn Road Wine
  • Great Lakes Winery
  • PLUS
  • Coastal Brewery Co. & their NEW LAKESIDE FEST BEER

  • Brewed for the upcoming beer festival season and named after our very own Forster Tuncurry LAKESIDE FESTIVAL. This is a smooth, clean, pale German lager in the style of the modern German Beers served at Oktoberfest. Try it first on the 22nd Sep @ The Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival and throughout the festival season! (including Lakeside Festival!)



    Throughout the festival we have placed bins to collect your eligible 10c cans and bottles (excluding WINE BOTTLES). Every 10c cashed in from the return & earn scheme will be donated to the Great Lakes Women’s Shelter Project 2020 FIND OUT MORE


    Looking to fill up your water bottle?
    Refill stations can be found throughout the whole festival. DOWNLOAD the Find a water bottle refill station APP to find one near you and CHOOSE TAP DOWNLOAD APP


    Lakeside Festival presents NEW Workshops and Activities! Immerse yourself in fun and creative classes for the whole family.

    Face Painting

    Crazy Daisy will turn you into a magical festival unicorn, dragon, butterfly, pirate... the possibilities are endless. $3-$5

    Instagram Frame

    Have fun and create festival memories with our Lakeside Festival Instagram Frame. don't forget to tag us on Instagram and Facebook 🙂 #LFEST18


    Look at me photobooths capture the funniest moments at Lakeside. Dress up, jump in and have fun pulling faces. $5

    Toddler Sand Pit

    Kids of all ages love to dig and build sandcastles. Proudly supplied by Lumpy's they will love this FREE activity.

    Lions Train Ride

    Jump on for only a gold coin donation. All ages welcome.

    Jumping Castle

    Unlimted bouncing at the Lakeside Music Festival. $5pp


    Be in aw of some amazing tricks and rhythmic flow as Hoop High's busking performance dances throughout the Market. Donations ecouraged

    Lawn Games

    Challenge a friend to a classic game of knots and crosses, Janga or connect 4.. only larger!!


    We would love to see buskers become part of our vibrant market, from stilt walkers, jugglers, mimes, musicians, dancers, hulahoopers, magicians, bubble blowers, clowns, acrobats.. the sky is the limit. (ALL MUSICAL TALENT HAS BEEN FILLED) LFEST18 Workshops, Activities & Entertainment Application 2018 – NOW OPEN Workshops + ActivitiesAVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

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