A boutique music festival for foodies lands in Sydney
One fine day
Spring time in Sydney is a seductress of uncommon power. The jacaranda trees start decorating the streets, the air is laced with spring blooms and the sun coerces us out of our winter inertia. Daylight savings arrives and our rapture for the warmer months kicks into full gear; before you know it you are drinking Rosé on rooftops like it's your full time job.
While this glorious time of year is not quite within our reach just yet, the folk behind Lost Picnic have released a tempting sensory line-up which make schlepping it through the final weeks of winter all the more bearable.
Taking place in the lush grounds of Centennial Park on Sunday 15 October, Lost Picnic is an event like no other, where an expertly curated musical line-up meets gourmet picnic food from the hottest hospo kids in town.
Leading the all-star line-up are one of the world's finest live bands, Fat Freddy's Drop, who will take the stage along with The Beatle Boys as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, and pay homage to the magic of The Beatles with the Australian Symphony Orchestra.
The ultra-talented line-up is also set to include: Sydney songstress and 2016 ARIA award-winner Montaigne, Sydney singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Melbourne four-piece The Teskey Brothers, and Sydney alt-folk band All Our Exes Live in Texas.
But it's not just about the music. Lost Picnic has teamed up with some of Sydney's best restaurants to offer punters a selection of fine-dining dishes and gourmet hampers, along with Australia's top performance artists.
Popular pop-up The Tel Aviv Issue is on board with the latest Middle Eastern offerings from Jude Cohen of popular grazing chain Grandma's, along with street Malay favourite Mamak and Chur Burger of Surry Hills with its notorious 'Biggie Smalls' burger and picnic starters such as bourbon-cured Tasmanian Salmon.
Australia's largest organic restaurant Agape will be on show with chef Simon Lawson at the helm dishing up delights such as spit roasted biodynamic suckling pig and soft goats cheese with beetroot pickle and spelt emmental crispbreads, and Italian lovers will be set with fresh, homemade arancini, porchetta rolls and Mediterranean antipasto from chef Antonio Sabia of Woolloomooloo's famed Puntino Trattoria.
Sweet fiends won't miss out either with Chippendale's KOI Dessert Truck parked up. White Rabbit will also offer craft beer, alongside boutique wine and cider.
Running from midday to 8pm, early-bird tickets are on sale now from $89.00 at www.lostpicnic.net.
Gourmet hampers are $60.00 must be pre-booked online.
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