April 24th 2021



After a HUGE inaugural year – Lakeside is heading back to the Sydney International Regatta Centre for what’s set to be an even BIGGER event in 2021.
We are bringing you the same picturesque location, an even better selection of food and wine and a stellar entertainment line up to compliment what’s becoming the go-to event on the yearly social calendar.
We can’t wait to see you all at Lakeside in 2021.
Saturday April 24th 2021 
Gates Open from 11am-6pm  


Call us on 0483 051 981 with your Discover Voucher Code between 9am-9pm. We can provide you with a discount code to purchase via our website or complete a transaction over the phone.
See our staff in the Panthers foyer with your Discover Voucher Code. We will provide you with a discount code for your Lakeside Ticket or complete a transaction on the spot.


sneaky sound system



top shelf LIVE

robbie mortimer band

liam gray trio


It’s a new year, so we’ve put together some new ticketing options and new inclusions at a much sharper price point. Head through to the ticketing link below to secure yourself a ticket to Lakeside 2021
What your ticket includes:
– Entry to Lakeside 2021 –
– A Lakeside Stemless Wine Glass –
– Lakeside Event Guide –
– FREE live entertainment and activations all day –

Getting There

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, the Lakeside food, wine and music festival calls the picturesque Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) home.
You’ll be travelling to ‘Gate C, Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh 2749’ to land at Lakeside . 
  • Shuttle
  • Ride Share
  • Taxi
  • Parking
In 2021, we’ve partnered with Busways once again to bring you shuttle buses to and from Penrith Train Station (Thornton Estate Side). Stay tuned for timetable and announcements to come! 
Remember to respect your bus driver on our transport provider. Terms and Condition apply, with a zero tolerance policy in play from the moment you mount our bus transport.

We’re pairing up with ride share providers such as Uber and Ola. Look for the beacon when targeting the ’Gate C, Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh 2749' or 'Sydney International Regatta Centre’ to secure the correct drop off point.

Ask your driver to send you to the ’Gate C, Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh 2749' or 'Sydney International Regatta Centre’ - signage will direct them to the appropriate drop off point.
Onsite parking is a plenty here at the SIRC - with pricing starting at $20 per car.


Yes, we provide 100% Money Back Guarantee if the event gets cancelled due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions.

Refunds are not available for change of mind or poor weather on the day.

You can review our full T’s and C’s here.

Our team has been busy curating the finest in local and international cuisines. Let’s leave the food prep to the experts!

Lakeside is an all weather event – rain, hail or shine the show must go on. We’ve co-ordinated a strong all weather plan to ensure all safety issues are mitigated pre-event.

Unfortunately not – we work really hard to provide enough shade and seating for everyone

Unfortunately this is an 18+, human only festival. As much as we’d love to have your Rugrats and Pups, this is a fully licenced event. We want to ensure everyone at Lakeside has the best time possible.

Yourself, your ticket and a can do attitude. We advise you bring adequate protection from the sun (we’re known to have some stinkers our west) and bring a picnic rug to sit on. Everything else is covered here at Lakeside.

The Lakeside food, wine and music festival runs from 11am – 6pm. Bars will close at 5.15pm with the final bar closing at 5.30pm in the VIP Cabanas. No entry permitted after 4pm.

No, Lakeside is a fully licensed event. We’re confident you’ll find something hand selected for you on site.

Lakeside provides compete disabled access to all areas of the site.

As people of the people, we do not discriminate. Beer, wine, cider and spirits will be available throughout the day. Oh and if you’re off the sauce there will be plenty of water and soft drink to purchase.

You’ll be able to sign up for our great activations like Pinot & Picasso and Helicopter Rides at the Information Desk on site – like all good things, it’s first in best dressed. No pre bookings will be taken at this stage.

Entertainment line up will be posted on both the ticketing page via Eventbrite, the website and the Facebook Event listing when it’s completely confirmed!

Yes, you will need to bring your ticket (Either on your phone or printed) and your ID on the day.

Names on tickets do not need to match your ID.

No ID no entry. Everyone must provide valid ID to enter the event. Check the FAQ’s to make sure you’re covered.

This is an 18+ event only.

You must have a valid ticket ready at the time of entry.

To transfer your ticket to another person, please email

In order to transfer your ticket:

  • Provide your Order Number & your name.
  • Provide the full name and email address for the person you are transferring to.

Yes, you can upgrade your tickets by emailing

The upgrade fee is $10 + the difference in ticket price.

Champagne lawn upgrades are limited and may sell out.

Dine Vouchers
Yes, a small selection of food trucks will be accepting them at the venue, if they are registered with the NSW government for the program. We make no guarantees of which vendors will be accepting these vouchers.

If the vendor is accepting the vouchers, dine & discover signs will be visible near the food truck.

Only 1 voucher per vendor can be claimed on the same day, in accordance with Service NSW rules. 

Dine & Discover vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol.

Discover Vouchers
Yes, we will likely be accepting Discover vouchers at the information stand, located near the entrance bridge.

Discover vouchers will be usable to book into activities on the day such as speed painting and flower crown making.

Please note, this is subject to change.

Unfortunately, we are unable to claim Discover vouchers for already purchased tickets and issue refunds.

Lakeside became approved to accept these vouchers only as of Tuesday, 20th of April 2021. Prior to this time, Discover vouchers were not redeemable on tickets.


Please check out our FAQs, as we may have already answered your question. However, if you still cannot find your answer, please fill out the contact form below and we will be happy to respond asap.

Alternatively you can call us between 9am-9pm Monday-Friday on 0483 051 981

Love Lakeside? The best way to stay up to date is through our social channels.
We’ll update you with everything you need to know to maximise your enjoyment on the day.



Don’t have social media? No worries!

Lakeside Long Lunch

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, we must sadly confirm that the Lakeside Long Lunch 2020 will be rescheduled (yet again)to a new date in 2021.Though this is an extremely tough decision to make – we always take the health and safety of our guests, staff, vendors and artists extremely seriously. 

As we move closer to our new date on October 3rd, we’ve had to be much more realistic in our assessment of the situation at hand. We’ve made every effort to stay optimistic and move forward as planned but the ever-changing restrictions and the fear of ‘second wave’ ramifcations indicate that we simply cannot host the fun-filled, wine-drinking, booty shaking event that we’ve promised all our ticket holders to enjoy in 2020. 

The Lakeside Long Lunch 2021 will now take place on Saturday the 24th of April (did someone say ANZAC Day Long Weekend!?) and guarantee the same great entertainment, great food and wine in the same great day out down by the lakes at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. We can also happily confirm, we’ve secured Sneaky Sound System and Thirsty Merc to join Shannon Noll, Voli K, Suite Az and Top Shelf to consolidate the Lakeside Long Lunch entertainment line-up for this year. All tickets from our previous 2 dates will be valid come event day.

As small business owners, we are encouraging ticket holders to #keepyourticket if it is at all possible, and help keep the events industry alive. By not requesting a refund and holding onto your ticket, you will not only be supporting the artists and vendors at our event but the hospitality workers, support staff and small businesses who work tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you so much entertainment and enjoyment at events just like the LLL. 

We thank you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to having a vino and a boogie at Lakeside 2021 when it rolls around on

April 24th!

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