Lakeside Long Lunch

Sydney’s Premier Food and Wine Experience

Prepare yourselves for the cultural event of the year.
The Lakeside Long Lunch promises the best Australian wine regions – in one convenient location.

We all know how idyllic touring regions such as the Yarra, the Hunter, the Barossa, the Central West of NSW and Margaret River can be. But why should we have to choose only one at any one time?

In addition to spectacular wine, the Lakeside Long Lunch boasts the best local produce matched with all-day long entertainment.

We want you to experience it all at the Lakeside Long Lunch this September!


We’re providing a few options for ticket holders. We want to reward early adopters for choosing Lakeside.

All tickets include:

– Entry onto the lakeside Long Lunch Island
– 5 tasting tokens for use at any of our Wine Regions
– 1 meal at the Lakeside Pavilion
– Your very own Lakeside Long Lunch stemless wine glass
– Lakeside Long Lunch event guide
– Free entertainment all day


With every wine region represented, we look to encapsulate the unique experience that each area provides. The wines we select, the way we style and dress the tents all look to provide an authentic insight into what visiting these well-known regions is all about.


One of Australia’s major wine regions is home to some of the most well-known and recognisable wineries from around the globe.

Offering classic wine tours, and more boutique cellar door opportunities at over 120 wineries. There’s a reason why The Hunter is held in such high regard to all levels of wine appreciation.


Located an hour and a half north-east of the City of Churches, this South Australian juggernaut is considered the premier wine destination not only of Australian, but of International acclaim.

Rolling hills and a certain small town charm are championed by one of the best cultural experiences Australia has to offer. Renowned for good food and good times, the Barossa is an adventure not to be missed.


‘The Yarra’ as it’s affectionately known by Melbournian faithful – is Victoria’s principal wine region.

The cooler climate boasts the most varieties of any Australian wine region, so there’s something for everyone south of the border. Whether you’re a foodie at heart, a thrill seeker or a couple looking for the perfect weekend getaway – the Yarra is Australia’s All Rounder when it comes to wine-based experiences.


Known for its country charm, local produce and it’s beautiful orchards, the Central West of New South Wales provides an insight into simpler times.

This up and comer has been a quiet achiever over the last decade or so, but continues to receive critical acclaim from industry experts. Spending a little time in our take on the Central West will surely make you understand why.


There aren’t many places where the countryside meets the sea, but Margaret River gets the chance to show off the best of both worlds.

Limestone caves and sea-side cliffs frame the picture-perfect wine lovers’ dream. Foodies rejoice as the best local produce and culinary excellence are on show 12 months of the year. Those who appreciate high end wine production will find their home here in Margaret River.


‘We told you… we’re much more than just a Food and Wine festival’ 

Suite Az

Boasting a huge resume including residencies at Rock Lily at the Star, and Cargo Bar – Suite Az bring you world class musicianship and energy to the Lakeside Stage. Playing a mixture of your favourite hits in their trademark Soul & RnB style.

Featuring on 'The Voice' in 2019, Voli has made waves through the Sydney music scene. Knowing for his incredibly vocals and range, Voli has held very impressive residencies at the likes of ‘Little Jack Horner’ in Coogee, and recently supported Stan Walker on his national tour. Buckle in. This will be fun!

Hype Band

What better way to celebrate our very first Lakeside Long Lunch than with Australia’s BEST event band. This incredible act hails from the corporate scene, so you they’re used to handling big crowds. Providing first class execution and entertainment - these guys will have you moving from the first song. The best rock, 80’s, 90’s and now coming to you on the Main stage.

The Lovefools

Local heroes performing in from of a buzzing home crowd! The Lovefools hails from the Blue Mountains and surrounds, and have a passion for providing a top notch, high energy performance. Soulful tunes, loads of energy and your favourite sign a longs all in one place. The Lovefools are the perfect way to round out the main stage!

Sydney’s most versatile and coveted cover act is joining us at the Lakeside Long Lunch. Frequenting big venue’s such as Squire’s Landing and Hotel Ravesis, this world class entertainer will have you moving and shaking from his very first song. Expect a set list that screams sing alongs, booty shaking and probably a couple of curve balls (did someone say Keith Urban) - You won’t want to mis Will D do his thing.

Liam Gray

Specialising in Blues and Jazz, Liam is no stranger to a good time. Chords from all your favourites, from John Mayer to Tracey Chapman will be heard ringing through the Regatta - with his low, soulful notes in tow.

Rachel and the Moonshine Band

At Lakeside, we’ve got an exceptionally eclectic taste in music which is why we’re bringing the Mountains own ‘Rachael & The Moonshine Band’ to town. Twanging guitar, stunning vocals and exceptional entertainment value bring out the Country and Western in all of us.

Victoria Cutts

Local lass Victoria Cutts is joining our line-up as our youngest member of our entertainment lineup. Frequenting some of our favourite local haunts, Victoria is bringing a set list full of hits and one of the regions most beautiful voices. Get in early and don’t miss this young gun!

Jarrod Michael

Jarrod made a name for himself as a mainstay at a number of local venues. His easy going acoustics, soulful voice and fun loving attitude make him a must see at on our Lakeside entertainment roster. Catch him at the Acoustic stage, and rounding out the day with his DJ set (what can’t he do!?)

Getting There

Nestled at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains – The Lakeside Long Lunch calls the picturesque Sydney International Regatta Centre home.

Located under an hour west of the Sydney CBD, Lakeside isn’t far from home.

your options

  • Shuttle Bus
  • Ride Sharing
  • On-Site Parking
  • Taxi
We’re pretty stoked to be partnering with Busways to give you a safe and completely FREE way of getting here to Lakeside. We’ll be running buses from 10am from the Northern side of Penrith Station, next to Thornton Estate. Look for signage and pick-ups as buses arrive every 15 minutes.
Remember to respect the driver and our transport provider. Terms and Conditions apply, with our zero tolerance policy in play from the moment you mount our bus transport.

Our favourite way to get away with having a few wines! For the first time every the Sydney International Regatta Centre has co-ordinated a dedicated ride share stop. Search for the Beacon on Uber or Ola. Search ’Sydney International Regatta Centre' to be safe.

We’ve got LOADS of parking for our designated drivers. Parking can be purchased at for $10 + bf, or purchased here on the day at arrival for $20 via Gate C. 
We do encourage safe driving so if in doubt - leave her parked. Gates open at 6am on the 29th of September so you won’t be without!

Same situation as our Ride share location. Dedicated taxi ranks will be situated at Gate C, with local cab companies on high alert for passengers once Lakeside Kicks off. Call Premier Cabs on 13 10 17 for assistance.

Event Partners


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

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

Lakeside Long Lunch 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 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 potentially something to sit on. Everything else is covered here at Lakeside.

The Lakeside Long Lunch will be held on the island at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. See the proposed site map below for layout of the festival. 

Lakeside Long Lunch runs from 10am – 6pm on the 28th September. Bars will begin closing at 5pm with the final bar closing at 5.30pm. No entry permitted after 5pm.

We do not provide refunds for any tickets you may have purchased. You can review our full T’s and C’s here.

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

Buses will be running from Penrith station, and Panthers Penrith from 9.30am-7pm on 15 minute intervals. Keep an eye out closer to the event date for our transport plan.

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.

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