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FAST & LOUD: Two weekends of festival action on and off the water in Lake Mac

Aeronautical acrobatics will take over the skies of Lake Macquaire as part of two massive weekends of action on and off the water at the Fast and Loud Festival in May.

The festival includes the local round of the Offshore Superboat Championships, the Australian Power Boats Grand Prix, Paul Bennet air-shows, motocross displays, concerts, family-friendly lakeside activities and the Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ evening featuring Ash Grunwald.

“After two long years where events have been few and far between, Fast and Loud will be fantastic fun for all ages,” Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said.

Warners Bay foreshore will be the focal point of the festival’s opening weekend, with the Offshore Superboat Championships roaring into action on the 14th and 15th of May.

A free Friday night Super Sounds event featuring live music and food stalls will kick off the weekend along the foreshore and continue across the weekend with food vendors, children’s rides, a petting zoo and family-friendly live entertainment.

The Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ Festival will also make a return as part of the festival on Saturday 21 May after its sell-out first instalment in 2019.

Check out the full program and a breakdown of some of the highlights from the event below. And visit lakemac.com.au for more information.

FAST AND LOUD FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

BELMONT BEERS, BLUES AND BBQ
21 MAY

Blues singer-songwriter Ash Grunwald is set to headline this year’s event, supported by Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys, and Justin Ngariki and the Dastardly Bastards.

OFFSHORE SUPER BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS
14-15 MAY

Matt Hall Racing aircraft will do flyovers on both days, while Speers Point Park will host farmers markets on 14 May and a vintage car show on the 15th. VIP tickets will secure the best vantage points of the racing action, as well as VIP entry to festival bars, fast passes to skip bar queues, shuttle bus passes and a range of other benefits.

RUSSELL MORRIS
14 MAY

The park’s Multi-Arts Pavilion mima is set to host ARIA Hall of Fame blues legend Russell Morris on Saturday evening, supported by the Viper Creek Band, The Appointments and Piper Butcher.

FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
22 May

With over 100 stalls, gather your tastebuds and prepare to drink eat and enjoy the day with friends and family with local and national leaders in food and wine production exhibiting is guaranteed to delight your senses. While enjoying the live music. Wine glasses will be on sale for $5 for tastings and wine sales.

FAST & LOUD FESTIVAL FULL PROGRAM