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LAKE MAC FESTIVAL: Your guide to Australia Day at Speers Point

This year’s Lake Mac Festival, to be held on Saturday 26 January, will be headlined by one of Australia’s most iconic pub rock bands, The Choirboys.


As well as headliners The Choirboys, other acts to take to the stage during the festival include the always entertaining ALL ACCESS 80s, retro rockers My Generation, party band Absolute 80s and soloist Kaitlyn Simm


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There’s also a host of Family-friendly activities that the young and young at heart will love. Throughout the day you’ll find an outdoor cinema screening of The Sapphires, vintage car display and free kids activities including inflatable funhouse, rock climbing wall and bungee trampoline!


A food truck alley will serve up tasty treats from across the globe, with vendors lining either side of the Speers Point Park promenade from noon until 9pm.Enjoy all your favourite food trucks and dessert stations, including Big Als, Newy Burger Co, El Poco Loco, Harrys Schnitzel and Mr Goaty Gelato.


Flag raising ceremony and national anthem

Movie on the big screen – The Sapphires

NOON – 6:00PM
Free kids’ activities, including inflatable funhouse, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, face painting and The Rover

Kaitlyn Simm

My Generation

Annual Scouts canoe race

Official opening by Cr Kay Fraser – Lake Macquarie Mayor, Welcome to Country and presentation of canoe race winner

All Access 80s

Absolute 80s

The Choirboys

Fireworks finale

Parking options

There are limited car parks available at Speers Point Park, so if you are driving to the Lake Mac Festival make sure you take advantage of the some of the available parking spots in the area.

If you are travelling from the east and north side of Lake Macquarie, the best parking spots are at Lakeview Street, Main Road and at the Council Administration Building. If you are coming from the west and south side of the lake, the best parking is at Macquarie Field, Creek Reserve Road and at the Council Works Depot.

Written by Newcastle Live

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