Sip and Savour Festival brings Birds of Tokyo, Phil Jamieson and more to Lake Macquarie

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Sip and Savour Festival brings Birds of Tokyo, Phil Jamieson and more to Lake Macquarie

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A three-day celebration of the Hunter Valley region’s best in food, drink, and live entertainment.

Sip and Savour Lake Macquarie is the brand-new food, drink, arts and entertainment festival showcasing the best of the Hunter Valley region over three days on 31 March-2 April.

Headlining the festival is indie folk favourite Pierce Brothers, legendary Grinspoon rocker Phil Jamieson and one of Australia’s most iconic contemporary rock bands, Birds of Tokyo.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Celebrity chef and healthy living advocate Geoff Jansz will take to the Culinary Stage alongside a variety of chefs and restauranteurs from across the region as they share knowledge about cooking with local ingredients. Many of the region’s wine, beer, spirits and local gourmet food producers will also take the opportunity to unveil special product releases, unique collaborations and exciting new recipes over the course of the festival.

For those looking to brush up on their pairing skills, discover the latest in industry trends or test their local trivia knowledge, the Masterclass Stage will host a series of forums and workshops led by industry leaders, while a range of family-friendly activities will run across the weekend to entertain the young (and the young at heart).


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Sip and Savour Lake Macquarie follows on from the success of the inaugural Sip and Savour Albury last weekend, where attendees were treated to stellar performances from Kate Miller-Heidke, Lisa Mitchell, Josh Pyke, and Telenova.

Sip and Savour Lake Macquarie is supported through the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund (REAF) and is set to attract thousands of people from all over NSW and interstate to the greater Lake Macquarie/Hunter Valley region, fostering a welcome economic injection into the local hospitality and retail industry.

Tickets to Sip and Savour Lake Macquarie are on sale now via