THE multi-faceted Lifestyle on Water Festival being held at Pelican Park, Clontarf at the end of April will showcase “everything that Moreton Bay has to offer” according to event organiser Carl Richards.
It really is five events in one and visitors can expect to experience high-energy jet ski racing in the National Short Course Titles as well as a jet ski stunt show. The Austackle Moreton Bay Madness Family Fishing Competition, a food and wine expo, a marine expo and a great line-up of live music will fill out the two days and nights.
There will be live music throughout the day, with performances from a number of Queensland musicians including The Best of the Bee Gees band, Dreadlock Cowboy, Honey, Mal Wood, Magic Carpet Ride and The Koi Boys. Guy Sebastian will headline the Saturday night’s activities with a 90-minute performance including some of his classics and new material from his upcoming album release. Guy is a keen fisherman and thought the concept for the event was truly fantastic. He can’t wait to dig into some Moreton Bay bugs.
A food and wine expo including the festival’s very own pop-up seafood restaurant serving bucket ‘o’ prawns, bucket ‘o’ bugs and freshly shucked oysters really ties in with the Moreton Bay region. The seafood is locally caught and fresh straight from the trawler. “You can’t do better than that at a festival,” Carl said. Local wine maker Sirromet has jumped in as the official wine partner of the event, which really gels with the local theme. The company is also very experienced in the events scene, which works well for the Lifestyle on Water Festival.
Carl is really excited to have celebrity seafood cooking demonstrations being held on the main stage. Sally Jenyns, Paul Burt and Tony, Lynn and Dave from My Kitchen Rules will be showing attendees a number of their favourite seafood recipes. Guests will learn some of their secrets to cooking perfect seafood to later try out at home.
“This really is a worthy celebration of Moreton Bay,” Sally said. Every visitor to the festival goes into the draw to win prizes from the $250,000 prize pool, which includes boat packages, travel vouchers, electronics, fishing tackle, merchandise and so much more from the fantastic sponsors. There will be daily competitions on the main stage and with the entertainment finalised, the schedule is packed with non-stop action. Early bird tickets for both the festival and fishing competition are on sale now at lowfest.com.au
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The Lifestyle on Water Festival is a family friendly event.