Festival launches with free party

Published 4:00pm 28 July 2021

Festival launches with free party
Words by Kylie Knight

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival will kick-off on July 30 with a free launch party for the community.

The event, presented by Traders in Purple, is from 4pm at Apex Park, Woody Point.

It will feature stage entertainment, roving performers, pop-up bars and food vendors under the cover of the popular festival tipis. Entry is via Gate B (at the Belvedere Hotel end of the festival site).

The Taleena Peck Duo will kick the party off from 4-5pm, followed by Matty G and the B Sides at 5pm.

Headliners Funk N Stuff will pump out a set of covers to get the crowd on their feet dancing at 6pm before their DJ takes over at 8pm.

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism Chairman Shane Newcombe says the party is the perfect way to kick-off the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival weekend.

“We are excited about our new festival location, which gives us the opportunity to host a free event for the community ahead of the festival on Saturday and Sunday,” Mr Newcombe says.

“It’s a chance to come on down to the foreshore, enjoy live entertainment, some drinks, a bite to eat and a Woody Point sunset. It will be just a taste of what’s in store for the weekend.”

Festival launches with free party

The party we deserve

Mayor Peter Flannery says it is the party the Moreton Bay Region has earned and deserved.

“We’ve got through this together, and that’s a reason to come together and celebrate,” Mayor Flannery says.

“The fact that the best food and drinks and views in South East Queensland will also be on offer is just the icing on that cake.”

The Mayor says a liquor licence has been approved for the entire party precinct and the event will follow a COVID-Safe plan allowing crowds to come together.

“So, no more isolation parties or watching movies indoors, get back out and enjoy the glorious winter sunshine that makes Queensland the envy of the world,” he says.

“If you’ve missed a birthday or an anniversary or a milestone, then get on down to this event because we want to help you make up for lost time.”

The full Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival experience begins on Saturday, July 31 and continues on Sunday August 1.

It will offer unique dining experiences, cooking demonstrations, pop-up bars, live entertainment, food trucks, fireworks, masterclasses, market stalls and more.

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) has partnered with Moreton Bay Regional Council, Tourism & Events Queensland and sponsors to deliver the event in a new, bigger, COVID-Safe location, which will capitalise on Woody Point’s stunning sunsets.

Visit moretonbayfoodandwine.com.au for tickets and more information.

FRIDAY NIGHT LAUNCH PARTY PROGRAM

4-5pm: Taleena Peck Duo

5-6pm: Matty G & the B Sides

6-8pm: Funk N Stuff

8-9pm: Funk N Stuff DJ

(Program subject to change)

Find more information about events in the Moreton Bay Region here 

Festival launches with free party

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