After a three-year hiatus, Lost Picnic is set to return to Sydney this October. The boutique festival, which completely sold out when it was last hosted in 2014, is aimed at food, music and art lovers alike, taking over Sydney’s The Domain for a potent blend of art, theatre, food and music. Lost Picnic is the creation of Simon Beckingham and Wade Cawood, both whom started in the electronic industry before moving into organising dance events across Sydney and are perhaps best known for the minds behind beloved Glenworth Valley festival Lost Paradise.
“Events have evolved from being fairly one dimensional to more rounded experiences that appeal to all the senses. We’re about creating unique shared moments between friends and family,” offered Beckingham. “The popularity of Lost Picnic is a great example of that shift toward well thought-out, lovingly curated events full of memories to cherish. Lost picnic is a mix of art, theatre, incredible food and outstanding musical talent – the vibe is unlike any other I’ve experienced at events here or overseas.”
The always excellent Fat Freddy’s Drop will be making their way to Sydney as festival headliners, leading a live music line up that includes The Beatle Boys performing with the Australian Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Blasko, Montaigne, Melbourne four-piece The Teskey Brothers, and All Our Exes Live in Texas.
The live music won’t be the only thing drawing in crowds with the Domain to be transformed with pop-ups from some of Sydney’s best restaurants. Punters can choose a selection of fine-dining dishes and gourmet hampers. Popular Sydney food vendors Mamak, Chur Burger, The Tel Aviv Issue and Agape – Australia’s largest organic restaurant – are all on board to help punters curate that perfect picnic. Those with a sweet tooth can search for the KOI Dessert truck, and White Rabbit will be setting up a bar for craft beer alongside boutique wine and cider.
“This year goes beyond Sydney’s best food and music and forays into the world of theatre and art. There’ll be curios to delight even the youngest of Lost Picnic guests, from top acro performers to mysterious monikers like The Gramophone Man, Wind-up Ballerina and Blue Tongue Brass Band. It’ll be an Alice in Wonderland-esque atmosphere with balloon sculptures, giant checkers and magicians floating about.”
Lost Picnic 2017
When: Sunday 15th October
Where: The Domain
Tickets: On sale now from $89pp (gourmet hampers can be pre-booked online for $60)