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Lakeside Festival

Lakeside Festival Inc.

Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm (AEDT)

Lakeside Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission 18yrs+ with a chance to win
General Admission tickets 18yrs+. We pride ourselves to be a Festival of all ages, the young, the middle aged and the not so young. This ticket automatically enters you into our draw to win a $ 500 Travel Voucher for your next overseas trip (T&C apply), Sponsored by Lauren Finlayson Personal Travel Manager Tuncurry. Winer drawn at the Festival and also notified via email.
02/11/2018 $25.00 $2.33
Bring a Friend 18yrs+ (group of 6) with a chance to win
Gather 6 friends 18yrs+ and save $ 5.00 off each ticket.This ticket automatically enters you into our draw to win a $ 500 Travel Voucher for your next overseas trip (T&C apply), Sponsored by Lauren Finlayson Personal Travel Manager Tuncurry. Winer drawn at the Festival and also notified via email.
02/11/2018 $20.00 $2.08
Youth 13 to 17 years old with parent or guardian
Discounted Ticket for 13 - 17 years old- you must be accompanied by parent or guardian
03/11/2018 $15.00 $1.84
Child 12 years and under with parent or guardian
Free entry for a child 12 years old accompanied by adult or guardian.
03/11/2018 Free $0.00

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Event Details

Get Ready for #LFEST18

Join us on the first Saturday of November for Lakeside Festival, a spectacular not for profit event for all ages, celebrating the creative and rich talents of our diverse Midcoast and Hinterland communities.
Enjoy the eclectic mix of music, local culture, craft beer, fine wine, tasty street food, art, markets, workshops and other fun attractions for all ages.
All celebrated on the shores of the beautiful blue Wallis Lake, the gateway to our region, Cape Hawke Harbour, Tuncurry NSW.

Bring a camp chair or rug, we have plenty of space to relax, dance and have a good time! Flock 6 of your mates together and save, with our current group deal. Don't forget ENTRY IS FREE for kids 12 and under! This is a licenced event, youth under 18 must be in direct supervision of a responsible ticket holding adult at all times. 

2018 Music Line up
Ready to shake your tail feathers? Renowned artists including the ARIA Award winning roots and blues headlining acts RUSSELL MORRIS |
BONDI CIGARS & THE MASON RACK BAND will join our sensational local supporting artists GALLERI | CRANKY DUCK | THE BLACK NOR'EASTERS and BELLE BADI to rock out on one intimate stage. Don't miss out on this spectacular show!

Also featuring
Welcome to country ceremony performed by members of Forster Local Aboriginal Land
Sundarra Tribe belly dancers and so much more...

We have set up return and earn bins throughout our festival. Simply throw in your cans and bottles to help donate towards The Great Lakes Women's Shelter Project 2020.
Smell the sausages sizzling? Grab a snag to raise funds for our local fire brigade at  our Create + Grow Market. 
Help keep our Historical Hall maintained. Visit our Art Prize Exhibition for a gold coin donation at entry. Cheaper than chips!


Highlights of this year’s Lakeside Festival…


SAT 3 NOV | GATES OPEN 11:30AM | 12 NOON - 8PM | JOHN WRIGHT PARK, TUNCURRY | TICKETED EVENT Featuring 8 hours of live music by our headlining roots and blues musicians, local artists and dance performances. Licenced bar, food stalls, kids rides, face painters, toddlers sand pit and photobooth plus more. There’s something for everyone! Did someone say prizes? Simply fill in our survey in your program to enter our lucky door prize, drawn at 2pm ... READ MORE


FREE ENTRY Featuring locally grown or produced, hand made or upcycled market stalls. Face painters, craft “make & take” workshops, lawn games, BBQ and public playground... READ MORE


GOLD COIN ADDMISSION Featuring a generous splash of mediums such as paintings, photography, drawings on display and for sale plus a range of activities and workshops on offer. All displays are entered from local artists and schools in the area ... READ MORE




VARIOUS DATES, TIMES + LOCATIONS | VISIT WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS | SOME BOOKINGS REQUIRED Featuring workshops of health, community information, arts and crafts and just for fun. Roving performers will entertain the crowds throughout the event while the family friendly event captivates the youngest through to the oldest member of the festival ... READ MORE 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see when program updates become available

nestNeed accommodation?

Make a weekend of it and book in with our accommodation sponsors! They have some great deals EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE FOR LAKESIDE FESTIVAL FANS ONLY, be quick! We're pretty sure the penthouse has your name on it!

Sevan Apartments Forster

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Big4 Great Lakes at Fosrter Tuncurry

LJ Hooker Forster Tuncurry


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

As this is a licenced event, children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Proof of age ID will be required at the gate.

What can I bring into the event?

You cannot bring marquees, tents or umbrellas. You cannot bring bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, (baby and toddler food excepted), alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon. We cannot allow pets. Bag checks will be performed by security personnel at the entry gate.

You can bring a chair or rug. Hats and sunscreen advisable. We will provide shade structures, but of course "the first come - first serve" rule will apply.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email us on:

What's the refund policy?

All tickets are non-refundable. This is an outdoor festival and will go ahead in light rain but if very bad weather is predicted will move to an alternate venue, which will be advised on our website and social media.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can choose to bring your printed ticket or an electronic version on your smart phone or tablet.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If you bring the ticket in either format, we will not need to check the name.

Will there be tickets available at the gate as well?

Limited tickets may be available at the gate if not sold out earlier, however we recommend you buy now to avoid disappointment. Pre booking your ticket gives you a great discount and a chance to win a $500 travel voucher (T&C apply)

Do you cater for people with disabilities?

Drop off zone for disabled people will be provided right outside the gate. The whole Festival site is wheelchair accessible and there are disabled toilets as well. We allow free entry for carers (with a paid ticket holder) on presentation of their Companion Card.



See you at Lakeside!




  • The right of admission is reserved.
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned after purchase. Lost tickets will not be replaced, We can however scan a digital copy from your device.
  • Availability of tickets is not guaranteed. A limited number of each ticket type have been issued. Licensed capacity is finite.
  • Management reserve the right to alter or in the event of adverse weather conditions.
  • Management reserve the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme if necessary.
  • Strictly pets. Animals are not permitted in the ticketed area (service dogs allowed).
  • No alcohol is to be taken-in (or out) of the ticketed areas as these areas are licensed premises. Please treat the ticketed areas as you would a pub - you wouldn’t take your own drinks to the pub, and wouldn’t take your drinks away with you. Please also refrain from bringing BYO food into the ticketed areas.
  • Strictly no fireworks or fire lanterns allowed in the ticketed area.
  • Those who are, or whom appear to be under 18 will not be served alcohol or allowed to consume alcohol, and will be refused entry if they appear to be under the influence of alcohol upon arrival.
  • Under 12's will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. 
  • Youth 17 and under will be admitted with a ticket holding adult. Lakeside Music Festival reserves the right to exclude any child (even if they have a wristband) if they appear to have been drinking, or if their behaviour puts themselves or others at risk. 
  • Youth 13-17yr's ticket holders will be issued with a different coloured tamper-proof wristband.
  • Tamper-proof fabric wristbands will be applied to ticket holders on arrival at the event. Wristbands will be applied directly to the person to whom the ticket relates. Wristbands cannot be collected by another person.
  • Lakeside Music Festival will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings.
  • Tickets guarantee access to the main stage arena only (subject to the terms above). Access to other venues is on a first come first served basis due to capacity. So, if you want to see someone in particular band – get there early. 
  • Terms and conditions are prepared with your safety in mind. Thank you in advance for helping to make Lakeside Music Festival a safe, fun and spectacular event.


Have questions about Lakeside Festival ? Contact Lakeside Festival Inc.

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When & Where

John Wright Park
Manning Street
Tuncurry, NSW 2428

Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm (AEDT)

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Lakeside Festival Inc.

logoLakeside Festival Inc. is non for profit association driven by local volunteers. All proceeds from the Festival are chanelled directly into next year's Lakeside Festival.

This event is NOT FOR PROFIT.

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