Queensland’s biggest annual street party is looming large on the horizon with the Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival set to once again celebrate Brisbane’s food culture on Sunday, June 8. Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, this year’s festival promises to be the best yet with a huge line-up of music and entertainment in addition to a fabulous selection of the finest seafood dishes from Brisbane’s best restaurants.
More than 20 food outlets will be dishing up all manner of seafood delights throughout the day, from seafood platters to fish burgers to seafood pizza. Of course, in addition to all the great street food, participating restaurants in the festival precinct will also be serving up the freshest seafood on offer. There will also be plenty of options for those seeking something other than seafood, with German sausage and steak amongst the options. The wine will be curated by Queensland’s own Sirromet, winners of over 700 prestigious national and international wine awards since opening in 2000.
In addition to the fantastic food and wine, festival organisers have secured a terrific line-up of musical talent across four stages throughout the day and into the evening. The psychedelically raucous rock of ARIA and Grammy award winners Wolfmother will headline the Hale Street Stage, showcasing their third studio album New Crown.
On the Petrie Terrace Stage, US rockabilly legend Slim Jim Phantom is bringing more than 35 years of experience to town for what promises to be a legendary performance. Phantom has secured his place as a true rock n roll icon as the drummer for Stray Cats – alongside Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker – the band synonymous with the rockabilly revival of the early 1980’s that has since spawned the likes of Australia’s own The Living End.
Also featuring on the musical menu is the multi-talented Ella Hooper, the former front woman with Killing Heidi, radio host and team captain on ABC television’s Spicks and Specks music quiz program, along with Brisbane’s latest chart topping musical export in Sheppard.
Other musical delights to be savoured include Jessica Sarah, Tyrone Noonan, Pludo and 1980’s pop sensations The Eurogliders, while the Triple M New Music Stage will feature at the festival for the first time with performances from the likes of The Strums and the hard rocking Diva Demolition, who have supported the likes of Kiss, Motley Crue and Aerosmith in huge arena shows. For the full schedule of musical performances, click here.
There will also be Beko Cooking Demonstrations throughout the day and a party atmosphere as Brisbane people come together to celebrate and enjoy the very best in wine, seafood and song. Furthermore, proceeds raised from the festival will support Wesley Prostate Cancer Care so, with a public holiday the next day and easy access by public transport, there really is no excuse to miss the 20th Anniversary Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival.
For more information about the event or to purchase a ticket (great value at just $25 plus booking fee), head to the festival website – www.caxtonstseafoodandwinefestival.com