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Get ready for two blood pumping weekends at Fast & Loud Festival

Lake Macquarie's Fast and Loud Festival returned to the shores of Lake Macquarie in 2022 giving locals the chance to experience an incredible line up of action on and off the water including exclusive live performances, exhilarating boat races, gravity defying air shows and more.

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With a crowd of more than 40,000 people, Fast & Loud is Lake Macquarie’s biggest and most dynamic event with action spread right across the foreshore from Rathmines to Belmont.

The festival is loaded with a variety of incredible free and ticketed events with something for everyone to enjoy, from family fun to adult only events.

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Highlights over the weekend included the local round of the Offshore Super boat Championships, Russell Morris concert the Australian Power Boats Grand Prix, Paul Bennet air-shows, motocross displays, concerts, family-friendly activities and the Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ.

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Offshore Superboat Championships

The Superboats made a roaring return across the lake as they race to be titled the 2022 Offshore Superboat Champion!  Races were held across both Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May with the free event best enjoyed from Warners Bay Foreshore.

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There was an array of family fun things to do on shore including watching the legendary Matt Hall complete an air flyover, the Farmers Markets at Speers Point Park, Food Vendors, Kids Rides, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Firetruck displays, bars and more!

Russell Morris Concert

Legendary Australian musician and ARIA award winning Russell Morris was supported by The Viper Creek Band, The Appointments & Piper Butcher under the stars by the lake. On hand will be a selection of food trucks and local wine and beer offerings from the bar making it the perfect way to spend a night with friends.

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Australian Powerboat Grand Prix

There was stunning display of action on the water as the powerboats raced in the grand prix. While the boats amazed crowds on the water there was an incredible freestyle MotorX stunts performed on shore and aerodynamic plane stunts on display in the air. The shore line also came alive with live music, children’s entertainment with a roving magician and rides, a vintage car show, tech hub + a range of food vendors and bars!.

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Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ Festival

Returning in 2022 was one of Belmont’s all-time favourite events capturing everything Lake Macquarie residents love – Beers, Blues and BBQ’s! The lake front extravaganza brought the best craft brews, barbecue and live music from across the Hunter and beyond. Not only was there wonderful food and drinks, there was an incredible line up of performers such as Ash Grunwald, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys and Justin Ngariki and The Dastardly Bastards.

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Lake Macquarie Food & Wine Festival

Sunday was winddown day with live entertainment, food and wine popping up by the lake!

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Don’t miss this fantastic event! For more information and to secure your tickets visit www.lakemac.com.au/fast-loud