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

The inaugural Fast and Loud Festival is happening from 13 - 22 May and will be your 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 an expected 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 include the local round of the Offshore Super boat Championships (14-15 May), Russell Morris concert (14 May) the Australian Power Boats Grand Prix, Paul Bennet air-shows, motocross displays, concerts, family-friendly activities (21-22 May) and the Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ (21 May).

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Offshore Superboat Championships

Set to make a spectacular return, the Superboats will be roaring across the lake as they race to be titled the 2022 Offshore Superboat Champion!  Races will be held on both Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May from 10am - 4pm. This is a free event with VIP ticketing options available and can be best enjoyed from Warners Bay Foreshore.

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There will be 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!  VIP tickets available here.

Russell Morris Concert

Catch legendary Australian musician and ARIA award winning Russell Morris 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 for the perfect way to spend a night with friends.. More info here.

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Australian Powerboat Grand Prix

A stunning display of action on the water as the powerboats race in a grand prix. While these boats amaze you on the water there will be incredible freestyle MotorX stunts performed on shore and aerodynamic plane stunts on display in the air. The shore line will also come 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! More info here.

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Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ Festival

One of Belmont’s all-time favourite events capturing everything Lake Macquarie residents love – Beers, Blues and BBQ’s! The lake front extravaganza brings you the best craft brews, barbecue and live music from across the Hunter and beyond. Not only does it have wonderful food and drinks, it has an incredible line up of performers such as Ash Grunwald, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys and Justin Ngariki and The Dastardly Bastards. More info click here

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Lake Macquarie Food & Wine Festival

Sunday is winddown day with live entertainment, food and wine popping up by the lake! More info here.

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Fast & Loud Festival

13 May - Super Sounds: Night of music & food
14 - 15 May: Offshore Super boat Championships
14 - 15 May: Matt Hall Racing Flyover
14 May: Farmers Markets
14 May: Russell Morris Concert
15 May: Newcastle Restored Vintage Car Show
20 May: Super Sounds - Night of music & food
21 - 22 May: Australian Powerboat Grand Prix Races
21 - 22 May: Paul Bennet Air Show
21 - 22 May: Freestyle Motocross Show
21 May: Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ Festival
22 May: Lake Macquarie Food & Wine Festival

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