A new festival will be held in Lake Macquarie at the end of May to celebrate the city’s arts and culture sector.

The inaugural ‘Belmont Beers, Blues and BBQ’ event will offer attendees the opportunity to experience live Australian music, local craft beer and barbeque cuisine from around the world.

Bondi Cigars, Kevin Borich and Catfish Soup will perform at the adults-only event, which will take place on the 25th of May at Belmont South Foreshore.

Mayor Kay Fraser said the community has been eager for more events and Council on Monday voted to place a draft 5-year action plan for the city’s night economy on public exhibition.

“Our draft Night-time Economy Action Plan identified a need for diversity in the events we offer, as well as more options in terms of evening and night-time events in Lake Macquarie City,” Cr Fraser said.

“I am sure this event will be a huge success and hope to see it become an annual event on the Lake Macquarie festival and events scene.”

More information on the festival is available on

Council’s website


Belmont South Foreshore. Image: Lake Macquarie City Council