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Long Jetty Street Festival 2016

Source: Long Jetty Street Festival - Email
Archived 14 Dec 2016 - Posted: 29 Oct 2016
Long Jetty Street Festival for 2016
After the roaring success of the first ever Long Jetty Street Festival in 2015, the locals are banding together once again to bring you a weekend like no other in a place like no other, Long Jetty!

Saturday 19th November will kick off Day One in uniquely Long Jetty style with a FREE screening of the cult Studio Ghibli anime classic 'Ponyo'.

The Long Jetty Sunset Cinema festivities will commence from 4pm with Food Stalls, Picnic Rugs, Deck Chairs, Popcorn, Live Music, Face Painting with the Sunset Cinema to start at 7:30pm.

More Information can be found here.

Sunday November 20th will host Day Two of the weekend festivities with the second ever Long Jetty Street Festival. With an ethos of community & collaboration, the #LJSF is a celebration of Music, Art, Food and Culture within the Coast and beyond, for the Coast. Bringing friends and family together, for an experience to be remembered in the history book of life on the Central Coast.

With an expected 10,000+ patrons, Long Jetty will again be hitching her skirt up and showing her fellow Coasties how to party, upping the ante on all fronts, with two stages of live music!

Sydney treasures Polish Club & I Know Leopard who will treat the Coast to their blues rock grooves and swoony pop sonnets respectively, joined by local heroes including Tropical Zombie, Nathan Hawes, Mountain Sounds DJs, Elaskia & Eagle & The Wolf rocking the MAIN STAGE. Curated by the Mountain Sounds Festival crew, visionaries and festival trailblazers in their own right, spinning the decks between sets and hosting a mountaineers chill out zone.

The Lake foreshore will also host a wired up LAKE STAGE curated by local surf-folk lord/heart throb Joel Leggett, promising a sonic soiree of local talent including Grizzlee Train, Jye Parker, Taryn Henry, Ebony De Luca, Jake Howden & Lee Moon.

Keep your eyes peeled for Nate Butler Studio curated busking sites throughout the event in conjunction with Star FM.


Art is intrinsically at the heart of and synonymous with the reputation of the Long Jetty creative scene, with the Art Precinct returning to Thompson Street in 2016. Curated by Linda and Dan Coy, Co-Owners of Dapper Darlings Vintage, and Brendan Welsh of Beautiful Garbage, all of whom are recognised as some of the pioneering people in the reinvention of the area.

The theme for 2016 is all about adding colour and character, showcasing local artists to create an interactive space for adults and kids to get creative. “Local store owners already have a flair for incorporating street art into their store fronts and we want to add to the vibrant nature of the area by inviting local and national artists to add to our walls.” – Linda Coy

There will again be a number of roving street artists including tattoo artists Daniel Coy & Sensible Scott. Sydney based artist NICO will be decorating the corner of Thompson Street with his colourful intricate designs. 2015 contributors  Sydney who specialise in mural work, will be adding pops of colour around the area once again. Keep an eye on the program for Street Art hot spots littered through-out the strip, like the Dapper Laneway Party featuring 2015 artist and all around amazing lady painter Lauren and the Lost Boys. “Each year our goal is to add to the existing street art to eventually create a map and street art walk so visitors to the area can walk around the area and enjoy beautiful art.” – Linda Coy

Local street photographers Coastal Incidental will be exhibiting photographs at The Glass Onion Society. They have an amazing eye for capturing the built environment of Long Jetty, documenting the iconic buildings, coastal architecture and street scenes. You can see their work from mid-November.

Art Out Of The Box will be showcasing their sustainable ethos of using everyday materials to create artwork #eatpizzamakeart. We will also have chill out islands made from recycled materials and entry way banners at the top of Thompson Street. Kincumber’s own event heroes Neon Garage will be flexing their creative muscles by curating and styling a space down on the Lakeshore.

And if that wasn’t enough art for your peace pipe, everybody’s favourite coastie Grant Malony will be curating a very special LIVE ART ACTIVATION handpicking some of his favourite local artists to create live artworks on surfboards donated by current world number 3 & 7 Matt Wilkinson & Ace Buchan, as well as big wave royalty Jughead Allport, Andrew Mooney, Riley Laing, Peter Hayes plus Australian Indigenous Champion Russ.

All artworks created on the day will be exhibited and auctioned off at Grant’s new space at Lucky Surf & Supply Long Jetty, with all proceeds going to the very special charity, Central Coast Kids in Need.

The Long Jetty Hotel will be extending the licensed area to include the entirety of the carpark this year, playing host to local craft brewers such as Erina’s own Six String Brewing Co., Onyx Coffee Martinis, Barefoot Wines, Captain Morgan Rum and Pimm’s serving exclusively at the MAIN BAR to be enjoyed whilst jamming to the killer line-up on the Main Stage.

Waste warriors Take 3 for the Sea will be setting up their “Waste Maze”, which aims to highlight the impact of plastic and pollution on our waterways and will be monitoring the sustainability of our event by enforcing a NO PLASTIC BAG policy, with an exclusively created re-useable showbag featuring the official program, site map and discount vouchers for some of the local businesses.

For the foodstagrammers in all of us, we’ve curated a smorgasbord of food vendors including The Hungry Traveller, Cafe Camino Paella, Donnie Eats, Miss Piggy's, Hunter Ice Cream, Common Ground, Frit'z Wieners, Gourmet Gozleme, Gracelands, Opie Funk Catering, Kiki’s Fairy Floss, Diego's Donuts, Glee Coffee, El Poco Loco and everyone’s favourite chip on a stick, Twister Potato Stick, just to name a few.

Young or old, this is an event for the whole family like no other, with community engagement at the core of our ethos, there will be activities galore, with the option for hiring a bike to cruise around the lake shore (tandem, kids, single), dining areas, skate ramps (Slam Factory X Bato Yard) picnic and chill-out zones, art activities, showbags, a petting zoo, jumping castles, kids obstacle course, yoga workshops (hosted by Long Jetty’s own Modern Organic), workshops, produce and market stalls, Sunday November 20th is looking to be the biggest sensory and culinary experience of the year!


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This article archived 14 Dec 2016

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