19th August, 2022 // Battle of the Buskers // 3.30pm + 7.00pm // Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore
20th + 21st August, 2022 // Buskers by the Lake // 10am - 6pm // Lake Kawana Eastern Foreshore, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina
Take-home souvenir copies of 'The Buskers Times' program are included in your ticket price!
20th August, 2022 // Déjà Voodoo - Resurrection // Matinee All Ages and 18+ Event // 5.00pm + 8.00pm // Venue 114, Bokarina
20th + 21st August, 2022 // Sundowner Celebration // 6.30pm - 10.00pm // Waterfront Bar, Buskers by the Lake, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast // 18+
We'll adhere to any government directives at the time of the festival, to ensure the safety of everyone.
WHAT’S YOUR FANTASY?
Noun : the activity of imagining impossible or improbable things
We became witness to a unique tapestry of place, people, music and food whilst on holiday in Thailand back in 2013 and it’s this moment in time that inspired the vision for ‘Buskers by the Lake’.
Since our inaugural festival back in 2014 it’s been our fantasy to create our very own international street food menu to further exhilarate your senses and buskers experience. This year we decided it’s time to live the dream!
In order to reach for the stars it made perfect sense to partner with Admiralty House, Darwin as they’re the only venue in Australia with two-hatted restaurants originating from one kitchen. Their Executive Chef, Richard Brown shot them to stardom internationally and it was a no brainer to join forces with someone who’s already made the impossible, possible!
Our brief was for Richard to recreate the taste sensations enjoyed on our world travels and for the past many months, he’s carefully curated a next-level international street food menu that’s guaranteed to wow! And just like our acts, each meal includes top-shelf, quality ingredients.
Join us down memory lane - grab your food, wander and indulge in the tastes, vibes, laughter and scenery x
THE ENCHANTED FOREST KITCHEN
CHICKEN TOM KHA SOUP – VEG OR CHICKEN - gf
MASSAMAN CURRY OF SLOW COOKED BEEF BRISKET, ROASTED PEANUT SAUCE, SNAKE BEANS, BEANSPROUTS AND CHAT POTATO - gf
YELLOW CURRY OF POTATO, PUMPKIN, CHICKPEAS, SNAKE BEANS, BEANSPROUTS AND WATER SPINACH - gf
ADD ON ITEMS – SAMBAL OELEK, FRIED ESCHALLOTS, SALTED ROASTED PEANUTS, CHILLI AND COCONUT SAMBAL
BAHN MI & PHO
CHAR SIU PORK BAHN MI, PATE, PICKLED CARROT, CUCUMBER, CHILLI & CORIANDER, HOI-SIN BBQ SAUCE
RICE VERMICELLI NOODLE BOWL - VEG, PICKLED CARROT, CUCUMBER, BEANSPROUTS, CORIANDER, FRIED ESCHALLOT AND CHILLI, NUOC MAM CHAM DRESSING, PEANUT SATAY SAUCE - gf
BEEF PHO, SLOW COOKED BRISKET, SIRLOIN STEAK, BEANSPROUTS, SPRING ONION, CORIANDER, LIME & VERMICELLI NOODLES - gf
JAMAICAN ME CRAZY
SPICY JERK CHICKEN ON RICE, PINEAPPLE, MINT AND RED ONION SALSA
SPICE RUM AND HONEY GLAZED PORK RIBS, COLLARD GREENS & RICE, FRESH CHILLI, GREEN PEPPER & MANGO SALSA
LAMB ROGAN JOSH - gf
BUTER CHICKEN - gf
RED & YELLOW LENTIL DHAL, ROAST PUMPKIN, CHICKPEAS, TOASTED COCONUT - gf
KACHUMBER SALAD, RAITA, MANGO CHUTNEY, LIME PICKLE
THE MAGIC KINGDOM KITCHEN
CHEESEBURGER ON CRACK A LA CHAR, 200G WAGYU BEEF PATTY, MONTEREY JACK CHEESE, PICKLES, OLT
FRIED CHICKEN BURGER, CHIPOTLE SLAW, TEXAS BBQ SAUCE
VEG / VEGAN BURGER – CAULIFLOWER AND CHICKPEA FRITTER, SMOKED CHEESE “WHIP” TZATZIKI, HOMMUS AND ROCKET
KIDS BURGER, FRIES AND FRUIT JUICE BOX (A LA HAPPY MEAL)
gf OPTION FOR ALL USING WILDBREADS AND BAKERS MAISON
FISH AND CHIPPERY
LEMON MYRTLE CRUMBED WHITING
YOUR MATES LARRY PALE ALE BATTERED GOLDBAND SNAPPER
SKIN-ON FRIES, SMOKED SALT
TRIPLE COOKED KIPFLER CHIPS, THYME SALT - gf
CIDER VINEGAR / TARTARE / COCKTAIL SAUCE / KETCHUP
GNOCCHI – GARLICKY ROAST MUSHROOMS & TUSCAN CABBAGE, MAMA’S SUGO, SCAMORZA (SMOKED MOZZARELLA) AND FRESH BASIL
ORICHIETTE OF BEEF CHEEK, CAVALO NERO & TRUFFLE CREAM, PARMESAN
TRUFFLED MUSHROOM ARANCINI, TRUFFLE AIOLI, GRANA PADANO
DEBRICHINER / KRANSKY / WURST DOG ON BRIOCHE HOT DOG ROLL, SAUERKRAUT, HEFFEWEISSEN GRILLED ONIONS AND GERMAN MUSTARD
OPTIONAL SAUCES – DIJON, HOT ENGLISH, HORSERADISH, HP SAUCE, HEINZ KETCHUP
VEGAN SAUSAGE OPTION AND NAKED gf OPTION
AMERICAN BBQ, RUEBEN & TOASTED SANDWICHES
TEXAS STYLE LOW N SLOW SMOKED WAGYU BRISKET, MILK BUN, BUTTERMILK APPLE AND SAVOY CABBAGE SLAW, SMOKED PAPRIKA RANCH DRESSING
CLASSIC RUEBEN SANDWICH ON ORGANIC WHEAT SOURDOUGH – PASTRAMI, CHOUCROUTE, HEIDI FARM GRUYERE, PICKLED ONIONS, RUSSIAN DRESSING
CROQUE MONSIEUR TOASTIES (VEG OPTION) – GRILLED ORGANIC WHEAT SOURDOUGH, SAN DANIELE PROSCUITTO, COMPTE GRUYERE CUSTARD, DIJONNAISE
CHARCOAL GRILLED LAMB KEBAB, TZATZIKI, GARLIC SAUCE AND TAHINI, RED ONION, CUCUMBER & MINT SALSA
CHARCOAL GRILLED FREMANTLE OCTOPUS, AIOLI, LEMON DRESSING gf
We'll be serving up a variety of beverages to wet your whistle and quench your festival thirst. There's a stage within the bar areas, with live music kicking off from 10.30am both days. -18 permitted with adult supervision only.
So our unicyclists and street performers can produce their magic, we will be partly closing Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina from 5.00am on Saturday 20th August through to 12.00am on Monday 22nd August. But there's loads of options to keep those parking tickets at bay!
We promote walking and cycling to the event and local on-street parking is another option - some leg work will be required. There's thousands of on-street car spaces around the neighbourhood, leaving a short walk. When parking, we thank you for being mindful of our neighbours and not obstructing access to their properties. Happy neighbours = annual event approval
Want to grab some brekkie before your day begins? The Kawana Farmers Market is open from 6am - 12pm on Saturday in the grounds of Kawana State College - a short walk from our festival precinct. (The home made hash brown eggs benny are TO DIE FOR!)
We'll be keeping the kids at play (and bay) all weekend and they'll be getting creative with circus, arts and crafts, plus much more!
There's a designated area for kids including face painting, hoola hooping, tye die workshops and more and Circ Studios will have the kids flying high - be sure to book in as there's limited spaces!
We value the importance of collaboration and thought there was no better way to showcase the amazing array of artists and artisans the Sunshine Coast has tucked away, than to join forces with the amazing crew at Sunshine Coast Collective Markets.
Candace and Kodan's market started back in 2016 and like 'Buskers by the Lake', has become a modern day treasure hunt - not knowing what you’ll find or who you’ll meet, but knowing that you’ve entered a place that is special and full of unique gems.
Be sure to bag yourself some unique take-home souvenirs, made locally, by locals!
The Sunshine Coast is where those in the know come for an authentic experience that transcends other destinations. It’s welcoming and unaffected.
We are all about sun-drenched beaches, national parks and lush countryside plus a cosmopolitan lifestyle, epic events and climate that invites year-round swimming and surfing that just can’t be beat.
Discover it for real while you’re here for Buskers by the Lake in 2022! For more information on where to stay, places to see and the best food and drink on the coast, click here.
For those travelling from interstate who need to park up and rest their heads, the Sunshine Coast has many accommodation options close to the festival venue. Support and stay with those who support us!
MERCURE KAWANA WATERS - Just a hop and a skip (or a very short swim) from the festival. Call them direct on 07 5334 9500, mention Buskers by the Lake and they'll provide you a festival fan surprise. Click here to check them out!
Not that we expect any injuries, but we'll have qualified first aid personnel on site and they'll be easily accessible from the information centre at the Lake Kawana finishing tower.
We recommend you pack a picnic blanket or your favourite camp chair and lay claim to your preferred position. A beach umbrella wouldn't go astray either and remember, SLIP, SLOP, SLAP! BYO alcohol is NOT PERMITTED and security will be on watch.
No worries if you forget your money honey! Thanks to ATM's On The Go, an ATM will be accessible at the event. If you've not saved up enough buskers coins, we've also got you covered! Our 'buskers tip picks' will be for sale at our information container - remember a busker is someone who entertains in a public place for donations! Please remember to TIP!