Love Lanes Festival to showcase Wyong

Wyong's Love Lanes Festival from 2017

Central Coast Council has released the full program for Gallery Precinct 2259 Love Lanes Festival, which will take over the Wyong CBD on February 17.

Love Lanes showcases Wyong in its best light. Visitors can explore hidden gems and rediscover forgotten laneways. The whole family can enjoy the abundance of colour, sounds and smells of this unique outdoor festival. The Love Lanes Festival takes its name and inspiration from Valentine’s Day, and will be held in the Wyong CBD on the weekend following the most romantic day of the year. For the second year in a row, Love Lanes Festival is turning three of Wyong’s heritage laneways into a hub of art, culture and culinary experiences. Festival-goers will be treated to fantastic local food and wine experiences with the dining under the star’s precinct aiming to turn everyone into a true romantic.

The gastronomic options on offer will feature produce grown with love by local producers, and cooked with passion by local chefs. Art installations will feature on local buildings and beautifully designed market stalls, with bespoke designs and creations by local artisans, are a good place to pick up a gift for your sweetheart. Finally, there will be free live music across multiple stages, roving entertainment, and a spectacular circus precinct. Live music will be split across three stages during the event, with the Bendigo Bank Stage (4pm to 10pm) featuring Bob Evans, Cabtalk, Mike McCarthy, Jacqie Lomas, Dearly Departed and Beth Gleeson. The Grand Hotel (4pm to 11pm) will feature Howard Shearman, and the MMAD Stage (4pm to 9:30pm), will feature an array of buskers and performers from Musicians Making a Difference’s (MMAD) The Lounge Room and SpeakUP. An array of unique events will also take place during Love Lanes. The Wyong Family History Group and the Wyong District Museum and Historical Society will lead a 20-minute walking tour of Alison Rd, showcasing the buildings that made Wyong the region’s first township.

Activities and entertainment will be broken up across the three ‘Love Lanes’, Holiday Park Lane, Coastwide First National Lane and Grand Hotel Lane. Highlights of the Holiday Park Lane include mesmeric interactive art, the MMAD Stage and the WOOSH Kidz Zone. The CCHP Chillout Zone is also located in Holiday Park Lane, where festival-goers can go to take a break, unwind and receive a free lanyard. The Teenage Zone is also located in this lane. Shopping and dining are the features of the Coastwide First National Lane, which features the Bendigo Bank Main Stage, Gallery Precinct 2259 Dining Area, the Coastwide First National Chill Out Zone and the Fish Bowl Arcade. Last but not least, the Grand Hotel Lane will feature Loves Lanes’ not to be missed aerial and circus performances and is also the only venue and space in the Festival where alcohol can be bought and consumed. Temporary road closures will be in effect during the Festival. Alison Rd, Wyong (between Pacific Hwy and Hely St) from 6:00am to11:30pm. Bakers La, Wyong (between Pacific Hwy and Rankins Court) from 11am to 1:30pm. Robleys La, Wyong (between Pacific Hwy and Hely St) from 11am to11:30pm; and Peters La, Wyong from 11am to 11:30pm.

Source: Document, Feb 1 Love Lanes 2018 Festival Program

A copy of the program can be downloaded here.