After a stellar debut in 2006 entertaining thousands of local food and wine lovers, the Waterfront Food and Wine Festival has announced it will return on Saturday 22nd August.

This years festival is set to be the Gold Coast’s #1 culinary event of 2009.
The perfect trilogy of sumptuous food, wine and popular entertainment will ensure guests of all ages come from far and wide to enjoy the experience!

The Waterfront Food and Wine Festival will also host Celebrity Chefs: Tobie Puttock (Fifteen Melbourne - Executive Head Chef), George Calombaris (The Press Club - Executive Chef & Network Ten MasterChef Judge), Dominique Rizzo (Ready Steady Cook)will be performing cooking demonstrations on the ‘Chefs Stage’ throughout the day.

Gourmet food will be available at the event from one of the many kitchens on-site, featuring some of the Gold Coast’s favourite restaurants.

Topping the list of quality musical acts set to perform at the event, TEX PERKINS is one of Australia’s most iconic personalities.
You may know of his work as frontman with ARIA award winning groove and roots specialists The Cruel Sea, and earlier in his career, Tex was the driving force in garage / blues band The Beasts Of Bourbon.
Other collaborations have included the super group of Tex, Don & Charlie (including Don Walker of Cold Chisel fame, and hugely respected guitarist Charlie Owen) as well as a recent record featuring You Am I’s Tim Rogers and Tex as ‘TnT’.
Tex’s performance at the Waterfront Food and Wine Festival also coincides with the release of his own ‘Best Of’ set.

Adding more groove and roots flavour to this years line up, THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS have recently returned from an extended break and are now re-energised and demo-ing a new set of songs for an album release set down for early 2010. This will be the first time The Beautiful Girls have performed a Gold Coast show in over 18 months.

Promising something for everyone, the stage at this years will be lit up by the iconic DARYL BRAITHWAITE.
Daryl's unique and emotive voice has captured a time and place integral to the Australian psyche and event attendees can expect a a set full of hits spanning his whole career.

Daryl first found fame as lead singer of Sherbet, notching up  20 national top 40 singles and the first Australian band to top the $1million mark in album sales in this country.
Songs like ‘Summer Love’ became the highest selling single of 1975 and ‘Howzat’ was not only a hit in Australia, but also in England & America.
In 1988 Daryl’s phenomenally successful solo album ‘Edge’ spent well over a year in the national Aria chart, peaking at #1 for several weeks. In 1989 it became the highest selling CD in Sony Music Australia’s history, spawning 5 hit singles including ‘One Summer’.
Daryl’s next album  ‘Rise’ boasted a further 5 hit singles. The most popular was undoubtedly “The Horses’, holding the #1 position on the national charts over 3 consecutive weeks.

A pioneer of acoustic female indie rock, DIANA ANAID has become one of Australia’s most admired and respected original singer/songwriters and will be kicking off the entertainment on the main stage at this years festival.
Diana, since her self-financed CD with the national hit I GO OFF, with just guitar and voice, has remained an edgy, gutsy and original performer. Fans admire and adore the rags-to-riches rocker best known for her uncompromising lyrics, voice and energetic live shows.

The Waterfront Food and Wine Festival will also host offer service bar facilities featuring ten of the top Australian wineries including Tyrrell’s and wine makers from Yalumba will be coordinating wine tastings to showcase their latest successful vintages

Business Packages & Corporate Chalets are also available for purchase.

For more information, visit the official Waterfront Food & Wine Festival website at

Tickets are on sale now from the outlets below. 
This event has a limited capacity.

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