Beer and BBQ heads to Mount Gambier

FESTIVAL TO HIT SOUTH EAST: Mount Gambier/Berrin band Sexy as Shit will be one of many bands playing at the inaugural Beer and BBQ Festival in March.

BEER, barbeque and music will come to Mount Gambier/Berrin next year for an inaugural festival.

The South East Beer and BBQ Festival will head to the Mount Gambier Railway Lands with an exciting line up of musicians.

It comes off the back of the Adelaide-based festival which has hosted music icons such as The Living End, Dune Rats and more.

Next year the event will being a line up of brewers to the region including Pirate Life, Big Shed and Mismatch.

There will also be Sydney brewers Bracket Brewing and Melbourne-based company The Mill and Sure Brewing.

Local brewers such as The Woolshed, Loophole and Little Rippa will also be making an appearance.

South East renown chef Kirby Shearing will be headlining the barbeque line up alongside Burn City Smokers, Smokey Uppercuts and Mount Gambier/Berrin’s very own Lumberjack’s BBQ.

There will also be a special collaboration between Big Bad Wold and Elementary by Soul Co plus another collaboration between Pirate Life Kitchen’s Rocky Oliveria and Mayura Station.

Filipino BBQ by Sydney-based Hoy Pinoy will be there alongside Cheekies Hot Chicken with a further line up of Limestone Coast venues to be announced in the future.

As for music, Melbourne band The Smith Street Band will be making an appearance alongside Bad/Dreams, The Pretty Littles and Adelaide’s Blush and LOLA>

Mount Gambier/Berrin band Sexy as Shit will also play alongside The Stokes, Regurgitator and Magic Dirt.

Other bands include DEM MOB, Tonix, Street Legal and Mums Favourite.

Alongside music, food and beer there will also be a range of entertainment including BMX and skating demonstrations, the Southern Steak Showdown and Backyard BBQ Championships, masterclass panel talks with brewers and chefs, a hot dog eating contest, axe throwing, a tattoo parlour, markets, a silent disco and the iconic Beer Bod Wet T-Shirt Competition.

Beer and BBQ Festival co-director Gareth Lewis said they were stoked to bring the event to the South East.

“We have felt nothing but supported by each and every person we have consulted with in building this event concept and feel privileged to be welcomed into the area. South East Beer and BBQ Fest is not a half-baked version of the Adelaide event but kind of like a ‘greatest hits’ of all the things we love,” Mr Lewis said.

“We hope it develops its own unique identity tied to the Limestone Coast and the great producers, bands and people who are lucky enough to call it home.”

The event will be held on March 9 and 10 with tickets on sale now.