Rock legends, The Choirboys coming to Lake Mac Festival

Iconic Aussie pub rock band The Choirboys will headline this year’s Lake Mac Festival on Australia Day.

Formed in 1979 and still boasting its original lineup 40 years later, The Choirboys will take to the stage on Saturday, January 26 at Speers Point Park to perform some of their biggest hits, including Run to Paradise and Boys Will Be Boys.

Thousands of revellers at last year’s Festival in Speers Point Park

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, encouraged the community to enjoy Australia Day by the Lake with live music, delicious food and great company.

“Lake Mac Festival provides the perfect opportunity for families and friends to come together on Australia Day,” Cr Fraser said.

Family friendly activities throughout the day include an outdoor cinema screening of The Sapphires, local entertainment and the annual Scouts Canoe Race.

Choirboys bassist Ian Hulme said the band still loved playing live, 40 years on.

“There’s absolutely no pressure to be or do anything other than just who we are,” Hulme said.

“With all the original members still around and playing together, it’s just an absolute rockin’ pleasure.”

As for what the Lake Mac Festival crowd can expect from the venerable outfit:

“Some great Aussie rock, some great Aussie songs, played the way they should be played – in Choirboys’ own inimitable style,” Hulme said.

“I love it. I can’t wait.”

The Choirboys will headline an amazing lineup of live entertainment, including Absolutely 80s, My Generation, All Access 80s and Kaitlyn Simms, with a spectacular fireworks display finale at about 9pm.

A food truck alley will feature takeaway options from across the globe, with vendors lining either side of the Speers Point Park promenade.

This event is proudly sponsored by The Mutual.

What: Lake Mac Festival
When: Saturday, January 26, 2019, Noon-9pm
Where: Speers Point Park, Park Road, Speers Point