Bastille Festival – the Food Wine Art Revolution

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Bastille Festival BBR Festival
Photograph: Christian Gilles

Celebrate France’s biggest calendar event with food wine and art at a decked out Circular Quay

The BBR Festival emerged in Sydney in 2013 to celebrate French National Day, also known as Bastille Day. Back for its fifth year, the festival has launched an even bigger program – and a brand new name change. Don your berets and say bienvenue to Bastille Festival, the Food Wine Art Revolution.

This year, Bastille Day celebrations will take over Circular Quay for four days of gourmet food, wine, popular French music and more. The free street celebration features over 100 performance artists, speciality food offerings and a huge range of beer and wine drops from across France, Spain and Italy.

Featuring 100 different food specialities from France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal and more, you can pretty much have an authentic Euro food experience without the jet lag. The ‘feastival’ will be divided into four areas – the BBR Village, the Nordic Village, the Latin Village and the French Emporium Village – serving up delicious treats from all across the continent, from croissants and cheese to Belgian fries, Spanish paella and meat straight from a Greek spit.

The festivities will also include free live music concerts, DJ sets, circus performances, folk dance performances and a special French-themed series of Mov’in Bed Cinema, Sydney’s outdoor cinema in a bed.

Joyeux quatorze Juillet, Sydney!

By: Rebecca Russo

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