Experience Tastings on Hastings Street at the 2014 Noosa Jazz Fest
by Shamoli Dutt


QUEENSLAND: Noosa’s iconic Hasting Street is set to celebrate the twenty third annual Noosa Jazz Festival and transform itself into a pop-up restaurant for 600 diners Friday September 5.

The Noosa Jazz Festival is September 4-7.

“Tastings on Hastings”, is one of the signature food events of the festival, offering visitors and locals an experience of the best local restaurants and menus from top chefs, accompanied by great music by well known jazz musicians.

It’s the only day of the year when Hastings Street is closed to traffic with restaurants setting up their tables on the street.

Menus will provided by local restaurants including, Aromas, Berardos (both restaurants), Bistro C, Café Le Monda, Noosa Beach House by Peter Kuruvita, Noosa Heads Surf Club, Miss Moneypenny’s, Season Restaurant, Rococo, and the Noosa Jazz Festival Pop Up Restaurant.

Taking on the laid back lifestyle of the Noosa region, the Festival Village will embrace a picnic theme and provide patrons with a stylish outdoor picnic experience whilst enjoying the sounds of jazz by the Noosa River.

The festival has grown from a community event to a sophisticated celebration of jazz and progressive music, an internationally acclaimed festival attracting thousands of music lovers to South East Queensland.

Confirmed to perform at this event include, Vince Jones, Steve Clisby, Grace Knight with Scream Big Band, Emma Pask, Galapagos Duck, Greg Gould, Jan Preston, Milan, The Royal Jellies, Beaten Bodies Laura Bernay, the Australian army Band Brisbane, Juzzie Smith, Feel the Manouche, Ange Takats, Carl Wockner, Croquet with the Noosa Croquet Club, Ingrid James, The Winter of Reason, the John Withers Band, Youth in Jazz – and more.

For more information on the festival, artist submissions and booking details: www.noosajazz.com.au.

by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor