A huge celebration of food, music and culture is coming to Liverpool in the form of Eat Your Heart Out — a collaboration between local creatives and Liverpool City Council. The one-day festival will feature a stellar line-up of musicians, artists, artisans and chefs to open the newly revamped Macquarie Mall.
The team at FBi Radio has curated a music program that lauds local artists who will showcase their talent on Macquarie Mall's stage. Some of the emerging artists to be showcased are hip-hop crew Soul Benefits, indie-electronic trio Okenyo and Triple J's 2017 Unearthed winner Rebecca Hatch. To complement the energy on stage there will be an altering, sensory light installation presented by Soft Centre and an array of art and design stalls by Sydney-based artisans.
There will also be a collection of food trucks forming a mobile food court for the day, with old hands and newbies alike settling in to share their fodder. Miss Mabel's combines seasonal, organic and free-range produce with Asian, Mexican and Deep South cooking styles, while Sakura on Wheelz will offer an extensive, traditional Japanese menu. Fried chicken specialists at Dirty Bird Food Truck will dish up Dirty Wings, Crack Burgers and shoestring fries, and The Donut Dealer will be true to their name and offer an array of extravagant, rotund doughy treats.
Along with the festivities at Macquarie Mall, just over the way in Bigge Park, there'll be a host of family-friendly activities: jumping castles, circus skills and a touch-to-play water park to occupy the oldies — um, we mean littlies.
Activities at Bigge Park will kick off at noon until 6pm, and the opening act at Macquarie Mall will start at 3pm and go till late.