BBR Festival 2016 Competition

Competitions, Festivals, Play, Sydney / 29 June 2016

BBR Festival invite you to celebrate Bastille Day minus the jet lag!

BBR Festival is excited to announce its fourth annual four-day festival of everything French, in celebration of Bastille Day. Kicking off on Thursday 14th July and running until Sunday 17th July, this event is set to showcase a series of artistic events and food stalls.
The location of this years BBR Festival? It’s none other than Sydney’s picturesque Circular Quay and Customs House Square.
There will be an array of artistic events from French mimes to cabaret girls, lots of live music and delicious stalls that celebrate French food the world over. Last year’s festival attracted 350,000 people over the three days. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with an additional day of celebrations plus more attractions and entertainment.
The first event will commence on Thursday 14th July morning at 7am, with a French croissant and a ‘cafe creme’ to celebrate actual Bastille Day. Live music will begin from 11am, with a Bastille party kicking off at 6pm with French music, dancers and more.
On Friday 15 July at 7pm, the Festival Village will host a 20 minutes authentic French Cabaret Show. Voted as one of the best three things to see in Sydney by Cliché Magazine, The Magicians Cabaret are set to deliver an enchanting show at the 2016 BBR Festival.
This years BBR Festival will also host a series of cooking classes, aptly titled ‘Tour De France’. Held by French chefs, you will learn how to cook traditional dishes from the regions visited by Le Tour de France 2016.
The French Village Market are sure to satisfy your French food needs. Glorious French food stalls will be offering the best of French cuisine. Bite into freshly baked baguettes, taste stinky cheese and try traditional French cakes and treats. This food centric market would not be complete without a feature of some beautiful French Champagnes and wine.
The festivities end on Sunday 17 July with bang! Come along and witness a spectacular parade featuring all the performers takes place throughout the festival locations.
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This celebration is set to be so French, you’ll be instantly transported from Circular Quay to the Parisian quarters. Expect great tunes, dancing, food and drinks! Best of all this event is free (with the exception of the Tour de France private cooking classes).


Great news, Eat Drink Play readers! We have an exclusive double pass to give away for a French master cooking class. Valued at $150, you will get to work alongside French chefs, whilst sipping on a complimentary glass of wine.

To Enter

  1. Follow @eatdrinkplaysyd and @bbrfestival on Instagram
  2. Find this picture on Instagram:

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3. Tag the friend you’d like to bring along and tell us your favourite French dish and why.

The most creative response will win and be notified by direct message by Mon 11th July.
BBR Festival 2016
When? Friday 14th July to Sunday 17th July
Where? Circular Quay and Customs House Square
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