Byron Bay’s New Food & Culture Festival, Caper

Festivals, Play, Travel / 14 September 2022

Caper (AKA Revel) Byron Bay Food and Culture Festival is approaching fast with tickets going on sale at 3pm, Wednesday 14th September.

Their program has just been announced and you can expect 30 diverse and specifically curated events and experiences. The festival is all about celebrating the Northern Rivers’ talented creatives, community, culture, and of course, its’ gorgeous nature. The four-day festival is from the 10-13th November and will showcase the best food, drinks, music, and art the region has to offer with restaurant takeovers, free art exhibitions, bush tucker tours, live music events, long lunches and curated dinners, brewery and gins tours, immersive workshops and lots more!

Raes's at Wategos
Long Lunch at Rae’s at Wategos for Caper Festival Byron Bay

Well-known chef David Moyle is leading the charge as Festival Food Curator. He has designed an amazing program that will feature some events like a farm-to-table feast with The Farm x Three Blue Ducks, tours with Brookies Gin & Common People Brewery, a backyard BBQ & brew with 100 Mile Table at Stone & Wood, long lunches at Beach Byron Bay & Raes on Wategos, and much, much more. Some other exciting venues featured in the program and that you may know in the local area are: Harvest, Belongil Beach Italian Food, Bang Bang Byron Bay, Barrio, The Hut, Supernatural, Treehouse on Belongil and the new Bar Heather.

David Moyle for Caper Festival Byron Bay
David Moyle cooking for Caper Festival Byron Bay

Alex Taylor, Caper Byron Bay Co-Festival Founder and Director said, “The festival program has been curated to highlight the very best of the region. The only problem with this is that we’re so spoilt here – there are just so many people doing incredible things! Keeping in mind it’s our first year, we didn’t want to over-cook it, so to speak, with too many events in the program. But that just means we’ve got lots of room to grow in future years.”

One unique experience at Caper Byron Bay will be transforming the Brunswick Picture House into a Yum Cha restaurant on Saturday and Sunday, with famed Melbourne Chinatown Diner ShanDong MaMa taking the reins. Guest chef Louis Tikaram from Brisbane’s Stanley restaurant is also taking the stage at the Brunswick Picture House on Friday and Saturday night for a ‘dinner and show’ take-over – think Cantonese and Cabaret.

Jilly Wines at Caper Festival Byron Bay

If you’re after arts, culture and wellness, Caper Byron Bay will showcase free art exhibitions at Yeah, Nice Gallery, art salon Gallery 7, Gallery 3 and ThomGallery. There’ll also be saltwater therapy & an anti-bad vibes circle with OneWave Fluro Friday. Caper Byron Bay will embrace the Bundjalung Country’s Indigenous culture, with Bush Tucker tours, a walk on Country tour and a five-course lunch curated by Karkalla chef and owner Mindy Woods.

The festival hub, Caper Village, will be presented by North Byron Hotel where you can find local food stall pop-ups, bars & beverage stands from leading local and national producers, live music, DJs, art installations, roaming entertainment, workshops, panel talks and a huge kids program line-up.

Jonny Ruddy, Co-Festival Director added, “One of the most encouraging things throughout organising this is how excited our event partners are for this festival, and the wonderful feedback we’re getting from the local community. It just makes sense for all these things to come together in celebration of Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers.”

Caper Byron Bay will be an exciting addition to the festival roster in the Northern Rivers, to celebrate the immense talent, produce, culture, arts and community. This festival is a toast to the movers and shakers of Byron Shire and welcome to all.

Tickets go on sale from 3pm, Wednesday 14 September. Caper Byron Bay will be held from Thursday, 10 November to Sunday, 13 November 2022.