Who said summer is over? The Fever-Tree G&T Festival is just beginning, and this year, they’re going national. The 2021 national tour kicks off in Sydney, with a huge party in The Rocks. The First Fleet Park will host the unmissable four-day event from Thursday, 25 March to Sunday, 28 March.
Festival-goers will explore the ever-evolving world of gin and tonic with 20 local and international distillers on board to highlight the very best in gin that Australia has to offer, paired with the world’s finest tonics from Fever-Tree premium mixers.
What to expect
Gin thirsty fans, expect a more intimate, boutique experience from this year’s festival, with three-hour immersive sessions on offer throughout the weekend. Upon entry, stop by the Tonic Discovery Bar to pick up your favourite Fever-Tree tonic and sample some others. The Gin Village is a magical place, where you can sample and explore the world of gin with 20 distillers showcasing their latest (g)innovations. Extend your knowledge at the workshops and discovery talks, or head to the Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar for bespoke G&T pairings, in full-sized G&T’s.
Local and international distillers will introduce you to their top drops, including Aussie favourites Four Pillars Gin, who will launch their latest (yet to be announced) limited-release gin and Archie Rose Distilling Co., who will be offering a gin crafted exclusively for the Festival. Try Hayman’s low-alcohol Small Gin or Hendrick’s limited-edition Orbium Gin.
Who is going to be there?
A line-up of top NSW locals are on board, including Botany’s boutique family-owned Banks & Solander, Newcastle’s Earp Distilling Co. and Shoalhaven’s first craft distillery, Tara Distillery. You can also pick up one of the final 100 bottles of Garden Grown Gin’s limited-edition Blue Mountains Gin, with all profits going towards the Blue Mountains’ bushfire relief and regrowth. Full-sized bottles of gin will be available to purchase to take home from all distillers.
Will there be food?
Along with endless gin and tonic combinations to try, there will be plenty of delicious food options on offer from food trucks to gourmet hampers as well as garden games for entertainment. Live music will set the scene while you take in the sweeping views of Sydney Harbour as the perfect backdrop for a weekend outing.
Location: First Fleet Park, The Rocks, Sydney Dates: Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 March 2021 Times: Thursday and Friday: 5pm – 9pm Saturday: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 3.00 – 6.00pm, 6.30 – 9.30pm Sunday: 12.00 – 3.00pm, 3.30 – 6.30pm
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