The Langston Weekender is a three-day festival that will transform the buildings, carparks and roads surrounding the soon-to-be demolished Westpac building (where The Langston will be built) into a buzz of fun, food, colour and entertainment. Sort of like a mini version of the very popular Parramatta Lanes.
The festival will bring together the best food titans, brewers, wineries, street artists and musicians of Sydney. And serve up lots of fun for families.
There is a delicious line up of well known Sydney food brands including Knafeh, Koi Dessert Bar, Brickfields Bakery, Pepe Saya, Olsson’s Salt, Bretzelwagen, Adamo’s Pasta, Satriale’s Deli, Mecca Coffee and Choux Patisserie.
There will also be a special food truck zone known as ‘East Village’ with vendors such as Burgers by Josh, The Wienery, Tsuru, Chicken Hustle and Sparky’s Jerk Barbecue.
A specially-converted off-street venue known as ‘The Underground’ will present a range of live music acts, complemented by alcoholic beverage providers such as Grasshopper Bar, Wayward Brewing Co, The Welder’s Dog and Riot Wine Co.
Live art will be performed by:
- Andrew Dennis (formerly known as ‘Jumbo’), who recently created a colourful public walkway in Epping.
- Zara Pasfield, renowned Vivid sculptural designer, who will bring her unique art installations to the event.
And all the fun isn’t just for adults either. There will be a host of entertainment for kids during the Langston Weekender, including:
- Kozi and Pinky kids entertainers (10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday)
- Balloon and face painting (Saturday and Sunday)
- Circus workshop (10am-3pm, Saturday)
- Live art with Andrew Dennis (Sunday)
- African drumming workshop (3pm, Saturday)
Grab some handy tips and learn new things during the Langston Weekender, including
- The Rolling Fix team will gladly service your bike for free and will also be running some helpful workshops
- Mecca Coffee will be presenting their unique blends and brews, plus some insightful coffee workshops.
- Renowned stylist Emma Blomfield will give the tips you need to style your apartment and dining table for the festive season.
In between eating yummy food and being entertained, you can wander around community market stalls and pick up some Christmas presents or nice things for yourself.
Dates and Times
- Friday 30 November 5pm to 10pm
- Saturday 1 December 10am to 10pm
- Sunday 2 December 10am to 5pm
Accessibility and Toilets
The event is mostly wheelchair and pram accessible. There are some gutters and kerbs but these will be ramped for safety. There will be 10 standard toilets and one disabled toilet.
Finding the Langston Weekender Festival
Between Langston Place and Chambers Court, Epping (100m from Epping train station). There is limited public street parking around the site and public transport is strongly encouraged.
Keep in mind that the railway line between Epping and Chatswood is currently closed. Station Link bus routes SL1, SL6 and SL7 are replacing these train services. Alternatively, bus routes M54, 288 and 291 travel between Macquarie Centre/Macquarie Park and Epping. These services travel along Pembroke Street, directly adjacent to The Langston Weekender event.