Mark your diaries – Lost Lanes is back on Saturday 22 June.
The laneway was bursting at the seams for Wagga Wagga City Council’s 2018 micro festival with more than 3500 event attendees soaking up the atmosphere in Cadell Place among a sea of murals, roving performers and winter themed food and beverage offerings.
This year, Lost Lanes will give you even more reason to experience and embrace winter, including a new and exciting mix of interactive elements, more winter-inspired food and beverage offerings, live entertainment and two new murals.
“The feedback was overwhelmingly positive last year and demonstrates that smaller events like Lost Lanes can have a big impact on the community and businesses,” Council’s Visitor Economy and Events Coordinator Fiona Hamilton said.
“This year we have live music by Melbourne-band Creature Fear and local singersongwriter Sam Campbell-McCrea.
“Two band members of Creature Fear originally hail from Wagga Wagga. Sam Campbell-McCrea is also a local talent and was hand-picked to play at Lost Lanes after wowing everyone at a songwriting workshop last month as part of the Fresh festival.
“The Little Projector Company will be creating an interactive light show that people of all ages can get involved with and help create the artwork being projected.
“We will also have Wagga’s own Chalk It Up creating a live artwork throughout the night and setting up a chalk art playground, while Solar Bugs will be roving around the laneway on stilts with neon lights to add to the atmosphere.”
Long after last year’s event, the four murals created as part of Lost Lanes 2018 continue to add to the vibrancy of the CBD and are visible from the Wiradjuri Walking Track upon the Main City Levee.
This year will feature two new murals. The first mural will be a large-scale artwork at the rear of Wagga Cycle Centre by well-known Melbourne artist MEGGS, while the second mural at the back of Thaigga and Kidsons Cycles will be a creation by artistic duo Creature Creature.
The finishing touches on Lost Lanes 2019 are being put together, including a unique opportunity to enjoy a French inspired three-course meal on top of the levee at the pop-up Left Bank restaurant.