Male and Female at summer festival

Market Lane Live gives Northern Beaches a boost

January 20, 2021
By Melissa Parker

After a shaky start to the year with Covid lockdowns in place, local operator Matt Clifton is thrilled his Market Lane Live event will go ahead for 2021. The summer pop-up wine and food garden supported by Northern Beaches Council, aims to promote and support local businesses and the community who have been affected by COVID-19. 

It is welcome news for local hospitality establishments taking part including Momo Bar & Dumplings, Donnys Bar, The Hold, Whistler St Pizza, Insitu and guest appearances by The Local Smoker team, serving up mouth-watering American Style BBQ.

Market Lane Live will take place every Wednesday-Sunday plus public holidays over summer, from 4pm and weekends from 12 midday and will showcase some of the best brews from the Northern Beaches such as Nomads Brewing, 4Pines, Dad & Dave’s, and Manly Hops.

To liven the atmosphere, Market Lane Live will host a talented line-up of local musical legends including Duan & Only, Mr Wilson Duo, Tom Southey, Ziggy McNeill, and many others every day, with guest appearances by Mark Furze and Matt Evans from the Voice.

“The year has brought many challenges within the hospitality and events industry, but it is remarkable to see the resilience and determination of our local community and how everyone has supported one another to pull through the other side,” said Clifton.

“Market Lane Live is our way of showing support to those hit the hardest, by invigorating our streets and inviting visitors back to Manly to enjoy what we have all missed; good food, local tipples, and some great local music”. 

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said now more than ever, local businesses needed the support of visitors and residents. “Local traders have done it tough in the last year, so coming out to enjoy a Sydney summer at the Market Lane Live is a great way to help businesses and have a great time,” Mr. Regan said.

Market Lane Live is presented by MJC Group & Campo Viejo Wines with the support of local heroes Poloko Marketing & Design, Northern Beaches Council, Manly Business Chamber & Nomads Brewing.

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