September 27, 2023

Words by Candace Krieger

Hot Jazz Picnic – Coming In Hot!

A new one-day festival extravaganza fusing hot jazz beats, local musicians, gourmet delights and a vibrant dress code is set to ring in the summer against the sparkling backdrop of Sydney’s iconic harbour. 

Introducing Hot Jazz Picnic, an exciting new Australian picnic-style, live-performance jazz festival taking place at the enchanting Lyne Park in Rose Bay Sydney on November 25th 2023.

Guaranteed to be a day to remember, the inaugural How Jazz Picnic hosted by comedy duo SketchShe, is a high-spirited celebration of live jazz, spotlighting the world-class talent NSW has to offer, and delivering a sumptuous blend of music and style – all in a casually chic picnic format.  

Dress Code

Colour block chic. Dress up to get down, in the boldest brightest colours. How Jazz Picnic invites guests to turn the dial to maximum vibrancy and wear their most fashionable colour-block attire. 


Supporting Aus Music Month, How Jazz Picnic has been curated by ARIA award-winning musician Elana Stone to appeal to both young jazz enthusiasts and good times lovers alike. How Jazz Picnic are thrilled to host Harry James Angus, The Dan Barnett Big Band with special guest Emma Pask, Brekky Boy, Kate Wadey, Katie Thorne, The Morrisons, Ruby Jackson and The Vampires on the stage this November.


Think hot jazz, bold fashion, chic picnic. This one-day festival is an intimate, luxe festival experience where friends can come together to enjoy good vibes and good times in a one-of-a-kind location. 

How Jazz Picnic is changing the festival food game, by featuring an onsite pop-up picnic providore showcasing the local and artisanal. Guests will be able to curate their own lavish spread, from an array of glorious fare including blooming cheeses, charcuterie, spicy salamis and antipasti. For the extra bouji, bumps of caviar can be washed down with champagne. 

The chic affair will see renowned lifestyle accessories designer, Business and Pleasure Co, style the event, and attendees who purchase a special  ‘Keep Picnic’ ticket will receive a premium Riviera Cooler Bag and chilled signature breeze block with a matching family-sized Riviera Beach & Picnic Blanket. Picnic in style + take home what you don’t eat.   

Pop-up bars will be serving the very best aperitivo, champagne and non-alcoholic drinks.  The Casamigos truck will be on margarita duties, while Hickson House Distilling Co will be shaking up summery cocktails and showcasing their new Wild Rosé Summer Cup. 

Mary’s Burgers, Sonoma Bakery and Tuckerbox are just some of the other names involved. 

For all of the deets and to snag your ticket (starting at $79),  shimmy on over to

Hot Jazz Picnic is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Hot Jazz Picnic is proudly supported by Woollahra Council.