On Sunday, Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge was
today transformed into the world’s most unusual picnic spots when
7,500 people enjoyed breakfast with a spectacular harbour view,
whilst being suspended 50m above the water.
Breakfast on the Bridge is the centrepiece of
the annual Crave Sydney International Food Festival, a month long
celebration offering extraordinary food experiences in unique
Sydney locations, in all corners of Australia’s global city and
across New South Wales (NSW).
support of Australia’s 2022 FIFA World Cup bid, a four metre high
giant ‘Come Play’ football was rolled down the centre of the
Amongst the excited picnic goers were
members of Australia’s national football team, the Qantas
Socceroos who beat Paraguay 1 - 0 in a friendly international match at the Sydney Football Stadium the night before and some
of the best local and international chefs taking part in the Crave
Sydney International Food Festival events.
Federation Australia (FFA) Chairman Frank Lowy said, "It is
terrific to see that one of Australia's most iconic landmarks, the
Sydney Harbour Bridge, has been transformed into a football pitch
to show our nation’s united support for our bid. I am delighted to
see so many football supporters here today to send a strong
message around the world - we want to host the 2022 FIFA World
"A FIFA World Cup in Australia will be fun, relaxed,
safe and secure. We want the world's greatest sporting event, the
FIFA World Cup, come to our shores. We invite the world to Come
Play! in Australia," said Mr Lowy.
Premier of New South
Wales, Kristina Keneally said, "Breakfast on the Bridge is the
hero event of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival and
highlights our city’s passion for food and love for the great
"The festival is a key part of the NSW events
calendar and Breakfast on the Bridge is an amazing event
experience - where else in the world can you picnic on fresh green
grass on the country’s icon, above such a majestic harbour?" added
Over 200,000 NSW residents were
interested in securing one of the 6,000 spots for the public at
the Sydney event with up to 1,000 interstate and overseas visitors
also taking part in the event. The world renowned ‘coathanger’
bridge, was covered in 11,000 square metres of turf which will now
be relocated to a Sydney park.
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