Listen Out music festival 2018
Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park
Important event information
Large crowds are expected to attend the sold out Listen Out music festival at Centennial Park. Roads around Moore Park, Centennial Park and Randwick Racecourse will be particularly busy as large crowds also travel to the races at nearby Randwick Racecourse at the same time.
Music fans should take advantage of the free return shuttle buses running from Central Station to the event to avoid traffic delays.
Road closures and special event clearways will be in place on roads around Centennial Park in the evening so motorists are advised to allow extra travel time while travelling in the area.
The closest train stations to Centennial Parklands are Central and Bondi Junction. Change at Central for a free shuttle bus to venue running from midday until 16:00.
Alternatively, catch a train to Bondi Junction and change for a bus or walk to Centennial Park via Grafton St, Oxford St and Lang St.
Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel to and from events. Check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.
Free event shuttle buses will run from Eddy Avenue at Central Station from 12:00 midday until 16:00. These shuttle services run to the Moore Park Bus Station which is within a 15 minute walking distance of the festival in the Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park.
To help you get home after the festival, return services will run back to Central from Centennial Park from 20:30 until 23:00.
Alternatively, many Sydney Buses regular route services also stop near Centennial Park but don't forget if you're catching a regular bus service you'll need to use your Opal card and tap on and off of these services.
Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Change at Central for a free shuttle bus to get you to the festival. For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information.
Roads around Randwick, Centennial Park and Moore Park will be very busy as the EpsomDay Races are being held at Royal Randwick Racecourse at the same time.
Motorists should expect delays on roads around and approaching both precincts including Anzac Pde, Lang Rd, Oxford St, Syd Einfeld Dr, Darley Rd, York Rd and Alison Rd as a large number of vehicle pick ups and drop offs are expected. Motorists should also exercise caution as pedestrian activity on local roads will be higher than usual.
Sections of Moore Park Rd, Driver Ave and Lang Rd will be closed after the event finishes between 20:00 and 23:00 to safely move crowds out of the area.
Traffic changes for CBD and South East Light Rail construction may affect how you travel. Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the South East.
Limited parking will be available at
- The Entertainment Quarter, entry via Lang Road
- EP2 – Kippax car park on the northern end of Driver Ave will be reserved for private chartered buses only.
Please note: all Centennial Park gates close at sunset. Vehicles left inside the park will not be able to exit until they have reopened.
Special event clearways
Special event clearways will be in place in Moore Park, Centennial Park and surrounding areas from midday until midnight on Saturday 29 September.
Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a fee applies. Visit Live Traffic NSW for details of the clearways.
Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).