RnB Fridays Live music festival
Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
- Doors open
- Event start
- Event end
Important event information
Sydney Olympic Park will be busy on Saturday 17 November as over 50,000 people are expected in the precinct for RnB Fridays Live and the Sam Smith concert nearby at Qudos Bank Arena.
Fans are encouraged to take public transport and extra train services are running to and from Olympic Park. If you are planning on driving, pre-book parking and allow extra travel time as roads in the precinct will be busy and delays are expected.
The closest station to Spotless Stadium is Olympic Park.
Express trains will leave Central every 20 minutes from 15:00 until 22:30, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield and then Olympic Park. Alternatively, catch a train to Lidcombe for a direct service to Olympic Park from Platform Zero running every 10 minutes until 01:00.
After the concert, the following additional services will run to get you home:
- To Central: express services will run from Olympic Park back to Central every 7 to 8 minutes from 23:00 until 01:00, stopping at Strathfield, Redfern then Central.
- T1 Western Line: additional services from Olympic Park to Blacktown will run every 20 minutes from 23:00 until 01:00, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills then all stations to Blacktown. Two services per hour will continue on to Penrith or Schofields.
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: an additional service will leave Lidcombe at 23:50, stopping at Auburn, Granville then all stations to Leppington.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: an additional service will leave Central at 23:18, making limited stops towards Newcastle Interchange.
- Blue Mountains Line: services will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 15:00 and 19:00 and between 22:00 and midnight.
Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 17 November and 02:00 Monday 19 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:
- T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Wynyard via Gordon.
- T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham via Bankstown.
To note: As of Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit transportnsw.info.
The following Sydney Buses services run to Sydney Olympic Park:
- Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
- Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.
Spotless Stadium is approximately 40 minutes walk (3.1km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the precinct.
Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. See Parramatta Ferry low tide for the full calendar of ferry replacement services.
Note: From Wednesday 3 October, Rydalmere Wharf will be closed for around 5 months for upgrade works. A temporary bus service, Route 535, will run between Parramatta Wharf and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf via Rydalmere Wharf to connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services. For more information, visit transportnsw.info.
Heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road. If you are planning on driving, allow extra time and expect delays.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map
A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit westconnex.com.au/newM4.
Parking will be in high demand and is expected to fill quickly. Fans are encouraged to consider public transport options available instead or to expect delays, arrive early and pre-book parking.
Visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space. Note: Pre-book parking is available until 23:59 the night before the event. If you haven’t booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to best available casual parking. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park.
A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit westconnex.com.au/newM4. Please note vehicles exiting P4 car park onto Homebush Bay Drive should ignore the beep. You will not be charged a toll as you did not enter the motorway.
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).