Listen Out Music Festival
Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park
Important event information
Up to 30,000 people are expected to attend Listen Out Music Festival at Centennial Park as it makes its return for the first time since 2019.
Public transport is the best way to get to there with frequent light rail and buses running to Moore Park within walking distance of the event.
Trains to the city run regularly on weekends where you can connect with frequent light rail services to Moore Park. The Moore Park light rail stop is about a 15-minute walk from the festival. Plenty of regular route buses also make stops nearby on Anzac Pde or Oxford St.
Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads in the area as crowds also travel to nearby Randwick Racecourse for Spring Carnival races. Use the designated drop off areas inside the park on Grand Drive or outside the park on Lang Road and Darley Road.
Road closures and special event clearway parking restrictions will also be in place on roads around Centennial Park in the evening to help crowds safely leave the area, so allow extra time if you're getting picked up by vehicle and use the designated pick up locations on Driver Ave near the SCG in Moore Park. You can find real-time traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail.
More ways to pay
If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.
Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.
Metro services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. Change at Epping for trains to Central where you can connect with light rail services to the Moore Park stop to get within walking distance .
The closest train station to Centennial Park is Central and Bondi Junction.
From Central, catch a frequent light rail service to Moore Park leaving from Chalmers Street to get within walking distance of the event.
From Bondi Junction, the park is a 10-minute walk via Grafton Street and Oxford Street. Alternatively, you can change for a regular route bus to Oxford Street at the Interchange.
Long weekend trackwork is taking placefrom 2am Saturday 1 October until 2am Tuesday 4 October and may affect how you travel. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:
- T1 Western Line: On Saturday from 5.50am until 8.45am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Blacktown. From 8.45am until 11am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. Trains run between Blacktown or Schofields and the City, some to a changed timetable.
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Homebush trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping at all stations between Liverpool and Lidcombe, then running to the normal timetable between Homebush and the City. On Saturday from 6:30am until 10:30am, trains run between Homebush and the City only. Leppington trains will not stop at Ashfield.
- T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping all stations to Lidcombe and the City Circle. Trains also run between Sydenham and the City Circle, stopping at St Peters and Erskineville. On Saturday from 6:30am until 10:30am, trains run between Liverpool and Lidcombe only. Buses continue to replace trains until Sunday 9 October.
- T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: On Saturday from 9.30pm until 2.30am, buses replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville. Trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops between Cronulla and Bondi Junction until 11:55pm. From 11.55pm until 2.30am, buses also replace trains between Cronulla and Hurstville.
- T5 Cumberland Line: On Saturday from 5.50am until 8.45am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Blacktown. From 8.45am until 11am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. Trains run between Blacktown or Schofields and Leppington, some to a changed timetable.
- T9 Northern Line: On Saturday from 6:30am until 10:30am, some trains make an extra stop at Ashfield.
- South Coast Line: From 2.30pm Friday until 12.40am Saturday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry and Dapto. Trains run between Port Kembla, Dapto and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. From 12.40am Saturday until 2am Monday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry and Wollongong. Trains run between Wollongong and Thirroul or Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. From 2am Saturday until 2am Tuesday, buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong. From 9.40pm Saturday until 2.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville.
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 so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. Check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.
A number of regular Sydney Buses service stops along within walking distance of Centennial Park.
The closest stops to the park are on Oxford Street near Lang Road or York Street.
- From the City, you can catch a route 333 bus that makes stops along Elizabeth Street, Park Street and Oxford Street.
- From the Inner West, you can catch a route 352, 355 or 440 bus that makes stops along City Road, Parramatta Road, Enmore Road, Norton Street, Cleveland Street and Oxford Street.
- From Bondi Junction, you can walk or catch a route 352, 355 or 440 bus that makes stops along Oxford Street.
Note, from 8pm to 11pm, route 339 and 373 buses will use stops on Anzac Parade and Alison Road due to the closure of the bus roadway while the festival is held underway. Check signs at stops for alternative stop locations.
L1 Dulwich Hill Line
L1 Dulwich Hill line light rail services run every 15 minutes between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip.
From Central change for a light rail service on the L2 or L3 Line to Moore Park leaving from Chalmers Street.
L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines
L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using Trip Planner.
Catch L2 or L3 light rail services to Moore Park to get within walking distance of the festival site in at Brazilian Fields.
Roads around Randwick, Centennial Park and Moore Park will be very busy as large crowds travel to the festival and nearby Royal Randwick Racecourse for the Epsom Day Races.
Motorists should expect delays on roads around and approaching both precincts including Anzac Parade, Land Road, Oxford Street, Syd Einfeld Drive, Darley Road, York Road and Alison Road 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.
The following roads will be closed in Centennial Park and Moore Park in the evening to allow crowds to safely leave the area after the festival.
From 8pm to 11pm:
- Driver Avenue between Lang Road and the southern turning circle (both directions)
- Lang Road between Anzac Parade and Errol Flynn Boulevard (both directions)
- Lang Road between Moore Park Road and Mitchell Street (both directions)
- Moore Park Road between Oxford Street and Lang Road (westbound)
From 9pm to 11pm:
- Moore Park Road* between Oatley Road and Regent Street (eastbound)
- Moore Park Road* between Regent Street and Gordon Street (eastbound)
- Moore Park Road between Cook Road and Oxford Street (eastbound)
*Managed access to/from the Entertainment Quarter will be maintained.
Limited parking will be available at the nearby Moore Park precinct:
- Entertainment Quarter (parking rates apply): Open 24 hours. Entry via Errol Flynn Boulevard from Lang Road.
Each car park has spaces for Mobility Parking permit holders. For more information visit Centennial Parklands - Parking
Special Event Clearways
Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect in Centennial Park, Surry Hills and Moore Park on the following roads:
From 4am to midnight:
- Darley Road between Alison Road and Randwick Gates (northbound)
From 6am to midnight:
- Cleveland Street between South Dowling Street and City Road (both sides)
From 12pm to midnight
- Lang Road between Anzac Parade and Cook Road (both sides)
- Driver Avenue between Lang Road and Moore Park Road (both sides)
- Oxford Street between Queen Street and Victoria Avenue (eastbound)
- Oxford Street between Moore Park Road and George Street (westbound)
Clearways are strict no-parking zones for all vehicle types, and also apply to local residents and TfNSW Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a fee applies.
Visit Live Traffic NSW for a map and more details.
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