Skip to content

KnotFest 2023 FAQs

Knotfest is an Age 18+, outdoor music event with multiple stages and food and beverages available on-site. The event will take place from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm on Saturday 25 March 2023 and up to 30,000 visitors are expected to attend.
For information about the event, how to buy tickets and how to get there, please visit the event website here
Knotfest is a large event held on Brazilian Fields & Loch Ave South in Centennial Park. The event site will be closed to the public for safety reasons from Friday 17 March to Wednesday 29 March.
Yes, you will still be able to access the Parklands on the event day however some areas may have traffic and access restrictions.
Due to the scale of this event traffic congestion and delays are expected in and around Centennial Parklands on the day of the event. We recommend you plan your trip and use public transport. Plan it here
To facilitate easier patron access in the vicinity the following traffic changes will occur:
Gate Closures: All Centennial Park vehicle gates will operate as normal except for:
  • Paddington Gates, Woollahra Gates and Jervois Gates - closed to vehicles all day on Saturday 25 March
  • Govett Street Entry Gate & Robertson Road Exit Gate - closed from 12.00 pm on Saturday 25 March.  
Internal Road Closures and restrictions in Centennial Park
  • Parkes Drive: closed ALL DAY from Paddington Gates to Dickens Drive.
  • Hamilton Drive: closed ALL DAY.
  • Dickens Drive: closed ALL DAY east of Parkes Drive to Grand Drive.
  • Jervois Ave: closed ALL DAY
  • Loch Avenue South: closed Friday 17 March to Wednesday 29 March.
Horse Track: closed ALL DAY from Robertson Rd Gates at the Chicane past Café Corner to Loch Avenue on event day. In addition, Centennial Parklands will be closed to all equestrian use from 09.30 am on the day of the event (horses not permitted to enter Parklands after 09.00 am all riders to be off site by 09.30am).
Cyclist and Rollerblader access: Grand Drive will remain open as normal – expect congestion and some temporary diversions. Please follow the instruction of traffic controllers.
Jogging: Open – expect congestion on the track between towards Loch Avenue as large crowds cross towards the event entry point.
Parking restrictions:
  • NO PARKING on Grand Drive between Robertson Road Gates and Dickens Drive East (past York Road Gates)
  • NO PARKING on road closures (see above details of road closures)
  • Four Taxi / Uber Drop Off Zones in operation from 11.00am – 6.00 pm during ingress:
  • Grand Drive east of Parkes Drive (internal to Centennial Park)
  • Grand Drive east of Randwick Gates (internal to Centennial Park)
  • Mobility Pass Holder parking: designated mobility parking areas available at various locations in Centennial Park.
A Traffic Management Plan specific to the event has been developed in conjunction with NSW Police, Roads and Maritime Services and the State Transit Authority. This Traffic Management Plan aims to address safety concerns and minimise impacts on neighbouring residents and traffic in and around Centennial Park.
On event day there will be some traffic changes and police managed road closures in and around Centennial Park to manage both pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the precinct. To facilitate patron egress from approximately 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm for safety reasons the following temporary road closures will be in place:
  • Moore Park Road westbound – at Oxford Street intersection
  • Oxford Street westbound  – Oxford Street intersection at York Road
Residents of Robertson Road and Martin Road please note: Police will be on point to assist patron egress and will manage traffic at this point for safety reasons.
For special event clearways visit and click on Moore Park events.
If you have any concerns about road closures, please contact the Parklands on (02) 9339 6699 to discuss.
CP Homestead will be closed all day.
Centennial Park Cycle Hire will operate until 10am on Saturday 25 March 2023.
Yes, there will be sound impacts relating to this music event.
 The Centennial Parklands Hotline number is: (02) 9339 6616.
These phones will be staffed and operational on Friday 24 March between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm (TBC) and Saturday 25 March between 10.00 am and 10.30 pm (TBC).
We are committed to complying with all legislation and guidelines covering amplified sound levels at outdoor events. The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Noise Management Plan is available on our website here.
While we inform all immediate neighbours of events that may require traffic changes by letterbox drop, we provide information via our website, eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, What’s On brochure, local publications and/or (at times) via letterbox drop. You can sign up to our eNewsletters here or join our online community via Facebook and Twitter to ensure you are informed.
Visit our What’s On web page to see what other events are happening in Centennial Parklands.
Centennial Parklands has a range of venues for hire to suit a variety of different events.  Please visit our ‘event organisers’ web page to learn more.