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KnotFest 2024 FAQs

Q. What is the event?
A. 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 10.15 pm on Saturday 23 March 2024 and up to 15,000 visitors are expected to attend.
Q. Where can I find more information about the event and how to attend?
A. For information about the event, how to buy tickets and how to get there, please visit the event website here
Q. Which areas of Centennial Parklands are impacted by this event and when?
AKnotfest is a large event held on Brazilian Fields in Centennial Park. The event site will be closed to the public for safety reasons from Monday 18 March to Wednesday 27 March.
Q. I am not attending the event, will I still be able to access Centennial Parklands on the event day/s?
A. Yes, you will still be able to access the Parklands on the event day however some areas may have traffic and access restrictions.
Q. What will the traffic and access impacts be?
A. 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 close at 6.00 pm except for:
  • Paddington Gates, Woollahra Gates and Jervois Gates - closed to vehicles all day on Saturday 23 March
  • Govett Street Entry Gate & Robertson Road Exit Gate - closed from 12.00 pm on Saturday 23 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 Monday 18 March to Wednesday 27 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 09.00 am on the day of the event (horses not permitted to enter Parklands after 08.00 am all riders to be off site by 9.00am).
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 Loch Ave
  • NO PARKING on road closures (see above details of road closures)
  • Taxi / Uber Drop Off Zone in operation from 10.30am – 6.00 pm during ingress on Grand Drive east of Parkes Drive (internal to Centennial Park)
  • Mobility Pass Holder parking: designated mobility parking areas available at various locations in Centennial Park.
Q. Is the event accessible?

A.  Yes all public events at Centennial Park are accessible. This event includes the following facilities:
  • Pre-registered accessible Parking will be available on Parkes Drive adjacent to the event site with a dedicated accessible entrance.
  • Accessible viewing area for the stage
  • Accessible toilets
  • For more information on accessibility including accessible parking at the event, contact Knotfest at:
Q. What external road closures will be put in place?
A. 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:

From approximately 3.30 pm – 11.00 pm: 
  • Driver Avenue will be closed due to an SCG event in Moore Park
From approximately 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm: 
  • Lang Road will be closed from Anzac Parade to Cook Road
  • Moore Park Road westbound – at Oxford Street intersection
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.
Q. Will Centennial Parklands Dining be open as usual?
A. CP Dining will be closed, however the Kiosk will operate as per normal hours. 

Q. Will the Spruce Goose Diner be open as usual?
A. Yes
Q. Will the Green House be open as usual?
A. Yes
Q. Will the Centennial Park Cycle Hire still be operating?
A. Centennial Park Cycle Hire will operate until 10am on Saturday 23 March 2024.
Q. Will there be any sound impacts related to this event?
A. Yes there will be sound impacts relating to this music event.
The Centennial Parklands Hotline number is: (02) 9339 6616.
Sound checks will take place on Friday 22 March between 2.00pm and 6.00pm.
On event day there will be ambient sound from 10.45am – 11.35am with event sound from 11.35am to 10.15pm.
The hotline will be staffed and operational during these times.
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.
Q. How can I find out more information on scheduled events in Centennial Parklands?
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 or join our online community via Facebook and Twitter to ensure you are informed.
Q. What other events are scheduled to take place in Centennial Parklands?
Visit our What’s On web page to see what other events are happening in Centennial Parklands.
Q. How do I find out about holding an event in Centennial Parklands?
A. 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.