Getting to the festival

The festival is held in the Civic Precinct, which is close to bus links and the bustling Honeysuckle and Darby Street eatery strips.

Please note, the rail line terminates at the Newcastle Interchange at Wickham and the free 110 bus will take you to the festival site. For updates about track work and for timetable information see

For bus timetables see

Newcastle Taxis bookings can be made by phoning 133 300 or book online at

You are encouraged to leave your car at home but if you do drive, we recommend all-day parking at the Civic West Parking station on Gibson Street, which is offering a special rate of $6.50. For more details see or

For more information about where to go and what to do during your stay see

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