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


The inner-city is in the midst of significant construction work and as a result there are road closures. We want people to arrive at this weekend’s festival as smoothly as possible and are encouraging you to give some thought to how you intend to get there. Please give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets and locate your venue. Here are some key points:

– If you are planning to drive, please avoid Hunter and King streets east of Union Street if at all possible.

– There are two main parking stations close by and both are offering great weekend rates. Civic West Car Park (entry via Gibson Street) is offering $6.50 daily rate and the Wilson Harbour Car Park at 11 Argyle Street has a $5 flat rate.…/ne…/harbour-park-car-park

Also nearby is the Newcastle City Council Mall Parking Station at 92 King Street and it will be open all weekend

– For information about road closures please visit…/getting-around/

– There are bike racks at Burwood Street, NeW Space and Laman Street.


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