Knotfest: Stay Safe at Music Festival

Police are reminding the community and visitors to stay safe and look after one another ahead of this weekend’s Knotfest Australia music festival in Centennial Park.

Large crowds are expected to be moving throughout the Sydney CBD and Randwick areas this Saturday (25 March 2023), as more than 30,000 people are expected to attend the festival taking place in Centennial Park.

A high-visibility police operation will be in place for the duration of the event, targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol and drug offences.

Operation Commander, Superintendent Karen Cook, said there will be a strong focus on high-visibility policing to ensure the safety and security of all attendees, event staff, and the wider community.

“We want everyone attending the festival to have a great time and are continuing to work closely with event organisers to ensure the event occurs in the safest possible environment,” Supt Cook said.

“We understand people want to enjoy a drink and a dance with friends, and we’re not here to spoil your fun – but rest assured anyone who engages in any anti-social behaviour will be dealt with appropriately.

“Remember, alcohol impairs your judgment and affects your ability to assess risks, make decisions and behave responsibly. Know your limits, look after your mates and act responsibly. Don’t ruin your night out before it even starts.”

Superintendent Cook also said festival goers should consider utilising public transport services on offer.

“With tens of thousands of people expected to attend Centennial Park, festivalgoers should take advantage of public transport when travelling to and from the event,” Supt Cook said.

“If you must drive, carpool where possible and have a plan B. Do not drink and drive.”

For more information on travelling to and from the event and to plan your trip, visit

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