Our new Sydney home encompasses Loch Ave South and Brazilian Fields in the heart of beautiful Centennial Park. It's close to where the first four Parklife's were held from 2000-2003 and has beautiful rolling slopes dotted with Moreton Bay figs and a variety of other trees. We're just a little bit excited (OK, completely delirious!) about moving Parklife there this year.
Parklife acknowledges the Gadigal clan as the traditional custodians of the country on which Centennial Parklands has been constructed.
Centennial Park has a distinctive and special place in Australian history and culture. In 1886 hundreds of unemployed men were enlisted to turn an area that was largely swamp, scrub and rocky outcrop into a beautiful Victorian-era public park. It took just 18 months, and in 1888, Sir Henry Parkes dedicated Centennial Park as a public open space for the enjoyment of the people of NSW. Centennial Park featured formal gardens, ponds, statues and wide avenues for Sydneysiders to drive their carriages around to ‘take the air’. It was dubbed “the People’s Park” – and it remains that to this day.
On 1 January 1901, Centennial Park became the birthplace of modern Australia as the chosen site of the inauguration of Australian Federation (or in other words, the spot where all of the colonies came together and signed up to become one country!).
Almost 125 years later, Centennial Park remains the people’s park – a beautiful recreation, sporting and entertainment area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs and we are proud to call it home for Parklife.
Please respect the culture and heritage of our beautiful venue when you party at Parklife!