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CENTENNIAL PARK

Festival Review: Listen Out - Centennial Park, Sydney (03.10.15)

Trimming the fat of a large scale dance festival, Fuzzy's Listen Out has gotten the boutique angle exactly right for the past few years. The music starts around 2pm - when most would rock up to a festival anyway - and rolls out some of the best international and local party-starters across three stages. It's simple and quite perfect, leaving the success of the day purely in the hands of the acts performing, most of whom did an excellent job at keeping the energy up right until a show-stopping set from headliner Childish Gambino, and a show-stealing set from ODESZA.

Festival Photo Gallery: Listen Out- Centennial Park, Sydney (03.10.15)

The Listen Out Festival 2015 returned to Centennial Park featuring Childish Gambino, Joey Badass, Alison Wonderland, SBTRKT, Odesza and many more. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Brand new house festival "Electric Gardens" will be coming to Sydney for Australia Day Weekend

Australia Day weekend got a little less exciting once Big Day Out was booted from our festival calendars, but it's about to get a little bit sweeter with the announcement of a boutique house festival coming to Sydney. Electric Gardens will showcase international names in dance music from around the world on Australia's favourite weekend.

Eating with the AU: Taste of Sydney 2015 - Centennial Parklands

Not even sporadic torrents of rain on Friday night could deter the most eager food enthusiasts flocking to the heart of picturesque Centennial Parklands for a chance to dine, shop and learn from a selection of Sydney's finest culinary innovators, as part of the annual Taste of Sydney premium food and drink festival.

Festival Review: Listen Out - Centennial Park, Sydney (27.09.14)

After a successful first year, Fuzzy's Listen Out continues to put forth the case for festival down-sizing, standing with just three stages and a cleverly curated line up to ensure that we got just as much variety as a more excessive festival. A bit more niche and thoughtful in it's structure, the day played out with very few hiccups and once again focused on quality over quantity, exposing the direction of the summer festival season and the styles which are getting the most shine this year.

Photo Gallery: Listen Out Festival - Centennial Park, Sydney (27.09.14)

The annual Listen Out festival started its sophomore cross-country voyage in Sydney on Saturday. Lachlan Mitchell brings us these photos from the day!

Backstage at Listen Out Sydney 2014 with Kilter, Golden Features and triple j Unearthed winner Just a Gent!

We were backstage tonight at Listen Out in Sydney and had the chance to catch up with Sydney's Kilter, 17 year old triple j Unearthed winner Just a Gent and unmasked Sydney DJ Golden Features. We talk about their music, the festival and much, much more...

Festival Review: Lost Picnic - Centennial Park, Sydney (23.03.14)

A small-scale boutique festival in the most perfect of Sydney weather; it doesn't get any better for local music lovers. Unless maybe you throw in gourmet food as well! Lost Picnic was a slice of sun-kissed heaven for both foodies and musos alike, bringing two of Sydney's finest restaurants into the fold to make for one of the most pleasant festival atmospheres Sydney has seen.

Eating with the AU: Taste of Sydney 2014 - Centennial Park (Sydney)

The vibe was very relaxed at the sixth annual Taste of Sydney, held in the gorgeous fields of Centennial Park. One expects chaos and long queues as people run around sampling as much as they can in their chosen four-hour session; I mean, we are talking about some of the finest restaurants in and around Sydney setting up stalls side-by-side with exhibitions and pop-up bars. Instead of the frustrating queues, lack of seating, and hurried atmosphere, there was a feel-good vibe, a smooth layout, and a whole heap of distinctive stalls to cater to your every foodie and alcoholic desire - as long as you had enough crowns.

Photo Gallery: Tropfest 22 - Centennial Park (08.12.13)

"Change" was the theme of the 22nd Tropfest, held on a new date in a new location. Performances from Busby Marou, Illy, Lenka and Tina Arena entertained the tens of thousands of Sydneysiders who ventured out to Centennial Park to watch the 16 finalist films in what is the biggest short film festival in the world. The film Bamboozled went on to win the top prize. Check out photos from the day and the red carpet here:

Festival Review: Listen Out - Centennial Park, Sydney (28.09.13)

Fuzzy’s annual Parklife festival seems to be no more; this year it has been replaced by a new brand and new image – Listen Out. The most striking difference is that the new national tour has down-sized and went for a more contained festival rather than an all-out international star-studded event. The market is over-flooded, and Fuzzy have recognised this; they have given us a simple, straight-forward day of trendy tunes and everything we’ve come to love (or hate) about dance festivals.

Photo Gallery: Parklife Part Three - Centennial Park, Sydney (30.09.12)

AU Review's photographer Yaya Stempler captured additional footage that rounds out our Parklife Sydney coverage.

Live Review: Parklife - Centennial Park, Sydney (30.09.12)

I had to trash my mental map for this year’s always-anticipated Parklife, as the Sydney leg of the established yearly dance festival came with a not-to-distant venue change. The familiar Kippax Lake was left alone as brightly-lit kids marched into Centennial Park for a day filled with gorgeous weather and trendy tunes.