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PP ARNOLD (USA)

PP ARNOLD (USA)

WED 23 MAY @ 8PM

Former Ikette & Swinging Sixties London Soul Star The First Lady of Immediate Records

PP ARNOLD

In Her First Ever Concert Tour of Australia

Ike & Tina Turner, Mick Jagger & Andrew Lo Read more

THE BLURST

THE BLURST

Supported by Dweeb City + Remy Phillipps

THU 24 MAY @ 8PM

THE BLURST is the retro-futurist dream pop project of Liam Patrick O’Shea, a Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist. Read more

JOSHUA RADIN (USA)

JOSHUA RADIN (USA)

Supported by Special Guests

THU 24 MAY @ 8PM

Singer/songwriter Joshua Radin (USA) brings his self proclaimed “whisper rock” to Australia for an evening of intimate and deeply personal performances.   “his music transports you. Read more

 JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS

JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS

Supported by Alex Gow (Oh Mercy) + Roadhouses

FRI 25 MAY @ 8PM

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders will launch the release of their fifth album, ‘Blue Poles’ with a run of east coast shows. Read more

PURPLENE

PURPLENE

Supported by Jordan Ireland & Purple Orchestra + Pinch Hitter

FRI 25 MAY @8PM

Sydney’s PURPLENE, the four-piece responsible for one of the most breathtaking and inventive Australian indie albums of the las Read more

DIANA ANAID

DIANA ANAID

Supported by Ben Camden + Steve James QNA

SAT 26 MAY @ 7PM

Alternative singer/songwriter and 90’s favourite Diana Anaid returns with the quirky and upbeat My Queen, and Better Girl t Read more

CIRCA SURVIVE (USA)

CIRCA SURVIVE (USA)

Supported by Plus Special Guests Far Away Stables + Corpus + AM//PM

SAT 26 MAY @ 7:30PM

Philadelphia alt-rock outfit Circa Survive return to Australia this May!

‘a primal, animalistic experience’ – Under the Gun Review



Catch them playing fan favourites Lu Read more

MISS POLE AMATEUR NIGHT #2

MISS POLE AMATEUR NIGHT #2

SUN 27 MAY @ 7PM

Bobbi’s Annual Amateur night is the night of nights for students and attendees alike!

Watch our students take the stage & bring their performances to life – some of them for the very first time Read more

JEREMY LOOPS (RSA)

JEREMY LOOPS (RSA)

Supported by Woodlock + Ruby Gill

SUN 27 MAY @ 7PM

South Africa’s biggest contemporary music export Jeremy Loops announces his return to Australia and New Zealand today following on from his successful visit in 2016. Read more

DREAM ON DREAMER

DREAM ON DREAMER

Supported by Special Guests

THU 31 MAY @ 8PM

Dream on Dreamer recently announced the forthcoming release of It Comes and Goes, their 4th studio album and today the band announ Read more

LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM

LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM

Supported by Ft. L-FRESH The LION + Nooky + Sophiegrophy + Imbi The Girl

FRI 1 JUN @ 8PM

Some of Australia’s hottest urban talent have banded together with national anti-racism organisation All Together Now to bring LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM to Australia for the first time on Friday 1 June Read more

THANASIS VASILAKOS

THANASIS VASILAKOS

FRI 1 JUN @ 9PM

Greece singer and heartthrob Thanasis Vasilakos returns to Australia after 2 years. Read more

JONVAL

JONVAL

Supported by Mood Eyes + Art Vandelay + Nath Morrison

SAT 2 JUN @ 7:30PM

Inner west Indie rockers Jonval are ready to bring their sound to Factory Theatre to launch their long awaited debut album Flick Read more

MAVERICK

MAVERICK

SAT 2 JUN @ 8:00PM

Maverick invite you to celebrate the release of their debut EP State of Mind in an intimate show at the Fusebox Theatre. Read more

JACK HOWARD'S EPIC BRASS

JACK HOWARD'S EPIC BRASS

SAT 2 JUN @ 8:30PM

Jack Howard’s Epic Brass is a celebration and an exploration of the great horn hits and hidden gems of Australian rock – from Hunters and Collectors and the Oils to The Saints, The Laughing C Read more

VENENO

VENENO

Supported by El Orquestron + Pato Lara

SUN 3 JUN @ 6PM

Featuring DJ Sebi, DJ Willie Sabor & DJ Dante Rivera

Sydney’s home grown 10 piece fusion band with an Afro Cuban and Latino/Australian Rock influence… A crazy blend of Afro, Salsa, Regga Read more

KNOWER (USA) [Full Band]

KNOWER (USA) [Full Band]

Supported by Dingbats?! + Sarah Belkner with Matt Keegan

WED 6 JUN @ 8PM

Presented by Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA)

Spearheading a new movement in electronic music and intelligent pop, LA-based KNOWER band represents the best of drummer-producer Louis Cole Read more

IN HEARTS WAKE

IN HEARTS WAKE

Supported by Justice For The Damned + Thornhill + The Beautiful Monument

THU 7 JUN @ 7:00PM

7:00pm: Doors // 7:30pm: The Beautiful Monument // 8:10pm: Thornhill // 9:00pm: Justi Read more

FAT BOY RUN FESTIVAL

FAT BOY RUN FESTIVAL

FRI 8 JUN @ 6PM

Fat Boy Run festival was born in a Café on a seedy Sunday morning when members of The Rucksaks discussed playing a larger venue. Read more

THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCE

THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCE

FRI 8 JUN @ 8PM

The Marvin Gaye Experience is a tribute to a true soul legend, celebrating three decades since the passing of one of the most talented, singer/songwriters in the history of the Motown Read more

SY.HOLM

SY.HOLM

Supported by Seok

FRI 8 JUN @ 8PM

Following the release of his new EP “Opia”, Australian Singer/Songwriter Sy.Holm has announced a scattering of Read more

GO OUT

GO OUT

SAT 9 JUN @ 3PM

GO OUT is back at The Factory on the Saturday of the June long weekend.

With DJs across three separate dance spaces and three different styles of music. Read more

SKEGSS

SKEGSS

Supported by Dumb Punts + Los Scallywaggs

SUN 10 JUNE @ 7:30PM

SOLD OUT

Join the Waitlist THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Read more

NO ILLUMINATI

NO ILLUMINATI

Supported by PepperHead + Peter Conaty

THU 14 JUN @ 7PM

Viva La Sociale are happy to welcome No Illuminati to The Factory Theatre Floor on the 14th June.

After a hiatus from Read more

I EXIST

I EXIST

Supported by Wreath + Mental Cavity + Empress + Potion

FRI 15 JUN @7PM

Drunk For A Decade

After 10 years, 10,000,000 beers, and nearly as many guitar players, I EXIST have decided to rip a Read more

ALTAN (IRE)

ALTAN (IRE)

FRI 15 JUNE @ 8PM

In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.

With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ra Read more

SPIT SYNDICATE

SPIT SYNDICATE

Supported by imbi the girl + Turquoise Prince

SAT 16 JUN @ 4PM

‘Orbit’ Warm Up Party – In the courtyard from 4pm

Theatre Doors – 8pm Read more

ELLADOGRAFIA

ELLADOGRAFIA

CANCELLED - SUN 17 JUN @ 6PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Read more

MALLRAT

MALLRAT

Supported by Ninajirachi + Eilish Gilligan

FRI 22 JUN @ 7PM

SOLD OUT

Join the Waitlist THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Read more

MR POLE DANCE 2018

MR POLE DANCE 2018

SAT 23 JUN @ 6PM

Get ready for Australia’s Male ONLY pole dancing competition!


Prepare to see some of the best male pole dancers from across the globe battle it out for the title of Mr Pole Dance 2018. Read more

I BUILT THE SKY

I BUILT THE SKY

Supported by Glass Ocean + The Omnific + We May Fall

SAT 23 JUN @ 8PM

Melbourne based Guitar Wizard I Built The Sky has been steadily climbing the ranks of the progressive instrumental scene worldwi Read more

STRUNG OUT (USA)

STRUNG OUT (USA)

THU 28 JUN @ 8PM

Performing “Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues” in full Plus the absolute best of Strung Out.

“I’ll never bow to your expectations, I never have, I never will 
I’m not a puppet, pawn Read more

ALL THE DUMB THINGS

ALL THE DUMB THINGS

FRI 29 & SAT 30 JUN @ 7:30PM

Melbourne’s ultimate bad feminist will grab you by the balls and politely take your hand on this off-beat excursion of Read more

BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS #9

BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS #9

SAT 30 JUN @ 3PM

Way back in early 2009 three friends agreed on the logo and line up for a little one-day soiree they called Blood, Sweat & Beers.

With a premise of giving younger bands a chance to get on bi Read more

ALEX WILLIAMSON

ALEX WILLIAMSON

SAT JUL 7 @ 7:00PM

Did someone say drugs, pedos & terrorists? Probably not, alas these are just some of the topical/fun themes touched upon in this one hour honesty session. Read more

EDUCATION IN REVERSE - Tribute to 30 Years of Morrissey

EDUCATION IN REVERSE - Tribute to 30 Years of Morrissey

SAT 7 JUL @ 8PM

Morrissey, one the worlds most enigmatic performers and front man for the seminal band The Smiths, released his debut album in M Read more

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Supported by Whole Lotta Rosie

FRI 13 JUL @ 7:30PM

Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70’s! 

This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of t Read more

INFINITY BROKE + THE TALL GRASS + MARK MOLDRE

INFINITY BROKE + THE TALL GRASS + MARK MOLDRE

FRI 13 JUL @ 8PM

Bon Voyage Show Read more

POLISH CLUB - WITH HORNS

POLISH CLUB - WITH HORNS

Supported by All Our Exes Live in Texas + Polka Club

SAT 14 JUL @ 7.30PM

From Stax to the Stones, Ray Charles to Prince, there’s one thing you can take to the bank in this crazy world of rock’n‘roll: if a band’s got swing, it’s gonna come on like a wrecking ball with a wal Read more

LORD HURON (USA)

LORD HURON (USA)

Supported by Carla Geneve

SUN 15 JUL @ 8PM

Following the release of their highly anticipated album Vide Noir, Lord Huron has announced a run of headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, with support from Carla Geneve. Read more

BAY CITY ROLLERS (UK) Ft. Les McKeown

BAY CITY ROLLERS (UK) Ft. Les McKeown

WED 18 JUL @ 7PM

Are you ready for more Australia? BAY CITY ROLLERS (UK) FEAT. Read more

BAR BOMBAY

BAR BOMBAY

SAT 21 JUL @ 9PM

Bar Bombay is Australia’s biggest queer Bollywood party. Read more

NOTHING BUT THIEVES (UK)

NOTHING BUT THIEVES (UK)

Supported by Special Guests

THU 26 JUL @ 8PM

Due to an overwhelming response from Australian fans, Nothing But Thieves have added an extra All Ages Sydney date.

On Read more

MORTIIS (NOR)

MORTIIS (NOR)

FRI 27 JUL @ 8PM

For the First Time in Australia……….. Mortiis (Nor) is coming to Sydney With a very Special Performance of the Cold Meat Read more

SALSA PALLADIUM 2018

SALSA PALLADIUM 2018

SAT 28 JUL @ 8PM

Salsa Palladium: A full night of entertainment with a Salsa Band, Performances galore, plus hours of social dancing to Australias top Salsa DJ’s playing the very best in Salsa, Mambo, & Cha Cha! Read more

WILLIAM CRIGHTON

WILLIAM CRIGHTON

SAT 28 JUL @ 8PM

“The essence of it is the live performance—it’s all moments captured,” William Crighton says of his new al Read more

ULCERATE

ULCERATE

FRI AUG 3 @ 8pm

New Zealand’s extreme metallers ULCERATE announce a weekend of Australian tour dates this August. Read more

KAKI KING (USA) - The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body

KAKI KING (USA) - The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body

Supported by Daniel Champagne

FRI 10 AUG @ 8PM

Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To Read more

Z-STAR TRINITY

Z-STAR TRINITY

Supported by Karen Lee Andrews

FRI 10 AUG @ 8PM

Z-STAR TRINITY Read more

THE BREWSTER BROTHERS

THE BREWSTER BROTHERS

SAT 11 AUG @ 8PM

John and Rick Brewster pay homage to Bob Dylan in Mr Tambourine Man. Read more

MAKE THEM SUFFER

MAKE THEM SUFFER

Supported by Silent Planet (USA) + Oceans Ate Alaska (UK) + Thornhill

THU 16 AUG @ 7PM

Today Perth’s Make Them Suffer have announced an Australian tour set to hit venues this August. Read more

PIONEERS OF ROCK N ROLL

PIONEERS OF ROCK N ROLL

SAT 18 AUG @ 8PM

Awarded Live Performance of the Year at the 2017 Sydney Guitar Festival, thi Read more

ALBERT LEE (UK)

ALBERT LEE (UK)

Supported by The Spin Drifters

SUN 19 AUG @ 7:30

Grammy Award-winning legend Albert Lee celebrates over 50 years in th Read more

ENSLAVED (NOR)

ENSLAVED (NOR)

Supported by Special Guests

THU 30 AUG @ 8PM

The Viking gods of progressive black metal return to herald the coming of Spring this August. Read more

MOOSE BLOOD (UK)

MOOSE BLOOD (UK)

Supported by Hundredth

THU 6 SEP @ 6:30PM

Bursting on to the scene in 2012, Canterbury quartet Moose Blood solidified themselves as one of the UK’s hottest expor Read more

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

WED 19 SEP @ 7:30PM

Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon returns to Australia this September performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo releases as well as favourites from Something Corporate and Jack Read more

RON VINCENT SINGS CAT STEVENS

RON VINCENT SINGS CAT STEVENS

FRI 5 OCT @ 7PM

Ron Vincent weaves classic songs into a world-class celebration of one of the greatest artists of our time… Cat St Read more

ORANGE & LEMONS (PHL)

ORANGE & LEMONS (PHL)

Supported by Bryan Estepa & Band + The Elevator District

FRI 5 OCT @ 8PM

Philippines-based crossover indie-pop trio Orange & Lemons are about to cover new grounds for their first Australian Tour Read more

VINTAGE & CUSTOM DRUM EXPO

VINTAGE & CUSTOM DRUM EXPO

SUN 14 OCT FROM 10AM

The 4th Annual Vintage & Custom Drum Expo is returning to the Factory Theatre for one day only on Sunday 14 October 2018. Read more

VARIETEASE GALA

VARIETEASE GALA

SAT OCT 20 @ 8PM

The Australian Burlesque Festival – Varietease!

A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! Read more

THE SWORD (USA)

THE SWORD (USA)

FRI 26 OCT @ 8PM

EVENT DATE UPDATED – 26 OCTOBER @ 8PM Read more

STARGAZER - The Sound of Rainbow

STARGAZER - The Sound of Rainbow

Supported by In Rock (The Deep Purple Experience) + Devine Electric

SAT 27 OCT @ 7PM

Stargazer

Rainbow was the Brainchild of Ritchie Blackmore, which came into being almost the minute he left Deep Purple. Read more

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH HALLOWEEN

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH HALLOWEEN

SUN 28 OCT @ 2PM

Attention all ghosts, goblins, witches and werewolves! Read more

THE ROMANTICS (USA)

THE ROMANTICS (USA)

Supported by Pseudo Echo

WED 31 OCT @ 7:30PM

From the USA, The Romantics, delivering all the hits! Including ‘What I Like Abut You’, ‘Talking In Your Sleep’, ‘One In A Million’ & ‘Rock You Up’. Read more

SALSA PALLADIUM + MAMBO CONVENTION 2018

SALSA PALLADIUM + MAMBO CONVENTION 2018

SAT 10 + SUN 11 NOV
FROM 10AM

4 nights & 2 days of amazing International & National workshops, Parties, Top DJ’s, Live bands & Performances.

Everyone welcome to enjoy this weekend of dance from complete beginner to advanced & Read more

OSAKA MONAURAIL (JPN)

OSAKA MONAURAIL (JPN)

SUN 18 NOV @ 8PM

JAPAN’S MINISTERS OF SUPERHEAVY FUNK, TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA!

With 7 studio albums, 2 live albums and an ever-growing reputation as a must-see live act, Osaka Monaurail, are Japan’s Read more

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO (EX-YU)

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO (EX-YU)

SAT DEC 1 @ 8PM

That’s right. After 40 years rocking the Balkans, Europe, the States and beyond, one of the world’s best guitar virtuous will tour Australia for first time in late 2018. Read more