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KNOX

KNOX

Supported by Itu & The Joy Stars + Heavyset Dub

WED 4 MAR @ 7PM

Knox & his all star band launch his epic new EP Fading. Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre People's Choice

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre People's Choice

5-8 MAR @ 6:30PM SUN 5:30PM

Now in its fourteenth year, Short+Sweet will be showcasing 160 brand new scripts from Australian and international writers, Read more

SHOVELS & ROPE with SHAKEY GRAVES

SHOVELS & ROPE with SHAKEY GRAVES

THU 5 MAR @ 7:30PM

Rollin’ out with a rawkus racket, SHOVELS & ROPE and SHAKEY GRAVES – arguably the two hottest names in Americana music – bring their rollicking, foot stomping live performances to Australia for th Read more

GEORGE KOLLIAS

GEORGE KOLLIAS

Supported by Dave Haley

THU 5 MAR @ 8PM

Legendary Greek drummer George Kollias will return to Read more

THE POP GROUP

THE POP GROUP

Supported by Kim Salmon + Leanne Cowie

FRI 6 MAR @ 8PM

“It’s one of those moments when the cogs of your mind shift and your life is going to irreversibly change forever” Nick Cave on hearing The Pop Group for the first time

Post-punk originals The P Read more

QUEENS OF NOIZE

QUEENS OF NOIZE

Supported by Lillye + The Mis-Made + Brace For Whiplash + Tequila Mockingbyrd + Scot-Free

FRI 6 MAR @ 8PM

Queens of Noize is a female fuelled Rock & Roll event showcasing the cutting edge of original female/female fronted Rock acts. Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre Wildcards Finals

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre Wildcards Finals

7-8 MAR @ SAT 2:30PM, SUN 1PM

Now in its fourteenth year, Short+Sweet will be showcasing 160 brand new scripts from Australian and international writers, Read more

STEVE LUCAS

STEVE LUCAS

Supported by Devotional + Terza Madre

SAT 7 MAR @ 8PM

It’s been a long while since the last Sydney visit for Melbourne based X frontman Steve Lucas, but Saturday 7th March will see h Read more

FROM THE JAM (UK)

FROM THE JAM (UK)

Supported by Sarah McLeod

SAT 07 MAR @ 8:00PM

From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, return to Australia in March 2015 for their ‘That’s Entertainment’ tour

The Jam exploded onto the punk scene Read more

ROBYN HITCHCOCK

ROBYN HITCHCOCK

Supported by The Holy Soul

THU 12 MAR @ 7:30PM

After spending the best part of a year in Utopian Marrickville, psychedelic folk legend Robyn Hitchcock bids farewell to Australia Read more

BARE GRILLZ

BARE GRILLZ

Supported by Carb On Carb + Hannahband + Whitney Houston’s Crypt

FRI 13 MAR @ 8PM

After taking some time out for a bit of rest and relaxation, the infamously/unfortunately named Circle Jerk team is back in the sa Read more

Louis Tillett's BLACK FRIDAY

Louis Tillett's BLACK FRIDAY

FRI 13 MAR @ 8PM

Louis Tillett presents the debut of The Art of Darkness, where he will be showcasing his comprehensive and diverse repertoire with an 11 piece band featuring the finest musicians Australia has to offe Read more

JESUS JONES

JESUS JONES

Supported by Slumberhaze + Polish Club

SAT 14 MAR @ 8PM

Leading purveyors of the early 1990’s Indie/Alternative Dance scene, JESUS JONES hit the Factory, playing their influential DOUBT album in full!

Part of the now legendary ‘Grebo’ Read more

THROUGH THESE LINES

THROUGH THESE LINES

SUN 15 MAR @ 4:30PM

An original Australian play based on the letters and diaries of Australian army nurses serving in World War I

Follow Sister Florence Whiting on her four-year journey — from departure on the troop Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood

17-20 MAR TUES - FRI @ 7:30PM & 21 MAR SAT @ 2:30PM & 7:30PM

The latest addition to the Short+Sweet family, Bollywood will bring the colour and creativity of Bollywood dance to the sta Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Gala Finals

SHORT+SWEET - Gala Finals

19 & 20 March @ 7:30PM

Now in its fourteenth year, Short+Sweet will be showcasing 160 brand new scripts from Australian and international writers, developed by fresh blood and established directors, and performed by veteran Read more

THE BENNIES

THE BENNIES

FRI 20 MAR @ 7PM

Not content to bask in the thick haze of satisfaction after a truly incredible year, The Bennies have coordinated another l Read more

THE GIN CLUB

THE GIN CLUB

Supported by Wifey + Singing Skies

SAT 21 MARCH @ 7:30PM

The Brisbane/Melbourne/Stockholm based festive introspective collective will be doing a handful of shows along the east coast to l Read more

KEVIN JOHNSON

KEVIN JOHNSON

SAT 21 MAR @ 8PM

In his first show in Australia for many years, singer/songwriter Kevin Johnson performs songs from his forthcoming 39 track Fanfare album “The Ultimate Collection”, supported by special guests and an Read more

SYDNEY VEGAN FESTIVAL

SYDNEY VEGAN FESTIVAL

Supported by Thug Kitchen, Jim Morris, Suzy Spoons + many more

SUN 22 MAR @ 11:30AM

After the successful launch of the SYDNEY VEGAN FESTIVAL in 2014, we are incredibly excited to bring the 2nd edition of the festival back to Sydney on Sunday, 22 March 2015 at The Factory Theatre – Li Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood Fast+Fresh

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood Fast+Fresh

SUN 22 MAR @ 1PM

The latest addition to the Short+Sweet family, Bollywood will bring the colour and creativity of Bollywood dance to the sta Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood Gala Finals

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood Gala Finals

SUN 22 MAR @ 5:30PM

The latest addition to the Short+Sweet family, Bollywood will bring the colour and creativity of Bollywood dance to the sta Read more

DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth) - My Life With Deth, Spoken Word Tour

DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth) - My Life With Deth, Spoken Word Tour

Supported by Carbon Black

THU 26 MAR @ 8PM

MEGADETH are a band that needs no introduction with a career spanning over 3 decades, 14 albums and as part of the Big 4, Megadeth have chiseled their place on the Mount Rushmore of Metal

In a uni Read more

PSYCROPTIC

PSYCROPTIC

Supported by Goatwhore + Disentomb + Ouroboros

FRI 27 MAR @ 8PM

In March 2015 Australian metal pioneers PSYCROPTIC release their sixth album – a self-titled array of progressive wizardry that has transcended far beyond their strictly technical death metal roots. Read more

DONAVON FRANKENREITER

DONAVON FRANKENREITER

SAT 28 MAR @ 7:30PM

Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter is bringing his infectious, acoustic bliss back to Australian audiences in 2015

Also an accomplished surfer, and renowned for his icon Read more

SYDONIA

SYDONIA

SAT 28 MAR @ 8PM

Sydonia are truly hard to describe – Sonically, they may seem an enigma to the unopened mind, but to an open mind they are a beaut Read more

CAVAFY: POETRY & SONG

CAVAFY: POETRY & SONG

SUN 29 MAR @ 6PM

A performance by the Cavafy Group

Τhe twelve performers from this Greek-based group (Ομάδα Καβάφης) will present musical settings and recitals of poems by Constantine Cavafy (18 Read more

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

Supported by Keziah Jones

WED 1 APR @ 7:30pm

New Orleans based Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are a hard-edged Funk band that employ Hip-Hop beats, Rock dynamics and improvisation in a Jazz tradition. The band has toured the U.S. Read more

JOHN MAYALL

JOHN MAYALL

THU 2 APR @ 7PM

We welcome the godfather of British Blues back to Australia – John Mayall is a pioneer of the Blues, he founded John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers in the late ‘60’s which backed legendary musicians i Read more

SCOTT BARKER TRIBUTE Feat. Asteroid B612

SCOTT BARKER TRIBUTE Feat. Asteroid B612

Supported by The Crusaders + Hell Crab City + 300 St. Claire

THU 2 APR @ 8PM

When Scott “Groges” Barker suddenly passed away last January, the Sydney rock community lost undisputedly one of its nicest gu Read more

THE BEAT

THE BEAT

SUN 5 APR @ 7:30PM

Forming in 1978 in Birmingham, The Beat has seen changes to the original line-up over the last 30 years and the formation of the American based band, The English Beat who have recently toured A Read more

KEB' MO'

KEB' MO'

MON 6 APR @ 6:30PM

Three-time Grammy winner and visionary Roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ has just had his most successful release in almost 20 years, the new album ‘BLUESAmericana’. Read more

DISPATCH

DISPATCH

WED 8 APR @ 7:30PM

Already announced to warm the stage for Zac Brown Band on their headline dates, as well as appearing at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, it is now confirmed that US heroes, Dispatch, will be performing their o Read more

THE OCEAN

THE OCEAN

Supported by Caligula’s Horse

FRI APR 10 @ 8PM

Germany’s premier post-metal act, THE OCEAN are returning to Australia in April and have announced Brisbane based progres Read more

GUTTERMOUTH

GUTTERMOUTH

SAT 11 APR @ 7PM

In what has come as a shock (or maybe not because really, what else were they going to do), Californian punk rockers Guttermouth h Read more

PERRY KEYES

PERRY KEYES

SAT 11 APR @ 8PM

After a sell-out Sydney Festival show and a warmly-received show in Melbourne, Keyes returns to showcase songs from the recently released Sunnyholt and to delve into his back catalogue from his first Read more

LOCAL RESIDENT FAILURE

LOCAL RESIDENT FAILURE

THU 16 APR @ 7:00PM

Finally, after years of practice and a lot of begging and pleading from the dozens of fans, ‘local resident failure’ are back with Read more

DETROITUS feat. SC5

DETROITUS feat. SC5

Supported by 4 Stooges + Mother Jones + When the Birdmen Fly

SAT 18 APR @ 7:30PM

Their infrequent appearances are legendary and Sydney’s SC5 never fail to leave satisfied crowds and scorch marks in their wake. Read more

NAPALM DEATH + CARCASS

NAPALM DEATH + CARCASS

Supported by Extortion

SAT 18 APR @ 8PM

Australian metal fans, can a metal package simply get any better than this? Read more

LUISA OMIELAN‘S WHAT WOULD	BEYONCE	DO?!	(UK)

LUISA OMIELAN‘S WHAT WOULD BEYONCE DO?! (UK)

WED 22 APR - SAT 25 APR @ 8:30PM

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, you know when you spot your BABY’S FATHER FATHER, and you fall CRAZY IN LOVE but it all goes tits up Read more

WIL SYLVINCE (USA)

WIL SYLVINCE (USA)

WED 22 - SAT 25 APR @ 8:45PM

Three things Wil can’t live without; his thesaurus, wheatgrass and lotion.

Words fascinate Wil. Read more

DEANNE SMITH (CAN)

DEANNE SMITH (CAN)

THURS 23 & FRI 24 APR @ 7:15PM

A show that digs deep, then deeper. Read more

PAUL FOOT (UK)

PAUL FOOT (UK)

THU 23 APR - SAT 25 APR @ 9:15PM

TWO-TIME NOMINEE: Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award

WINNER: Best International Act Sydney & Perth Comedy Festivals Read more

LAWRENCE MOONEY - Surely Not!

LAWRENCE MOONEY - Surely Not!

TUE 28 APR - SAT 2 MAY @ 7PM

Surely Not is my reaction to most of the shit I see

Come and hear me spew vitriol – it’ll be ace and totes funny.

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A DATE WITH EFFIE

A DATE WITH EFFIE

TUE 28 APR - SAT 2 MAY @ 7:15PM

She’s Looking for Love….and Child Support!

Effie, Australia’s most loveable Logie-Award winning boofhead is d Read more

JOEL OZBORN - Be Here Now

JOEL OZBORN - Be Here Now

28 APR - 2 MAY @ 8:15PM

Award Winning comedian Joel Ozborn has toured the globe with his “funny and spontaneous comedy” (THE AGE), sh Read more

NAZEEM HUSSAIN

NAZEEM HUSSAIN

28 APR - 2 MAY @ 8:30PM

The star and creator of the critically acclaimed, smash hit TV show Legally Brown (SBS) Nazeem Hussain debuts his much anti Read more

FRENCHY - Live & Lanky

FRENCHY - Live & Lanky

28 APR - 2 MAY @ 8:45PM

Tinder, crazy girlfriends, substitute teaching like a boss, wizards and muggles are just some of the topics internet sensat Read more

AKMAL

AKMAL

TUE 28 APR - SAT 2 MAY @ 9PM

Hello my name is Akmal and I’m a comedian, although the term comedian is open to interpretation and highly subjectiv Read more

FIONA O'LOUGHLIN

FIONA O'LOUGHLIN

THU 7 & FRI 8 MAY @ 7:15PM

An Australian comedy legend, Fiona O’Loughlin returns with her all-new must-see show. Read more

JEFF GREEN - Happy Hour

JEFF GREEN - Happy Hour

SAT 9 MAY @ 7:15PM

All Jeff wants is to be happy. So why are there so many obstacles in his way? Read more

MATTY B - Philosophical Bogan

MATTY B - Philosophical Bogan

TUE 12 - SAT 16 MAY @ 7PM

What happens when you grow up in a small country town and your father is a doctor of psychology? Read more

TAHIR - The Complete Guide to Being a Racist

TAHIR - The Complete Guide to Being a Racist

12 - 16 MAY @ 8:30PM (FRI 9:45PM)

TAHIR will explore all things racist. Boat people, terrorism, religion and even a pork free society. Read more

DANIEL SLOSS (SCO)

DANIEL SLOSS (SCO)

TUE 12 - SAT 16 MAY @ 8:45PM

New show from comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man/half-Xbox. Read more

LAWRENCE LEUNG

LAWRENCE LEUNG

THU 14 - SAT 16 MAY @ 7:15PM

All the introverts in the house let me hear you say: “Um…I’d rather not.” Lawrence’s ode to unsung heroes, embara Read more

THE AXIS OF AWESOME

THE AXIS OF AWESOME

THU 14 - SAT 16 MAY @ 9PM

Sydney’s musical comedy superstars have spent the last decade* touring all across the globe and shattering the internet a Read more

THE ANGELS

THE ANGELS

SAT 23 MAY @ 7:30PM

Legendary rockers The Angels are delving into their back catalogue for a special run of shows in 2015, aptly titled the A – Z Tour. Read more

IRIS DEMENT (USA)

IRIS DEMENT (USA)

Supported by Pieta Brown (USA)

FRI 29 MAY @ 8PM

Considered “one of the finest artists of her generation”, Iris DeMent has established herself as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music

Her debut album ‘Infamou Read more

BAD MANNERS

BAD MANNERS

Supported by The Allniters

SAT 6 JUN @ 8PM

Featuring the larger-than-life frontman Buster Bloodvessel (a man once dubbed the anti-christ of etiquette), he and the merry men of BAD MANNERS are set to return with their boundless energy and bounc Read more

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

SAT 13 JUN @ 8PM

Yngwie J Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in February 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia Read more

Australian Burlesque Festival: EMPRESS NOUVELLE

Australian Burlesque Festival: EMPRESS NOUVELLE

FRI 19 JUN @ 8:30PM

Think you know what burlesque is? Well think again! Read more

TITLE FIGHT

TITLE FIGHT

WED 24 JUN @ 7PM

Title Fight has announced an Australian headline tour in support of their new album Hyperview, out January 30 on Anti Recor Read more

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

SAT 27 JUN @ 7:30PM

Having dropped five genre-defining albums The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal wi Read more

THE FAIRIES - Fairy Dancing Girls

THE FAIRIES - Fairy Dancing Girls

MON 29 JUN @ 11AM & 2PM

Calling All Fairy Dancing Girls

Once upon a time in Fairyland, Harmony & Rhapsody woke from the land of Sleepy Dreams having shared a dream that little fairies and elves all over the human world wa Read more

ZOMBIE PROM 1986

ZOMBIE PROM 1986

SAT 4 JUL @ 7:30PM

Do you love Prom nights? Do you love the 80’s? Do you love… Zombies?

After three sell out years at The Vanguard, the crew behind Zombie Prom 1986 have decided to take it up a notch. Read more