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RESIST RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

RESIST RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

SAT 15 DEC @ 6:30PM

6:30pm: Doors // 6:55pm: Rage // 7:25pm: The Dead Walk // 8:15pm: Found My Direction // 8:45pm: Jacob // 9:15pm: Last Nerve // 9:45pm: Bare Bones // 10:10pm: Irrelevant // 10:45pm: Homesick // 11:15pm Read more

DANCE DOMAIN - 2018 SHOWCASE

DANCE DOMAIN - 2018 SHOWCASE

SUN 16 DEC @ 2:30PM & 5:45PM

2:00pm: Doors // 2:30pm: First Show Start // 5:45pm: Doors // 6:00pm: Second Show Start

The students and teachers of Dance Domain are excited to present our 7th End of Year Showcase i Read more

MILKY THRED X SURF TRASH

MILKY THRED X SURF TRASH

Supported by TBA

SUN 16 DEC @ 5PM

Newcastle based surf rock buddies Milky Thred and Surf Trash are heading out on tour this December! Read more

WELCOME CHOIR

WELCOME CHOIR

THU 20 DEC @ 6:30PM

Singing Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

The Welcome Choir is excited to announce a big move for our inner west choir… TO THE FACTORY THEATRE! Read more

LIME CORDIALE

LIME CORDIALE

Supported by ILUKA and Georgia June

22 & 23 DEC @ 7PM

SAT 22 – SOLD OUTJoin Waitlist Read more

GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW

GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW

Supported by Live Tribute Performances - DJ’s - Dancers

SAT 29 DEC @ 8.30PM

GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW

To celebrate and honour one of the greatest pop icons of a Lifetime

SATURDAY 29TH DECEMBER, 2018

2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF GEORGE MICHAELRELIVE AND Read more

HOBO JOHNSON AND THE LOVEMAKERS

HOBO JOHNSON AND THE LOVEMAKERS

THU 3 JAN @ 8PM

You heard it here first, Sacramento alternative hip-hop artist Hobo Johnson (aka Frank Lopes Jr) backed by his bandmates “The Lovemakers” have announced their first headline show in Australia. Read more

J BOOG

J BOOG

FRI 4 JAN @ 6PM

Get ready Sydney – J Boog is coming to The Factory Theatre, with his 8 PIECE LIVE BAND for a very special show on his “Rock Da Boat Tour 2019”. Read more

WELCOME CHOIR

WELCOME CHOIR

TUE 8 JAN @ 6:30PM

Singing Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly Me To The Moon’

“Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars….”

Did you know that 2019 marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong’s moon landing? Read more

DERMOT KENNEDY

DERMOT KENNEDY

FRI 11 JAN @ 7.15PM

ALL AGES

Ireland native Dermot Kennedy is bringing his massive 42 date headline world tour to Australian shores for Falls Festival, plus sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney. Read more

THE VANNS

THE VANNS

Supported by Pacific Avenue & Georgia June

SAT 12 JAN @ 7PM

Aussie indie-rock band The VANNS were formed in 2013, starting life as a party band that found themselves becoming serious as local hype around them grew. Read more

THE BENNIES

THE BENNIES

SAT 12 JAN @ 8PM

The Bennies announce Australian summer dates, new band member and their return to Europe.
 
 Australia’s number one part Read more

TURNSTILE

TURNSTILE

Supported by With Special Guests Citizen

WED 16 JAN @ 7.30PM

Resist Presents: Turnstile / Citizen Australian Tour 2019

Always more appeal than demand, more liberation than limitation, Turnstile extend their hand in 2018 with Time & Space. Read more

PAUL DEMPSEY

PAUL DEMPSEY

THU 17 JAN @ 8PM

PAUL DEMPSEY ANNOUNCES FIRST SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW FOR SYDNEY IN 4 YEARS. Read more

THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

Supported by Bobby Alu

FRI 18 JAN @ 8PM

Fresh from another successful month-long European tour hitting the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, including shows at London’s legendary O2 Academy, Boardmasters Festival and Holland’s infamous Z Read more

ENCORE! SYDNEY POLE SHOW 2019

ENCORE! SYDNEY POLE SHOW 2019

SAT 19 JAN @ 7:30PM

The 9th Encore! Sydney Pole Show will be sure to entertain in its usual style of high-flying feats from an array of national and international performers! Read more

LUCY NEVILLE

LUCY NEVILLE

Supported by With Special Guests

SAT 19 JAN @ 8PM

Riding the high of her SOLD-OUT debut headline show in July 2018, Lucy Neville is back for her Wasting Our Time Tour.

The rel Read more

WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW

WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW

TUE 22 JAN - THU 21 FEB @ 7PM

Have you ever wondered how a comedian makes an award winning show? Read more

CALEXICO

CALEXICO

TUE 22 JAN @ 8PM

“…pound for pound, this is their strongest set of songs in years.” **** Q

“Geography may serve as a touchstone for much of Calexico’s music, but The Thread That Keeps Us carves out a landscape al Read more

STORM THE SKY

STORM THE SKY

Supported by With Special Guests

THU 24 JAN @ 5PM - ALL AGES // FRI 25 JAN @ 7.30PM - OVER 18s

NEW ALL AGES SHOW ADDEDTHURSDAY 24 JAN @ 5PM

After eight memorable and adventurous years, Storm The Sky have decide Read more

ART BATTLE SYDNEY

ART BATTLE SYDNEY

FRI 25 JAN @ 7PM

Art Battle® can’t wait to come to Sydney! Read more

SO FRESH 2000's AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY

SO FRESH 2000's AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY

SAT 26 JAN @ 3PM

Join us for the FRESHEST Australia Day party in Sydney!

The Factory Theatre is opening its doors once again for a massive day party on Saturday 26th January.

We’re paying tribute to the soundtra Read more

RED CITY RADIO & NO TRIGGER

RED CITY RADIO & NO TRIGGER

Supported by w/ Idle Threats

SAT 26 JAN @ 8PM

Oklahoma City punk underdogs are bringing their latest and potentially greatest release ‘SkyTigers’ down under in 2019, accompan Read more

PROGFEST 2019

PROGFEST 2019

SUN 27 JAN @ 1:30PM

Welkin Entertainment & Wild Thing Presents

Progfest 2019: Sydney

10th Anniversary Edition

Featuring: The Ocean (Germany), Monuments (UK), Skyharbor (India/USA), Circles, Chaos Divine, City Of Read more

CITIZENS & JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

CITIZENS & JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

Supported by The Sing Team

WED 30 JAN @ 6PM

The Seattle based band, Citizens, is Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger, Nathaniel Furtado, Spencer Abbott and Adam Skatula. Read more

LUCERO

LUCERO

THU 31 JAN @ 8PM

Legendary Memphis country punk-rock band Lucero have today announced their first ever headline tour of Australia – Today also sees Lucero drop their new studio album ‘Among The Ghosts”worldwide. Read more

SHORELINES

SHORELINES

Supported by Homefront

SAT 2 FEB @ 4PM

Following the release of their Sophomore EP Read more

RISE OF AVERNUS

RISE OF AVERNUS

Supported by Christ Dismembered

SAT 2 FEB @ 7PM

Join us one gloomy night on Saturday the 2nd of February as Grim Reflections plays host to some of the finest Black, Doom, Death Read more

THE SMYTHS

THE SMYTHS

SAT 2 FEB @ 8PM

THE SMYTHS bring the sound, feel and ultimately, the spirit of one of the greatest, and most influential rock acts of all time, The Smiths. Read more

VELMA CELLI's: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG

VELMA CELLI's: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG

MON 4 FEB @ 7:30PM

A Brief History of Drag has wowed audiences globally and received critical acclaim with an array of five star reviews across the board. Read more

PARQUET COURTS

PARQUET COURTS

Supported by The Goon Sax

WED 6 FEB @ 7:30PM

Mistletone is rapt to present the return of Parquet Courts, playing a Sydney Laneway Festival sideshow on Wednesday February 6 at the Factory Theatre.

Parquet Courts are back with all the dynamic p Read more

CAST

CAST

THU 7 FEB @ 7:30PM

After two long years bunkered down in their hometown of Liverpool recording their latest record ‘Keeping Up The Dust’, 90’s Britpop legends Cast announce their return to Australia, with their Read more

A BROKEN SAIL + TANGENTS

A BROKEN SAIL + TANGENTS

FRI 8 FEB @ 8PM

The factory floor heads into darkness with sonic ambience. Read more

PEOPLE AND PERSONS PRESENTS - HUSKII & LIL SKNOW

PEOPLE AND PERSONS PRESENTS - HUSKII & LIL SKNOW

Supported by Hooligan Hefs, Elijah Yo, Isaac Puerile & Lil Spacely

SAT 9 FEB @ 7:30PM

For the first time ever we present ‘Peoples & Persons + Friends’. Read more

CELL BLOCK 69

CELL BLOCK 69

SAT 9 FEB @ 7.30PM

Calling all dweebs, sportos, geeks, freaks, goths, prom queens, preppies, yuppies and nerds! It’s Cell Block time.

That’s right – the 10 Coreys of Power (Yes, there are 10 of them! Read more

YUNGBLUD

YUNGBLUD

THU 14 FEB @ 7:30PM

A tsunami of raw punk rock energy, potent street poetry and catchy-as-hell pop sensibilities, English fireball YUNGBLUD r Read more

MR POLE DANCE 2019

MR POLE DANCE 2019

SAT 16 FEB @ 7PM

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 2019. Read more

OH SEES

OH SEES

TUE 19 FEB @ 8PM

You heard right. The incredibly influential and prolific Californian garage rock band the OH SEES will return to Australia for their first tour since 2016. Read more

TRAPT

TRAPT

THU 21 FEB @ 7:00PM

Californian Hard Rockers TRAPT perform Highlights from their classic album ‘Trapt’

Hear Headstrong, Echo, Still Frame, These Walls, Made of Glass, plus a stack of other hits; Bring It, It’s Read more

MICHAEL DUNSTAN

MICHAEL DUNSTAN

THU 21 FEB @ 8PM

Returning back to the East Coast on the back of an extensive sold out ‘Partly Cloudy’ Australian tour and 4 sold out shows in Ne Read more

COCKNEY REJECTS

COCKNEY REJECTS

Supported by Rocks, Thug, Operation Ibis and Blackrats

FRI 22 FEB @ 6PM

The rough-and-tumble COCKNEY REJECTS, bring authentic punk rock to Australia for the First Time Ever!

Formed in the East End of London in 1979 the pioneers of the Oi! Read more

ROBYN HITCHCOCK

ROBYN HITCHCOCK

FRI 22 FEB @ 8PM

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. Read more

AN EVENING WITH THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

AN EVENING WITH THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

SAT 23 FEB @ 7:30PM

2019 just got a whole lot better! Read more

THAT GOLD STREET SOUND

THAT GOLD STREET SOUND

SAT 23 FEB @ 8PM

Hip-shaking Melbourne Soul band THAT GOLD STREET SOUND are releasing their album on the 23rd of February at Factory Floor Read more

WATAIN

WATAIN

SUN 24 FEB @ 7:30PM

The wolves return

The unmerciful might of Sweden’s WATAIN are back for a sweeping attack of callous and unsympathetic satanic black metal in what will be their first headlining shows in these so Read more

DANCE GAVIN DANCE

DANCE GAVIN DANCE

Supported by Veil Of Maya

THU 28 FEB @ 7:30PM

Two of the world’s most creative and experimental heavy acts – Dance Gavin Dance & Veil of Maya – are coming to Australian shores this February & March.

Dance Gavin Dance’s ambitious blend of heady Read more

J MASCIS (SOLO)

J MASCIS (SOLO)

Supported by Rot TV + Peter Black

FRI 1 MAR @ 8PM

Its J Mascis live, what more do you need to know?

The frontman for Dinosaur Jr has just released Elastic Days, his fourth solo studio album and third for legendary indie label Subpop. Read more

FOXING

FOXING

FRI 1 MAR @ 8PM

Missouri indie rock band Foxing have announced their first Australian tour. Read more

CHILLINIT

CHILLINIT

SAT 9 MAR @ 8PM

Chillinit is, without question, the most exciting new hip-hop artist in Australia and one of the most revered new rappers in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more

SHARON SHANNON BAND (IRE)

SHARON SHANNON BAND (IRE)

Supported by Susan O’Neill (aka) SON (IRE)

WED 13 MAR @ 7PM

Multi award-winning accordionist Sharon Shannon has a legendary reputation. Read more

DIED PRETTY

DIED PRETTY

Supported by Even + Fables

FRI 15 MAR @ 7:30PM

Died Pretty evoke many images for those who know and love Australian independent music. Formed in 1983 they became an integral part of the unfolding 80’s Sydney scene. Read more

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV

Supported by Harrison Storm

SAT 16 MAR @ 7:30PM

Gregory Alan Isakov has confirmed Victorian singer-songwriter, Harrison Storm as support act for his Australian tour.

A native of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, and raised in a musical househo Read more

LUKA BLOOM

LUKA BLOOM

WED 20 MAR @ 8PM

Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and Read more

WALLIS BIRD

WALLIS BIRD

THU 21 MAR @ 7:30PM

Refreshingly honest, bold, hilarious and raw, Wallis Bird’s expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms have been taking worldw Read more

SOMETHING TO WRESTLE WITH BRUCE PRICHARD

SOMETHING TO WRESTLE WITH BRUCE PRICHARD

FRI 22 MAR @ 7:30PM

Bruce Prichard is a professional wrestling personality perhaps best known as a manager and producer for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Read more

ICECREAM HANDS

ICECREAM HANDS

FRI 22 MAR @ 8PM

With their 1992 debut self-titled EP began the long and successful career of Icecream Hands. Read more

THE MAGIC NUMBERS

THE MAGIC NUMBERS

SAT 23 MAR @ 8PM

MJR Presents is pleased to announce the return of UK indie royalty The Magic Numbers for the first time since their 2010 Splendour in the Grass appearance and 2006 Big Day Out tour. Read more

THRASH BLAST GRIND

THRASH BLAST GRIND

Supported by Phil Anselmo, King Parrot + more

SAT 30 MAR @ 6PM

THRASH BLAST GRIND FEST is back to appease the eyes and ears of metalheads all over Australia and New Zealand in March 2019! Read more

MOTOR ACE

MOTOR ACE

FRI 5 APR @ 7PM

It’s 2001, you’re driving home from work, flicking through the radio stations, and Five Star Laundry by Motor Ace is being played on triple j, Triple M and a bunch of other stations in between. Read more

Z STAR

Z STAR

SAT 6 APR @ 8PM

This is it! Read more

MONTAIGNE

MONTAIGNE

Supported by Eilish Gilligan

THU 11 APR @ 7:30PM

Montaigne has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to Minus18, a national organisation for LGBTIQ yo Read more

CELEBRATION OF THE CURE

CELEBRATION OF THE CURE

FRI 12 APR @ 8PM

Following a successful run of shows celebrating renowned artists including ‘REM: The Ones We Love’ (featuring Jeff Martin – Tea Party) and ‘A Tribute to The Smiths’ (featuring Steve Kilbey – Read more

KEB' MO' (SOLO)

KEB' MO' (SOLO)

TUE 16 APR @ 7PM

It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with his self-titled release, and over the years he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Read more

ALLEN STONE

ALLEN STONE

WED 17 APR @ 7:00PM

Just one week after getting married to his ‘Brown Eyed Lover’ and a hugely successful sold-out show in Melbourne; Allen Stone announces he will be spreading the love to Sydney in April! Read more

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

THU 18 APR @ 8PM

Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson and friend of Bluesfest is returning to tour Australia with his band Promise Of The Real on the heels of tremendous accolades for his work on Bradley Cooper and Read more

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO

SAT 20 APR @ 7:30PM

American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, Meshell Ndegeocello is coming to Sydney to perform a headline show this April. Read more

SHAKEY GRAVES

SHAKEY GRAVES

MON 22 APR @ 8PM

Shakey Graves a.k.a Alejandro Rose-Garcia was born in Austin, Texas to a musical family and is best-known for playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped down one-man-band s Read more

FOIL, ARMS & HOG - Craic-ling

FOIL, ARMS & HOG - Craic-ling

TUE 23 APR @ 7.30PM

Foil, Arms and Hog are on their way to Australia for their very first time. Read more

MARK WATSON - The Infinite Show

MARK WATSON - The Infinite Show

23 & 24 APR @ 9PM

Watson – sporting a cupboard full of UK awards, a famously high joke-rate and a lightning-fast metabolism – makes his Read more

MELANIE BRACEWELL (NZ) - MELODRAMA

MELANIE BRACEWELL (NZ) - MELODRAMA

26 - 28 APR

Melanie Bracewell insists she came up with this show’s title before Lorde’s new album came out. Read more

CRAIG HILL (SCO) - C'mon The Lads

CRAIG HILL (SCO) - C'mon The Lads

26 - 28 APR

This show is soooooo not about fit-baws! Read more

SAM TAUNTON - Straight From The Shoulder

SAM TAUNTON - Straight From The Shoulder

1 - 5 MAY

As seen and heard on ABC Next Gen, Comedy Up Late, MTV and triple j.

Sam Taunton is one of Australia’s most Read more

TOM WALKER - Very Very

TOM WALKER - Very Very

1 - 4 MAY @ 8.15PM

This is award-winning comedian Tom Walker talking very little and moving very lot. Few words. Many good times. Read more

IVAN ARISTEGUIETA - The Fourth Floor

IVAN ARISTEGUIETA - The Fourth Floor

2 - 5 MAY

WINNER- WEEKLY BEST COMEDY, ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017

“Congratulations! Read more

CONFETTI GUN - Wives and Mothers

CONFETTI GUN - Wives and Mothers

2, 4 & 5 MAY

Wives. Mothers. Working mothers. Daughters. Read more

IBIS - Your City, Our Bins

IBIS - Your City, Our Bins

FRI 3 MAY @ 8:15PM

When Ibis’ father died defending their home, Ibis and Gran had nowhere to go. Read more

CAMERON JAMES - Strawberry Blonde

CAMERON JAMES - Strawberry Blonde

8 - 12 MAY

Cameron James is a stand-up comedian for anyone who hates shark tooth necklaces and people who post questions on Read more

ANGELLA DRAVID - Angella Logic

ANGELLA DRAVID - Angella Logic

8 - 12 MAY

Angella Logic

Pronunciation: /ˈændʒələ lɒdʒɪk/ A. n A thought process that only makes sense to Angella. Read more

LAWRENCE LEUNG - Growing Concerns

LAWRENCE LEUNG - Growing Concerns

9 - 12 MAY

Acclaimed comedian, champion worrier and consistent escape room prisoner, Lawrence returns with tall tales, big Read more

AARON GOCS - Divorced... With Children

AARON GOCS - Divorced... With Children

9 - 12 MAY

Aaron Gocs: Divorced… Read more

ALEX WILLIAMSON - Sin On My Face

ALEX WILLIAMSON - Sin On My Face

10 & 11 MAY @ 7.30PM

The Victorian era is long gone, but to think people once adhered to a set of rules ordained by god & suppressed their Read more

TAHIR - YOU HAD ONE JOB!

TAHIR - YOU HAD ONE JOB!

11 - 12 MAY

FAT PIZZA”, “HOUSOS”, “Swift and Shift Couriers”, “The FOOTY Show”. Read more

THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE - TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE - TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

15 - 19 MAY

“An absolute stand-out, one of the best moments of Fringe” ★★★★★ – Fountain UK

After a Sold-Out 2018 World T Read more

AARON CHEN - Piss Off (just kidding)

AARON CHEN - Piss Off (just kidding)

15 - 19 MAY

“piss off” represents the dark side of aaron, evil and mean. Read more

NINA OYAMA - Nina Oyama Needs A Lift

NINA OYAMA - Nina Oyama Needs A Lift

15 - 19 MAY

In 2014, comedian Nina Oyama moved from the city to start a fresh new life in the countryside – you know, like a Read more

DEMI LARDNER - DITCH WITCH 800

DEMI LARDNER - DITCH WITCH 800

15 - 19 MAY @ 9.30PM

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there Read more

DOUBLE DENIM - Adventure Time

DOUBLE DENIM - Adventure Time

16 - 18 MAY

Part safari party. Part murder mystery. All denim. Read more

LUKE HEGGIE - Have That

LUKE HEGGIE - Have That

FRI 17 MAY @ 7.30PM

Luke Heggie threatened to quit stand up comedy, but after everyone he told of his plans cried inconsolably and clu Read more

BECKY LUCAS - Um, Support Me?!

BECKY LUCAS - Um, Support Me?!

18 & 19 MAY

Hello, I’m becky, and I’m a 29 year old woman which means I’m passionate about two things: getting every s Read more

DANCE FILTHY 2019

DANCE FILTHY 2019

SAT 25 MAY @ 6:30PM

Pole Dance Academy is proud to present Dance Filthy 2019!

Dance Filthy is an opportunity for pole performers to show the cheeky, naughty and fun side of pole. Read more

LARRY DEAN - Bampot

LARRY DEAN - Bampot

SAT 27 MAY @ 7:30PM

Fresh from a sell-out international tour, Larry returns to Sydney with his EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD nominated new Read more

HAKEN

HAKEN

FRI 7 JUN @ 8PM

Finally, the prescription you’ve all been waiting for… Read more

SAMMY J

SAMMY J

SAT JUN 8 @ 7:30PM

Australia, are you ready to party? Because Sammy J’s bringing his hit ABC TV characters to the stage! Be inspired by Government Coach. Singalong to Playground Politics. Read more