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SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY

SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY

29 AUG to 1 OCT

ALL NEW COMEDY, BACKTOBACK, ALL MONTH LONG

Sydney Fringe Comedy returns for it’s seventh year in 2017!

Running from Tuesday 29 August – Sunday 1 October, the 2017 Festival features Read more

SALMON FOR BREAKFAST: Kim Salmon on Story, Song & Sketch

SALMON FOR BREAKFAST: Kim Salmon on Story, Song & Sketch

WED 20 SEP @ 8PM

Kim Salmon (Beasts of Bourbon, Scientists, The Surrealists). Art School drop-out, seminal punk rocker, living legend. Read more

HEADSTOCK - The Ultimate 60's Guitar Extravaganza

HEADSTOCK - The Ultimate 60's Guitar Extravaganza

RESCHEDULED:
THU 22 FEB @ 7:30PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THU 22 FEB, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances ‘Headstock’ has been rescheduled from Thu 21 Sep, 2017 to Thu 22 Feb, 2018.

All tickets will remain val Read more

STARTLING THE FEARFUL: A Night Of Tool

STARTLING THE FEARFUL: A Night Of Tool

Supported by Third Eye

FRI 22 SEP @ 8PM

TOOL tribute act, “THIRD EYE’‘ from Melbourne, Australia have been praised for not only the musical likeness of TOOL, but also for their incredible re-creation of TOOL’s live show.

The band incorpo Read more

KID KENOBI presented by BIG FISH LITTLE FISH

KID KENOBI presented by BIG FISH LITTLE FISH

Supported by Lauren Neko

SUN 24 SEP @ 2PM

SOLD OUT

JOIN THE Read more

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW (IRL)

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW (IRL)

WED 27 & THU 28 SEP @ 8PM

FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT, SECOND SHOWTHU 28 SEP ANNOUNCED AND ON SALE NOW

Having only just played to rapturous audiences across the country at the start of this year, James Vincent McMorro Read more

LOUIS TILLETT AND THE ART OF DARKNESS

LOUIS TILLETT AND THE ART OF DARKNESS

FRI 29 SEP @ 8:30PM

This is a one show only experience of the musical catalogue of Louis Tillett. He will appear with the 10 piece lineup of The Art Of Darkness. Read more

HAKEN (UK)

HAKEN (UK)

Supported by Ivanyi + Sevsons

SAT 30 SEP @ 8PM

Space-age progressive virtuosos present works from their masterful new album plus selections from 10 years of their groundbreaking best.

“Haken is the best thing to happen to progressive metal in Read more

TIKI SAFARI

TIKI SAFARI

Supported by Rufino and the Coconuts + Martin Cilia + Hellcat III + much more!

SUN 1 OCT @ 1PM

Put the lime in the coconut and get set to cruise the Tiki-est line-up this side of the South Pacific as The Factory goes troppo for a day, with a celebration of Tiki culture. Read more

HYPNAGOGISM

HYPNAGOGISM

WED 4 - SAT 14 OCT @ 7PM

If you are having issues purchasing tickets online, please contact box office directly on (02) 9550 3666 ———————- Read more

DECLAN O'ROURKE (IRE)

DECLAN O'ROURKE (IRE)

Supported by Martha Marlow

THU 5 OCT @ 7:30PM

This extraordinary spinner of song weaves his soulful melodies through half-remembered moments and dreams long-treasured. Read more

NIGHT SHIFT -  Manufacturing the Finest in Improv & Sketch Comedy.

NIGHT SHIFT - Manufacturing the Finest in Improv & Sketch Comedy.

Supported by Laugh Masters Academy

6 OCT, 3 NOV, 1 DEC @ 7:30pm

Laugh Masters Academy is pleased to present the “NIGHT SHIFT” Improv & Sketch Comedy Show – usually on the first Friday Read more

CALIGULA'S HORSE

CALIGULA'S HORSE

Supported by I Built The Sky & Mercury Sky

FRI 6 OCT @ 8PM

Caligula’s Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia’s progressive rock scene, will hit the road for a national tour in October in support of their new album In Contact.

Hailing Read more

YOUNG LIONS

YOUNG LIONS

FRI 6 OCT @ 8:30PM

Having already teased the taste buds with ‘Burn The Money’, ‘Destroy Me’ and third single ‘Freedom’, Brisbane rocker Read more

AGAINST THE CURRENT (USA)

AGAINST THE CURRENT (USA)

SAT 7 OCT @ 7PM

New York-based three-piece pop rock phenomenon, Against the Current return to Australia for their first headline Read more

FLAMING WRECKAGE

FLAMING WRECKAGE

Supported by Requiem + Aver + Burden Man

SAT 7 OCT @ 7:30PM

G’day Sydney. Read more

VINTAGE AND CUSTOM DRUM EXPO

VINTAGE AND CUSTOM DRUM EXPO

SUN 8 OCT @ 10AM

The 3rd Annual Vintage & Custom Drum Expo is coming to the Factory Theatre for one day only on Sunday 8 October 2017. Read more

CAGEFISH

CAGEFISH

TUE 10 - SAT 14 OCT

A young woman suffering from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, sometimes known as Alice In Wonderland Syndrome, begins an online re Read more

NAPALM DEATH (UK)

NAPALM DEATH (UK)

Supported by Brujeria (MEX) + Lock Up (UK) + Black Rheno

WED 11 OCT @ 7:30PM

Extreme times demand extreme responses. Australian and New Zealand metal fans, you are about to be vehemently seized by the throat! Read more

A TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL

A TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL

FRI 13 OCT @ 8PM

A Tribute to the Music of Chris Cornell – Proudly supporting beyondblue

Please join some of Sydney’s finest musicians Read more

THE AUSTRALIAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL - Noir Exotique

THE AUSTRALIAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL - Noir Exotique

Supported by Local and International Artists

FRI 13 OCT @ 8PM

The Australian Burlesque Festival – Noir Exotique!

Directed and curated by burlesque star and icon Dolores Daiquiri

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

HYBRID NIGHTMARES + PSYNONEMOUS

HYBRID NIGHTMARES + PSYNONEMOUS

Supported by Gods of Eden + Anno Domini

SAT 14 OCT @ 8:30 PM

Prepare youself for a night of heavy metal chaos as two of Australia’s biggest names in progressive metal combine forces for a dua Read more

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (USA)

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (USA)

Supported by Joshua Hedley & the Sadies

TUE 17 OCT @ 7:30PM

Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. Read more

SON VOLT

SON VOLT

Supported by Jason Walker + Fallon Cush

WED 18 OCT @ 7PM

‘There are only two kinds of songs,’ Townes Van Zandt said, well before he died. Read more

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - On Trial

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - On Trial

WED 18 + 25 OCT @ 7:30PM

For a very limited run, catch one of Australia’s best comics, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, trialling a brand new show, as Read more

LAUGH MASTERS ACADEMY - House Party

LAUGH MASTERS ACADEMY - House Party

19 OCT, 16 NOV @ 7:15PM

The venue has been fire proofed, players have been locked in and the gate is open for the monthly LMA live show, House Pa Read more

LAMBCHOP (USA)

LAMBCHOP (USA)

THU 19 OCT @ 7:30PM

Chameleonic Nashville icons Lambchop might have earned their stripes in the 90s alt-country movement but the subsequent two decades have proven the band’s soul is that of a nomad, passing throu Read more

KIM CHURCHILL

KIM CHURCHILL

Supported by Ayla + Taj Ralph

FRI 20 OCT @ 8PM

To coincide with the release of new album Weight_Falls, Australian songsmith Kim Churchill has announced an Australian tour this October.

Churchill spent 18 months working on the fol Read more

JIM LAWRIE + ROBERT MUINOS

JIM LAWRIE + ROBERT MUINOS

Supported by Mark Harding

FRI 20 OCT @ 8PM

After releasing his stunning album Eons in 2015, Jim Lawrie – Melbourne’s finest purveyor of heartbroken folk-ro Read more

DOWNTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL

DOWNTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL

Supported by Hollow Coves + Garrett Kato + Harry Hookey + many more

SAT 21 OCT @ 6PM

Twelve artists. Two stages. One special evening of singer songwriters. Read more

PAINTERS & DOCKERS

PAINTERS & DOCKERS

Supported by Special Guests

SAT 21 OCT @ 8PM

Legendary Melbournites, PAINTERS & DOCKERS will play a rare one-off Sydney show at the The Factory Theatre on Saturday 21st October. Read more

OKTOBERWEST - The Inner West Beer Fest

OKTOBERWEST - The Inner West Beer Fest

Supported by Young Henrys, Willie The Boatman, Wayward Brewing Co, The Grifter Brewing Co, Batch Brewing Co, Sauce Brewing Co, & Malt Shovel

SUN 22 OCT

Hold onto your schooners Sydney! Read more

CHRIS D'ELIA

CHRIS D'ELIA

WED 25 - FRI 27 OCT

NEW FRIDAY SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED

WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY SOLD OUT

Read more

HALLOWEEN CARNEVIL OF THE DEAD

HALLOWEEN CARNEVIL OF THE DEAD

Supported by Witchgrinder, Horrorwood Mannequins, Demonatrix + more

FRI 27 OCT @ 7PM

This year Aftershock is bringing Halloween to The Factory-Fusebox.

For a night of metal & horror featuring Melbourne’s d Read more

OSAKA PUNCH

OSAKA PUNCH

SAT 28 OCT @ 8PM

This is how Osaka Punch operate. Read more

HEARTSOUNDS (USA)

HEARTSOUNDS (USA)

Supported by Nerdlinger

SAT 28 OCT @ 8PM

Kickass San Fran punk rock quartet HEARTSOUNDS are headed south this Spring, bringing their critically acclaimed LP Dualist Read more

BERNARD FANNING

BERNARD FANNING

Supported by Sahara Beck

SAT 28 OCT - THU 2 NOV

FIRST TWO SOLD OUT, THIRD AND FINAL ON SALE NOW

With the imminent release of Brutal Dawn, companion album to 2016’s Civil Dusk, Bernard Fanning and The Black Fins are again Read more

LUCHA FANTASTICA - Day of the Dead Battle

LUCHA FANTASTICA - Day of the Dead Battle

FRI 3 NOV @ 7PM

Lucha Fantastica proudly presents our most extravagant celebration…



/ / THE DAY OF THE DEAD BATTLE / /

Friday 3rd November the dead will raise to attend to this incredible fight b Read more

RICK DANGEROUS AND THE SILKIE BANTAMS

RICK DANGEROUS AND THE SILKIE BANTAMS

FRI 3 NOV @ 8PM

Following on from the highly successful “Thrust Fury” crusade in early 2017, the right honourable Rick Dangerous and hi Read more

HOLLOW WORLD

HOLLOW WORLD

Supported by Claret Ash + Greytomb + Somnium Nox + Blade of Horus

SAT 4 NOV @ 8PM

Canberra’s, progressive black metal band Claret Ash return to the stage to showcase songs from their upcoming third Read more

MIKE MASSÉ (USA)

MIKE MASSÉ (USA)

Supported by Jeff Hall

WED 8 NOV @ 8PM

Mike Massé is an internationally acclaimed acoustic artist, known for his epic performances of classic rock covers. Read more

MELVINS (USA)

MELVINS (USA)

Supported by Redd Kross (USA)

THU 9 NOV @ 7:30PM

Announcing the return of the one and only Melvins to Australia this November, touring their first ever double album A Walk With Love and Death. Read more

BUSHMAN (JAM)

BUSHMAN (JAM)

FRI 10 NOV @ 7PM

This year the world will be blessed with Bushman’s long awaited album ‘Conquering Lion’, Bushman produced this album, working with Jamaica’s A list musicians like Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Ian Read more

ENRICO RENNELLA (ITA/CAN) - I'm Not Just An Italian

ENRICO RENNELLA (ITA/CAN) - I'm Not Just An Italian

FRI 10 NOV @ 7PM

Enrico is a talented comedian from Italy. His style is unique, effervescent and down-right hilarious. Read more

SUPERSUCKERS (USA)

SUPERSUCKERS (USA)

Supported by The Lockhearts + HY-TEST + Mucho Sonar

FRI 10 NOV @ 8PM

Donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavoured garage punk, the legendary Supe Read more

SALSA PALLADIUM - Mambo Convention II

SALSA PALLADIUM - Mambo Convention II

SAT 11 + SUN 12 NOV @ 7PM

GET YOUR EARLY BIRD PASS NOW!

IT’s BACK!  SALSA PALLADIUM + MAMBO CONVENTION

Salsa Palladium Mambo Convention, returns due to overwhelming feedback for ‘This is what we need!’. Read more

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

15 - 25 NOV @ 7PM

Book, Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe Book, Music & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerber Read more

PHASERLAND (USA)

PHASERLAND (USA)

Supported by Jordan F + Vast Hill + Emulate

THU 16 NOV @ 8PM

From humble beginnings in his home studio in 2013, this solo artist – Ross Trinkaus aka Phaserland – has built a creative conn Read more

THE STEMS

THE STEMS

Supported by Rocket Science

FRI 17 NOV @ 7PM

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album ‘At First Sight Violets are Blue’, one of Perth’s most popular and iconic bands, The Stems, are set to return to the Read more

THE SCIENTISTS

THE SCIENTISTS

Supported by Spike Vincent + Holy Soul

SAT 18 NOV @ 8PM

The Scientists existed from 1978 to 1987 – Originally from Perth they moved to Sydney then to London and spent equal time in each perfecting their specific brand of sonic terrorism.

Feared and reve Read more

CRYWANK (UK)

CRYWANK (UK)

SAT 18 NOV @ 8:30PM

It’s time to get sad and stay rad! Read more

PERTURBATOR (FRA)

PERTURBATOR (FRA)

WED 22 NOV @ 8PM

Producing dark and retrofuturistic music with a strong 80’s feeling, James Kent AKA Perturbator is the spearhead of the new synthwave revival (along with Danger, Lazerhawk, Kavinsky, Dan Terminus). Read more

MISS MAY I (USA)

MISS MAY I (USA)

Supported by Sylar + Special guests

THU 23 NOV @ 6:30PM

Brace yourselves, local long hairs, as US metal mainstays, Miss May I, are teaming up with newcomers Sylar this November for what is set to be one of the best heavy tours of 2017.

A staple of the g Read more

THE AINTS - Play the Saints '73-'78

THE AINTS - Play the Saints '73-'78

FRI 24 NOV @ 8PM

SOLD OUT

Join the Waitlist THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend against purchasing tic Read more

WINDWAKER + DIAMOND CONSTRUCT

WINDWAKER + DIAMOND CONSTRUCT

THU 23 NOV @ 8:30PM

Wrapping up a very strong year for both acts, Melbourne songbirds ‘WINDWAKER’ and Taree techlords ‘DIAMOND CONSTRUCT’ are set to Read more

THE SNOWDROPPERS

THE SNOWDROPPERS

Supported by Gay Paris + That Red Head + The Good Evenings

SAT 25 NOV @ 8PM

SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Join the Waitlist 

To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend against purc Read more

'WASTED' - by Kate Tempest

'WASTED' - by Kate Tempest

THU 30 NOV - SAT 9 DEC

I’m making a decision. I’m changing things. This is it. Read more

DEEP FOREST (FRA) + GAUDI (ENG)

DEEP FOREST (FRA) + GAUDI (ENG)

Supported by Tijuana Cartel

THU 30 NOV @ 7:30PM

DEEP FOREST (France) Read more

RAW POWER (ITA)

RAW POWER (ITA)

Supported by Hostile Objects + DarkHorse + Canine

THU 30 NOV @ 8PM

Over their 30-year career Italy’s Raw Power have shared the stage with some of the most important groups of the punk scene, ha Read more

THE CACTUS CHANNEL

THE CACTUS CHANNEL

Supported by Wallace

FRI 1 DEC @ 8PM

Melbourne collective The Cactus Channel have announced an Australian tour in support of their forthcoming third album ‘Stay Read more

BABY ANIMALS

BABY ANIMALS

Supported by Special Guests

FRI 1 DEC @ 8PM

Lead singer Suze DeMarchi started singing in local Perth pub bands at the age of 17. As Suze admits – “after the first couple of gigs, I knew that there was nothing else I would rather do. Read more

FAT NICK (USA)

FAT NICK (USA)

Supported by Tyler Grosso + Junor + Carmouflage Rose

SAT 2 DEC @ 7:30PM

In recent years, hip hop the world over has seen a renaissance, artists from across the globe have been leading the charge Read more

RATCAT, CUSTARD, UPS & DOWNS + MORE: Hindsight - A Night for Simon

RATCAT, CUSTARD, UPS & DOWNS + MORE: Hindsight - A Night for Simon

SUN 3 DEC @ 2:30PM

Some people make a mark, they make an impression, they leave a lasting legacy from which others gain joy and inspiration. Simon Holmes was one of those people. Read more

SPIRAL STAIRS (USA)

SPIRAL STAIRS (USA)

THU 7 DEC @ 8PM

US indie lynchpin Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg of Pavement) returns to Australia for a string of intimate shows in Melbourne, Syd Read more

DEAN LEWIS

DEAN LEWIS

Supported by Samsaruh + Jack Gray

FRI 8 DEC @ 7:30PM

Dean Lewis announces his ‘Lose My Mind’ National Tour presented by Triple J. Read more

LAGERSTEIN

LAGERSTEIN

Supported by Darker Half + Kvlts of Vice

FRI 8 DEC @ 8PM

The fearsome party pirates of LAGERSTEIN are back and ready to party with their latest Australian Tour ‘Lagerstein on Ice’. Read more

KING PARROT

KING PARROT

Supported by Disentomb + Pagan

SAT 16 DEC @ 8PM

Australia’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot return with their third and finest long player to date Ugly Produce on September 22. Read more

WHISKY SMILE

WHISKY SMILE

Supported by Solkyri + Bastardizer + Moof De Vah

SAT 16 DEC @ 8PM

They say all good things come to an end and the time has come for Whisky Smile to call it a day. It’s been a hell of a ride. Read more

THE MAINE (USA)

THE MAINE (USA)

Supported by Waterparks (USA)

SAT 3 FEB @ 7PM

With words like those below from their most recent tour around the country supporting All Time Low, it’s not hard Read more

POP WILL EAT ITSELF (UK)

POP WILL EAT ITSELF (UK)

Supported by Jim Bob (Carter USM) (UK) + Caligula

SAT 10 MAR @ 8PM

★ JOIN THE PRESALE 

England’ Read more

BIG COUNTRY (SCO)

BIG COUNTRY (SCO)

FRi 16 MAR @ 8PM

80s Celtic rockers BIG COUNTRY make a triumphant return to Perform ‘The Crossing’ Plus a Special Encore of Greatest Hits!

“a concert full of passion, warmth and love for the music“ – Scenestr Read more