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COLLIE BUDDZ (USA)

COLLIE BUDDZ (USA)

WED 10 FEB @ 7PM

Reggae star COLLIE BUDDZ tours Australia in February for his first ever headline tour

Born in New Orleans and raised in Bermuda, Buddz built his career step by step, after learning his way around a Read more

COMMON KINGS (USA)

COMMON KINGS (USA)

FRI 12 FEB @ 8PM

Hailing from around the South Pacific, Hawaii and Orange County, COMMON KINGS have been hailed as one of the best and brightest upcoming stars in the music scene today. Read more

BREWSFEST 2

BREWSFEST 2

Supported by Local Resident Failure + Nerdlinger + Them Sharks + Chris Duke & The Royals + Dividers + Bilby

SAT 13 FEB @ 7PM

Hey Legends! Read more

COOKIES & CREME - Valentines Special Male Revue

COOKIES & CREME - Valentines Special Male Revue

SAT 13 FEB @ 8PM

8pm: Doors // 8:30pm: Show Starts

Ladies it’s time for some serious eye candy

Think magic mike meets chocolate city as the sexy men of COOKIES & CREME have all of your cravings covered. Read more

THIRD WORLD (JAMAICA) + NATTALI RIZE

THIRD WORLD (JAMAICA) + NATTALI RIZE

Supported by The Strides + Foreign Dub DJs

SUN 14 FEB @ 5PM

Join Reggae legends, Third World, for a huge afternoon of Reggae in the sun celebrating their 40th Anniversary

Joining the party is charismatic and passionate frontwoman of Blue King Brown Nattali Read more

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

Supported by AYLA

THU 18 FEB @ 7PM

Kate Miller-Heidke has spent the last year spreading her wings into new creative fields – like composing and starring in Read more

THE PEEP TEMPEL

THE PEEP TEMPEL

FRI 19 FEB @ 8PM

The Peep Tempel powerhouse farewelled 2015 with a searing performance at the Meredith Music Festival, where they earned the cove Read more

PAUL DEMPSEY

PAUL DEMPSEY

Supported by Fraser A Gorman

FRI 19 FEB @ 8PM

Having just completed recording his 2nd solo album at Wilco’s Loft studio in Chicago, Paul Dempsey is hitting the road with his full band for the first time in over five years for a select series of Read more

SUPER OPENAIR

SUPER OPENAIR

Supported by Tama Sumo & Lakuti + Mike Servito

SUN 21 FEB @ 2PM

SUPER OPENAIR [SUMMER SERIES 03] – ALTERNA-QUEER PRIDE 2016

  • Tama Sumo (Ostgut Ton, Panorama Bar Resident – Berlin)
  • Lakuti (Sud Electronic, Uzuri Recordings – Berlin)
  • M Read more

TERM ONE BEGINNERS, ACTING COURSE - Taught by Alex Lykos

TERM ONE BEGINNERS, ACTING COURSE - Taught by Alex Lykos

MON 22 FEB - MON 9 MAY @ 6:30PM (NO CLASS ON MON 28 MAR & MON 25 APR)

Term One Beginners is a course for adults of all ages who have an interest in acting or would like to improve their Read more

JD McPHERSON (USA)

JD McPHERSON (USA)

TUE 23 FEB @ 8PM

One of American music’s newest shining stars, Oklahoma-born rock ‘n’ roller, JD McPHERSON, is coming to Australia in February

Known for his classic sound rooted in rock and roll, rhythm and b Read more

DECLAN O'ROURKE (Ire) + SHANE HOWARD

DECLAN O'ROURKE (Ire) + SHANE HOWARD

Supported by Pauline Scanlon (Ire) + John Spillane (Ire) + Leah Flanagan

WED 24 FEB @ 8PM

An Evening with Declan O’Rourke, Pauline Scanlon, John Spillane & Leah Flanagan, along with the legendary Shane Howard

Featuring songs from the production ‘Exile – Songs & Tales of Irish Aust Read more

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE (UK)

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE (UK)

THU 25 FEB @ 8PM

SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend against purchasing tickets from a third party.

Tickets purchased from a third party may be fraudulent and you will n Read more

THE INDIANS

THE INDIANS

FRI 26 FEB @ 8PM

With a sound described as Edgy and Unique, mixed in a world between indie, Britpop and punk that sound like a gel of Sticky Finge Read more

1349 (Norway)

1349 (Norway)

FRI 26 FEB @ 7PM

Norwegian masters of blackened evil – 1349 – will assault The Factory Theatre, February 2016

This will be the cult act’s first time visiting our shores!

1349 will unleash a torrent of s Read more

KEINEMUSIK SESSIONS feat &ME (Berlin)

KEINEMUSIK SESSIONS feat &ME (Berlin)

SAT 27 FEB @ 2PM

Fresh from BPM Festival Mexico and his massive USA Tour, Berlin DJ and producer is making his way to Sydney for an exclusive 5 hour marathon set with Mantra Collective at The Factory Theatre

Spanni Read more

SPEAKEASY

SPEAKEASY

SUN 28 FEB @ 7:30PM

Speakeasy is an exciting new dance event to showcase the creative and performing talents of Sydney’s bubbling entertainment Read more

GBH

GBH

SUN 28 FEB @ 8PM

The influential, long-lived punk metal band G.B.H. Read more

DIED PRETTY

DIED PRETTY

Supported by Loose Pills + Fabels

FRI 4 MAR @8pm

SOLD OUT

It’s been seven years since Died Pretty last toured nationally as part of the Big Day Out This was hot on the heels of their triumphant ‘Don’t Look Back’ run of dates where they played their highly a Read more

SHANGHAI + ALITHIA + OSAKA PUNCH + HELLO BONES

SHANGHAI + ALITHIA + OSAKA PUNCH + HELLO BONES

FRI 4 MAR @ 8PM

Shangai, AlithiA, Osaka Punch – three of Australia’s finest combine for a special triple single launch

Shanghai will be joined Read more

SENSES FAIL (USA)

SENSES FAIL (USA)

SAT 5 MAR
CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE

Due to unforeseen family circumstances the Senses Fail have unfortunately had to cancel their planned Australia tour. Read more

ONE DAY SUNDAYS

ONE DAY SUNDAYS

Supported by Joyride + Adit + Raph + Nick Lupi + Jayteehazard + Jimmy The Gent (USA) + Luen

SUN 6 MAR @ 1PM

Sydney’s favourite monthly day party ONE DAY SUNDAYS returns Sunday 6th March

Following on from February’s raucous sold-out event, the March edition promises to be an absolute screamer.

One Read more

JEFF ROSENSTOCK (USA)

JEFF ROSENSTOCK (USA)

Supported by Antarctigo Vespucci + Camp Cope

WED 9 MAR @ 7PM

No stranger to Australian shores, New York’s Jeff Rosenstock will return to Australia in March to promote his recent solo album We Read more

THE BUZZCOCKS (UK)

THE BUZZCOCKS (UK)

Supported by HITS! + White Dog

FRI 11 MAR @ 8PM

Original UK punk-act the Buzzcocks kick-off their 40th Birthday celebrations this March, with a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Read more

DOUBLE VISION POLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

DOUBLE VISION POLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SAT 12 MAR @ 7PM

Double Vision Pole Championships is World’s first doubles only competition, est 2015

Open to females, males and mixed pairs and including the show style that Miss Pole Dance Australia and Mr Pol Read more

TOTAL CHAOS

TOTAL CHAOS

Supported by Wolfpack + Guests

SAT 12 MAR @ 7PM

Created in 1989 out of the desperate need to save the dying genre of punk rock, Californian shredders Total Chaos are now r Read more

SYDNEY VEGAN FESTIVAL 2016

SYDNEY VEGAN FESTIVAL 2016

Supported by Chef Mary Mattern (USA) + John Lewis (USA) + Pepe Marshall + more

SUN 13 MAR @ 11AM

After the sell out Success of the 2015 edition, SYDNEY VEGAN FESTIVAL returns with another stellar line up of speakers, stalls and live music

Heading up the bill for 2016 celebrity Chef Mary Matter Read more

TOM GREEN (CAN) - Live

TOM GREEN (CAN) - Live

17 & 19 MAR @ 8PM

The funniest, most unpredictable personality born on MTV and star of “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered” returns to Australia with a brand new show

Don’t miss a night of raw, genuine, intelli Read more

HIGHLY SUSPECT (USA)

HIGHLY SUSPECT (USA)

THU 17 MAR @ 8PM

American hard rock trio HIGHLY SUSPECT announce their first visit to Australia, celebrating the release of their full-length debut Read more

JAMES NORBERT IVANYI + I BUILT THE SKY

JAMES NORBERT IVANYI + I BUILT THE SKY

Supported by Hemina + Stare At The Clouds

FRI 18 MAR @ 8PM

Multi Instrumental Extraordinaries JAMES NORBERT IVANYI and I BUILT THE SKY embark on an Exclusive 2 Date Headline Tour this March Read more

WILEY (UK)

WILEY (UK)

Supported by DJ Target + Danny Weed

FRI 18 MAR
CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

All tickets will be refunded in full. Read more

BOBBY ALU AND THE PALM ROYALE

BOBBY ALU AND THE PALM ROYALE

SAT 19 MAR @ 7PM

Multi award winner Bobby Alu and his charismatic band the Palm Royale are back in Sydney for ONE SHOW ONLY in March

They had a Read more

RHIANNON GIDDENS (USA)

RHIANNON GIDDENS (USA)

MON 21 MAR @ 6:30PM

Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–curated 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival at New York City’s Town Hall

T Read more

TWEEDY (USA)

TWEEDY (USA)

Supported by Those Pretty Wrongs

TUE 22 MAR @ 7:30PM

Tweedy, made up of Wilco founding member and leader Jeff Tweedy and his eighteen year old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy, will embark on a run of dates, their first ever here in Australia, in March 20 Read more

THE SELECTER (UK)

THE SELECTER (UK)

WED 23 MAR @ 7:30PM

One of the biggest names in Ska 2-Tone, The Selecter, are coming to Bluesfest for the first time – so get your dancing shoes ready!

The original front pair of Pauline Black & Gaps Hendrickson re- Read more

THE RESIDENTS (USA)

THE RESIDENTS (USA)

THU 24 MAR @ 7PM

Performance art at its best will be on display when the experimental avant-garde music group The Residents make their return to Australia for the first time in a decade

The Residents have managed t Read more

JARON FREEMAN-FOX & THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING (CAN)

JARON FREEMAN-FOX & THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING (CAN)

Supported by Edema Ruh + The Jerry Cans (CAN)

THU 24 MAR @ 7PM

Limitlessly creative and playful, “The Opposite of Everything” dances down a line between the beautiful and the absurd, transf Read more

THE WORD (USA)

THE WORD (USA)

SUN 27 MAR
CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

The Word have decided to perform additional sets at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016 instead of their Sydney & Melbourne performances. Read more

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL (USA)

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL (USA)

MON 28 MAR
CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real have decided to perform additional sets at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016 instead of their Sydney & Read more

ALLEN STONE (USA)

ALLEN STONE (USA)

WED 30 MAR @ 7:30PM

Bluesfest Touring welcomes blue-eyed soul master, Allen Stone back to Australia With 3 albums under his belt, singer/songwriter Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly s Read more

VINTAGE TROUBLE (USA)

VINTAGE TROUBLE (USA)

THU 31 MAR @ 7:30PM

Live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music, Vintage Trouble will be bringing this and a whole lot more to Australian audiences in 2016

Since their formation in 2010, the Read more

LEFTÖVER CRACK (USA)

LEFTÖVER CRACK (USA)

THU 31 MAR @ 8PM

Leftöver Crack remains one of the more mysterious collectives in the punk rock universe – Fueled by a chaotic mixture of self-med Read more

TAJ MAHAL (USA)

TAJ MAHAL (USA)

FRI 1 APR @ 7:30PM

Pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist, TAJ MAHAL is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century Blues and Roots music, and is returning to Australia to pe Read more

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA (USA)

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA (USA)

SAT 2 APR @ 7:30PM

The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators

They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditi Read more

AUSTRALIA'S GAME - a new Australian musical by Alex Lykos

AUSTRALIA'S GAME - a new Australian musical by Alex Lykos

THU 7 APR - SUN 17 APR @ 7:30PM (SUN @ 5PM)

From the writer of the Alex & Eve franchise, It’s War, A Long Night and Better Man… Read more

JOEYS COOP

JOEYS COOP

Supported by The On and Ons

FRI 8 APR @ 8PM

Dubbed an ‘indy supergroup’, Joeys Coop features Brett Myers (Died Pretty), Mark Roxburgh (Decline of the Reptiles), Andy Newman ( Read more

LOW (USA)

LOW (USA)

Supported by Mike Noga

FRI 8 APR @ 8PM

LOW return to Australia this April after an almost 6-year absence

Formed in 1993 around the husband-wife duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, Low have produced eleven albums (including 2015’s Ones Read more

MC LARS (USA)

MC LARS (USA)

SAT 9 APR @ 8:30PM

California rapper MC Lars is set to release his fourth full-length studio album, The Zombie Dinosaur LP. Read more

VAN GOGH (Serbia)

VAN GOGH (Serbia)

Supported by Dejan Cukic

SAT 9 APR @ 7:30PM

Van Gogh formed in 1986, and released their self-titled album during the same year – During the 1990s and 2000s, the band released a number of albums becoming one of the top rock bands out of the Balk Read more

SUFI SOUL

SUFI SOUL

WED 13 APR @ 7PM

In a unique collaboration – Sufi Soul Sangeet & the Kirtaniyas unite to offer a magical performance of Eastern devotional music Read more

SONS OF ZION

SONS OF ZION

FRI 15 APR @ 8PM

SONS OF ZION with their unique fusion of rock, dub, RnB with the foundation of reggae, stand out from the rest. Read more

WEDNESDAY 13

WEDNESDAY 13

Supported by Darkc3ll

SAT 16 APR @ 8PM

WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly cemented himself as the undisputed leader in Horrorpunk

With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two de Read more

BRIAN POSEHN (USA)

BRIAN POSEHN (USA)

TUE 19 APR @ 9PM

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. Read more

LUISA OMIELAN (UK) - Am I Right Ladies?!

LUISA OMIELAN (UK) - Am I Right Ladies?!

WED 20 &
THU 21 APR @9PM

Fresh, hilarious and brilliant! Read more

NEEL KOLHATKAR - Neel Before Me

NEEL KOLHATKAR - Neel Before Me

THU 21 - SUN 24 APR @ 7:45PM

Neel has toured the world, charming audiences with his unique brand of insightful and hard-hitting material. Read more

ANDREW MAXWELL (IRE) - Yo Contraire

ANDREW MAXWELL (IRE) - Yo Contraire

WED 27 - SAT 30 APR @ 7:30PM

One of the most celebrated comics in the UK and Ireland, Andrew Maxwell is heading back to Australia with his new Read more

FRENCHY - World's Worst Adult

FRENCHY - World's Worst Adult

WED 27 - FRI 29 APR @ 9PM

Since last Festival, praying mantis lookalike Frenchy has sold out all major Australian Comedy Festivals, Edinburgh Fringe Read more

TRIPOD - 101 Hits

TRIPOD - 101 Hits

TUE 3 & WED 4 MAY @ 7:30PM

For musicians they’re funny. For comedians they sure can sing. Read more

SUSIE YOUSSEF - Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

SUSIE YOUSSEF - Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

THU 5 - SAT 7 MAY @ 7:45PM

Susie Youssef (ABC’s How Not To Behave) return Read more

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - Republic of Anzakistan

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - Republic of Anzakistan

THU 5 - SAT 7 MAY @ 9PM

Australia, it’s time. Read more

BASEMENT (UK)

BASEMENT (UK)

Supported by Turnover + Break Even

FRI 27 MAY @ 7PM

After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, BASEMENT went on to gain an intensely devoted posthumous following. Read more

RADIO BIRDMAN

RADIO BIRDMAN

FRI 3 JUN @ 8PM

Radio Birdman’s 2015 European tour made enough successful noise for them to gain spots this coming June on several festivals, most notably Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival and Belgium’s Sjock Festival Read more

BLACK STONE CHERRY (USA)

BLACK STONE CHERRY (USA)

FRI 24 JUN @ 8PM

It’s about to get rowdy down under – Black Stone Cherry, Kentucky’s wild boys of southern rock are hitting Australian shores in June 2016

Black Stone Cherry will arrive in Australia fresh fro Read more

LEVELLERS (UK)

LEVELLERS (UK)

FRI 7 OCT @ 8PM

Levellers have been called a lot conflicting of things over their 27-year history – However, the closest thing to a consensus surrounding the seminal British folk-punk band is that their platinum-sell Read more

THE MISSION (UK)

THE MISSION (UK)

FRI 11 NOV @ 8PM

80s UK bad boys The Mission are heading downunder for their 30th Anniversary tour this November, the first time they’ve set foot in Australia since 1990

Known as the kings of excess, the band’s Read more