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CHIODOS

CHIODOS

Supported by Storm The Sky, Awaken I Am (Album Launch) + Polaris

FRI 30 JAN @ 7:00PM

7pm: Doors // 7:10pm: Oh Villain // 7:30pm: Polaris // 8:05pm: Awaken I Am // 8:50pm: Storm The Sky // 9:35pm: Chiodos Read more

SCOT-FREE

SCOT-FREE

Supported by Tamer + Hunch

FRI 30 JAN @ 7PM

Brand spankin new Sydney Outfit SCOT-FREE launching their debut single ‘Sux to Wait’ at the Factory Floor Jan 30th 2015!

S Read more

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM

Supported by Chris Farren

SUN 01 FEB @ 8:00PM

“So few hoist the flag of rock ‘n’ roll as proudly and explicitly as The Gaslight Anthem these days.” – Alternati Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre Wildcards

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre Wildcards

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

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

MAHALIA BARNES & JOE BONAMASSA

MAHALIA BARNES & JOE BONAMASSA

TUE 3 FEB @ 6:30PM

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes and US guitar prodigy Joe Bonamassa will join forces this February. Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre Top 80

SHORT+SWEET - Theatre Top 80

4 FEB - 1 MAR @ WED-THU 7:30PM, FRI-SAT 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

BLOOD DUSTER

BLOOD DUSTER

Supported by Bastardizer + Summonus + Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt

FRI 6 FEB @ 8PM

With musical output now spanning decades; Blood Duster are one of Australias most highly respected heavy bands – Varying styles fr Read more

RATCAT

RATCAT

Supported by Smudge + Alannah Russack

FRI 13 FEB @ 7:30PM

Having recently made a rare return to stages in Melbourne & Perth during November of last year, purveyers & legends of pop punk (& one of Australia’s first indie chart success stories), RATCAT have de Read more

THE SMITH STREET BAND

THE SMITH STREET BAND

Supported by PUP (Canada) + Great Cynics (UK) + Apart From This

SAT 14 FEB @ 7PM

Every inch of me is always itching unless I’m on a stage, sings The Smith Street Band front man Wil Wagner on the opening Read more

GUY PEARCE + DARREN MIDDLETON

GUY PEARCE + DARREN MIDDLETON

Supported by Krista Polvere

FRI 20 FEB @ 7:30PM

Hot on the heels of his two sold out album launch shows, Guy Pearce will join forces with Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton in a double headline tour

It’s an unexpected collaboration, yet it make Read more

J MASCIS

J MASCIS

Supported by Adalita

SAT 21 FEB @ 8PM

Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia in February including a special inti Read more

WHITE MALE DUMBINANCE

WHITE MALE DUMBINANCE

Supported by Manhunt + Internal Rot + Controlled + Inebrious Bastard + Primitive Blast

SAT 21 FEB @ 8PM

MANHUNT from Brisbane set to take Sydney by storm with the launch of their new self titled LP. Read more

NEW FOUND GLORY + BAYSIDE + THE WONDER YEARS

NEW FOUND GLORY + BAYSIDE + THE WONDER YEARS

FRI 27 FEB @ 7:30PM

NEW FOUND GLORY continue their dominance in a genre they pioneered almost 20 years ago, providing a breath of fresh Read more

A NIGHT OF BLUES: CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE BAND

A NIGHT OF BLUES: CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE BAND

Supported by Mal Eastick Instrumental Trio + Buddy Knox Band

SAT 28 FEB @ 7PM

Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite’s life reads like a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled Read more

ENCORE! SYDNEY POLE SHOW 2015

ENCORE! SYDNEY POLE SHOW 2015

SAT 28 FEB @ 7:30PM

The 5th 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, Male and female pole dancers take to the stage Read more

SHARON VAN ETTEN

SHARON VAN ETTEN

Supported by Tiny Ruins (NZ) + Jack Ladder + Heather Woods Broderick (USA)

SUN 1 MAR @ 7:30PM

Brooklyn singer-songwriter SHARON VAN ETTEN and her stunning band, playing Golden Plains will perform at the Factory Theatre in Sydney on March 1.

For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 br Read more

VAMPILLIA

VAMPILLIA

Supported by Troldhaugen + Panzer Queen + Pirate

TUE 3 MAR @ 7PM

Japan’s VAMPILLIA have announced their return to Australia.

Vampillia turn classical music into hardcore – famous for 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

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

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)

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

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood

10-21 MAR TUES - SAT @ 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

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

Louis Tillett's BLACK FRIDAY

Louis Tillett's BLACK FRIDAY

FRI 13 MAR @ 8PM

Louis Tillett is a legendary underground cult figure. Read more

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood Fast+Fresh

SHORT+SWEET - Bollywood Fast+Fresh

14-22 MAR SAT-SUN @ 2:30PM

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

JESUS JONES

JESUS JONES

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 - Gala Finals

SHORT+SWEET - Gala Finals

19 & 20 March @ 7PM

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 veter 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

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 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

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

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

FRI APR 10 @ 8PM

Germany’s premier post-metal act, THE OCEAN are returning to Australia in April 2015. Read more

PERRY KEYES

PERRY KEYES

SAT 11 APR @ 8PM

Perry Keyes’ fourth album Sunnyholt is both the largely untold, widescreen story of Sydney’s western suburbs diaspora and, more importantly, the personal tale of a family disintegrating under soci 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)

22 - 26 APR @ 8:45PM
(7:45PM SUN)

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

Words fascinate Wil. 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

DEANNE SMITH

DEANNE SMITH

FRI 24 APR @ 7:15PM

A show that digs deep, then deeper. Read more

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

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

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

COUNTDOWN TO RECOVERY Feat. John Paul Young + Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) + more

COUNTDOWN TO RECOVERY Feat. John Paul Young + Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) + more

Supported by Russell Morris + Glenn Shorrock + Ignatius Jones + Dynamic Hepnotics + Mark Gable (Choirboys) + Shanon Watkins + more

TUE 26 MAY 2015

ARIA Hall of Fame legends and some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry take to the stage to help Philippine typhoon victims

It says a lot about folks who come together to help peo 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