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SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY

SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY

TUE 28 AUG - SAT 30 SEP

All new comedy, back-to-back, all month long!

Sydney Fringe Comedy is back in 2018 with another massive program of brand new comedy! Read more

MARK LANEGAN (USA)

MARK LANEGAN (USA)

Supported by Grace Turner (solo)

TUE 18 SEP @ 8PM

8:00pm: Doors // 8:30pm: Grace Turner (solo) // 9:15pm: Mark Lanegan

An inimitable voice in popular American music and always a huge drawcard in Australia, Mark Lanegan will capitali Read more

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

Supported by Zac Clark + Jack R. Reilly

WED 19 SEP @ 7:30PM

7:30pm: Doors // 7:50pm: Zac Clark // 8:30pm: Jack R Reilly // 9:00pm: Andrew McMahon Please note: run times are subject to change.

Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon returns t Read more

FRIENDLYJORDIES - A LIFE: MT

FRIENDLYJORDIES - A LIFE: MT

THU 20 SEP @ 7:30PM

SOLD OUT

Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with his great grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. Read more

SAKIS ARSENIOU

SAKIS ARSENIOU

FRI 21 SEP @ 9PM

One of the hottest singers in Greece today, heart throb Sakis Arseniou will be coming to Australia for the first time this September. Read more

BRASILEIROOS - STAND UP COMEDY FESTIVAL

BRASILEIROOS - STAND UP COMEDY FESTIVAL

SUN 23 SEP @ 6PM

BRASILEIROOSSTAND UP COMEDY FESTIVAL with RODRIGO CAPELLA

Baluart Productions presents:

‘BrasileiRoos 2nd edition – Rodrigo Capella’.

Brasileiros e Brasileiras…

É com mui Read more

A CELEBRATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN ROAD CREW LUNCH

A CELEBRATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN ROAD CREW LUNCH

WED 26 SEP @ 12PM

To coincide with the publication of Roadies – The Secret History of Australian Rock ‘n Roll by Stuart Coupe, Chugg Entertainment & Support Act are pleased to announce two special lunchtime events Read more

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (USA)

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (USA)

Supported by Aborted + Zeolite

THU 27 SEP @ 8PM

Since 2001, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have created a musical brute that embraces all the finest qualities of melodic death metal yet does not shackle them, giving them room to constantly evolve a Read more

PABLO FRANCISCO

PABLO FRANCISCO

SAT 29 SEP @ 8PM

Pablo Francisco returns to Sydney with a brand new show and will rock the house with screams of laughter.

When Pablo Francisco hits the stage, he immediately brings his audiences to their fe Read more

ROCK OF AGES feat: PARADISE KITTY (LA)

ROCK OF AGES feat: PARADISE KITTY (LA)

Supported by Poisonus, Dave Eastgate & Boner Contention + Rock D J ‘s

SUN 30 SEP @ 8PM

Paradise Kitty is a band of five badass babes born and bred on Guns N’ Roses bombastic 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction. Read more

THE PRETTY THINGS

THE PRETTY THINGS

Supported by Tumbleweed + DJ Owen Penglis (Straight Arrows)

WED 3 OCT @ 8PM

After 55 years of live performing, The Pretty Things – the iconic, 1st wave R&B / psychedelic cult heroes, formed by Ex-Rolling Stone Dick Taylor and singer Phil May – will retire from electric Read more

AUNTY DONNA - THE ALBUM TOUR

AUNTY DONNA - THE ALBUM TOUR

THUR 4 OCT (SOLD OUT) + FRI 5 OCT @ 7:30PM

THURSDAY 4TH OCTOBERSOLD OUT

FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER – 2ND SHOW ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND!

We can’t f**king wait to go on our first ever f**king music tour lol. Read more

VALEN

VALEN

THU 4 OCT @ 7:30PM

After 2 years of tackling the Sydney music scene and leaving almost no venue untouched the 4 piece riff-ready rock group Read more

THE VALLEY ENDS

THE VALLEY ENDS

Supported by Basil’s Kite + Halcyon Reign

THU 4 OCT @ 8PM

The Valley Ends launch their new single Embers, a driving and progressive rock song, exploring darker shades on the band’ Read more

RON VINCENT SINGS CAT STEVENS

RON VINCENT SINGS CAT STEVENS

FRI 5 OCT @ 7PM

Ron Vincent weaves classic songs into a world-class celebration of one of the greatest artists of our time… Cat St Read more

ORANGE & LEMONS

ORANGE & LEMONS

Supported by Bryan Estepa & Band + The Elevator District

FRI 5 OCT @ 8PM

Philippines-based crossover indie-pop trio Orange & Lemons are about to cover new grounds for their first Australian Tour Read more

OKTOBERWEST

OKTOBERWEST

Supported by Bad//Dreems + Philadelphia Grand Jury + The Chats + Many more!

SAT 6 OCT @ 3PM + SUN 7 OCT @ 12PM

Hold onto your schooners Sydney, Oktoberwest is back!

Following a SOLD-OUT festival in 2017, Oktoberwest 2018 will be ‘beer’ger & ‘beer’ter with the festival expanding to both Saturday & Sunday. Read more

ALEKSANDR NEZLOBIN

ALEKSANDR NEZLOBIN

Supported by ILIA AKSELROD

THU 11 OCT @ 8:00PM

Aleksandr Nezlobin became famous in the «Comedy Club» with his sharp monologues on the theme of ordinary life. When he was a student, Alexander was playing in a local team of KVN. Read more

POLE CANDY

POLE CANDY

FRI 12 OCT @ 7PM

PoleCandy is one of the industry’s longest running competitions, and the first to feature a graded title for semi-professional artists. Read more

DARREN MIDDLETON

DARREN MIDDLETON

FRI 12 OCT @ 8PM

123 Agency Presents – Darren Middleton

Darren has enlisted an all-star lineup including Vika & Linda Bull and Kelly La Read more

BEAR THE MAMMOTH

BEAR THE MAMMOTH

FRI 12 OCT @ 8PM

Art as Catharsis is proud to announce Bear the Mammoth’s Australian tour in support of the release of the band’s sophom Read more

TIKI SAFARI

TIKI SAFARI

Supported by Rosa Maria, Pat Cappocci, The Hellcat III, Los Monaros, MC Jay Katz, Rod Almighty and Andy Travers

SAT 13 OCT @ 3PM

Whispers from the Menehune tell of a plot – They’ve heard that Pele is about to roar, bringing fire and lava once again to the Tiki Village at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre, creating the next rum Read more

DOWNTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL

DOWNTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL

Supported by Josh Cashman, Alana Wilkinson, Sam Buckingham, Kristen Lee Morris, Jody Maxwell, Eliza Barr

SAT 13 OCT @ 6PM

Six artists – Two stages – One special evening of singer songwriters.

They have travelled the world sharing their songs and their stories – and for the second year in a row, some of Australia’s Read more

THE RHYTHM OF THE DAY

THE RHYTHM OF THE DAY

SUN 14 OCT @ 2pm

Rhythm of the night lives to see another DAY!!

Strap on your jelly sandals and don that double denim, the biggest 90’s throwback throwdown is back, baby, one more time with a brand new format and Read more

MARGO PRICE

MARGO PRICE

Supported by Courtney Marie Andrews

TUE 16 OCT @ 7:30PM

After thirteen years as a very independent artist performing in various styles and bands around Nashville, Margo Price became an ‘overnight success’ when Jack White discovered her and si Read more

FAIRBAIRN FILMS

FAIRBAIRN FILMS

19 & 20 OCT @ 7:30PM

Doors: 7:00pm // Show Start: 7:30pm

2ND SHOW ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND! Read more

MENDOZA

MENDOZA

Supported by Mole Men + Reaver + Laziest Man Alive + The Limited

FRI 19 OCT @ 8PM

Stick up your middle finger, raise your fist and listen to a wall sound displaying a message of pure contempt. Read more

DONNY BENET

DONNY BENET

FRI 19 OCT @ 8PM

The perfect primi piatti

It’s time for the secondi.

The Don is back on the menu once again.

After a sold out tour earlier in the year, Donny Benét brings his seductive and sweaty l Read more

KALLIDAD AND BAND OF DAWN

KALLIDAD AND BAND OF DAWN

SAT 20 OCT @ 8PM

KALLIDAD & BAND OF DAWN are on tour and looking forward to sharing the stage for a very special series of shows in Read more

VARIETEASE GALA

VARIETEASE GALA

SAT 20 OCT @ 8PM

The Australian Burlesque Festival – Varietease!

A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! Read more

TONY JOE WHITE

TONY JOE WHITE

Supported by Broderick Smith

SUN 21 OCT @ 7.30PM

****THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED**** Read more

SONNY & THE SUNSETS (US)

SONNY & THE SUNSETS (US)

Supported by Featuring Tahlia Harbour, Shaun Gionis and Mark Monnone

MON 22 OCT @ 8PM

SONNY & THE SUNSETS are a beautiful west coast thing – Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean B Read more

HOMAGE - A Queer Musical Tribute

HOMAGE - A Queer Musical Tribute

WED 24 OCT @ 7:30pm

Join an incredible line up of local LGBTQI+ musicians as we play tribute to our favourite queer artists, performing covers and reinventions of the songs that helped shape our identities and define our Read more

PAPA PILKO & THE BIN RATS

PAPA PILKO & THE BIN RATS

Supported by The Van Demons + Kimono Drag Queens

FRI 26 OCT @ 8PM

After releasing their straight up Blues Rock N’ Roll hit ‘Right On Time’ back in April, Papa Pilko And The Binrats have Read more

STARGAZER - The Sound of Rainbow

STARGAZER - The Sound of Rainbow

Supported by In Rock (The Deep Purple Experience) + Devine Electric

SAT 27 OCT @ 7PM

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED Read more

PETER MURPHY

PETER MURPHY

SAT 27 OCT @ 8PM

DRW Entertainment is proud to present the return of iconic front man Peter Murphy to Australia for the first time since 2013.

Murphy first made his mark up front of influential UK gr Read more

AWAKEN I AM & PICTURESQUE

AWAKEN I AM & PICTURESQUE

SAT 27 OCT @ 8PM

After a massive 12 months of touring Awaken I Am are excited to be heading out on a co-headline tour with American friends Picture Read more

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH HALLOWEEN

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH HALLOWEEN

SUN 28 OCT @ 2PM

Attention all ghosts, goblins, witches and werewolves – Come and join us if you dare For a frightful, spooky Halloween Read more

THE ROMANTICS (USA)

THE ROMANTICS (USA)

Supported by Pseudo Echo

WED 31 OCT @ 7:30PM

From the USA, The Romantics, delivering all the hits! Including ‘What I Like Abut You’, ‘Talking In Your Sleep’, ‘One In A Million’ & ‘Rock You Up’. Read more

LUCHA FANTASTICA / MEXICAN WRESTLING

LUCHA FANTASTICA / MEXICAN WRESTLING

Supported by Day of the Dead Battle & Festival

FRI 2 NOV @ 7PM

Join us on one of the BIGGEST Mexican celebrations and a night of terrible fun for you and your amigos!

/ / D A Y + O F + T H E + D E A D + B A T T L E / /

Friday 2nd November the dead will rais Read more

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

FRI 2 NOV @ 7PM

Celebrate Mexican Day of the Dead with us at The Factory Theatre!

Dead will raise at 7pm and will stop at 1am or until the cops come for us, whatever happens first, Mexican stylez!

With: Mexican Read more

THE ANIMALS (UK)

THE ANIMALS (UK)

SUN 4 NOV @ 8:30PM

The Animals return this November bringing with them more than 50 years of iconic rhythm and blues rock Founding member and drummer John Steel will be joined by Mick Gallagher, the bands origina Read more

SINSAENUM

SINSAENUM

THU 8 NOV @ 7PM

Australian metalheads – Prepare yourselves as SINSAENUM have set their eyes on Australia for the very first time – The supergroup featuring Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), Frederic Lecle Read more

SALSA PALLADIUM + MAMBO CONVENTION 2018

SALSA PALLADIUM + MAMBO CONVENTION 2018

10 + 11 NOV @ 10AM

4 nights & 2 days of amazing International & National workshops, Parties, Top D J ’s, Live bands & Performances.

Everyone welcome to enjoy this weekend of dance from complete beginner to advanced Read more

THE AINTS!

THE AINTS!

FRI 9 NOV @ 8PM

Forty years after the release of (I’m) Stranded – one of the great Australian debut albums of all time – Ed Kuepper returns with a brand new band and a brand new contender for the title: The Aints! Read more

MIKE LOVE

MIKE LOVE

Supported by Declan Kelly

WED 14 NOV @ 7PM

Hawaii’s epic talent Mike Love returns to Sydney after their last sold out show, with percussionist Sam Ites as part of their worldwide ‘The Great Remembering’ tour.

With a foundation rooted Read more

WRECKLESS ERIC

WRECKLESS ERIC

Supported by Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty + Nic Dalton

THU 15 NOV @ 8PM

Wreckless Eric shuns nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away.

An original Stiff Records artist in 1977 alongside Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Da Read more

AMENRA

AMENRA

Supported by YLVA + Lo! + Rise of Avernus

FRI 16 NOV @ 7:30PM

There are not enough words to describe the sheer magnificence of Amenra, a band whose powerful and unorthodox music has created waves in the metal world for almost two decades. Read more

ASH (IRE)

ASH (IRE)

SAT 17 NOV @ 8PM

Northern Ireland’s indie legends Ash finally return down under this November for a headline tour. Read more

RACKETT

RACKETT

Supported by Flight Ibis + The Buoys + Boydos

SAT 17 NOV @ 8PM

123 Agency & Young Henrys Present

RACKETT are back with a fresh new single ‘Tried to Quit’. Read more

OSAKA MONAURAIL (JPN)

OSAKA MONAURAIL (JPN)

SUN 18 NOV @ 8PM

With 7 studio albums, 2 live albums and an ever-growing reputation as a must-see live act, Osaka Monaurail, are Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, and, as the late Marva Whitney once descr Read more

KENNY SEBASTIAN

KENNY SEBASTIAN

MON 19 NOV @ 7PM

Kenny Sebastian is known for his humorous and creative takes on banal everyday situations – Kenny has a keen sense of observation of culture, people and stereotypes, all of which have found its Read more

ISMO

ISMO

TUE 20 NOV @ 7PM

Ismo’s comedy career started in Finland in 2002 where he has toured across the country to sold out theatres, starred in his own sitcom “ISMO,” and released three comedy specials. Read more

HARTS

HARTS

FRI 23 NOV @ 8PM

Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, jazz, blues, psyc Read more

MICHAEL SHAFAR

MICHAEL SHAFAR

SAT 24 NOV @ 7PM

After SOLD OUT shows across the country, one of Australia’s fastest rising comedians, Michael Shafar, comes to S Read more

THE GRATES

THE GRATES

SAT 24 NOV @ 8PM

Australian indie rock royalty The Grates are back in a big way

The Brisbane stalwarts are officially reuniting their original line up – singer Patience Hodgson, guitarist John Patterson, and dru Read more

MO GILLIGAN

MO GILLIGAN

SUN 25 NOV @ 7PM

After selling out an astonishing 30,000 tickets for his debut tour in the UK, comedy’s brightest new star Mo Gilligan is on his way to Sydney.

With his high-energy style and stunning physi Read more

ALEX THE ASTRONAUT

ALEX THE ASTRONAUT

Supported by Hachiku + Violet

THU 29 NOV @ 7:30PM

Overachieving Sydney-based singer-songwriter Alex the Astronaut (aka Alexandra Lynn) is thrilled to announce a series of national headline tour dates taking place this November. Read more

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

Supported by Dana Gehrman

FRI 30 NOV @ 8PM

Melbourne’s soul-blues juggernaut The Teskey Brothers really have taken things to the next level in 2018. Read more

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO (EX-YU)

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO (EX-YU)

SAT 1 DEC @ 8PM

One night only with the world class guitar virtuous Vlatko Stefanovski – first time touring Australia in his 40 years career.

Recognizable by the special style of fusion music – a mixture of Read more

PSYCROPTIC

PSYCROPTIC

Supported by Orpheus Omega

FRI 7 DEC @ 8PM

PLEASE NOTE WHEN PURCHASING A BUNDLE, THAT YOUR ADDRESS DETAILS ARE REQUIRED AND WILL BE PASSED ONTO THE PROMOTER TO POST OUT YOUR ITEMS

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ET20

ET20

Supported by The Herd, Homeward Bound, L-Fresh The Lion, Jayteehazard, Astronomy Class, Okenyo, The Last Kinection + more to be announced

SAT 8 DEC @ 5PM

CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF ELEFANT TRAKS

Elefant Traks will be celebrating 20 years in the biz this November and December by holding ET20 festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and B Read more

THE SCREAMING JETS

THE SCREAMING JETS

FRI 14 DEC @ 8PM

In July 2018, The Screaming Jets released their 8th studio album Gotcha Covered. An homage to the last 50 years of Australian rock and its musical origins. Read more

LIME CORDIALE

LIME CORDIALE

SAT 22 DEC @ 8PM

Sydney brothers Lime Cordiale announce their latest string of 20 live dates across metro and regional Australia, including a 3-date stint in their return to New Zealand.

The tour dates are locked, 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

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

COCKNEY REJECTS

COCKNEY REJECTS

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

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

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