Sydney’s rock ‘n’ roll and alternative festival returns to Marrickville – City Hub Sydney

Miss Pia and the Dovetails.

By Amber Griffin

If you love the music and being in the center of all the action then Marrickville is where you’ll want to be on Sunday 20th March. On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the Sydney Rock’n’Roll and Alternative Festival continues to capture the heart of Sydney’s alternative culture and live music scene. Located at the Factory Theatre, the festival will feature 20 acts across four stages and a huge range of entertainment you can’t afford to miss. With bands, bars and burlesque, Sydney’s live music scene has never been so electric.

the Sydney Rock’n’Roll and Alternative Festival is proudly presented by Palmer Events. In a recent interview with city ​​hub Festival director Tiffany Palmer presented highlights from Sydney’s most unique music event.

“This is the first major multi-stage indoor/outdoor festival in a long time, with each act as strong as the other.”

Tiffany insisted that every band is a must, recommending a particular band as a highlight, “The Rocksteady Ratpack is a band made up of members of every major ska band that has ever performed in Sydney.”


Between the four immersive stages, every genre of rock & roll is covered. Whatever your scene, the festival offers entertainment for everyone. The event includes the main stage with The Porkers headlining, the 60s stage, the I-94 bar stage and the outdoor stage. With 20 acts performing across multiple genres, Tiffany makes sure you can enjoy it all.

“We’ve structured our line-up in such a way that if you want to see every headliner on every stage, you can.”

Lineup includes Miss Pia and The Dovetails, The Porkers, The Rocksteady Ratpack, Men Into Space, Jupiter 5, The Ons and Ons, Cruisin’ Deuces and more. In addition to 20 acts spread over four huge stages, you can visit the Rock & Roll Art Exhibition and browse the stalls of Sydney Rock ‘N’ Roll and Alternative Market which are offered throughout the site. On your way, you may even choose to head to the bar to explore all the festival has to offer with a drink in hand.

Tiffany shared that this festival will be unforgettable.

“For all the bands, artists and everyone involved, this is the greatest thing we’ve been able to do since the pandemic began, come and have a good time with us, without restriction.”

March 20. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. $53.90. Tickets and information:

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