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Sydney Rock ‘N’ Roll & Alternative Festival Returns To Marrickville

Sydney Rock 'N' Roll & Alternative Festival Returns To Marrickville

Miss Pia and The Dovetails.

By Amber Griffin

If you love music and being in the centre of all the action then Marrickville is where you’ll want to be on Sunday, March 20. On its ten-year anniversary, the Sydney Rock ‘N’ Roll & Alternative Festival continues to capture the heart of Sydney’s alternative culture and live music scene. Situated at The Factory Theatre, the festival will feature 20 acts across four stages and an extensive line-up of entertainment that 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 & Alternative Festival is proudly presented by Palmer Events. In a recent interview with City Hub Festival Director Tiffany Palmer discussed the highlights of Sydney’s most unique music event.

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

Tiffany urged that every band is a must-see, recommending a particular band as a highlight, “The Rocksteady Ratpack are a band consisting of members of every major ska band that has ever appeared in Sydney.”


Between the four immersive stages, all genres of rock & roll are covered. Whatever your scene, the festival offers entertainment for everyone. The event is comprised of the main stage headlined by The Porkers, the 60’s stage, the I-94 bar stage and the outdoor stage. With 20 acts performing under multiple genres, Tiffany ensures that you can enjoy it all.

“We have structured our line-up in such a way that if you wanted to see every headline act across all stages, you can.”

The line-up 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 over four huge stages, you can visit the Rock & Roll Art Exhibition and browse the stalls from the Sydney Rock ‘N’ Roll & Alternative Market that are offered throughout the venue. On your way there you may even choose to visit the bar so you can explore all the festival has to offer with a drink in hand.

Tiffany shared that this festival will be one to remember.

“For all of the bands, acts and everyone involved, it’s the biggest thing we’ve been able to do since the pandemic started, come down and have a good time with us, restriction free.”

Mar 20. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. $53.90. Tickets & Info:

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