Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Doors open 1pm
Put the lime in the coconut and get set to cruise the Tiki-est line-up this side of the South Pacific as The Factory goes troppo for a day, with a celebration of Tiki culture.
It all started back in 1934, when Texas native Don the Beachcomber created Tiki Pop, combining the Polynesian jungle aesthetic with a love of rum and tropical-flavoured cocktails. Soon Tiki-themed bars were popping up all over the USA and beyond.
WWII sparked a resurgence, with returned servicemen bringing a slice of the islands back to create home Tiki Bars spilling over with rum. Try not to spill yours as you do a whole lotta shaking to the wildest rhythms around from…
Rufino and The Coconuts – Rufino, from acclaimed cabaret outfit Mikelangelo & the Black Sea Gentlemen, has set sail on a solo voyage into the dark heart of the Tropics with his band of castaways, troubled geniuses and misfits. Expect jungle rhythms and tropical holiday-sleaze good times.
Martin Cilia, the Australian king of surf guitar from The Atlantics. A dynamic live performer, Martin and his band draw songs from his six solo albums as well as The Atlantics repertoire, including the classic Bombora.
The Hellcat III – Since 2015, this classic trio of guitar, double bass and drums have delivered an exciting blend of traditional surf guitar and neo rockabilly.
Men From U.N.C.L.E.– Secret agents by day and musicians by night, the Men from U.N.C.L.E. have an arsenal of musical styles at their disposal, be it lounge, ‘60s beat-punk or sleazoid ‘70s funk.
PLUS DJs Rod Almighty and Andy Travers and MCs Wolfman Dan and Doc Temple.
There will also be a tikitastic performance from Pacific Dreamz Polynesian Dance Group and a TIKI Beach Fashion Parade.
Off stage at the Tiki Safari, you’ll find all things exotic and Tiki, with collectables, clothing, merch, food and celebrated tiki carver Tiki Bob plying his trade.
This is Sydney’s premier Tiki event. A day of mesmerising fascination and alluring mystery. Not to be missed!
Earlybird tickets $25 plus Booking fee prior 17 September
Standard Presale Price $30 plus Booking fee
Tickets on the Door $35