Prove your humanity

Following a successful 2020 season, the team behind Factory Summer Festival, have been clocking away to plan and create some magic this summer.

Having expanded to the Eastern states last year, Brisbane and Perth can expect the sizzle to return at two stunning new locations with a focus on delivering a unique experience for fans.

Stadium Park at Optus Stadium will host three dates for Perth across December (18th, 24th, 31st) whilst Brisbane will make the move to the coveted Eagle Farm Racecourse where it will host one of the state’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties.

This year will also see the inaugural partnership between Factory Summer Festival and iconic Australian media organisation, triple j.

Event Co-Director, Chris Bausor stated he was thrilled to have the support of one of Australia’s most loved broadcasters presenting the 2021 season.

Continuing their support of established and emerging Australian talent, Factory Summer Festival delivers us a stellar line-up of Australia’s finest.

Bausor explained the change in festival date format has allowed the event to continue to put on grander shows safely and healthily.

Chris Bausor says, “Shifting from the three-week-long celebration to the four individual shows, allows us to move to bigger sites, with plenty of room for activations, staging, themed bars, rides, zones and of course, space for those who enjoy a boogie.”

“After adapting to operating COVID safe events last year, we have deliberately designed our site to allow three square metres per person to provide for social distancing”

Event Co-Director Aedan says, “Since 2017, Factory Summer Festival has been attended by more than 200,000 people supporting over 400 Australian artist careers and creating over 6,000 jobs whilst delivering an economic impact of $24.3M in the two years preceding a COVID-19 impacted 2020.”

“We’re proud to announce that Factory Summer Festival 2021 will deliver $11.7M in direct economic impact in FY22, giving significant stimulus to the Australian economy and rebuilding confidence among artists, creative producers and consumers.”

The 2021 season is expected to create over 2,700 jobs for artists and creatives, trades and technicians, hospitality workers and media professionals, in addition to incorporating over 360 performing artists, further cementing the investment Factory Summer Festival has in maintaining a rich arts and culture community in Australia.


Tickets went on sale on 14 September.