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  • festival of sueTickets for The Festival of Sue, the tribute to late Sydney music booker Sue Telfer, are now on sale here.

    X, the New Christs, The Johnnys, Kim Salmon, Front End Loader, The Mis-Made, Penny Ikinger, The Holy Soul and The On and Ons have been announced in the first wave of bands on the bill.

    Proceeds from the October 20 show - featuring a dozen bands over two stages at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, Sydney - will go to Support Act, the charity for music industry members who have fallen on hard times.

    It's a dazzling line-up with more names to be added and will run from 2-10pm. It will sell-out so don;t delay.  

  • ron peno recoveringMusic industrty charity Support Act has launched an appeal to support Died Pretty frontman Ron Peno through his new battle against cancer.

    Peno was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2019 and after multiple treatments, major surgery and rehabilitation,  the cancer has moved to his brain.

    Ron’s partner, Charity, is his primary caregiver. With rises in the cost of living and inflation everywhere, it’s become a struggle to provide around-the-clock care, maintain a steady income and keep on top of living costs.

    Support Act's Help A Mate appeal is targeted to cover rent bills, essential utilities, groceries, transport, in-home support services, and much-needed medication. Peno’s cancer has affected his ability to work and stay on top of the cost of living. 

    Donations of more than $2 are tax deductibile and can be made here.

  • sue telfer

    Friends of Sydney music scene legend Sue Telfer have banded together to assemble a line-up of bands to pay tribute to this much-loved lady at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Sunday, October 20. Over eight hours and two stages, a line-up that includes X, the New Christs, The Johnnys, Kim Salmon, Front End Loader will crank up the volume for Sue.

    Sydney’s live scene suffered a monumental blow in June when long-time administrator, venue booker, confidante and den mother to countless bands, Sue Telfer, passed away suddenly at her Sydney home.

    Sue grew up in in the halcyon days of Sydney’s inner-city scene of the 1980s. A employee of musicians’ rights organisation APRA-AMCOS for 32 years, Sue was around Surry Hills’ vibrant music pubs and clubs for even longer, most notably as the long-time booker for its legendary Excelsior Hotel.