105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204, Australia
1st October 2017
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 with them to create home Tiki Bars spilling over with rum. This event features the wildest retro rhythms around from Rufino and the Coconuts, Martin Cilia (the Australian King of Surf Guitar from the Atlantics), The Hellcat III, Men From U.N.C.L.E., DJs Rod Almighty and Andy Travers, MCs Wolfman Dan and Doc Temple, a tikitastic performance from Pacific Dreams Polynesian Dance Group and a beach fashion parade. Off stage you’ll find all things exotic and Tiki, with collectables, clothing, merchandise, 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!