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Sex Ropes & Rock’n’Roll

22 June 2024 7:00 pm


Come one, come all, the circus has come back to town…

See the Shibari slingers dance in the ropes and bind you in their grasp! Hear the otherworldly sounds of the damned souls of the carnival musicians! Witness the unholy melding of musicians and performers in chaotic collaborations! Join the ritual, and behold that which will manifest… Will they live? Will you ever be the same?

Find out, all it’ll cost is YOUR SOUL*

*currency gained from exchanging your soul for salaries or wages are also acceptable

ZCLUSTER (Music) + ERODISI (Shibari)

ZCluster will be bringing their writhing heavy grooves and intense live performances to the Vanugard once more, smashing out tunes from their latest full length album, “The Rapture” and new singles…

ZCluster latest video clip has been selected for 2 screenings at the Athens P*** Film Festival and the Post P*** Film Festival, with multiple new singles on their way in 2024 – their latest release is “S/HELL”.

“ZCluster have forged a reputation as Sydney’s most prominent purveyor of Industrial music. Their enigmatic live performances are equal parts brutal and seductive, memorable and passionate.”– Nowhere Now Records

“powerful, melancholy, full of yearning, and on top of all that, it sounds pretty badass”– Isserley

They’ll be joined in their ritual by Erodisi, one of Sydney’s most elusive and creative Shibari practitioners. Erodisi binds with a quiet intensity & dedication that belies the delighted streak of sadism that punctuates their art & forms. Their work in binding Sai graces the cover of “S/HELL”, Zcluster’s latest single.

PRECIPICE (Shibari) Precipice is utterly dedicated to the art of Shibari, and watching them in motion is truly a transporting experience. Their speed, flow and presence combined with their intense deconstruction & practice of Shibari place them in the top ranks of Australia’s Shibari practitioners.

They teach Shibari lessons at Studio Kink, as well as a variety of festivals and events around Australia and beyond.

SVLEM (Music) The coven of SVLEM emerges from the depths to play a very special show… They’ll be bringing their Craft infused Alt Metal sounds to the Soft Machine circus after a string of rave reviews and shows around Sydney and the surrounds.

ENRYKA (Music) + INFERNAL DESIRE MACHINE (Shibari) Opening the circle with a stripped down acoustic set, the iconic Enryka flows effortlessly from beautifully terrifying to ethereal and haunting.

Joining them in the circle will be Infernal Desire Machine (Sai Jaiden Lillith + Eve X), casting ropes and rituals to the sounds of Enryka’s soul musics.

THE SOFT MACHINE IS PROUD TO BE THIS VESSEL The Soft Machine creates and hosts vibrant, exotic events combining live music, Shibari, erotic and performance art.

The Soft Machine is dedicated to supporting the Underground scene of freaks & geeks.

CW: Shibari / Rope bondage, ritual / witchcraft / occult / spirit  

We will be running a sliding scale ticketing for the event – pay what you can from $15 upwards. This means those who can and want to support the industry, arts and creatives can contribute more and help support those who want to attend but are in financial difficulty. Times are tough but let’s share the love and lift each other up!


This is an 18+ event. 

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable

A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).

Over 18’s only unless advertised otherwise.

All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies. Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Drivers Licence or Passport. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. No thongs, steel cap boots, or spiked attire. Dangerous  behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from  this venue. Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.

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