Join us for music gigs in the Hat Factory on the last Saturday of the month, presented by Luton Live/s.

Saturday 28 August:

The Barrys - The biog says "The Barrys (Bedford based Drunk Folk/ Acoustic Punk Band)" We can't say it any better than that. Tonight's gig is, as much as anything, about a freedom of spirit and an attitude that's as much Punk as it is Rock n Roll and Folk. It's going to be a lively one.

CerberStacks - The Luton trio CerberStacks, all grew up in the 1970s, listening to and playing various strands of rock’n'roll, hacking round on knackered two-strokes and carrying out senseless acts of petty hooliganism (or at least looking like they did!). “Don’t worry, it’s just a phase, (s)he’ll grow out of it!” So said the parents. Well they were wrong... this lot have never stopped and are still at it! All three have extensive musical form in their own fields and have played numerous festivals, gigs and rallies worldwide. (That said, the Luton gigs are always their favourites!). Rebellious and merciless, they hit below the belt with a no-nonsense assault of rock’n’roll, rock, blues, glam, rockabilly, punk. Come and join the party, whoever you are.

Circadian - A Luton debut for this duo hailing from Bury St Edmunds mixing up a fusion of Indie/Punk Rock sounds. We said that this gig is about attitude and that's what has excited us about Circadian....and we think you'll be excited by them too.

September - December Line ups coming soon!

Running time: 120 minutes, with 3 x 15 minute intervals.

Age Guidance: 16+, under 18's must be wristbanded, ID required

Doors to auditorium open at 7pm, with bar opening at 6pm.


  • Saturday, June 26, 2021
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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