The Factory, Porth is busy with the Battle of the Bands competition. There are heats on the Saturdays of April 19 and 26 plus May, 3 and 10. Other attractions include The Nightingales on Sunday, May 4; tribute acts Oasis on Saturday, April 12 and The Who Numbers on Saturday, May 17. Further ahead the annual ‘Rhondda Rocks’ festival in on August 1, 2 and 3. Also look out for gigs from the tribute acts: Green Haze (July 17) and Atomic Blondie (October 4). Legendary punk band, The Vibrators also visit (November 15). Call 01443 687080.