Joy Division

9th June 1978: The Factory I (Russell Club), Manchester




With The Tiller Boys
   
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Joy Division headlined the fourth concert at Tony Wilson's new club The Factory. All four nights featured on Peter Saville's poster which became the first item in the Factory catalogue - FAC 1. Legend has it the posters actually arrived after the concerts had taken place.

FAC 1 poster scan. thanks to Paul Burridge
Image from Q Magazine #108 September 1995
Reproduced with permission

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Flyer thanks to Francis Taylor
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This ticket sold for 340 at Omega auctions in 2019
and was listed as follows: "An original, untorn ticket
for the fourth 'The Factory' event at the Russell Club.
Bands were Joy Division (their first performance at
the Russell Club) and Tiller Boys as per Peter Saville's
famous FAC1 poster design. The vendor made
handwritten notes on most of his tickets from this
period detailing performing acts and dates (if not
shown on retained portion of ticket."

Flyer by Linder
Thanks to Francis Taylor
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