|Sat 9 Aug 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm|
|Sun 10 Aug 2014, 9:00am–5:00pm|
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Melbourne Rockabilly lovers are in for a treat this August as the hugely successful Brisbane event GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival rolls into town bringing with it all things customised, vintage, rock ‘n’ roll and retro.
Thousands are expected to flock to the Melbourne event which will take place over one huge weekend at Sandown Racecourse from Saturday August 9 to Sunday August 10, 2014.
Fondly referred to as “Christmas for Rockabillies”, the event highlights the key components of kustom kulture including live bands and DJ’s, market stalls, kustom art displays, fashion parades, and over 700 of the most dazzling hot rods ever to be seen in one place.
Event organiser Lori Lee Cash of Robot Productions said that taking the GreazeFest on the road was part of the Festival’s 15th birthday celebrations.
“Reaching the 15th year milestone is a huge celebration not only for us, but also the entire rockabilly community and we are really excited to be taking the festival on the road and bringing it to Melbourne from Brisbane,” Mrs Cash said.
“We’ve had so many rockabilly lovers from all over the country, especially Melbourne, immerse themselves in GreazeFest in Queensland, so we wanted to give back to our supporters and bring the festival to them this year,”
“GreazeFest is a great family-friendly event and promises a stellar weekend of international rock ‘n’ roll bands, artists, market stalls, dazzling hot rods, and of
course plenty of cool looking fashion.”
Headlining the musical side of the weekend is renowned US performer Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock who returns to Australia for the first time since 2002. Hancock is the modern-day embodiment of traditional rockabilly, hillbilly boogie and western swing.
Joining Hancock at the top of the bill is the multi-talented Eddie Clendening from the USA. Eddie will be performing with an Australian rockabilly super-group featuring Pat Capocci on guitar and Jon Flynn on stand-up bass.
Complementing the headline acts are the cream of the crop of Australian rockabilly bands including The Detonators, The ReChords, Pat Capocci, Scotty Baker, Hank’s Jalopy Demons and the return of former front man of cult-icons Zombie Ghost Train, Stu Arkoff in his new outfit called A Man Called Stu.
Special guest pinstriper Von Hot Rod from the USA will be returning to GreazeFest to lay stripes and kustom lines on vehicles and cool pieces. Von Hot Rod is considered the tip-of-the-top of pinstripers and is known as the “Master of the Fine Line”, travelling the world pinstriping and teaching workshops.
Promising a broad spectrum of eye-catching chrome and metal-flaked dream machines, one of the main highlights of the weekend is the two day Hot Rod Show with more than 700 hot rods driving from across the state and beyond.
The pinups and glamour icons of the 1940s and 1950s have a distinct influence on kustom kulture wardrobes and ladies will be able to see vintage fashions in action in the GreazeFest Fashion Parades and Pinup Parades.
Captivating market stalls will be on display across the weekends including hairdressers, barbers, tattooists, vintage sellers, clothing specialists, automotive traders, vinyl records sellers, photographers, and more.
Another huge feature of the event is the Kustom Art Show which displays creations from Australian artists including paintings, tiki carvings, metal sculptures, photography and pinstriped works.
Mrs Cash said that the event was perfect for the whole family as it offered something for everyone.
“This event attracts a wonderful array of people from all over the country and we encourage everyone to get along and join in the fun,” she said.
“You will feel as if you’ve stepped back into the 1950s as the sweet sounds of rock ‘n’ roll echo through Sandown Racecourse with everyone dressed to the nines in their rockabilly outfits while they immerse themselves in all things kustom kulture.
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