Saturday February 8 and Sunday February 9, 2014
Manning House & Manning Bar – Manning Road, University of Sydney
Normally held every two months Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market kicks off 2014 with a very special, two-day, Big Weekender event, on Saturday February 8 & Sunday February 9, 2014. Part market, part music festival, part meeting place, it’s a place where you can have one of Sydney’s most unique shopping experiences and a fabulous weekend out. More than 80 passionate, colourful and seriously cool stallholders from all over NSW and interstate will feature over 3 levels of Manning House both indoors and outdoors and a massive line-up of bands and DJs will appear throughout the weekend.
Expect to find quality, rock ‘n’ roll, alternative and vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, make-up, music, including vinyl records, rock posters, cult DVDs, tikis, tattoo art, books, comics, art, homewares, collectables, unique furniture pieces and more. You’ll even find retro hair and make-up stylists, a traditional barber and a new alternative section catering for those with darker tastes. There is a kids activity area and there’s plenty to eat too in our international food court, café or bistro and two bars are open all day.
A Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display (presented by Reel Wheels) features on Saturday February 8 and a Vintage and Classic Motorcycle and Scooter Display (presented by Sydney Café Racers & the Ardly Normal Scooter Crew) features on Sunday February 9.
The Saturday February 8 entertainment line-up features: Melbourne’s much Loved trio The ReChords – known for their unique take on Bluegrass, Western Swing, Hillbilly and straight up Rock ‘n’ Roll. The ReChords will be playing two sets on the day, Plus; Papa Pilko & the Binrats with their brand of Wild Blues & Slick, Swingin’ Country Rock n’ Roll… With Horns! The Drey Rollan Band with their very danceable brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly, Blues, Doo-wop and Country plus the Urban Country Rock ‘n’ Roll of The Beaut Utes. Plus DJs Rockin’ Marc Rondeau, The Crimplenes, Rod Almighty and Andy Travers. Plus MC The Rockabilly Rhino.
The Sunday February 9 entertainment line-up features: A Massive Ska vs Rockabilly line-up including 80’s Rockabilly greats The Milky Bar Kids in their first appearance in Sydney in over 27 years, The Rocksteady Rat Pack (feat. Members of The Allniters, Club Ska, The Porkers, Backy Skank, Chris Duke & the Royals,The Auskas & Steppin Razor), Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces with their brand of Rockabilly and The Auskas with their unique blend of rocking’ ska, rocksteady and reggae dub styles. Plus DJs – Limpin’ Jimmy & the Swingin Kitten, Wally, Rod Almighty, The Crimplenes and MC Limpin’ Jimmy.
Entry to the market is just $5 with Children under 12 admitted FREE.
The Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is also holding a special Gala Evening Event at Manning Bar on the evening of Saturday February 8 Featuring: Mojo Juju, A Man Called Stu, The Satellites and Spurs for Jesus with Special Guest Burlesque Performers Frankie Valentine & Kira Hu-La-La plus DJ Rod Almighty and MC Pia Andersen this event is separately ticketed for further information on the gala evening event please visit the following link: www.manningbar.com