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GreazeFest - Kustom Kulture Festival 2015

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Australia's all-killer no-filler Kustom Kulture Weekenders
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GreazeFest, the enormously popular rockabilly spectacular comes around every August and this year it falls on the weekend of Friday 7 August till Sunday 9 August 2015. Timeframes for each day is as follows. Friday August 7 - from 7pm to 12am, Saturday August 8 - from 10am to 10pm and Sunday August 9 - from 11am to 7pm.

Only in its second year in Melbourne, it'll be held at Sandown Racecourse, 591 - 659 Princes Highway, Springvale. These weekends are touted as the utmost kustom kulture events in the southern hemisphere.

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Presented by Robot Productions, over 15,000 rock'n'roll fans are expected to roll up for a gigantic dose of ultra kool kustom kulture. The only other state this is held is in Brisbane (in its 16th year there), however, this is about the Melbourne event.

Consider a weekend of cool cars, over 30 international and national performers, djs, fashion parades, pinups, pinstripers, tattoos, vintage bikes and lowrider cycles. Kustom art shows displaying Australian paintings, tiki carvings, metal sculptures, photography and pinstriped works will be on display and workshops will be run. There'll be more than 150 market stalls and a whole lot more.

You'll get more than your fair share of a broad spectrum of eye-catching chrome and metal-flaked dream machines. One of the main highlights is the 2 day Hot Rod Show with more than 700 hot rods driving from across the state and beyond.

The ladies will have a chance to feast their eyes on vintage fashions in action at the GreazeFest Fashion Parades and Pinup Parades. Kustom kulture wardrobes are definitely influenced by the pinups and glamour icons of the 1940s and 1950s. You'll be captivated by rockabilly hairdressers, barbers, tattooists, vintage sellers, clothing specialists, automotive traders, vinyl records sellers, era photographers and yes, there's more.

Headlining the highly anticipated musical program are The Go Getters from Sweden. They describe their custom blend as 'ass kickin', blues-marinated, high-octane, mega-watt rockabilly boogie. From Las Vegas, Nevada will be the savage sounds of Will & The Hi-Rollers. Joining them at the top of the bill is the low down rockin' and-a-reelin New Zealand band Labrettta Suede & The Motel 6 who will deliver a reckless show with a 50's rock n' roll influence not to be missed.

Special guest and california's own 'Master of the Fine Line', Von Hot Rod returns for his 3rd GreazeFeast to lay stripes and kustom lines. Considered in the top of international professionals of pinstriping, he will be conducting special pinstriping workshops for dedicated students.

This is a weekend not to be missed if you share a love of all things rockabilly. Delivering only the highest standard of entertainment, you're all encouraged to join in the fun with plenty on offer for all ages. Check out the website and join the event pages for Fri 7 Aug 2015; Sat 8 Aug 2015 and Sun 9 Aug 2015 to keep up with updates. GreazeFest also has a Facebook page

Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for Friday night; the Saturday 'day and night' pass is $35 in advance and $45 at the door; Saturday and Sunday 'day only pass' is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Under 15s are FREE on Saturday and Sunday.

Find out more about being a 'team member' and how to get involved.
Click here for tickets.
Read more about the bands here, here and here.
If you want to be a stall holder at the market, read here.
If you want to be an entrant in the pinup parade, click here to find out how to enter and don't forget to clarify whether you're entering for Melbourne or Brisbane.
For 'artist' entry, click here.
If you're travelling from afar, here's a few accommodation ideas.
You can also check out the Melbourne band schedule here.

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Melbourne site map - Sandown Racecourse, Springvale.

Below, headline act Go Getters from Sweden.

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Why? A Rockabilly spectacular and touted the utmost kustom kulture event in the southern hemisphere.
When: Friday 7 August to Sunday 9 August 2015
Where: Sandown Racecourse, 591 - 659 Princes Highway, Springvale, VIC
Cost: $25 to $35 with under 15s FREE on Saturday and Sunday only
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