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Event:
Part market, part music festival, part meeting place

Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is back bigger and better on Sunday, 28 July 2019. Doors open 10:00 am!

Celebrating nine years as Sydney's most unique and exciting shopping experience, the Sydney Rock'n'Roll & Alternative Market will once again take over Manning Bar and Manning House, the University of Sydney's premier entertainment venue.

Music and market lovers can shake off the winter blues in the ultimate style with a heart-thumping entertainment line-up upstairs and downstairs, an irresistible array of stalls in and around Manning House and a monster record fair!

Expect wild, wonderful stalls featuring fashion galore; rock 'n' roll, alternative, vintage, handmade and unique clothing for everyone; jewellery and accessories; records and cult DVDs; posters and other artwork; homewares and collectables; handmade goods and unique goods you will not find elsewhere, plus a food court, café, bars, a classic and vintage vehicle display and much, much more!

The July entertainment line-up features: 

  • DOWNSTAIRS COURTYARD:

    Virtuoso brothers Dr Zane and Jy-Perry Banks moonlight as acoustic and steel guitar duo The Banks Brothers, serenading shoppers, diners and drinkers with good ol' honky-tonk (think Hank) and a whole lotta heartbreakers. Plus DJs The Crimplenes behind the decks!

    Grab a tasty dish from international food vendors, a bevvy of choice from the Monkey Bar and stay awhile.

  • UPSTAIRS:

    The Rocksteady Ratpack is a supergroup in every sense of the word, comprising members of The Allniters, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ska Vendors, Backy Skank, Complete Madness, Steppin Razor and The Signals. This Ratpack aren't just the ska tsars of Australia, they are the ska scene in 2019.

    The Soul Movers. Take a bunch of top-flight musos from local and international bands, add a gutsy frontwoman wielding a wild tambourine and throw in a much-loved ex-Red Wiggle, and the result is a unique recipe of power, passion and pure love! It's also a proven crowd-pleaser here and in the States, where they toured while cutting album Bona Fide, recorded in iconic studio spaces such as Sun and featuring legendary hit-makers. The Soul Movers are one of the most uplifting, exciting and soulful live acts around and not to be missed.

    The Hellcat III: Their much-anticipated new EP is out in July and the exclusive launch is at the Rock'n'Roll Market! Since the release of their debut EP, The Hellcat III have received widespread airplay and become staples of the Oz rockabilly scene. The band has been working hard to refine their Neo-Rockabilly/Surf Guitar sound, thrilling audiences with their high-energy shows up and down the east coast. This is sure to be one of their best shows yet.

    Cruisin' Deuces were born out of a love of traditional honky-tonk, Western swing and rockabilly music. Hailing from Sydney's Inner West, the boys blend the southern twang of Telecasters with crying steel guitars and driving bass. The Rev. Dr. Z's soulful voice and burning solos blend with the mournful wail of the pedal steel and bring the sounds of Texas, Memphis and Nashville to Sydney for a hootenanny you'll never forget.

    Plus  DJs Rod Almighty and Wally Wally and MC Doc Temple.

    Join a Rock'n'Roll Dance Beginners' Class (10.30am-11.30am) with Bruce Elder and Peta Parnell of Swing To It Sydney. Learn this fun, easy and very cool dance style! In an hour, you'll be ready to join all those jivin' crazy cats on the dancefloor. The $11 class fee includes entry to the market and there is no need for a dance partner – just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes. Register for the class at swingoutsydney@gmail.com

    Unearth some vinyl treasure at this market's Massive Record Fair, presented by Revolve and Egg Records.

     

    This unmissable market-meets-music festival is a family-friendly event. Entry is $6 before midday, $8 after midday. Kids under 12 are FREE. Nowhere else in Sydney offers this much bang for your buck!

    Start planning your Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market experience today by heading to www.rocknrollmarket.com.au and Facebook.

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    When: Sunday 28 July / Doors open 10:00am
    Where: Manning Bar & House 1 Manning Road Uni of Sydney Camperdown NSW
    Cost: $6 before 12pm $8 after 12pm
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