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Part market, part music festival & part record fair

Sydney's own Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market returns on Sunday 29 July, 2018 for their one-day, family-friendly extravaganza at Manning Bar & House!

The Hot Winter edition of the Sydney Rock n Roll & Alternative Market will feature an outstanding array of stallholders, a massive record fair, dance lessons, an exciting live music line-up on the Manning Bar mainstage, a dedicated dancefloor, DJs upstairs and down, a classic and vintage vehicle display, delicious international food, children's activities and so much more!!! There's no better way to melt away the winter blues!

Doors open at 10.30am and Manning Bar will be transformed into a shopper's paradise with a red-hot line up of music, retro-inspired and alternative stallholders.

Be dazzled by rock 'n' roll, alternative, vintage, handmade and unique clothing for men, women and children; jewellery and accessories; rare cult DVDs; artwork, homewares and collectables; tikis, posters and handmade unique goods.

The monster Record Fair, presented by Revolve Records (Erskineville) and Egg Records (Newtown), is back too with over 50,000 LPs, 45s and CDs covering rock, punk, metal, rockabilly, blues, jazz, country, reggae, club, hip hop and every other genre since the dawn of rock 'n' roll.

The mainstage at Manning Bar will play host to an electrifying entertainment line-up throughout the day too. Highlights include:

  • Gay Paris - The distinct sound of explosive Sydney four-piece Gay Paris has led to them becoming one of the hardest touring acts in Australia. With a pedigree in all kinds of devilry, the boys know how to shake your bones into a hole and keep 'em there. If you know what's good for you, you'll follow 'em to the river.

  • Papa Pilko and the Binrats - describe their sound as Voodoo Soul & Alt Country Rock N' Roll. This label stems from the vast array of sounds that the band produces, which is hard to pin down at the best of times. The band has earned a reputation as one of Australia's standout live acts.

  • West Texas Crude - Formed in 2000, 'The Crude" are one of Brisbane's favourite and hardest working rockabilly and rock and roll acts, headed by well-known guitarist and front-man Andy Dashwood. They are pumped yet again to be heading for Sydney.

  • Red Rollan Deuces The combined forces of local rockabilly acts The Drey Rollan Band, Cruisin' Deuces and That Red Head present a tribute to Rockabilly Guitar, exclusive to the market and long awaited, we can't think of a better group of musicians to explore the genre get ready to dance your feet off.

    Plus DJs Limpin' Jimmy & the Swingin Kitten, Rod Almighty, The Crimplenes, Solid Gold Hell and MC Limpin' Jimmy will get behind the decks and get everyone on the dancefloor!

    And if you want to shake your tailfeather and learn some new moves, take part in the Rockabilly Dancing Beginners Class at the market between 10.30am and 11.30am. It's just $11 per class, which includes entry to the market. No need to bring a dance partner just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes! Email Bruce at to register for the class.

    Rounding out the festive fun are giant kids' games, a classic and vintage vehicle display plus a delicious range of international street food favourites and a cafe and a bar.

    The Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is sure to be a brilliant day out for all! Don't miss it! Entry to the Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is $6 before 12pm and $8 after 12pm, with kids under 12 FREE. Where else in Sydney can you get this much bang for your buck!

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    When: Sunday 29 July 2018
    Where: Manning Bar and House, 1 Manning Rd, Uni of Sydney Camperdown NSW 2050
    Cost: $6 before 12pm, $8 after 12pm, Kids Under 12 Free
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