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Sydney Rock ’n’ Roll & Alternative Market Ninth Birthday Celebrations! Sunday, July 28

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Manning Bar & House, University of Sydney
Doors open 10.00am


Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market shakes off the winter blues with a heart-thumping entertainment line-up upstairs and down, an irresistible array of stalls in and around Manning House and a monster record fair as the mouthwatering meat in the sandwich.

This market-meets-music festival is proudly celebrating nine years as Sydney’s most unique and exciting shopping experience! Nine years of 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 more. Unearth some vinyl treasure at this market’s massive record fair, presented by Revolve and Egg Records.

The July entertainment line-up features:


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

Plus DJs The Crimplenes.


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. Can the Manning stage and dancefloor survive something this epic?

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 right here at the July 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 WallyMC Doc Temple.


Rock’n’Roll Dance Beginners’ Class 10.30am-11.30am Bruce Elder and Peta Parnell of Swing To It Sydney teach you 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. $11 class fee includes entry to the market. No need for a dance partner – just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes.

Register for the class at swingoutsydney@gmail.com

Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $6 before 12pm and $8 after 12pm, with kids under 12 FREE.

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