3rd Annual Rods and Rockabilly Festival (Hamilton Hotel)


3rd Annual Rods and Rockabilly Festival (Hamilton Hotel)

12:00pm, Sat 7 May, 2016

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After a successful first year, Rods and Rockabilly festival is back to rev your engines again at the Hamilton Hotel | Saturday 7 May

The third annual 


Kustom Kulture festival in the heart of Brisbane!


The Hamilton Hotel presents the 3rd Annual Rods & Rockabilly Festival featuring live

rockabilly bands, markets, food trucks, kustom art show hot rods, bikes, Miss Rods and Rockabilly pin-up pageant, burlesque by "Samantha Von Siren"

and international guest photographer Shannon Brooke Imagery (USA).

The only festival of its kind in the heart of Brisbane!

In 2016, the Rods and Rockabilly Festival is set to be bigger and better, following the success of the initial festival in 2014. With a focus on supporting and sharing the Australian Rockabilly scene and bands all set to grace the stage, including "Rumblin Wolf" and "The Flyin Saucers" (Melb) and "The Lincolns" (Adel) and Brisbane favourites "The Ten Fours", "West Texas Crude" and "A Band Called Twang".

Also in a festival first, all the way from the USA with the first Australian launch of her book "Girls" is premier pin-up photographer Shannon Brooke, who will be doing signing and judging the pin-up competition on the day.

The Rods and Rockabilly Festival was born from an idea shared between the Hamilton Hotel and enthusiasts who were interested in the sharing their love of scene. Brisbane pinup personality Bettie Butcher is back as MC for the festival and host of the highly anticipated Miss Rods and Rockabilly pinup pageant, one of Australias premier pageants.

A must adventure to will be Artists Alley with a number of local arists, displaying stalls and selling their unique art, as well as the lowbrow art show which includes photographers, pinstriper, airbrushers and more, we even have a panel beater who will be doing a panel work display!

Don't forget to check out Mimsy!

Mimsys Trailer Trash Tattoo - well known for her unique style around town with her vintage pink and white caravan


Kaneo: painter
Adam lewczuk aka 085c3n3 : Stenciler
Whild THing : Tiki mug designer and maker
David Gatt : Photographer and painter
James Parnell: Photography
Jill Kerswill: Photography (took the pinup poster photo)

Trick Monkey Andy Monks :2D and 3D digital design
Freak Street Illustration :drawing and street art
LB guzzler : painter
Shannon Weaver: Special FX and masks
Kips Customs : panel beater demonstration

Pinup Pageant 
Doll Deluxe - pinup clothing designed in Sydney
Deadringer - homeware with a spooky touch made in Melbourne
Iron Fist Australia - alternative clothing 
Wild tHing Creations - Tiki mugs designed and made on the Gold Coast
Mamar Dynamite - pinup clothing by a Brisbane designer
Rock n Retro - Local made jewellery and accesorries 
These ladies are giving the winner a $1000 photoshoot and makeover
VIMA makeup 
Louisa G photography 

Food Vans 
Juan More Taco 
Bella BBQ 
             Dolly Vardens + more...

Cut Throar Clothing - rockabilly clothes
Cassies Corner - vintage clothing
My Broken Record - record art
Fifth Avenue Collection - Jewellery

Festival opens 12pm 

Rock on evening Party - H-Lounge - upstairs from 7pm

Festival only $10

Festival and Rock on Party $20



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