ROCKABILITY FESTIVAL: Just Rock members Keith Russell, Virginia Murnane, Bob Murnane, Linda Crosthwaite and Ted Munro (back left), Slap Beat's Sally Frost (centre back), Rum City Rockers' Ross Naysmith (centre back), Rock Rebel's Lynn Steenhuis and Seth Parker (right), Slap Beat's Margaret Attard and Rick Clark (front). Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
ROCKABILITY FESTIVAL: Just Rock members Keith Russell, Virginia Murnane, Bob Murnane, Linda Crosthwaite and Ted Munro (back left), Slap Beat's Sally Frost (centre back), Rum City Rockers' Ross Naysmith (centre back), Rock Rebel's Lynn Steenhuis and Seth Parker (right), Slap Beat's Margaret Attard and Rick Clark (front). Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Rock ’n’ roll at Bundaberg’s first rockabilly festival

IF BRIGHT red lips, heels and tattoos along with blend of blues and country takes your fancy, go along to Bundaberg's first rockabilly festival as it swings into gear on Saturday.

The Blue Water Beach Family Rockabilly Festival will be held at the Blue Water Sports Club in Burnett Heads.

Event organiser Margaret Attard said there would be a variety of entertainment from groups around the region.

"It's a family fun event which will kick off at 11am and run until midnight," she said.

"Live rockabilly and rock 'n' roll music will play inside the club, along with rock 'n' roll dancing displays from three of Bundaberg's rock 'n' roll clubs.

"There will be a dinner dance with all you can eat, and lots of activities including face painting and jumping castles."

Miss Attard said she had been trying to bring the event to Bundaberg for the past four years and hoped it would continue for years to come.

"Bundaberg is the only place that doesn't seem to know what rockabilly is," she said.

"It's a culture of its own. With old-style dancing, which comes from the beginning of rock 'n' roll.

"Anything from the 50s plus chains, skulls, tattoos and much more."

She said the event would also include a car and motorbike show.

"There really will be something for all the family for a good time out," Miss Attard said.

"We have market stalls, including some great retro stalls, some coming from as far as the Sunshine Coast."

For more information, phone the Blue Water Sports Club on 4159 4355.



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