Thank you to everyone who came out to the Redlands Rockabilly Revival #3 on Sunday March 11, 2018 at Redland Showgrounds.
The event was an excellent one-day festival, and despite occasional light showers, Redland Showgrounds was transformed into a rock'n'roll party as the site filled hot rods, classics and thousands of people ready for a big day out.
In the undercover concert plaza the bands rocked and bopped, including the debut Qld show by The Linelockers, then The Hi-Boys, Men Into Space and the legendary Pat Capocci. Nestled amongst the band sets was DJ Leapin' Lawrie, who kept the dance floor pumping and the rockers jumping. Thank you to all the bands for putting on such world-class performances.
A highlight of the day for many, the Pinups onParade was a cavalcade of glamour, as the ladies dazzled the audience in their favourite frocks, showing off their seamed stockings, betty page cuts and victory rolls, sailor outfits, petticoats and high heels. Thank you to all the pinups, including Miss Cheree Velvet, Miss Cherry Red, Vanessa Lawnton, Roxy Romina, Miss Harlow, Corrina Schluter, Miss Adena Ruby, Natasha Von Lash, Miss Scarlet Shontelle, Joelene la Rouge, Rosie Luscious, Missbeehive, Kirsty Hill, Marley Quinn, you are all very inspiring. Thank you also to pinup parade hostesses Miss Chrissy and Miss Tina Louise.
Big thank you to all the drivers who entered a car, motorbike or bicycle into the hot rod show. The Top Ten Trophies were awarded to:
1941 Willys coupe by Jason Burnett
1953 Chev Bel Air by Wayne Burke
1959 Ford Custom 300 by Michael Lind
1961 S Series Valiant by Derek Cunningham
1918 Humpmobile by James Brenna
2013 Harley Breakout by Andrew McGillivray
1962 XL Falcon by Adena Kackell
1959 Caravan by Tony Carter
1959 Plymouth wagon by Brian Doyle
1959 Pontiac by Charlene Barnes
Here's a big thank you to Mayor Karen Williams and the team at the Redland City Council for inviting us to stage the Revival in the Redlands district and for supporting the event.
Events such as the Redlands Rockabilly Revival these take months of behind the scenes work, followed by a huge effort on show day. Here's a genuine thank you and acknowledgement to the Robot Productions crew for all their hard work to make the event run smoothly.
The event may see a change in date for 2019 to avoid any future March rain. Please stay tuned for details and see you at GreazeFest on August 3, 4, 5.