Fans of all things 40s, 50s and 60 it’s time to get Rockin’ and Riding and to descend upon the West Coast Ostrich Ranch on November 12. The fourth annual Dusty Rebels and The Bombshells Lifestyle Festival returns to Cape Town.
This year the one day festival has been titled the day Rockin’ & Riding, an accurate description of this delightful, family-friendly celebration of fashion, food, music, cars, motorcycles and sports from the golden age of Americana and social culture.
New to DRTB is a skate and BMX mini ramp with demos; members of the public are also invited to skate and BMX. The festival caters for everyone from a fun fair, a special Levi’s Tailor shop and loads of vendors proffering clothing, accessories, vintage memorabilia, custom bikes, tattoos, food and more, a Jack Daniel’s bar will be available for the adults, and a separate kiddies area.
On the entertainment front, the main stage will be lit up by some of the country’s finest genre DJs and live acts including Martin Rocka and the Sick Shop, Lonesome Dave Ferguson, The Ratrod Cats, Three More White Guys, The Dixie Pricks, Mean Black Mamba, Dan Valley and the Countrymen… and a special appearance by Cape Town rock icons Taxi Violence, making their DRTB debut.
The second edition of Miss Bombshell Betty pin-up pageant will be hosted by The Blue Haired Betty on the main stage – a highlight for anyone who appreciates style and elegance. For the public who want to be glammed up , MAC will be on hand to apply makeup, SCAR will offer hair styling, and Barnet Fair will bring their specialist grooming skills for the men.
Retrospective Cape Town will display their finest in a fashion show, and later in the evening once the children are asleep, a variety of the city’s finest Black Orchid burlesque performers will grace the main stage.
Overnight camping will be available for small additional cost for those who choose to stay late.
So to all those rebels at heart – put on your blue jeans, come and show off your tats, style your old-schoolflavour and show that you’ll never conform to the mundaneness of a normal routine.
Gates open at 12 Noon and tickets are available http://www.dustyrebelsandthebombshells.co.za/tickets/