TAKE a step back in time this February at the 2019 Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival.
The February 8-10 event will celebrate all things rockabilly — think the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun! — in the lanes and spaces in and around The George Hotel and Hop Temple.
This year's event line-up includes:
- a Friday night tiki party on The George Hotel balcony to open the festival;
- the Ballarat Beat Pinup Competition at The Mining Exchange (Saturday, 2pm);
- a best dressed competition at The Mining Exchange (Sunday, 1pm);
- a car show and shine in Lydiard Street on Saturday and Sunday;
- burlesque and variety show Varietease presented by Nellie Minnelli and Empire of Sin;
- the Rockabilly Babes Burlesque Show;
- on-the-spot tattoos with Ballarat's Black Label Tattoo Company; and
- music acts including Shelley Minson, Hank's Jalopy Demons, Scotty Baker, The Fire Bird Trio, Itchy Fingers, Atomic Hi Tones, The Cat Burglars, Lady Fox, Juke Box Racket, Ross & the Wild Boys, Fast 59, Robyn & the Rancheros, Pink Moon, and Brodie & The Weed.
Rounding out the festival will be dance floors, fashion parades, trade stalls and more.