on January 21, 2019 See + Do

Celebrate all things rockabilly in Ballarat

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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.