Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells Rockin’ and Riding Fest 2016

Words: Crush

Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells presents Rockin’ & Riding, the 4th annual lifestyle festival at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, where greasers and gals gather to celebrate all things rockabilly. The aim is to create a unique experience for the Cape Town, National and International community attracting over 3000 people this year.

Founded in 2012 by 2 rebel bombshells, DRTB inspires uniqueness, self-expression & creativity.

A platform where all related aspects of the 1940s & 1950s Rockabilly culture can be celebrated together in a 1 day festival – from classic cars, custom bikes, fun fare rides, fashion, food, live music and petrol heads have the rare opportunity to see Hot Rods agitate the gravel at the oval DRTB Dirt Track.

Festivalgoers are greeted at the entrance with a show of vintage cars and bikes. Dressed in 50’s attire or not, MAC cosmetics is on hand for the gals, turning ordinary Jills into rocki bombshells. For the guys there are barbershops to give you a quick trim and shave. Vendors will be selling custom made wares from vintage and retro clothing, cushions, jewellery, accessories, surfboards, helmets and more. Onlookers can also enjoy a vintage fashion show, skateboard and BMX action sport demo. For the kiddies there is an area where parents can leave their children with professional child minders. The fun fair rides are a favourite giving it the movie “grease” feel.

Last year in collaboration with the Blue Haired Betty, we hosted South Africa’s first pin-up pageant the Miss Bombshell Betty 2015 with Marilyn Deathrow walking away with the title. The classic pin-up is an iconic image, which is rooted in the early wartime plane artworks. A modern day pin-up is the perfect combination of mid-century and

A modern day pin-up is the perfect combination of mid-century and 21st-century values & ideals. Prim & proper with a streak of rebellion. The Miss Bombshell Betty 2016 pageant judges will have a challenging time with more entrants from around South Africa, the competition is tight.

On the main stage will be Taxi Violence, Martin Rocka and the Sick Shop, Lonesome Dave, The Ratrod Cats, The Dixie Pricks, Gunshot Blues, Sunship and Three More White Guys. The DJ’s are JP Silver, Rockabilly Rythmn and Will Travel and on the 2nd stage the Jackie Ohs, Johnny Cash (cover) and more. Way after the sun goes down we have sassy and sexy Burlesque dancers with a tease to spice it all up. This lifestyle festival has something for everyone, a great day out for the entire family.

When: 12 November 2016
Where: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia off N7, Cape Town (25km from CT)
Time: 12h00 – 00h00
Track: The DRTB Dirt Track will be open from 12h00 – 17h00 (TBC)Ticket prices:

Ticket prices: Children 0 – 12yrs free | R200 Adults (+18yrs) online | R250 Adults (+18) At the gate | R300 Adults (+18) Overnight sleep over incl. entrance to festival (online) | R350 Adults (+18) Overnight Sleep over incl. entrance to festival (at the gate).

Tickets available at HERE.

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