For me, 2015 has been The Year of the Pinup.
From my very first pinup shoot with Grinkie Girls, to being a vintage witch for Halloween and even my Rockabilly birthday bash, this year has been a journey of falling in love with a whole new subculture that deeply resonates within me.
So when I heard about the Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells Rockabilly Lifestyle Festival some months ago, I was quick to jump on board.
Now in its third year, the Dusty Rebels entertainment lineup is looking more fabulous than ever before, I’m so excited to attend this weekend. Take a look at what I’m most looking forward to below, then enter to win your own set of double tickets!
1. The Miss Bombshell Betty Pinup Pageant
Dusty Rebels will host South Africa’s first ever pinup pageant this year. They’ve been really open about including all different shapes, sizes and colours, and I’m looking forward to seeing gorgeous gals from across the country getting up on stage and having a bit of fun.
2. All the pretty dresses
I can’t help myself, ok? Really looking forward to seeing all the pretty things on sale – from frocks and fancies from Retrospective, to accessories from Black Betty Designs and more.
3. Rocking tunes
I’m a big fan of Rockabilly music, and really looking forward to getting to see live bands I haven’t yet had the chance to. Really looking forward to catching Martin Rocka and the Sick Shop, but also my all-time faves Mr Cat & the Jackal plus Them Tornados and the Damned Crows. Woohoo!
4. Badass Roller Derby Girls
I WISH I had the time to commit to roller derby – man, it looks like so much fun! Really looking forward to seeing these crazy ladies show off their mad skills on the main stage.
5. Fun fair
Guys! There’s going to be a fun fair! I’m not so down for the spinny tea-cup thingies, but really hope they have those swings that make you feel like you’re flying. Whooooooo!
There’s so much more on offer too – I know the boys are going to be glued to the hot rods and dirt track all day, and I’m also looking forward to munching down at some of the amazing food trucks that will be there.
About Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells
Date: 14 November 2015
Venue: West Coast Ostrich Ranch, N7 (25km from Cape Town)
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Tickets available here.
Or, if you’re feeling lucky, enter now to win a set of double tickets for the event. Winner announced midday Friday!
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If you’re going, please come and find me and say ‘hi’. Otherwise, tune in on Twitter – I’ll be live tweeting from the festival. Hope to catch you there!