Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market rocks into the New Year on February 12 at Manning Bar and House Uni of Sydney. Timed just before Valentine’s Day you will find thousands of ways to rock your Valentine (or yourself) with an amazing array of rockin’ goods on offer. This month’s monster record fair also has plenty to spin out your rock’n’roll sweetheart with thousands of vinyl offerings crossing all genres. A heart-thumping entertainment line-up will feature throughout the day including; Spurs For Jesus, Queensland’s hottest rockabilly act, A Band Called Twang, launching their brand-new album Rootin’ Tootin’, The Hellcat III and the Drey Rollan Band plus DJs.

This market and music festival-in-one is one of Sydney’s most unique shopping experiences offering: fashion galore; rock ‘n’ roll, alternative, vintage, handmade and unique clothing for men, women and children; jewellery and accessories; vinyl records; artwork; cult DVDs; homewares, collectables; handmade goods and unique goods you will not find elsewhere, plus an international food court, café, bars, giant kids’ games, a classic and vintage vehicle display, swing dancing lessons plus more.

The February 12 entertainment line-up features:

Spurs for Jesus: This will be Spurs’ first appearance at the Markets since 2015. It’s been way too long and we can’t wait to have Australia’s favourite cowpunks grace our stage once more. A little bit country with big dollops of rock‘n’roll spiced up with rockabilly, gospel, swing, tex mex and more, Spurs love a big shindig and they plan to give us one.

A Band Called Twang: The Sunshine Coast’s most in-demand rockabilly cats have been sweeping festival-goers off their feet all around the nation – now it’s our turn. With an infectious sense of fun, their original repertoire combines rockabilly with blues/Americana, stamped with their own indelible style. This marks the launch of their brand-new album Rootin’ Tootin’, a follow-up of their critically acclaimed Rockabilly Girl, and it’s bound to get this Sydney crowd rootin’, tootin’, hootin’ and hollerin’ for more.

The Hellcat III: Since their debut in 2015, these seasoned musos have raised hell before thousands of rockabilly, dance and kustom kulture enthusiasts offering an exciting blend of traditional, new and unique rockabilly. There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on, that’s for sure.

The Drey Rollan Band: With their electrifying vocals, explosive guitar licks and funky rhythms, this band shapes a driving energy that is dynamic and rare. Growing up on a healthy dose of rhythm and blues, rockabilly, doo-wop and rock’n’roll, the Sydney-based outfit have played up and down the east coast, capital cities, festivals and everywhere in between.

Plus DJs Limpin’ Jimmy & the Swingin’ Kitten, Andy Travers, The Crimplenes, Grazza and MC Limpin’ Jimmy.

DON’T MISS! A Swing Dancing Beginners Class between 10.30am and 11.30am. Just $11 per class, which includes entry to the market. No need to bring a dance partner – just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes. Email to register for the class.

Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $6, with kids under 12 FREE.
Nowhere else in Sydney offers this much bang for your buck.



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