Retro tunes, fashion and cars displayed at Rockabilly Revival 2017

RETRO rock fans, pin-up girls and car enthusiasts from as far as Melbourne made their way to the bayside to catch a glimpse of pre-1975 era vehicles and fashion on display.

Thousands of people made their way to the Redlands Rockabilly Revival festival to celebrate the music and style of the 40s and 50s era.

The second annual event brought chromed-up cars, pinup fashion and rocking tunes to Cleveland Showgrounds on Sunday.

Many guests enjoyed shopping at the stalls and food trucks while others were eager to dance the day away to the music by bands, including The Hi-Boys, Lovejoy Surf and The Haymakers, who were performing.

Glamour, winged eyeliner and wiggles were displayed as about 14 women walked on stage to compete in the Pin-Up Parade.

The winners announced were Miss Vina Cava and Miss Gatito.

The Lindy Charm School owner Miss Chrissy Keepence had a pop-up salon at Rockabilly Revival and created different hairstyles and makeovers for ladies on the day, including some of the contestants.

“It was a hive of activity and perfect pouts, wiggles in their walk, winged eyeliner and a lot of hairspray,” she said.

Ms Keepence said she coached the girls before show time on how to pose and stage presence.

Robot Productions director Lori Lee Cash said she was happy to see so many people enjoy the exciting and colourful atmosphere.

“Everybody has used this as an opportunity to get dressed up, you could come in today, looking very ordinary and leave with a rockabilly outfit and haircut,” she said.  

“People are using it as escapism for the day where they can forget their day-to-day troubles and just enjoy themselves in a family-friendly environment where the focus is on style and everybody get dressed up.”