Rockabilly Revival comes to Cleveland on May 4

PINUP: Kerry Beckett contests this year's Pinup Pagaent as Gina Green at Rockabilly Revival happening at the Cleveland showgrounds on May 4.  Photo: Kingmaker photos.

PINUP: Kerry Beckett contests this year's Pinup Pagaent as Gina Green at Rockabilly Revival happening at the Cleveland showgrounds on May 4. Photo: Kingmaker photos.

The Redland Showgrounds will burst into colour when it holds the fourth annual Redlands Rockabilly Revival, playing host to thousands of hot rod and rock 'n' roll fans in what will be a retro extravaganza from 10am to 5pm on May 4.

The festival offers a blast from the past with a display of vintage cars, rock 'n' roll music and dancing, retro markets, the Redland Museum, food trucks, kids rides and a pinup pageant.

Kerry Beckett, 31, of Capalaba will perform as Gina Green in the pinup title, having made her pinup debut at last year's Greazefest.

"Lots of people told me to go small, but I decided to go big or go home. I threw myself in the deep end. It's been a steep learning curve," Ms Beckett said.

Since competing, Ms Beckett has entered various other pinup events, coming second in January at the Rockabilly Riot.

"It's taken me some time, but through entering these events I have learnt to embrace and love my natural fiery red hair. This is a community that really supports and lifts one another up. It's a rare and special thing and should be cherished," she said.

Supported by the Redland City Council, the family-friendly festival is presented by Robot Productions, the creative events business behind the iconic GreazeFest, which is now in its 20th year.

Robot Productions Director, Lori Lee Cash said the Redlands Rockabilly Revival featured a sensational line-up of Australian roots musicians including The Linelockers, Suga Owens, B-Daddy the Double D's, Slim Gritty and DJ Leapin' Lawrie, as well as specialist market stalls, food trucks and South East Queensland's best display of hot rods and classic cars.

"The Rockabilly Revival brings together everyone from dyed-in-the-wool rockabillies to local families intrigued by the colourful outfits and characters. The quality line up of music creates a sensational energy and watching the dancers jive and spin is awe-inspiring," she said.

"The music is just one of the many highlights of the event. The pinup pageant is always a crowd favourite - it's wonderful to watch and support women of all backgrounds showing off their vintage and rockabilly outfits on stage."

Entry is adults $16, hot rod drivers and concession $10 and teens $14. Entry is free for children. More on rockabillyrevival.com.au

WIN: The Redland City Bulletin has five double passes, valued at $32 per double pass, to give away. To be in the draw to win, enter your details below by 9am on Monday, April 29. Conditions may apply and winners will be contacted and announced online.