Fans of all things 40s, 50s, and 60s will once again descend upon the West Coast Ostrich Ranch on 12 November 2016, for the fourth annual Dusty Rebels and Bombshells one day lifestyle festival, officially and proudly supported by The City of Cape Town.
This year, the festival has titled the day Rockin’ & Riding, an accurate description of this delightful, family-friendly celebration of fashion, food, music, cars, motorcycles and sports from the golden age of Americana and social culture.
What to see and do at Dusty Rebels and Bombshells 2016
New to Dusty Rebels and Bombshells is a skate and BMX mini ramp with demos; members of the public are also invited to skate and BMX. There will be a fun fair, a special Levi’s Tailor shop and loads of vendors proffering clothing, accessories, vintage memorabilia, custom bikes, tattoos, food and more, a Jack Daniel’s bar for the adults, and a separate kiddies area.
On the entertainment front, the main stage will be lit up by some of the country’s finest genre DJs and live acts including Martin Rocka and the Sick Shop, Lonesome Dave Ferguson, The Ratrod Cats, Three More White Guys, The Dixie Pricks, Gunshot Blue, Dan Valley and the Countrymen… and a special appearance by Cape Town rock icons Taxi Violence, making their Dusty Rebels and Bombshells debut.
The Blue Haired Betty will host the second edition of Miss Bombshell Betty pin-up pageant on the main stage – a highlight for anyone who appreciates style and elegance. For the public, MAC will be on hand to apply make up, SCAR will offer hair styling, and Barnet Fair will bring their specialist grooming skills for the men.
Car buffs can occupy the very popular Dusty Rebels and Bombshells dirt track, where drivers and riders get to kick up the dust around the dirt corners all day. Ogle the classic car and bike show and exhibition hosted by Rockstar Cars between the revs.
Retrospective Cape Town will parade their finest in a fashion show, and later in the evening – once the kiddies are asleep – a variety of the city’s finest Black Orchid burlesque performers will grace the main stage.
For those who choose to stay late, overnight camping is available for a small additional cost. Dusty Rebels and Bombshells also strongly advises against drinking and driving, so take advantage of an evening among the ostriches.
So to all those rebels at heart – put on your blue jeans, come and show off your tats, style your old-school flavour and show that you’ll never conform to the mundaneness of a normal routine.
Gates open at 12 Noon and tickets are available from www.dustyrebelsandthebombshells.co.za/tickets