Sydney Rock ’n’ Roll & Alternative Christmas Market

Manning Bar & House, University of Sydney  -  Doors open 10.30am

The next Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market, on 25 November, is our mega Christmas event, with a massive array of stalls, a monster record fair and heart-stopping entertainment line-up featuring The Johnnys, The Porkers, Cruisin' Deuces, and The Western Distributors.

Expect a full turnout of our cool, colourful stallholders from NSW and interstate offering the most unique gift ideas you’ll find anywhere on the planet. With quality rock ‘n’ roll, alternative and vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, make-up, music, rock posters, cult DVDs, tikis, tattoo art, books, comics, art, homewares, collectables and more, your Christmas gifts are sorted. Shoppers can cool off and recharge with plenty of libations and food stalls.

It will feel like Christmas has come early for vinyl vultures as they flick through more than 50,000 LPs and 45s covering alternative, punk, metal, rockabilly, blues, jazz, country, reggae, club, hip hop and every other genre since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll. Presented by Egg Records and Revolve Records it’s packed with bargains and rare gems. 

The entertainment line-up for the 25 November market features:

The Johnnys: Since 1983 these ‘cowpunk’ legends have been the band for punters looking for a party, and we’re thrilled that they’re set to rip up the Manning Bar stage in one of their rare appearances. The current line-up is Graham Hood (bass and vocals), Slim Doherty (guitar) and Billy Pommer Jr (drums). Expect a blistering set from these rock’n’roll rebels.

The Porkers: This infamous, high-energy band from Newcastle delivers a frantic mix of Jamaican ska and reggae infused with thumping punk rock. Crowds go seriously hog-wild for their upbeat original tunes like Chemical Imbalance and Swinging Like Tiger Woods.

The Cruisin’ Deuces: Born out of a love of traditional honky-tonk, western swing and rockabilly, The Cruisin’ Deuces blend the southern twang of Telecasters with crying steel guitars and driving bass, bringing the sounds of Texas, Memphis and Nashville to Sydney for one hell of a hootenanny.

The Western Distributors: Seven stalwarts of the Sydney band scene, including The Happening Thang's Andy Travers (The Andy 500, The Milky Bar Kids, The Threeloaders) and Cathy Wearne (“Miss Cathy”) on vocals. Experience an eclectic mix of fabulous originals and covers of honky tonk and rockabilly.

PLUS! DJs Rockin’ Mark Rondeau, The Crimplenes, The Cider-Striders, Andy Travers and MC Wolfman Dan.

DON’T MISS!  The 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register for the class. 

Entry to the Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is $6 before 12pm and $8 after 12pm, with kids under 12 FREE.

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