01 February, 2013
Well, I know I say this pretty much every year (and for good reason too!) but this year's GreazeFest really is looking like the biggest and best yet! Yesterday marked the first on the GreazeFest announcements and it sure has got the punters buzzing! There are a couple of little secrets that I was keeping under my hat but the biggest surprise of all has now been revealed and boy is it a doozy! The Paladins will be performing a once-only reunion show with their original line up, exclusively for GreazeFest!
All the way from San Diego, The Paladins are renowned as one of the hardest working live acts in the world. Breaking up in 2004, the trio have kept fans waiting for almost 10 years for more of their countrybilly blues…UNITL NOW! This is massive news for rockabilly fans all around the world and will no doubt see punters flocking from all corners of the southern hemisphere to witness history in the making. I’m so excited and proud to have such a dream come true at our GreazeFest. Lori Lee Cash, you are a miracle worker!
The other big news to be announced is that the Hot Rod Show will now run over TWO DAYS! That’s right, no more missing out on shopping, car-ogling, bands or the art show, now running from 11am to 5 pm on the Saturday and 9am to 5pm on the Sunday, you will now be able to soak up all of that greazer goodness over two days and then stick around for the night time entertainment, perhaps with a wardrobe change you purchased throughout the day?
More exciting news is that Susana of Vestige Photography USA is headed to GreazeFest to conduct her eye-popping pin up sessions. Having worked all across the US and Europe, Susana is one of the world’s premier pin up photographers and has captured some of the most iconic modern day pin ups including Heidi Van Horne, Dayna Deluxe, Bernie Dexter, Sabina Kelley, Masumi Max and Mosh. Offering photographic, modelling and hair and make up workshops as well as private studio or outdoor car photoshoots, this is your chance to make magic with a master. For booking information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rounding out the first announcement is a blistering line up of bands including The Detonators, The Satellites, Hanks Jalopy Demons, The Flattrakkers, Kieron McDonald Combo, Scotty Baker and Matt Dwyer’s Little Big Band. HECK YEAH! Some of my FAVE interstate bands! I’m definitely hanging out to see The Dets and Hank again and I can’t wait to see who else rounds out the line up! If The ReChords feature in there too, well I’ll just have died and gone to heaven!
Even though Vegas is just 6 weeks away, I’m still busting with excitement about this year’s GreazeFest! Having invested in some stylish yet comfortable and practical dancing shoes, I’ll be completely prepared for a rip roaring Fest in August, no doubt decked out in some of my best US purchases!
For more info, visit the GreazeFest website or sign up for the Robot Roundup to be first in the know when tickets go on sale!
Oh be still my beating heart! Better get in quick and book your flights, this won't be one to miss!