Sydney’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Alternative Markets

If muscle cars, live music, tonnes of tulle and vintage Americana is your thing – then Sydney’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Alternative Markets are the place for you.

By Benjamen Judd

Taking place at Manning Bar and Sydney University on Sunday, July 31, Sydney’s Alternative Rock ‘n’ Roll Markets are turning the clock back to a time when the hair was high, the dresses were full and the men drove gas-guzzling beasts. 

A huge hit since it was first launched earlier this year in February, the event has since become a bi-monthly festival. Vintage fashion, hand-made goods, food and of course a whole tribe of muscle and vintage cars to ogle at. 

To treat your ears, live music will be all playing throughout the day to keep you looking good and grooving.

Celtic punk rock group The Rumjacks will take the stage and rev the crowd up with their distinct Irish grit; roots rock ‘n’ roll The Detonators will have you tapping your toes and the Mother Truckers will inspire you to get the biggest beehive you’ve ever had. 

For lovers of authenticity, there will be old school records for sale so you can stock up on some of your favourite tunes. Hair and make-up artists will also on hand to give you a real rockabilly makeover. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, there will also be beginners swingers classes on at 10.30 and 11.30. 

Sydney’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Alternative Markets will take place at Manning Bar and Sydney University on Sunday, July 31. Entry costs are $6. 

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll Market



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