Martin Rocka Returns to Cape Town at Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells

South African Psychobilly icons Martin Rocka and the Sick Shop will be the special travelling guests at Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells rockabilly-themed festival in 2014. This is great news for the Cape Town fans of the masked madman, who is rarely seen in the south.

“We were very pleased to confirm Martin’s attendance and performance,” say Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells festival owners Zigi and Maria. “And it’s a coup for us to bring Martin down for the many Cape Town fans.”

The day will be hosted by Cape Town’s own gingerbeardmanPaul Snodgrass (Dickies Dirt Track) and former Rolling Stone manAnton Marshall (Main Stage and Lifestyle Area), while some of Cape Town’s finest ‘billy acts, fringe entertainers, rebels and bombshells will be joining the party.

Mean Black Mamba, Lonesome Dave Ferguson and Them Tornados are regular names at the top of most live music bills in the city. Between Mamba’s foot-stomping country gospel, pure Tornado rockabilly and harp-based Ferguson grooves, there are very few venues and festivals that have not discovered the crowd-pleasing genius of these musicians.

The Ratrod Cats and The Flaming De Villes bring style and grittiness to the mix, respectively. While the Ratrods live the lifestyle of bowling,classic cars and whiskey, the De Villes bring a dirty electric edge to their blues-infused aural damage.

Long Time Citizen, The Dixie Pricks and Oh, Mercy! represent the countrybilly element of Dusty Rebels. While the Citizens offer modernistic takes on the likes of Cash, cool and “Crabman”, Jimmy Duncan and the Pricks’ brand of country usually leave no sense of social decorum intact. Meanwhile, the combo of Andy Lund and Emma du Preez as Oh, Mercy! forms an acoustic duo drowned in the finest traditions of Nashville country.

In addition to the amazing live music line-up, you’ll:

DANCE! To the music that will make you cry with Djs Fred Spider, Rockabilly Rhythm and JP Silver.
SWOON! To the bodacious burlesque performances on the day by Lady Magnolia, Black Orchid Burleque, Foxy Bonnet, and Genevieve Eyre.
THRILL! To the action of the Cape Town Roller Derby girls and the exciting Bicycle Polo challenge with CT community Bike Polo.
Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells takes place on 08 November 2014 between 12 noon and midnight, at Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia off N7, Cape Town.
It is a one day festival, but an overnight camping ticket is available (don’t drink and drive).

More at: #DBRockabilly2014

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