This was the 16th SR&R weekender and once again, we were front and centre to bring you the best of the action. Including the top show by Porky's Hot Rockin' (pictured left) You can read all about it here https://www.thebettajivereview.com/weekender-reviews.html
Two solid sets of rockin' from the lads, in front of a decent crowd for the club, but with the caveat that this sized audience needs to increase if clubs like this one are to survive. You can record Saturday Night Takeaway or whatever in the world other such nonsense is on a weekend TV schedule. Once clubs like these close their doors, you've lost them.
If you haven't already, make a note of the new date for the Atomic Festival which takes on the Hot Rod Hayride as well. The heats for the Atomic UK Jive contest, are in full swing and those we've seen, have some talented dancers already through to the event itself. All you need to be is over 18, and be available for both dates of the Atomic, to enter.
Rock Ridge Rumble in the North East is well established now, and still remains excellent value at £60 pp. And then, although a long while off, the Rhythm Riot, near the end of the year, circle that date folks
Viva Chez Vegas celebrates it's tenth anniversary, with another ace looking line up. Gene Gambler and the Shufflers aren't taking bookings for the foreseeable future and this might be one of the last times you get to see a this quality Rockabilly outfit.
Two new events for next year. Kevin Greener, already well established as the organiser of Rock Ridge Round Up and Rock Ridge Rumble, switches areas from the N.E. to the N.W. of the UK for a brand new weekender, with a varied line up. If swing's your thing, you like a bit of jump with your jive, have a look at Humdinger's event for 2019. Join up with their newsletter for details
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Cheers til next time