The Festival of Vintage In York

23rd & 24th April 2016

Features for 2016…..

  • Vintage Fashion Talk Make Do & Mend to New Look
  • Marks & Spencer Archive Display & Talk
  • Hula Hoop Lessons

Live MUSIC

Enjoy Sounds of the 1930’s-1960’s on Two Indoor Stages with plenty of room for dancing

Performing on Saturday 23rd

Memphis Lee & The Creepers

A Five Piece band from South Wales that are making a big noise on the Rock n Roll circuit.  Newly crowned winners of Twinwood Festivals New artist of the year 2015.  They have released an album and its been getting played on BBC radio 2 and other stations around the world.  They play authentic 1950s Rock n Roll, Rhythm n Blues real foot tapping jive music sure to get the audience up on their feet!

Moonlight Trio

Moonlight Trio seem to have the right combination of players and with the bands influences been Elvis,Gene Vincent,Chuck Berry,Little Richard,Bill Haley,Otis Rush,Hank Williams,Johnny Cash,Bob Wills,Warren Smith,Link Wray,Johnny Horton,Muddy Waters and many more,it’s no wonder the trio are packing a punch good old fashioned ingredients of Rock’n’Roll,Rockabilly,a touch of Country,Western Swing,and Blues are gaining great appraisal audiences of all ages. 

Jukebox Giants

Formed in 2007 and based in the North Midlands, the Jukebox Giants is a 4-piece, ‘50s and ‘60s live Rock ‘n Roll band playing many of the big hits from those decades. In fact, the band name is a fond tribute to the Rock ’n’ Roll stars from that era and whose 45rpm vinyl records were played on the ever present jukeboxes in pubs, clubs and coffee bars.

Their gigs are always lively, feel-good affairs and, from the young to the young at heart, a Jukebox Giants show is guaranteed to get feet tapping, hands clapping and the jivers and boppers up on the dance floor strutting their stuff!

Tom Carradine & Champagne Charlie

Enjoy a sing-a-long with Tom Carradine & Champagne Charlie who will be having a good old knees up at the Festival  bringing atmosphere and joyous community singing

(participation required)

The Washboard Resonators

This band is a vintage styled blues duo. The music is a mixture of popular songs spanning blues, rock & roll, folk, skiffle, swing and vaudeville. The 1920s, 30s & 40s are the eras that we aim to bring to life.

Rose Devine

Rose combines her passion for classic jazz, blues and big band with covers of modern artists reworking the iconic sound of yester years.Expect an uplifting, heartfelt, toe tapping performance from a lady who puts her soul in to every note.

Performing Sunday 24th

Slim Jim and The Wildcards

Toe-tappin’, Finger-snappin’, Swing & Rockabilly mixed with all-time classic hits & rarities, all delivered in the Slim Jim & the Wildcards Style

Rockin Deke Rivers & The Jitters

Rockin Deke Rivers & the Jitters have been playing Red Hot Rockabilly and Wild Rock ‘n’ Roll around the country for over seven years and have drawn from many years of experience in other bands. The band have caught the eye and ear of the Rock’n’Roll press with exciting reviews in recent issues of UK Rock’n’Roll Magazine too. With a twanging guitar, slappin’ bass and pounding on the drums these guys have delighted audiences with their Raw 1950s Rockabilly sound.

Rockin Em

Rockin’em are a exciting 3 piece 50’s style Rock ‘n Roll Band guaranteed to stir up nostalgic memories of the 50’s even if you are not old enough to remember that far back!These guys will have you Jiving and Bopping and Having a Ball with great authentic sounds of Rock ‘n Roll. They play anything from Rock ‘n Roll Classics to Beautiful Ballads.

Jukebox Giants

Formed in 2007 and based in the North Midlands, the Jukebox Giants is a 4-piece, ‘50s and ‘60s live Rock ‘n Roll band playing many of the big hits from those decades. In fact, the band name is a fond tribute to the Rock ’n’ Roll stars from that era and whose 45rpm vinyl records were played on the ever present jukeboxes in pubs, clubs and coffee bars.

Their gigs are always lively, feel-good affairs and, from the young to the young at heart, a Jukebox Giants show is guaranteed to get feet tapping, hands clapping and the jivers and boppers up on the dance floor strutting their stuff!

Tom Carradine & Champagne Charlie

Enjoy a sing-a-long with Tom Carradine & Champagne Charlie who will be having a good old knees up at the Festival  bringing atmosphere and joyous community singing

(participation required)

Cafe Society

Café Society is a four piece

band specialising in Jazz,

Dixieland and hot 20’s music

DJ’s 

Harry & Edna

Vintage Sweethearts

“Wot Ho” if you enjoy the music of the 1930’s & 40’s then you’ll love Harry & Edna’s selection of tunes for social dancing. Find then at the Victory Stage in the Vintage Arcade over the weekend

Cotton Town Hot Club

Cotton Town Hot Club consists of Wingtip Windy and Dapper Dan along with their dance partners. A vintage DJ team playing music for dancing from the golden age of swing. Bringing you music born out of prohibition and speakeasies, through the swinging sounds of 1930s Harlem and the big bands of the 1940s to the Rhythm ‘n’ Blues of the early 50s.

The Vintage Beauty Parlour

Bethany Davies and her team will be offering Victory Rolls and Finger Waves amongst other primping and preening ensuring you look at you best all day! 

Learn how to make the best of your vintage look and get a do to suit your favourite era.

Fashion Parades

The Vintage Fashion Showcase will feature Vintage Fashion from 1930’s-1960’s & A Vintage Inspired Clothing Parade 

Vintage Fashion Parade of 1940’s-1960’s Fashion 

We will whisk you through the decades in style with day wear and evening wear from the 1940’s-1960’s featuring Dresses from Purple Rabbit Vintage

Vintage Inspired Fashion Parade with 20th Century Foxy

A showcase of Vintage Inspired garments produce in the UK using orginal patterns to create styles from 1930’s-50’s including Plus Size Dresses.

Fashion Talks & Displays-

Display & Talks from Marks & Spencer Company Archive

We are excited to welcome Marks & Spencer Company Archive who will be displaying items from our handling collection so M&S fashions from the 1930s through to 1960s, some real and some replica items. 

New for 2016

Watch their Talks in the Vintage Fashion Showcase Area twice a day on ‘From Brassieres to Bri-Nylon: M&S in the 50s and 60s’

See the Show Guide on the Day for Times

Best Dressed Competition

Do you fancy being our 

Best Dressed 2016!

We hold the competition at 4pm on Both Days and we will be picking a winner on each day! They will receive £100 Cash and the coveted Festival of Vintage Best Dressed Rosette!

Dance Lessons & Social Dancing

Dance is an important part of the weekend.

Enjoy learning various dances for FREE as part of your ticket. Don’t be afraid to get involved!

Rayner Rock ‘n’ Roll

They will be offering a chance to learn the Basics of Rock & Roll.

Swing Dance Leeds

They will be offering a chance to learn the Basics of Lindy Hop, Shim Sham & 20’s Partnered Charlston

Cotton Town Hot Club

An introduction to Lindy Hop with Cotton Town Hot Club. If you haven’t danced Lindy Hop before, now is your chance to get a taste for the Granddaddy of all Jive dances. From its beginning in the late 20s it became the popular partner dance of 1930s Harlem danced to the big band swing tunes of the time.

Workshops & Activities

Make Do & Mend Workshops Hosted by The Button Tin

Saturday & Sunday

1. Vintage Hair Fascinator 10.45am-11.30am.

2. Hand Embroidery Taster 12noon till 12.45pm

3. Needle & Pin Case/Powder Compact Mirror Case 1.30pm-2.15pm

4. Vintage Textile Jewellery 2.45pm-3.30pm

5. Vintage Patchwork Quilt Taster 4pm-4.45pm

Hula Hoop Lessons

Join Jen Parry from High Hoops York for Hula Hoop Lesson!

Both Days 11am, 12:30, 2pm & 3:30pm

The hula hoop gained international popularity in the late 1950s and was promoted as a great form of excercise. Join in for FREE at the Festival of Vintage

Vintage Photobooth

Get a souvenir photo of your visit in Grace the Vintage Caravan.

Photos are £3.50 or £5 for Two

Vintage Shopping & Lifestyle

Over 150 vintage dealers of fashion, ceramics, textiles, music, toys, furniture, books, magazine and much, much more.

The Vintage Arcade

Enjoy seeing the  UK’s Best selection of original Vintage Clothing. We have gathered together rare items and vintage specialist from across the UK to offer the most impressive collection of items for sale 

Vintage Inspired Fashion Retailers

Celebrating UK Vintage Fashion Businesses. We have the top Vintage Inspired Brands showcasing their ranges in the Vintage Styling Hall. As well as Fashion Parades, Talks & Competitions

The Vintage Chaps Lounge & 

Collectors Corner

Vintage Barber

Jack’s Barber from Hebden Bridge will be offering his services to all of our gentlemen visitors over the weekend

Price List

Haircut £10

Wet shave £10 

Blow dry style £10

Collectors Corner

Meet collectors & Enthusiasts of Vintage from 1930-1960

The Vintage Record Shop

Displays of Records Players and Record Collections to admire and buy.

Vintage Vehicle Displays

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