FANS of hot rods, custom cars and old-time rock ‘n’ roll can get back to the future with the return of an annual event for retro lovers.

GreazeFest is back for another year, with the new expanded venue of the Rocklea Showground an indication of its growing popularity.

With live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, a Saturday afternoon cruise and Sunday custom art show, hot rod show and live entertainment, there’s enough to keep custom car enthusiasts rocking and rolling across the weekend.

Headlining the concert on Saturday night will be James Intveld from California, the singing voice of Johnny Depp’s character in the John Waters film Cry Baby and a founding father of the American rockabilly scene. He has also released three solo CDs is an in-demand session musician, movie director and actor.

Headlining on Friday night will be Jason Lee Wilson from the hill country of southeast Tennessee. His southern style ramges from hillbilly to rockabilly, country and western.

Australian artists include The Starliners, The Blazin’ Entrails, The ReChords, The Flattrakkers, The Vampers and The Sugarshakers.

American pinup girl Micheline Pitt and Japanese pinstriper Wildman are other special guests.

Sunday’s live entertainment features both licensed and all-ages stages, with a stellar lineup of rockabilly artists and DJs.

While a gathering of hot rods might sound environmentally unfriendly, GreazeFest organisers say they work with Carbon Neutral to offset the emissions generated during the event.

WHAT: 12th annual GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival

WHERE: Rocklea Showground, cnr Ipswich Road service road & Goburra St, Rocklea

WHEN: Aug 5-7, 2011