Ahhh the final weekender of the year has come to a close. The Rhythm Riot is a rock'n'roll, rhythm and blues festival held on the south coast of the UK, and it has been a staple in the calendar for many years. In fact, it's where two parts of Team Splendette met many moons ago!

Splendette vintage inspired 1940s 1950s style fakelite bangles stack at Rhythm Riot

We trundled off in the rain early Thursday morning, suitcases brimming with our vintage clobber and the car boot stacked with stuff Eeva was going to sell at the vintage market on the Sunday morning. Five hours later we arrived at the Camber Sands, near Rye in East Sussex, site where the four day festival is held every year.

Rhythm Riot classic 1940s vintage American cars in twilight

Luckily the weather brightened up for most of the weekend which allowed us to let our hair down without ruining our perfect vintage set. The days tend to be pretty quiet at the Rhythm Riot which gives us lots of time to mooch around the dozens of stalls selling amazing true vintage and awesome reproduction. We don’t trade at the Rhythm Riot but its always fabulous to see our pals over at Ozone Clothing (who do stock our jewellery!), Di Brooks of Outerlimitz and Shazam Vintage.

Tammi Savoy on stage at Rhythm Riot 2019

The evenings are when the parties really get going. The live music was spectacular every single night with our favourites being Tammi Savoy (USA), Velvet Candles (Spain), Pat Capocci (Australia) and the big finale tribute to Ruth Brown on the Sunday night.


It's always lovely to see everyone wearing their more 1940s inspired vintage garb and the Rhythm Riot gives everyone a chance to get a bit more glitzy and glamorous than other weekenders, as well as showcasing their finest winterwear. Check out Stef Jay wearing our famous fakelite bangles!

Stef Jay pinup model wearing Splendette vintage inspired fakelite red and teal banglesSo, even though it’s a bit soggy, a tad cold, and smidge blustery the Rhythm Riot is such a wonderful way to wave buh-bye to the calendar of weekenders for the year. We are already looking forward to next year!

Group photo of vintage inspired 1940s friends wearing Splendette