Rock n roll Festival in Rosebud

Rock N Rollers Ron Smith, Stephen Wilkinson, Kez Bailey and Julie Nolo with vintage cars on Roesbud beack foreshore.

Rock N Rollers Ron Smith, Stephen Wilkinson, Kez Bailey and Julie Nolo with vintage cars on Roesbud beack foreshore.

With Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer beach holidays, what better place to revive the fun filled 50’s & 60’s lifestyle?

This new festival, Foreshore RockFest, will run over three days, 25th – 27th November and will involve a series of different music, dance, movie, car and vintage shopping events. All these activities will be based in Rosebud with the exception of the Drive in Movies.

Fun starts on Friday evening with a Beach Party in the Rosebud Scout Hall plus the Mark Andrews Legends Show at GPO Hotel from 7pm. Mark is a renowned Elvis impersonator and his show will focus on Elvis, Austen Powers, Tom Jones among others. Both these events are ticket only.

On Saturday morning the town centre will rock with hot rod and ‘chrome bumper’ cars on show, 50’s performers and dancers along the footpath and a 50’s & 60’s Market running at Rosebud Primary School. Check out the Elvis performers!  The market will include clothing, food, DJ’s, live bands, dance demonstrations, with a gold coin entry. The vintage shops in town centre will pump with music, fashion, bargains while Rosebud Plaza will have an Elvis performer at 10am. Both the GPO Hotel and Rosebud Hotel will have live music over the lunch time period on Saturday while at 2pm Rosebud Cinema will feature a classic Audrey Hepburn movie followed by VIP shopping at the Vintage Bazaar.

Saturday evening will provide fans of the ‘50’s & ‘60’s with multiple dance venues hosting live bands, including the Lincolns, Fender benders, Who Was that Cat, Honey B and the Stingers, along with a special Elvis double feature at the Dromana 3 Drive In. Check the website for details on tickets for these events as some of the dances have already sold out!

Sunday will see a pre 1970’s hot rod & classic car show on the Rosebud Village Green, featuring hundreds of cars and vintage caravans, with live music. Free Entry. For the fashionistas from the era, a vintage clothing and ‘pin up’ contest will also be held in the Memorial Hall adjacent to the car show. The Rock n Roll market will continue at the Rosebud Primary School on Sunday from 10am. All events will culminate at 3pm.

For ticketed events sales, these are through the website.

Huge $1000 cash prize for the winner of the raffle – entry tickets available in every program, which are being sold at the Primary School market and in Vintage Bazaar. Draw at 3 pm Sunday on Village Green.

For full details check or Facebook ForeshoreRockfest.

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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