Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival in Rosebud

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

This rock and roll festival, called Foreshore RockFest, will run over three days, 17 – 19 November, and will involve seventeen different events involving music, dance, movies, car and vintage shopping all based in Rosebud and Dromana Drive-In.

A car cruise along the back beaches of the peninsula plus a dance at Rosebud Primary School featuring Who Was That Cat. On Saturday morning the town centre will rock with hot rod and ‘chrome bumper’ cars on show, ’50s bands and dancers along the footpath and a ’50s and ’60s market running at Rosebud Primary School with live music and dancing. The market will include clothing, food, DJ’s, bands, dancing and dance demonstrations. The vintage shops in town will pump with music, fashion and bargains.

Saturday evening will provide fans of the ’50s and ’60s with multiple dance venues hosting live bands, including the Rockin’ Daddies, Itchy Fingers, I.C Rock and Fender Benders. New to the festival, for the swing dance enthusiasts, will be the amazing Pearly Shells and Lady Fox. Also adding to the Saturday evening fun will be Dromana 3 Drive-In featuring an Elvis movie, entitled Speedway, plus dancing.

Sunday will see a pre-1970’s hot rod and classic car show on the Rosebud Village Green, featuring hundreds of cars and vintage caravans, with the Jump Devils entertaining. 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 market will continue at the Rosebud Primary School on Sunday from 9am.

Also new to the program this year is a Rock at Church service at the Uniting Church in Murray Anderson Rd with Blue Flame Rock playing live.

All events will culminate at 3pm on Sunday.

Tickets are essential for many events, selling through the website. Don’t delay as they will sell out rapidly.

For full details check or like the Facebook page – Foreshore Rockfest for all the latest news.

First published in Peninsula Essence – November 2017