It’s Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer-lovin’ holidays that makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle. The rock and roll festival Rosebud Foreshore RockFest on November 16-18 is a fun celebration of all things groovy — fully-restored ‘60s Yank tanks, great rock music and those unforgettable fashions of the day.
The fun starts on Friday evening at Rosebud Primary School with the first of many dances 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 street-jiving, and back at the school there’s a ‘50s and ‘60s market featuring Rockhouse. The market will include retro clothing, food, DJs, live bands and dance demonstrations. In town, vintage shops will pump with music, fashion and bargains, and during the afternoon Diddy Reyes ‘59 Rockers will rock the Rosebud Hotel.
On Saturday evening there’s more rock and roll with Shane Magro Combo, the Fender Benders, Honey B and the Stingers and The Jackson Four.
And on Sunday rock on to the pre-1970s Hot Rod and Classic Car Show on the Village Green, with hundreds of cars and vintage caravans on show. For fashionistas there’s a vintage clothing and ‘Pin Up’ contest in the Memorial Hall next to the car show. The market continues at the school on Sunday from 10am with great music from Who Was That Cat and Fender Benders. All events will conclude by 5pm.
Tickets are essential for many events and will sell out quickly, so go to foreshorerockfest.com.au or rosebudbythebay.com.au, where you can also get all the details, and like the Facebook page ForeshoreRockFest for all the latest news.