This new festival, Foreshore RockFest, will run over three days from November 25-27 and will involve a series of different music, dance, movie, car and vintage shopping events. In its first year, all activity will be based in Rosebud.
The fun starts on Friday evening with a beach party in the Rosebud Scout Hall. A new show added to the program is 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 and Tom Jones, among others. On Saturday morning the town centre will rock with hot rod and ‘chrome bumper’ cars on show, ‘50s performers and dancers along the footpath and a ‘50s and ‘60s market running at Rosebud Primary School. The market will include clothing, food, DJs, live bands and dance demonstrations, with a gold coin entry. The vintage shops in town will pump with music, fashion and bargains while the cinema will feature a classic Audrey Hepburn movie.
Saturday evening will provide fans of the ‘50s and ‘60s with multiple dance venues hosting live bands, including the Lincolns, Fender Benders and Honey B and the Stingers, along with a special Elvis double feature at the Dromana 3 Drive-In.
Sunday will see a pre-1970s hot rod and classic car show on the Village Green, featuring hundreds of cars and vintage caravans, with live music. For the fashionistas from the era, a vintage clothing and ‘pin up’ contest will also be held in the Memorial Hall next to the car show. The market will continue at the Rosebud Primary School on Sunday from 10am. All events will culminate at 3pm.
Tickets are available online and are essential for many events. Don’t delay because they are selling out rapidly. For tickets and full details, check out foreshorerockfest.com.au or Facebook Foreshore Rockfest.