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Rosebud’s rock’n’roll revival

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 new festival, Foreshore RockFest, will run over three days – November 25-27 – and will involve a series of different music, dance, movie, car and vintage shopping events.

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 and 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.  From noon outside Vinnies shop, Rosebud resident and professional impersonator Wayne Crawford will delight shoppers with his faithful recreation of the King’s velvet voice.

There is also a ‘50s and ‘60s market running at Rosebud Primary School on both Saturday and Sunday.  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, 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. All events will culminate at 3pm.

Tickets are essential for many events, and they’re selling quickly online.  For tickets and full details, visit, and check out Facebook Foreshore Rockfest.

Mornington Peninsula Magazine is a proud sponsor of Foreshore RockFest.

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