Rosebud RockFest readies to rock the bay


Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer-lovin’ holidays makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle with Rosebud Foreshore RockFest, from November 16-18.

It starts on Friday evening at Rosebud Primary School with the first of many dances featuring Who Was That Cat. On Saturday morning the Rosebud town centre comes alive with ‘50s bands and street jiving, hot rods, muscle cars cruising along Point Nepean Rd and vintage caravans on display on the Village Green. At the school there’s a ‘50s and ‘60s market with retro clothing, DJs, live bands and dance demonstrations with Rockhouse.

During the afternoon the Rosebud Hotel presents Diddy Reyes ‘59 Rockers and on Saturday evening there’s more rock ‘n’ roll with Shane Magro Combo, Fender Benders, Honey B and the Stingers and The Jackson Four.

Sunday sees 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 vintage clothing and the Pin Up contest in the Memorial Hall. The market continues at Rosebud Primary School 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, where you can also get all the details, and like the Facebook page ForeshoreRockFest for all the latest news.