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2020 The Year of Cancelled Rock n Roll Festivals

Posted by [email protected] on September 10, 2020 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

2020 - Year of Cancelled Rock n Roll Festivals

After a great start to the year with rock n roll festivals held in Geelong, Rosebud foreshore, Parkes Elvis Festival, Gippsland and even a slim down version in Ballarat, rockers everywhere were eagerly awaiting for more festivals to enjoy the music and dancing that these festivals bring.

 

Unfortunately due to severe health risks associated with Covid-19, it has now come to a shattering halt with news of cancellations for a...

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Line dancing during 2020 with Hooked on Rock

Posted by [email protected] on September 10, 2020 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

With the Corona virus hitting Australia in 2020, dance classes were all shut down from March onwards.  To keep dancers entertained and moving several dance teachers held line dancing session on Facebook each week.


Anne Truex from Hooked on Rock held weekly line dance classes on Monday nights live streamed on Facebook.  The videos of each weeks dance class are available for anyone to watch on their Facebook page "Hooked on Rock".  Below is a list of the ...

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2020

Posted by [email protected] on April 11, 2020 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

What a year!!  2020 started off with bushfires everywhere. The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season, known as the Black Summer, began with several serious uncontrolled fires in June 2019. Throughout the summer, hundreds of fires burnt, mainly in the southeast of the country. The major fires peaked during December–January. By March 2020, the fires burnt an estimated 18.6 million hectares, destroyed over 5,900 buildings and killed at least 34 people. An estimated one billion anim...

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2019 review

Posted by [email protected] on January 22, 2020 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

New Year's Eve Dance and Review of Victorian Rock n Roll Scene in 2019

Rockers everywhere celebrated New Year's Eve in several dances held around Melbourne and in country Victoria. The Uptown Catz played in Rosebud, Fender Benders in Pakenham, Kid James in Wheelers Hill, Moonlighters in Altona, Straight 8's in Bacchus Marsh, and the Rockin' Tones in Maryborough were just some of the many gigs held on New Year's Eve. I too joined in the fun by attending the dinner dance with Honky Tonk R...

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Rural Dance Clubs

Posted by [email protected] on September 13, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Rock and roll is popular in many country areas.  Here's a list of some of the clubs.  

For contact and class details search facebook or google, or visit website if listed. Dance lessons and social dances held regularly.


Bairnsdale Rock and Roll Dance Group


Ballarat Rockers http://www.ballaratrockers.com


BENDIGO...

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Shepparton Shake-Out 2017

Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2019 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Shepparton Shake-Out Rockabilly Festival 2017


Despite ominous weather forecast for a very hot day on Saturday and rain on Sunday, the feed-back was very positive from those who had attended last weekend's inaugural Shepparton Shake-Out Rockabilly Festival. I wasn't there on the opening Friday night but had a great time on Saturday & Sunday.


There was just so much to do and see. Non-stop music all day & night, live bands from overseas and local Aussi...

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Ararat Jailhouse Rock festival 2017

Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2019 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Ararat Jail House Rock Festival, 17 - 19 March 2017


What a great festival Ararat’s 23rd Annual Jail House Rock and Roll festival was over the weekend 17 – 19 March.


Created in 1995 as a not for profit incorporated body, the 2017 celebration of all things rock’n'roll; showcased the fantastic Fender Benders, the tremendous Smokin Wingtips, the Rockin Atomic High Tones, the great Robyn and the Rancheros, the wonderful Two of Us along with the...

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Cooly Rocks on 2018

Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2019 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Cooly Rocks On 2018


It seems like rockers from the southern states just couldn't get enough of Coolangatta's mainly sunny & dry weekend weather for Cooly Rocks On 2018. Not quite beautiful one day and perfect the next, but it was close enough. How could anyone complain when the Cooly rock n roll festival is mainly free entry to all music & dance events with the exception of a couple of gigs at the upstairs room in Twin Towns, South Tweeds Sports Club or at Seagulls. ...

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Geelong Jukebox Rockers Festival 2019

Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2019 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Geelong Jukebox Rockers Summer R&R Festival



Geelong Jukebox Rockers staged its annual Summer R&R festival just last weekend and it was a great success indeed. The rockers I spoke to all had a great time. This R&R festival is one of the "must attend" festivals in Melbourne/Victoria for those who truly love our 1950's style music, dancing and classic cars.


The festival was staged over 3 days starting with the Friday night dance with th...

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Ballarat Beat 2019 festival

Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Ballarat Beat 2019



Despite some pre-event negative publicity and comments on social media about the changes that were to take place for Ballarat Beat, I nonetheless went ahead to attend this rock n roll music and dance festival. I am so glad I went as I had a great time on the weekend listening and dancing to some of Melbourne's favourite bands which included Scotty Baker, Jukebox Racket, Louis King & the Liars Klub, Atomic Hi tones, Hank Jalopy Demons, Itchy...

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