History of Rock n Roll Dancing in Melbourne

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Dance Festivals

Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2018 at 1:50 AM

There are many Rock n Roll festivals held each year with live bands, dancing, classic cars, hot rods, and merchandise stalls.  Many country towns hold annual festivals and the accomodation is booked out from year to year.  Streets are closed off and thousands flock to enjoy the music, the cars and the nostalgia for all things 50's and 60's.

This list is a start at recording past and present festivals and was complied a few years ago.  For information on current years festivals please check websites or google for latest details.


Parks Elvis Festival  www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au/

Geelong Jukebox Rockers Summer Festival   www.geelongjukeboxrockers.com


Barham Rock n Roll festival.  www.clubarham.com.au

Mulwalla  www.clubmulwala.com.au

Ballarat Rockabilly   www.ballaratbeat.com.au


Bright Rockabilly   www.brightrockabilly.com.au - finished 

Ararat   www.jailhouserockfestival.com.au.  Held since 1994, celebrating 25th anniversary on 16th Mar 2019

Kurri Kurri (Hunter Valley) www.kurrikurrinostalgiafestival.com.au/

Rock til you Drop - Warragul Downtowner 2007-2009 run by Rhonda McDonald

Saphire Coast (Merimbula) long weekend  www.sapphirecoastrockandroll.com.au  2009 -2019

Gipps Rocks - Sale.  In 2019 it was held at the Sale Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday and at the Canal Reserve on Sunday afternoon. It included the rock n roll dance competition on Saturday afternoon plus the final of the Open event on Saturday dance night. Bands playing during the weekend were the Cadillac Drifers on Friday nght, Rockin' Tones and the Silverados on Saturday dance night and finally, 3 bands on Sunday at the Canal Reserve with the Rockin' Tones, the Silverados and the Jump Cats.



Riverland RnR festival Waikerie  www.rocknroll.visitwaikerie.com


Cooly rocks on @ Coolngatta / Tweed Heads www.coolyrockson.mybigcommerce.com/

Wintersun festival


Mulwalla www.clubmulwala.com.au

Rich River www.richriver.com.au/welcome/index.mhtml


Barham www.clubarham.com.au


Victor Harbor www.rocknrollfestival.com.au


Ocker Rocker Taree www.clubtaree.com.au

Corowa Rocks @ Corowa RSL  www.visitcorowashire.com.au


Camperdown Cruise www.camperdowncruise.com.au

Bendigo Jailhouse Rockers  www.bendigojailhouserockers.com

Tallangatta Festival last weekend www.tallangattafifties.com.au

Chromefest (The Entrance) www.chromefest.net

Great Southern Blues Festival Narooma  


Adelaide www.adelaiderocknroll.com.au   Held since 1994, celebrating 25th anniversary in 2019

Rosebud Foreshore Festival www.foreshorerockfest.com.au/

Rock n roll festival at Latrobe Uni Bundoora 2007


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