ABOUT 10,000 rockabilly fans packed the streets of Camperdown at the weekend to take in vintage cars, burlesque shows and dozens of bands.
A bout 2000 cars, international acts and a trove of everything from the golden age of rock’n’roll set the tone for this year’s Camperdown Cruise, which now is in its fourth year.
Energy from the three-day marathon event was overwhelming, organiser Arthur Matsakos said.
“We have six stages all going at once,” he said.
“We had over 25 of Australia’s best bands.”
The Go Setters from Sweden and Charlie Hightone were among the headlining acts along with The Australian Burlesque Company.
Dancing, market stalls, fashion and memorabilia all had their place at what many claim is Australia’s largest rockabilly festival.
“In four years I’ve created the best rockabilly festival in Australia,” Mr Matsakos said.
Not content with the success of the event, the promoter is also planning a similar show for Ballarat next year.
As the time came to pack up the festival yesterday, the organiser thanked Corangamite Shire for its support.
“Over the past year I handed out 25,000 flyers,” he said.
“What I do is from the heart … it’s overwhelming.”