Rock the Clock festival coming to Camperdown

ROCK: A new festival is being planned for Camperdown with organisers hoping to make use of the town square.
ROCK: A new festival is being planned for Camperdown with organisers hoping to make use of the town square.

A NEW festival is coming to Camperdown with the town’s clocktower set to shine.

The inaugural Rock the Clock will be held from October 20 to 22 and will include music, dance, fashion, food and cars across a wide range of genres from the 1920s to 1960s. The event will be organised by two community groups, Camperdown’s community music group Tuniversal and Camperdown NextGen.

Peter Daffy from Tuniversal said everyone involved was passionate about the town and developing a community-owned event that would appeal to as many locals as possible.

“Of course we’d love to see lots of visitors to town for the weekend, but our program is very much focused on our own community having a great time in Camperdown,” he said.

“All our planned outdoor entertainment and markets will be free to the public. It’s our vision to really activate the town square, the avenue and Little Manifold Street. We want Corangamite and district people to be able to come down the street and soak in the music, food, markets, dancing, cars, competitions and our community hospitality.”

Mr Daffy said ticketed indoor performances were planned to raise some revenue to cover overheads, pay musicians and invest in the future of the festival.

Organiser Jo Williams said fashion, glamour, styling and pampering planned and said work was underway to feature an old-fashioned drive in movie. She said there will be glamour hair and make-up, styling advice, a brow bar, waxing, nails and massages available.

Anyone interested in supporting the event should email info@rocktheclock.com.au or see Glen Bernoth or Sara Napier at Gee Bees Media.