Early bird festival passes now on sale

Gee Bees Media

A Johnny Cash tribute band, the Rechords, the Peter Daffy Band, Gleny Rae and her Playboys and Tommy Collins and the Lucky Stripes are just some of the artists confirmed for this October’s inaugural Rock the Clock festival in Camperdown.

The festival will feature music, dance, fashion, food and cars across a wide range of genres from the 1920s to 1960s. It will kick off at 6pm on Friday, October 20 and there will be free and ticketed events right through the weekend.

A small army of community volunteers is continuing to fine-tune the festival program, but Peter Daffy from Tuniversal said the weekend was shaping up well.

“These things are always difficult to get off the ground, but we’ve got a great group of volunteers from Tuniversal, Camperdown NextGen and the community working together to make this happen for our town and visitors,” he said.

“While we are pursuing some funding opportunities, at the moment we are relying on presales to cover our expenses so we’re urging people who are planning on coming and joining in the fun to take advantage of our early bird online festival passes.”

Everyone is invited to click this link where individual festival passes are available for $40 and family festival passes for $80. Some ticket purchasers have also taken up the option to add an extra donation during checkout.

Rock the Clock Camperdown Mick Coates

Mick Coates and the Allnitelongers will perform their acclaimed Johnny Cash tribute show at the 2017 Rock the Clock festival in Camperdown this October.

Glen Bernoth from Camperdown NextGen said the festival passes would provide unlimited access to all ticketed events and were great value for money.

“On top of the bands Peter has secured, DJ Jeff will also be returning to Camperdown which will be great and encourage lots of dancing for rock and roll enthusiasts, but also beginners and families,” he said.

“We’ll be holding a family dance as well with Camperdown’s own Tuniversal band and there’s an old fashioned drive-in movie night planned in conjunction with the showgrounds committee.

“There’s also Dorothy Nicol’s fashion display and high tea which will be popular, the Miss Rock the Clock competition, market stalls, The Hive for vintage fashion and beauty, a best dressed competition and we’re expecting lots of historic and collectible vehicles to roll up for the car display.”

Glen said Camperdown’s CBD would be activated with lots of free activities and events on the Saturday, including the market, live music, the car show and dancing. Festivalgoers will be roaming around the street supporting our local businesses as well, he said.

Organisers of the festival are urging people to buy their festival pass as soon as possible to gain access to all the indoor music events, across a number of venues, as well as the rock and roll room, drive-in, The Hive and fashion show.

The price of festival passes will increase from the end of August. Subject to capacity and presales, individual door tickets may be available on the festival weekend.

Rock the Clock would like to acknowledge the following key members of the Rock the Clock team – all of whom can be contacted via info@rocktheclock.com.au

  • Peter Daffy – Music, Venues
  • Amanda Menzel – Markets
  • Heather & Dallas Petrie – Car Show
  • Sara Napier – Website, Ticketing, Compliance
  • Simon Buccheri – Finance, Administration
  • Glen Bernoth – Media, Marketing
  • Lucy Keough – Miss Rock the Clock
  • Jo Williams – Miss Rock the Clock, Fundraising, The Hive
  • Kylie Willis – The Hive, Fashion, Logistics
  • Michelle Ryan – Logo and Branding


  1. phillip
    August 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    is there going be bands Friday night at the hall where can I pick up a weekend pass this week I’m going to camperdown town any venues

  2. Gee Bees Media
    August 26, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    We won’t be having bands in the Theatre on the Friday night. We have a Johnny Cash show at Madden’s Hotel and Back to the Future at the Drive-In.

  3. Teresa Mileto
    Teresa Mileto
    September 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Have you worked out a Program as to where & what things are on during this Festival? Is there anything happening on the Sunday as we are departing late that evening back to Melbourne cos its daylight savings time?

    • Gee Bees Media
      September 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Our volunteer committee are meeting tonight to finalise the program, and we hope to have an update following that. Thanks.