On Saturday, 14 October 2023, the community of Rochester and surrounding districts is invited to come together for ROCHELLA – a family-friendly festival of live music, local food and fun at the Rochester Recreation Reserve.
Featuring performances from some of Victoria’s finest musical exports. Headlined by the iconic Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows and the powerful rock force that is Cash Savage and the Last Drinks. Featuring Surf Coast farm rockers Bones & Jones, local pub rock favourites Stumbling North, hilarious family-friendly act The Burnt Sausages, the dance-pop soulful sounds of Empress, Australian Idol superstar Anya Alchemy and Josh Arnold's project Small Town Culture, to premiere a new song written with Rochester school kids.
With local Food and Drink available for purchase and activities for children.
- Visitor tickets $30
- Under 12s FREE - must be with a responsible grown-up
- Local tickets $10 (for 3561 residents) - from Rochester Newsagency or online
- Shout a Local! - a Rochester local gets a free ticket for every $10 donated
ROCHELLA is a part of Music Victoria’s Live Music for Flood Recovery program, where small towns and villages in regional and rural Victoria are hosting more than 40 live music events throughout 2023.
The program has seen small gigs in live music venues featuring local musicians, to large-scale festivals and community events at local venues supporting impacted Victorian communities to revive, recover and gather in the 12 months of clean up and rebuilding since floods impacted the region in 2022.
Rochester Community House and Music Victoria acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation on whose unceded land this event is taking place. We pay our deep respects to Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities.