ROCHELLA to bring the music to the Rochester community

22 August 2023

The community of Rochester is preparing for ROCHELLA, an epic day of live music, food, family fun and more, all in the name of recovery and resilience.

Backed by the Victoria’s Government’s Live Music Flood Recovery program, the festival will be headlined by award-winning Victorian bands Cash Savage and the Last Drinks and The Black Sorrows and features musicians from the local community and around the state.

The line-up includes Bones and Jones from Geelong, dance-pop collective Empress, Echuca band Stumbling North, family-friendly act The Burnt Sausages, and Australian Idol artist Anya Alchemy.

Local students will take a star turn with the premiere of a song they wrote in collaboration with Golden Guitar winner Josh Arnold for his Small Town Culture music project.

An all-in community affair, taking place on Saturday 14 October 2023 at the Rochester Recreation Reserve, ROCHELLA has been organised Rochester Community House for the local community with support from sporting clubs and committees of the region.

The event is an opportunity for locals to come together and take some time out following the floods of 2022. Alongside live music, ROCHELLA will feature fun family activities and local food stalls.

Delivered by Music Victoria on behalf of the Labor Government, the Live Music Flood Recovery program supports flood-affected towns and villages in regional and rural Victoria to host live music events. More than 40 events are being staged throughout 2023.

On sale from Friday 25 August 2023, tickets are $10 for residents of postcode 3561, $30 for visitors and free for kids under 12. They can be purchased from the Rochester Newsagency or via the ROCHELLA website.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Rochester Community Access Flood Relief Fund. For further information about ROCHELLA and the Live Music for Flood Recovery Program visit the Music Victoria website.