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Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival was created in 1995 to celebrate rock’n’roll music and today is one of Australia’s longest running festivals.

At this family-friendly festival, you will find great music, fantastic fashion, classic cars and motorcycles, dancing and so much more!

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival – 2020 Dates & Ticket Prices, Victoria

The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival is run by a dedicated team of volunteers with the support of the Ararat Rural City Council. Celebrating the 50’s and 60’s, the festival draws thousands of people to Ararat each year.

There will be three huge days of fun in 2019 with Friday night offering a rock’n’roll dance at the oval between 7.30pm – 11.30pm, a beer garden, as well as plenty of food options including a BBQ.

Saturday will kick off at the Alexandra Oval from 10am with hot rods, cool bikes, bands playing great live music and plenty of dancing. There will also be a dance competition, a beer garden and a car cruise from 2pm. The party will continue right into the night with bands kicking off again at 7.30pm with live music and plenty of social dancing under the stars.

Sunday will also have the beer garden open all day as well as more live rock’n’roll music, children’s entertainment, food stalls, BBQ, Shannons Jailhouse Show’n’Shine and a fun fashion parade.

There will be so much happening over the whole weekend, so make sure to buy your tickets and book accommodation early. Tickets will be on sale for the 2019 festival from the 1st of October 2018 and you can book your accommodation below.

Event Dates

TBA - March 2020

Event Times



Alexandra Oval


Beveridge Street
Ararat, VIC

Contact Details

0409 403 281


Friday Official Festival Launch: $25
Saturday Night Music and Dance : $25
Rock Extravaganza (Adult): $20
Rock Extravaganza (Child Under 16yrs): Free


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