A family-friendly day of live music, local food & fun
Visitor tickets: $30
Local tickets (3561 residents only): $10 from Rochester Newsagency or online

Under 12s: FREE (must be with a responsible grown-up)

Can’t make it to Rochy? You can still Shout a Local – a ticket given to a local for every $10 donated online




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Get a taste of the amazing Australian music on our lineup by checking out our Spotify playlist and clicking on the individual images below to learn more about the artists.

There will be plenty to do for fun-seekers of all ages!


There will be CABOX, a creative, interactive cardboard explosion from the creators of the Australian phenomenon, BOXWARS, Club Kids Music Academy (tinker and play on the tools of electronic music – make great tracks with mates) and Face Paint by Children (to jazz up your look!).


There’ll also be plenty of fun games to play on the grass, and a safe place to hang with very little ones.

Super kid-friendly, there will be places for children of all ages to play and hang out safely.



The music keeps going AFTER ROCHELLA at Rochy’s great pubs!


Criterion Hotel, Hotel Rochester, Rochester Tavern and Shamrock Hotel will all be hosting some great local acts.

Rochester Tavern

Jessica Lorraine


Criterion Hotel

Parked Car


Shamrock Hotel

Shane’s Party Club


Hotel Rochester

Stumbling North


Local tickets are available for 3561 residents only. They are $10 and can be purchased at the Rochester Newsagency or online (contact Rochester Community House for discount code).

Visitor tickets are available online for $30. You can also choose to donate $10 and shout a local Rochester community member. Children under 12 are free to enter Rochella, but must be with a responsible grown up.

There will be a selection of food vendors on the day selling both food and non-alcoholic drinks. If you have dietary requirements, we recommend bringing your own food, as we cannot guarantee that all dietaries will be catered for. Stay tuned for a full list of food vendors in the coming weeks. No BYO alcohol.

There will be a water station at the event, provided by Coliban Water. We encourage you to bring an empty, refillable water bottle to use throughout the day.

You can bring your own empty refillable water bottle, picnic blankets and small collapsible chairs. Chairs will need to be set up further back from the stage to ensure there is enough room for people to move freely and dance!

You are not able to BYO alcohol into the event, but you will be able to purchase drinks from the bar after 1pm on the day. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase from the bar and food vendors. Please leave umbrellas and other large items that might block the view of others at home too.

Rochella is a no smoking/no vaping event. There will be a designated smoking/vaping area outside the gates.

Accommodation in Rochester itself is limited as some residents are still not back in their own houses. There are rooms in some of the local pubs, and a motel available. There is also the Rochester Riverside Holiday Park that has reopened and has powered sites for your caravan or tent. The caravan park is nestled on the banks of the Campaspe River and is a short stroll to Rochella and a ten minute walk to the main drag.

There will be a large range of activities for kids to enjoy on the day including Box Wars, Face Painting by Children, Club Kids Music Academy and games for kids of all ages.

The event starts at 11:00am and finishes at 8:00pm.

The music keeps going well into the night at Rochy’s great pubs! Criterion Hotel, Hotel Rochester, Rochester Tavern and Shamrock Hotel will all be hosting some great local acts.

Rochella is not able to offer passouts.

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate camping on site.

ROCHELLA is presented by Rochester Community House and Music Victoria.