Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival is one of Australia’s longest running Rock’n’Roll Festivals, a true celebration of everything great about the 50’s and 60’s era.

Event Committee

The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival is one of Australia’s longest running Rock’n’Roll Festivals, a true celebration of everything great about the 50’s and 60’s era.
Created in 1995 as a not for profit, incorporated body, as a celebration of all things rock’n’roll; the music, the dancing, the fabulous fashion, classic motorcycles & cars and of course, the Hot Rods! All the iconic items and themes of the fabulous 50’s & 60’s are celebrated over the weekend in Ararat.
The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival has been conducted by a volunteer committee as an annual event for the last 24 years with the support of the Ararat Rural City Council, and generous sponsorship from local & regional businesses.