Ready to Rock?

Centenary Rocks! 2017

Centenary Community Connections (CCC) are pleased to once again present the ‘Centenary Rocks! Festival; the premier event of Brisbane’s western suburbs since 2004.

The dates are Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017 at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks.
The ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival is totally planned, coordinated and managed by the dedicated team of volunteers from CCC.

View the latest news.

Latest News

Raffle Prize Winners

Helicopter Joy Flights

Centenary Rocks! Facebook News Feed

Centenary Rocks! Festival, Rocks Riverside Park updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Centenary Rocks! Festival, Rocks Riverside Park updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Question: Why is it the final festival?

Our major reasons are:
• When CCC started connecting our community in 2000 through the community access website and functions, we hadn’t thought that in 2003 when the Festivals began it would get much busier. Then we took on the Santa Sleigh in 2006 and finally in 2012 we became the management committee for the Centenary Community Hub; including presenting Music at the Hub and other functions. As you can imagine we are a very busy committee...
• The nucleolus of the Centenary Community Connections (CCC) team are in different stages of their lives - including becoming parents, moving interstate, retiring, studying, career changes, becoming 15 years older and we are all tired!
• Most of us have to take time off employment either as annual leave or unpaid in the days before and after the festival.
• Lack of funding.
- Although the Brisbane City Council contributes to the event and we have amazing sponsors there is not enough $$ to cover the costs.
• Lack of volunteers who are needed for several jobs including but not limited to:
- in the lead up planning phase which is all year long not just a month or two before
- Physically setting up the event – arriving at 5.30am to bump in.
- Physically keeping the site as clean as possible over the weekend
- Physically packing up after the Sunday - bump out. This can take several hours sometimes until 10.30pm.
- Troubleshoot issues and find solutions that inevitably arise over the weekend
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Centenary Rocks! Festival, Rocks Riverside Park updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

I would like to say THANK YOU;
• Thank you to you, the public who have come to the festival over the years and for your compliments and feedback – positive or negative, it’s how we have learnt to deliver the best festival possible.
• To our sponsors and supporters for the trust you put in us to deliver a worthwhile event, something together we have been proud to present.
• To the behind the scenes crew from Calm Events who took very good care of the staging and sound, we applaud you for your professionalism and care.
• To the amazing performers and entertainers over the years, thanks for the music, dance and magic.
• To the Centenary Community Connections (CCC) Festival teams over the past 15 years, who have put their heart and soul into the coordination and planning of a total of 14 festivals.
• And lastly but most importantly to my children; Ben, Nikki and Chris who have been a part of this crazy idea since day one, and whose talents have been invaluable to the success of ‘Centenary Rocks!’.
• Finally to my husband Peter who has been by my side supporting me through this roller coaster, it’s certainly been a wild ride. We will have time to relax a little … maybe?

Cheers,
Belinda Karnaghan

Festival Director & President Centenary Community Connections
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook