DANCE: Gillian Williams and Gordan Boatfield dance along to the rock 'n' roll music at the Waterhole Rocks festival in Nanango.
DANCE: Gillian Williams and Gordan Boatfield dance along to the rock 'n' roll music at the Waterhole Rocks festival in Nanango. Jessica McGrath

What to expect at the 2019 Waterhole Rocks

IF YOU are a fan of vintage clothes, rock 'n' roll music and dancing, then Waterhole Rocks is the event for you.

It will be held at the Nanango Showgrounds from Thursday to Sunday, October 17-20, and you can expect a full set list of quality with bands from the local area and across the state.

According to committee member Terry Mackrell, they will lay a 220sq m wooden dance floor, specially made for people to dance on at the event.

Mr Mackrell said after 10.30am on Thursday, the live music will start and go through until Sunday afternoon.

"It's something that a thousand people really look forward to every year,” he said.

This performers include bands such as Gympie's Rock 'n' Roll Boys, Murgon's Muddy Flats, Jeff Hancock and many more.

"They're all great bands, too. As soon as they start playing, everyone runs to dance,” Mr Mackrell said.

"Years ago, we'd have to ring and beg bands to come, but now before they even leave, we have bands asking if they can come back next year.”

On the Wednesday before the event begins, the South Burnett Gas Guzzlers will do a barbecue and put on a music documentary for those camping at the showgrounds.

"Last year we had about 160 people attend the viewing,” he said.

There will also be a spit roast on the Thursday to entice people to come early.

Mr Mackrell said the $45 entry fee that carries across the whole weekend was very reasonable.

"People often go out and pay over $50 to see a show for the night, and then it's all over,” he said.

"Here, you have four and a half days where you can dance and enjoy the event as much as you want for less than that price.”

For vintage fashion fanatics, there will also be a fashion parade taking place on Saturday at 5pm.

"Everyone gets dressed in outfits inspired by the late '50s and '60s, and there will be a trophy for the winner,” he said.

According to Mr Mackrell, without Heritage Bank Nanango, a lot of this wouldn't be possible.

"They paid for the floor and they fund every year to get better artists, so we're very grateful to them,” he said.