Roll on into Rolleston on the 8th November and you’ll find the locals gathered at the Rolleston Memorial Hall for a night of music, catch-ups and celebration. Everyone’s invited so, if you’re travelling around these parts, be sure to join in the festivities.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start – see you there!
Festival of Small Halls hasn’t visited Rolleston before so, we’re incredibly excited to meet the locals, welcome in some travellers and unite under the roof of the Rolleston Memorial Hall. Below is a collection of photos from our shows over the years. Each and every community holds a special place in our hearts.
Festival of Small Halls Rolleston will be supported by Mitch Rolfe.
Mitch Rolfe is a 16-year-old, aspiring country singer/songwriter from Emerald, Central Queensland.
Mentored by David Carter during the 2019 Junior CMAA Academy of Country Music, Mitch says the whole experience was “inspiring and eye-opening”.
Selected by Adam Brand to perform at EkkaNites 2018, ignited Mitch’s desire to become a country music artist in his own right.
Mentored by Gina Jeffreys, he cowrote his first song “Thanks to You” in 2018. Mitch was selected to perform a duet with Troy Cassar-Daley during the Legends and the Locals tour in August 2019 and most recently, was chosen to be one of 11 aspiring country artists to perform in the acclaimed Carter and Carter Shine showcase at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020.
Mitch continues to work hard perfecting his craft by gigging at pubs & festivals, entering talent quests to gain stage experience and learning as much as he can from his mentors.
Named for 18th century pastoralist Christopher Rolleston, this tiny central highlands town is famous for being the home of Queensland’s last legendary bushrangers, the notorious Patrick and James Kenniff. Now, visitors flock to the centre of this rich, resourceful and productive valley, bordered by the sandstone cliffs that follow the edges of the Carnarvon, Expedition and Shotover Ranges
Rolleston is the gateway to the Arcadia Valley, home of Lake Nuga Nuga, and believed by the Karinal people to be the home of the mythological male and female Rainbow Serpents (Mundagarri) living under the two peaks dominating the lake’s northern shoreline.
The Rolleston Memorial Hall was built to honour those lost in the war, but is now a central hub for this tiny town with huge spirit. With a fresh coat of paint and a whole of love, these ghostly walls are prepped to ring out with music.