Crank It Up Batemans Bay Festival

Crank It Up Batemans Bay Festival

Crank It Up Batemans Bay Festival
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Get Ready to Rock at Crank It Up Batemans Bay 2023 Festival this November! The stage is set, the excitement is building, and the countdown has begun! Crank It Up Batemans Bay Festival is back and better than ever, ready to bring you an unforgettable musical experience this November Friday 17 to Sunday 19. Step back in time to the magic of the 1950s and 1960s at Crank It Up, a dynamic three-day festival celebrating the music, fashion, cars, dancing, and lifestyle of the golden era. Nestled on the picturesque foreshore of Batemans Bay, this event is a true delight for rock 'n' roll/rockabilly/swing enthusiasts, classic car aficionados. For those with a penchant for nostalgia, the festival will feature 10 live bands, a Show n Shine, retro markets, dance demonstrations and much more.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Sarah V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Australia's best rock and roll/rockabilly bands, cars and friendly folk.
    The inaugural Crank it Up weekend in 2002 brought music, cars and dancing to the town of Batemans Bay. For visitors it was the chance to enjoy Australia's best rock and roll and rockabilly bands in concert and outdoors. Visitors came from far and wide to dress up, dig the music, dance and meet new friends with a friendly welcome from the Bay locals. Car lovers were in heaven with a massive display of vintage cars, including a parade through the streets of the Bay and on to Moruya. For locals it was a chance to show this town can really put on a party! The Bay is well equipped with accommodation and tourism facilities - this festival can grow to become a major regional event and establish Batemans Bay as the rock and roll capital of the South Coast.
    Thank you for your review Sarah, we are excited to see Batemans Bay locals embrace this event and be so welcoming to all our visitors. We can't wait to party again this November.
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Gary H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A dancing high.
    I came down for the festival last year with an open mind. The Friday night band was great but what impressed me more was the dancing. Some of them were out of this world they had me stopping every time they were on the floor just to watch them dance. I was hooked to explore the other events that were on over the weekend. The whole weekend was one of the best festival I have ever been too. That said I will be back this year to enjoy it all again.
    It gets us excited when people who aren't part the rock n roll scene come along to check it out, it is so addictive. Thank you for having an open mind and coming along and joining us, we hope to see you in November 2023.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • KrysOsh
    Canberra, Australia51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check this event out for yourself... Highly Recommended.
    Crank It Up was a fantastic event, and our regional area is so lucky to have this! The car show was amazing, the food vans and stalls were so good and the constant music on different stages were keeping everyone up on the dance floor at all times. The vibe was great, it was a well organised event for its first year, and I cant wait for this years event, I imagine this festival is only going to grow bigger and bigger. Well done to the organizers, very good effort!!!
    Thanks for you great feedback, we hope you got some great dances in over the weekend. We hope we see you again in November 2023.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Heather T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenic atmosphere, waterfront and right in town
    We loved all the old cars on parade, especially the 50s & 60s Cadillacs and Chevrolets etc. Beautifully renewed and proudly displayed by their owners. The rock 'n roll music was great, and many of the dancers added to the atmosphere with their colourful outfits.
    We love that so many people who have poured their heart and soul into restoring their cars willing to display and share with so many people. See you in November 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 12 August 2023
  • freespiritfreesprit
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best festival on the south coast!
    During the day the festival was nicely positioned beside the Clyde River and the evening event was held in a spacious, private room at the local club. We loved every aspect of the festival; from the bands to the market stalls and there were plenty of stunning classic cars. I would highly recommend this festival, the excellent organisation of this event makes it the best thing to attend on the south coast of NSW.
    Wow, best festival on the south coast, we are ecstatic that you feel that way! We love what we do and we want more people to experience the bands, cars, dancing and amazing people we travel all over Australia to see. See you in November 2023.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • G J
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crank it Up Batemans Bay - great event
    The event was great. The cars, the stalls, the music and dancing, the people, the location. It is an event to put in your calendar for next year. Congratulations to the team that did such a great job pulling this off - well worth the wait.
    Let's hope we never have to wait that long again, we look forward to becoming an annual event in your calendar. See you in November 2023.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Simone T
    Narooma, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crank It Up is so much fun!
    Our first ever Rock and Roll event! We had attended beginner dance lessons with Chris and Leisa and enjoyed putting them to the test at Crank it Up! Loved the music and all the festival events but the best thing was watching everyone dance! Amazing! Can’t wait for this year’s event!
    Thanks for the feedback Simone. It is comments like this that make everything we do more meaningful. Keep dancing and see you in November 2023.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Ken S
    Nowra, Australia35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crank It Up 2022 - Batemans Bay
    Crank It Up 2022 - Batemans Bay NSW. What a weekend! I rate this event as one of the best I've been to...the location, the organisation, the venues, the cars, the car cruise, the bands and the people were all awesome! If you want to attend a well-run event, do yourself a favour and get along to the next one...you won't be disappointed. Looking forward to Crank It Up 2023
    Thank you for your kind words. We think the location is pretty special and we love that you think so too. See you in November 2023.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Frances O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Weekend Away.
    This festival was amazing. The location along the foreshore allowed us to really soak up the sunshine and beautiful atmosphere. Plenty to look at and do with the stalls, live music and car shows during the day and events at night. We booked in for 2023 in a heartbeat. Would highly recommend to anyone who is in for a weekend of Old School.
    Old School is still kool!. We had some beautiful sunshine, hoping 2023 is just as kind, maybe even a little less wind. Thanks for taking the time to share your recommendation. See you in November 2023.
    Written 15 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Trish M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rock n Roll lives at Crank it up Batemans Bay
    My family and friends came from interstate and were not disappointed. Great stalls for rock n roll outfits, shoes and bags, ranging from new to vintage. The car shine show was worth seeing and added to the atmosphere. Good stage setup with great bands and dancing. Great for the Bay to have so many people come and participate. The word has got around and more interstate people/dancers coming this year. Throw a night of dancing in at the RSL to some great rock n roll bands and you’ve got a great weekend.
    Thanks Trish, awesome to hear you have family and friends coming from interstate and they enjoyed the festival. We think 2023 is going to be bigger and better. See you there!
    Written 15 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
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Carol S
Jervis Bay, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
After plenty of setbacks this much-anticipated event finally happened last November (2022)...and what a weekend!
With some of Australia's best rockabilly bands (in my opinion), awesomely cool cars, great facilities, a great night time venue (Batemans Bay Soldiers Club) - all coming together to make for one of the best weekend events on the East Coast. We can't wait for the 2023 weekend (we booked last year so we won't miss out).
If you like great bands, a great atmosphere and a good time - then this a must-do event that you can't miss!
Written 17 August 2023
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glenp435
Falls Creek, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Music, cars, scenery it has everything, beside the highway, in the main shopping centre, spectacular scenery and plenty of accommodation available, get in before it gets to popular.
Written 14 August 2023
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Thanks for a great review Glen, tickets for the evening gigs sold so fast this year so we agree to getting in early. See you in November 2023
Written 15 August 2023
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Susan R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Crank it Up is a fantastic festival in a beautiful location on the south coast of NSW. They had a great range of fabulous bands and the venues were great. We thoroughly enjoyed this festival and hope it can be held every year! The organisation and management was top notch. One of the best festivals we've been to in many years, and we're looking forward to it being held every year!
Written 13 August 2023
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We agree the bands were amazing, we are so lucky to have them play in Batemans Bay. We hope to see you back for more Crank It Up for years to come.
Written 15 August 2023
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Trish M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
My family and friends came from interstate and were not disappointed. Great stalls for rock n roll outfits, shoes and bags, ranging from new to vintage. The car shine show was worth seeing and added to the atmosphere. Good stage setup with great bands and dancing. Great for the Bay to have so many people come and participate. The word has got around and more interstate people/dancers coming this year. Throw a night of dancing in at the RSL to some great rock n roll bands and you’ve got a great weekend.
Written 13 August 2023
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Thanks Trish, awesome to hear you have family and friends coming from interstate and they enjoyed the festival. We think 2023 is going to be bigger and better. See you there!
Written 15 August 2023
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Frances O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This festival was amazing. The location along the foreshore allowed us to really soak up the sunshine and beautiful atmosphere. Plenty to look at and do with the stalls, live music and car shows during the day and events at night. We booked in for 2023 in a heartbeat. Would highly recommend to anyone who is in for a weekend of Old School.
Written 13 August 2023
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Old School is still kool!. We had some beautiful sunshine, hoping 2023 is just as kind, maybe even a little less wind. Thanks for taking the time to share your recommendation. See you in November 2023.
Written 15 August 2023
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Ken S
Nowra, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Crank It Up 2022 - Batemans Bay NSW.
What a weekend!
I rate this event as one of the best I've been to...the location, the organisation, the venues, the cars, the car cruise, the bands and the people were all awesome!
If you want to attend a well-run event, do yourself a favour and get along to the next one...you won't be disappointed.
Looking forward to Crank It Up 2023
Written 13 August 2023
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Thank you for your kind words. We think the location is pretty special and we love that you think so too. See you in November 2023.
Written 14 August 2023
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Glenn C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The Festival was very professionally organised, very friendly & helpful event staff.

The venue was fantastic, with plenty of access to both entertainment stages as well as vendors & display areas as well as being situated on the beautiful Batemans Bay foreshore.

The entertainment line up was very well put together with a great variety of musicians at both outdoor stages plus Friday & Saturday nights in Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

I would definitely recommend Crank It UP Batemans Bay Festival & am looking forward to the 2023 Event
Written 13 August 2023
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Thank you for your feedback Glenn, We hope to see you back in November 2023 taking more amazing photos.
Written 14 August 2023
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247Trevor
Greater Sydney, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We attended the first Crank it up festival and it was amazing, great location, great bands, great atmosphere and such a good vibe, the organisers did a fantastic job and we can’t wait to go back, our accommodation was booked when we checked out 🕺🏾💃
Written 13 August 2023
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Thanks for joining us Trevor. We love that visitors come and stay and enjoy our little piece of paradise. See you in November 2023.
Written 14 August 2023
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bhspecial
Ulladulla, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Loved every minute. Best thing that has happened in the Bay for years. Cars, music, food and fun. Can't wait to see this festival again.
Written 13 August 2023
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We think everyone needs a little more rock n roll/rockabilly in their lives, thanks for joining in the fun and we hope to see you in November 2023.
Written 14 August 2023
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Simone T
Narooma, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Our first ever Rock and Roll event! We had attended beginner dance lessons with Chris and Leisa and enjoyed putting them to the test at Crank it Up!
Loved the music and all the festival events but the best thing was watching everyone dance! Amazing!
Can’t wait for this year’s event!
Written 13 August 2023
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Thanks for the feedback Simone. It is comments like this that make everything we do more meaningful. Keep dancing and see you in November 2023.
Written 14 August 2023
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