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Cooly Rocks On 9TH – 13TH JUN

Cooly Rocks On

Cooly Rocks On has evolved into Australia’s largest Rock ‘n’ Roll and nostalgia festival. A signature event on Queensland’s calendar, the festival attracts thousands of Rock ‘n’ Roll and vintage car and bike enthusiasts looking to celebrate the music, memories and moments of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The beachside destination comes to life across five action-packed days with visitors travelling from near and far to experience the annual June pilgrimage of yesteryear.

So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for Cooly Rocks On 2021!

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Cooly Rocks On

There is so much to savour at Cooly Rocks On with cars, live music, dance displays, parades and markets, all set on stages, streets, parks and venues within iconic Coolangatta.

Live entertainment will rock continually delivering Rock’n Roll, Swing and Rockabilly from the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s and of course, the dance floors will be pumping. There will be roving entertainment, feature markets and food vendors activated in a beachside event site.

Hundreds of cars will display in what is the most beautiful and iconic location for a Show ‘n’ Shine anywhere in Australia. There are more car clubs participating than ever before and will underpin the classic culture. Show’n Shine cars can be manufactured up to 1979 which incorporates the heady days of the ultimate muscle car era blending perfectly with the colourful classics.

There are more reasons than ever before to mark your diary and taste and feel the best the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s has to offer with Cooly Rocks On.

Cooly Rocks On welcomes the spirit of VIVA in 2021

Australia’s largest Rock ‘n’ Roll and nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On will return to the stunning Coolangatta beachfront in June and will welcome the spirit of VIVA Surfers Paradise with five days of Elvis activity to be added into an already bursting program, bringing ‘The King’ to Cooly. So get ready for a colourful explosion of sound and culture celebrating the cars, music and moments of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The merge will see VIVA’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, an Elvis Presley Enterprises sanctioned event, move to the Coolangatta beachfront, bringing music from The King with concerts, dances and performances over five action-packaged days and nights. The free family-friendly festival will transform Coolangatta into a hub of Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 9th to the 13th of June 2021.

Major Events Gold Coast Director of Events and Festivals, Mark Duckworth, said the new additions to the festival will make next year one of the best.

WHEN: 09/06/21 – 13/06/21

WHERE: Coolangatta


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