Cooly Rocks On 2017 will be back from 7 - 11 June, 2017.

Vendor applications for market and food stalls will be open in January 2017, and car bookings from February 2017.

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Get Ready for Cooly Rocks On 2017

Set on a combination of outdoor stages and venues within the beachside streetscape of iconic Coolangatta, the highlight of Cooly Rocks On is the destination; the spectacular Southern Gold Coast beaches, the relaxed and friendly hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere for which the Southern Gold Coast is renowned.

Over the past six years, Cooly Rocks On has evolved to become Australia’s largest rock’n’roll and nostalgia festival and a signature event on Queensland and Australia’s event calendar. There are some exciting changes in the works for Cooly Rocks On 2017. First and foremost this year’s event will be a FREE event! We have listened to your comments and feedback and are currently working hard to enhance the entertainment with no ticketed events by the festival. Everyone’s favourite events will be back including the Poodle Parade, Retro Markets, Dance Championships, Miss Cooly Rocks On and the signature Street Parade. Car cruises and Show ‘n Shines will continue to be the highlight of the weekend’s activities, and will occur across the Saturday and Sunday.

New in 2016 and returning in 2017, the popular drive-in movies will take place on two nights, and there are several new aspects in the works for 2017 that will be announced when the full program is launched. The festival will be shortened to a five day festival however the event schedule will be jammed packed to ensure festival goers receive the best experience possible.

So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for what will be the best Cooly Rocks On yet.