Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world.
This year, Cooly Rocks On™ presents a star-studded line-up of rock’n’roll and rockabilly bands, plus all the usual festival favourites. Get along to as many events as you can squeeze in and make the most of the party-fuelled atmosphere.
Start planning your next visit to Cooly Rocks On™ from 7-11 June 2017.
The History of Cooly Rocks On
Established in 2011, 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. 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.
With exciting changes planned for this year’s festival, for the first time, the Cooly Rocks On™ daytime entertainment will be completely free. Everyone’s favourite events will be back including the Poodle Oodle 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.
Over five action packed days, Coolangatta and Tweed will come to life to celebrate everything we love about the 50s and 60s.
So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for what will be the best Cooly Rocks On™ yet.