About Cooly Rocks On

Cooly Rocks On is Australia’s largest nostalgia festival, celebrating the cars, music and culture of the 50s, 60s and 70s in June each year through the streets of Coolangatta on Australia’s Gold Coast.

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.

Cooly Rocks On will be back to celebrate our 10th anniversary from 3-7 June, 2020!


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.

Crowds flock to Cooly to enjoy all the favourite events including the Show ‘n’ Shine, Poodle Parade, Retro Markets, Dance Championships, Pageants and Parades. Car cruises and Show ‘n’ Shines will continue to be the highlight of the weekend’s activities.

Over five action packed days, Coolangatta will come to life to celebrate everything we love about the 50s, 60s and 70s

So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for Cooly Rocks On 2020.

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