FAQS

Event Information

We will be back rocking from 9 – 13 June 2021 at Cooly Rocks On, we can’t wait to see you there!

Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) identified an opportunity to enhance the festivals to create a better experience for both VIVA Surfers Paradise attendees and the Cooly Rocks On fans. Welcoming the spirit of VIVA, with an additional five days of Elvis activity will compliment the unique nostalgic experiences offered at Cooly Rocks On and create the ultimate celebration of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Cooly Rocks On will not be losing any of the key event elements as part of the merge, rather it will be gaining a whole range of features from one of the Gold Coasts ultimate tribute artists festivals – VIVA Surfers Paradise. So get ready to celebrate the music, memories and moments of the 50s, 60s and 70s at Cooly Rocks On 2021.

There are plenty of accommodation options on the Gold Coast and you can see what’s close to Cooly Rocks On here. We always suggest getting in early to secure your spot. In the current global pandemic, most accommodation houses have adjusted their cancellation policy to be more flexible with bookings, we suggest checking individual policies with the hotel prior to booking.

There will be accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be indicated by signage on outdoor stages. For venues, please contact them directly for information regarding accessibility viewing.

The 2021 Entertainment Program will be released closer to the festival. To keep up-to-date, make sure you’re following the official Facebook page.

Yes, all great festivals need to have a launch and Cooly Rocks On is no exception. The VIP Launch will be exclusive to VIP Legends Pass holders with more details to be announced closer to the festival.

Stay tuned for information closer to our 2021 festival. To keep up-to-date, make sure you’re following the official Facebook page.
As there will already be hundreds of classic cars in the festival precinct, parking in the surrounding area is extremely limited, so plan to walk, cycle, car pool or use public transport to get to Cooly. Visit our Getting Here page to plan your trip to Cooly Rocks On.

We are working towards hosting International Artists, however we will be dictated by travel restrictions and Queensland Health advice due to COVID-19. If we cannot travel International artists we will engage with Australian headliners or those within any regions deemed safe by the Australian Government.

Applications

Yes, we will still be taking registrations for the Classic Car Show ‘N’ Shine, with limited spaces available we recommend getting in early. Registrations will be open in early 2021 so keep an eye on our Facebook to stay up to date.

Yes, market stalls will still be open to the public to apply for a spot. Applications for market stalls will open later in the year, please keep an eye on our Facebook page to stay up to date.
Yes, you can apply to be a car entrant, market stallholder or a performer if you’re not a Queensland resident. If there are issues pertaining to the border closer to the event that would restrict you from attending our team will look to amend the event program and issue a refund where applicable. We understand that these are unknown and challenging times for all and will do our best to accommodate any changes that are a result of COVID 19.
If there are issues pertaining to the border closer to the event that would restrict you from attending our team will look to amend the event program and issue a refund where applicable. We understand that these are unknown and challenging times for all and will do our best to accommodate any changes that are a result of COVID 19.
Ticketing

If you purchase a VIP Legend Pass you’ll get exclusive access to select and reserve your seat for performances at the stage. Unfortunately, only Legends Pass holders are eligible to select their seating. There will be additional seating for all other guests – get to the venue early before the session start time! Should you miss out on a seat there will be a screen adjacent, so you don’t miss anything.

There will not be any additional ticket offerings similar to the Gold and Silver tickets that have been at VIVA Surfers Paradise. Individual venues may choose to create a ticketed function similar to the Harvest Moon Swing Ball that will then become a part of Cooly Rocks On Festival, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase tickets to these.

Tickets for the VIP Legends Pass will be available early March 2021. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to stay up to date.

Covid-19
We are working to ensure that our COVID Safe plan adheres to Queensland and Federal Government legislation surrounding mass gatherings and COVID-19 restrictions. The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is our top priority. More information regarding the event’s COVID Safe plan will be available via our website and social media channels. We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain and ever-changing times.
We plan on delivering Cooly Rocks On as you know and love it. However, at this point in time it is difficult for us to give clarity on how restrictions will impact the event, there are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration. We will be guided by the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions at the time as to how we can deliver the event. If restrictions change any modifications to the programming and format of the event will be announced via social media and our website.
As the festival does not take place until June 2021, restrictions are likely to change between now and then. The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is our top priority and we will continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations to ensure our event complies at all times. Rest assured, we are working hard to bring Cooly Rocks On back and deliver a COVID Safe version in 2021.
Ultimately the choice is yours. However, if you are looking at accommodation options, we do recommend securing your preferred accommodation experience sooner rather than later. We also recommend inquiring about the refund/cancellation policy prior to making a booking – policies are becoming more flexible in these uncertain and ever-changing times.
Cooly Rocks On will be guided by the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 regulations. Unfortunately, any border restrictions that are in place at the time of the event will be out of our control. We will keep you informed on any modifications required to the programming and format of the event.
We plan to see Cooly Rocks On go ahead as we know and love it in 2021. However, given these uncertain and ever-changing times, it is hard to know what is ahead. We highly recommend enquiring about the refund/cancellation policy prior to making any bookings for this event, as any bookings made are at the discretion of the individual.
We plan on delivering the event as you know and love it in 2021. However, in these uncertain and ever-changing times, we will be governed by the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 regulations which will determine how we can deliver the event and ensure a COVID Safe environment.
At the time of posting, we plan on delivering the event in 2021. We have put measures in place and our COVID Safe event plan has been lodged. We will update you as soon as we can with more information regarding our plans for a COVID Safe Cooly Rocks On experience. The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is our top priority and we will continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations to ensure our event complies at all times.
The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is always our top priority. We are working through our COVID Safe event plan and we are doing everything possible to ensure this event complies with Queensland Health regulations. We will update you as soon as we can with more information regarding our plans for a COVID Safe Cooly Rocks On experience.