FAQs

GENERAL Information

Cooly Rocks On will be back 7-11 June 2023 in Coolangatta, Gold Coast.

Cooly Rocks On is located throughout the streets, parks and venues of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Cooly Rocks On is a FREE festival to attend.

You’re able to enjoy all of the Cooly Rocks On outdoor stages, Show ‘N’ Shine display and beachfront activations for free. There are a few festival features that require you to purchase a ticket, these are: the Harvest Moon Swing Ball, Show ‘N’ Shine entry, the Car Runs, Elvis Marquee, and the VIP Legends Pass.

No, pre-registration is not required for the Festival.

Cooly Rocks On is open for the public to attend, however, you will be encouraged to check-in using the Queensland Government mobile app, ‘Check In QLD’, this ensures we’re providing a COVID safe environment for not only our attendees but also the wider community.

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. We also recommend enquiring 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 provides an inclusive environment for all attendees to enjoy five days of entertainment as we celebrate the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear. There will be accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be indicated by signage at outdoor stages. For venues, please contact them directly for information regarding accessibility viewing.

Visit our Transport & Travel page to find information on how to get to and from Cooly Rock On in 2022.

  • Wed-Fri parking available as normal (excluding Greenmount Car Park) – Street parking and The Strand Car Park.
  • Weekend Parking: Goodwin Park ($10 a day) and The Strand Car Park

There are a number of free parking areas in Coolangatta and surrounding Tweed Heads areas. Parking near the festival precinct is limited so it is recommended that you park in a secure area and catch public transport to the festival.

  • Wed – Fri – Accessible parking is available as signed in precinct and The Strand Car park. Greenmount Car Park is unavailable during this time so additional accessibility spaces will be provided in Chalk St Car Park (entrance via Mclean st).
  • Weekend: Accessible car parks will be reserved in Chalk St Car park (entrance via Mclean st) and The Strand Car Park.
  • During weekend road closures there will be drop off zones available in Lanham Street.
  • Accessible drop off zones will be available in Warner Street.

As the festival is held within a public area, local laws apply for bringing your pet to Cooly Rocks On. However, due to large crowds, loud music and revving of cars and motorcycles, we recommend that attendees leave their pets at home.

We have our fingers crossed for sunshine this June so we can enjoy all that Cooly Rocks On has to offer. In the event it rains or we have inclement weather during the festival our team will do all they can to minimise its impacts, if programming changes are required these will be communicated via our website and social media channels. – add this to faqs?

Cooly Rocks On will have a merchandise tent at the festival. Be sure to keep an eye out for it while you’re there. Stay tuned on our website, newsletter or social channels for further information to be released closer to the 2022 festival.

Unfortunately pre-orders will not be available for our merchandise, however, the good news is there will be a merchandise tent at Cooly Rocks On. Be sure to keep an eye out for it while you’re at the festival 8-12 June 2022

The 2022 Festival Program and Map is now live! You can view it by downloading the official Cooly Rocks On Mobile App here.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to confirm the 2023 dates at this stage, however, an announcement will be made via our social channels towards the end of the festival on the Sunday. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!

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Show ‘N’ Shine tickets will go on sale in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest news, including when tickets for the 2023 Show ‘N’ Shine displays open, follow the official Cooly Rocks On Facebook page.

Entering your vehicle into the Saturday and Sunday Show ‘N’ Shine is $80 plus booking fee ($84.40). If you’re entering a motorcycle it is $60 plus booking fee ($64.00)

Entering your vehicle into the Thursday and Friday Early Bird Show ‘N’ Shine is $60 plus booking fee ($64.00).

Please note, tickets for the 2022 Show ‘N’ Shine displays have now closed. To stay up to date with the latest news, including when tickets for the 2023 Show ‘N’ Shine displays open, simply follow the official Cooly Rocks On Facebook page.

If you are a registered Club or Group within Australia and wish to participate in the 2023 Cooly Rocks On Festival, please complete the ‘Car Club Request Form’ HERE. Applications will close on Friday 6th January 2023 and all requests will be responded to by early February 2023.

Cooly Rocks On Show ‘N’ Shine Entrants will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive, limited edition 2022 Entrant t-shirt. The t-shirt can be pre-ordered online when booking your Show ‘N’ Shine ticket or can be purchased from the official merchandise facility at the Festival.

Please note, limited stock will be available at the Festival, therefore we recommend pre-ordering your t-shirt online to avoid disappointment. If you wish to purchase your t-shirt at the Festival, you will be required to present your 2022 Show ‘N’ Shine ticket at the official merchandise facility.

No! Your motor vehicle does not need to be road registered for the Show ‘N’ Shine display, however you are required to adhere to local legislation in respect to transporting it to and from the event.

If your motor requires transportation via truck or trailer, please notify the Cooly Rocks team via [email protected]

Yes, however in order to be situated next to your friend you will need to arrive to bump in at the same time as spaces will be allocated based on order of entry into the allocated zones. We recommend meeting up prior to arriving at the designated bump in locations.

Yes, if you’d like to transfer your ticket please contact us at [email protected] with your booking details and the details of the person who you wish to transfer to.

Yes! If you need to change the vehicle you are displaying, please email [email protected] with updated details including your name and new registration number.

Unfortunately, due to the concerns around patron safety, the Saturday Car Cruise and Sunday Street Parade will not take place at Cooly Rocks On 2022. We know that there may be a few people who are disappointed, but in order to create a safe environment at our festival we’ve had to make this tough decision.

There will still be plenty to see and do at Cooly Rocks On with the Show ‘N’ Shine, Car Runs, Kustomville, Markets, Pin-up Pageant and the ever popular Elvis Precinct taking place at the festival.

Tickets to our 2022 Car Runs are now closed.

To stay up to date with the latest news, including when tickets for the 2023 Car Runs open, follow the official Cooly Rocks On Facebook page.

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Yes, you’re able to enjoy live entertainment on all of the Cooly Rocks On outdoor stages and partnered venues for free. There are a few festival features that require you to purchase a ticket, these are feature shows within the Elvis Marquee, Harvest Moon Swingball and VIP After Party.

Our team are busy working away to create a star-studded lineup for 2023 that will have you movin’ and a shakin’. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team are working to have Artist Applications open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Yes, accessible seating is available for VIP Legends Pass Holders as well as Gold and Silver ticket holders. Those who require an accessible seat will receive a complimentary companion seat beside the accessible seat within the marquee (*Valid companion card must be shown during the festival). This will automatically be added at the time of booking.

The Elvis Marquee at Cooly Rocks On is a ticketed venue. The VIP Legends Pass is an optional enhancement we offer to those who wish to take their Cooly Rocks On experience to the next level. The VIP Legends Pass includes premium seating to all feature shows, meet and greets, an exclusive welcome party, access to the VIP after party, exclusive lunches and shows, The King-style gifts and merchandise, VIP beachfront bar, plus so much more.

Our team are working to have the VIP Legends Passes on sale in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Yes! We’re giving you the chance to secure your spot for each show with the introduction of Gold and Silver general admission tickets. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news, including when tickets go on sale, subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Seat Selection is exclusive to VIP Legends Pass Holders.

Gold and Silver tickets will be allocated based on best available at the time of purchase.

A confirmation email with your seat allocation will automatically be sent to the email address provided. If you haven’t received your confirmation email within 24 hours please check your Junk Mail, if you are still having issues please contact [email protected]

Yes! To ensure you don’t get stuck in the queue, please bring your printed ticket along with you or have it available on your phone.

Our team are working to have Applications for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

LIFESTYLE

Entry to watch the Cooly Rocks On Pin-up Pageant is free, seats will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Anyone! The Pin-up Pageant is all inclusive and we look forward to welcoming and showcasing Pin-ups from all walks of life!

Our team are working to have Applications for the Pin-up Pageant open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team are working to have Tickets for the Swing Ball on sale in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

The Harvest Moon Swing Ball is kid-friendly, however, tickets are required for all attendees in order to maintain numbers. We hope to see you there in June!

Applications

Our team are working to have Artist Applications open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team are working to have Applications for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team are working to have Show ‘N’ Shine tickets on sale in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news and find out when tickets go on sale, please subscribe to the Cooly Rocks On e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team are working to have Applications for the Pin-up Pageant open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Our team are working to have Vendor Applications open in early 2023. To stay up to date with the latest Cooly Rocks On news subscribe to the e-newsletter via our website and keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Covid-19

Cooly Rocks On will be guided by the requirements from the Queensland Government at the time of the festival.

As of 1AM AEST on 14 April 2022, the requirement to check-in and to be fully vaccinated in a range of venues and events has come to an end. This means under the current health directive, Cooly Rocks On attendees will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination at indoor venues including the Elvis Precinct that hosts feature shows, the Pin-up Pageant and Harvest Moon Swing Ball.

If at any point Queensland Government requirements change, we will update you via our Cooly Rocks On channels.

We are working to ensure that our Festival adheres to all Queensland Health COVID requirements. The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is our top priority.

Attendees will be encouraged to check-in using the Queensland Government mobile app, ‘Check In QLD’ this ensures we’re providing a COVID safe environment for not only our attendees but the wider community. Our team will continue to monitor the ever-changing environment and continue to provide updates via our website and social media channels should there be any changes to festival programming.

We plan on delivering Cooly Rocks On as you know and love it in 2022. We are working with Queensland Health to ensure that our festival complies with all COVID-19 requirements. If restrictions change that impact programming and the format of the event, an announcement will be made via our social media channels and website.

The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is always our top priority. We have been working with Queensland Health to ensure that our festival complies with all COVID-19 requirements so that we can welcome back our Cooly Rocks On family.

Ultimately the decision to book flights and accommodation is yours, however we recommend getting in sooner rather than later as accommodation in Coolangatta and surrounding Gold Coast is filling up fast. Check out where to stay on the Gold Coast here.

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 Festival will be out of our control. We will be sure to keep you informed on any modifications required to the programming or format of the Festival.

We plan to see Cooly Rocks On go ahead as we know and love it in 2022. 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 with respective businesses prior to making any bookings for this Festival, as any bookings made are at the discretion of the individual.

For any Cooly Rocks On tickets purchased you can refer to the refund section in our Terms and Conditions.

Show ‘N’ Shine Terms and Conditions
Vendor Terms and Conditions

We plan on delivering Cooly Rocks On as you know and love it in 2022. 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.

Currently at this point in time, we plan on delivering the festival as you know and love it in 2022.

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 have been working with Queensland Health to ensure our event complies with all COVID-19 requirements.

You can find the latest COVID restrictions and updates set by the Queensland Government here. 

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 beyond our control. To stay up to date with the latest COVID travel restrictions and updates in Queensland, click here. 

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 with social distancing requirements. Festival-goers will be encouraged to check-in using the ‘Check In QLD mobile app and reminded to socially distance as they move throughout the festival.