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.
The 2023 Cooly Rocks On Festival Program & App can be found here!
Check it out now to start planning your festival experience.
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 numerous festival features that require you to purchase a ticket, these are: the Cooly Rocks On Moonlight Swing Dance, Beachside Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, Show ‘N’ Shine entry, the Car Runs, Elvis Marquee shows, The Elvis Karaoke After Party and the VIP Legends Pass.
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.
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 more accessibility information at Cooly Rocks On, click here.
Visit our Transport & Travel page to find information on how to get to and from Cooly Rocks On in 2023.
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.
Cooly Rocks On will have a merchandise tent at the festival. You can check out the festival map to see where it’s located!
At this stage, pre-orders will not be available for our merchandise, however, the good news is there will be a merchandise tent at the festival from 7-11 June 2023.
The 2023 Show ‘N’ Shine is open to vehicles manufactured prior to and including 1979, featuring classic cars, hot rods, customs, motorcycles and more.
Show ‘N’ Shine tickets for 2023 have sold out!
Unfortunately applications for Car Clubs and Groups have closed for Cooly Rocks On 2023. If you have any questions please contact our team on [email protected].
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 vehicle requires transportation via truck or trailer, please notify the Cooly Rocks On team via [email protected] so information can be shared regarding suitable trailer parking within the Coolangatta precinct.
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 need to change the vehicle you are displaying, please email [email protected] with updated details including your name and new registration number.
Prior to the event you will be sent a Show ‘N’ Shine Entrant manual via email that will detail all information you need to know about Cooly Rocks On including how to access your allocated zone.
Car Run tickets have closed for 2023.
We’re so excited to announce that the Saturday Night Car Cruise is back for Cooly Rocks On 2023 and the tickets are on sale now.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to facilitate the Street Parade due to safety concerns. Our team are working hard behind the scenes to look at opportunities that will enable this much-loved festival element to return and will be sure to let you know when this is possible.
For a full list of FAQs about Show ‘N’ Shine, click here.
Yes! You can check out artist performance times in the 2023 Festival Program.
To curate your own festival itinerary, download the official festival app on Apple Store or Google Play!
Yes, you’re able to enjoy live entertainment on all of the Cooly Rocks On outdoor stages and partnered venues for free.
The 2023 lineup has been announced! You can check out all the artists here.
Yes, the Elvis Marquee is wheelchair accessible and accessible + companion seating is available for VIP Legends Pass Holders and General Admission. 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 in the Elvis Marquee, marquee wait staff, exclusive international headliner meet and greets, VIP Legends goodie bags, exclusive events, and MORE throughout the festival.
If you don’t want to experience Cooly Rocks On like ‘The King’, you will still be able to experience a number of shows by purchasing General Admission tickets. You can see all of our ticketed experiences here.
The 2023 VIP Legends Passes have now sold out!
The 2023 VIP Legends Pass provides the ultimate Elvis inspired experience with premium seating, VIP drink service, access only international headliner meet and greets, VIP Legends goodie bags, exclusive events, and surprises throughout the festival. You can check out the full list of inclusions here.
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).
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! Please bring your printed ticket or have it available on your phone to collect your VIP Legends Pass goodie bag which will include a lanyard that will grant you access to all the VIP inclusions. Once you have the lanyard, you will not be required to bring your ticket to the festival each day.
Entry to watch the Cooly Rocks On Pin-up Pageant is free, seats will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
The 2023 Pin-up Pageant applications are now closed but we encourage and welcome Pin-ups from all walks of life to apply every year.
Tickets for the Cooly Rocks On Moonlight Swing Dance have sold out!
The Cooly Rocks On Moonlight Swing Dance is kid-friendly, however, tickets are required for all attendees in order to maintain numbers. We hope to see you there in June!
We sure do! The Beachside Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance is the latest addition to Cooly Rocks On that will be held on Sunday 11 June to wrap up this year’s festival.
Featuring artists like Shadoogie, The Rockafellas and Swingabilly Ray, your feet will be kept busy the entire night!
The Beachside Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance is an all-new event added to Cooly Rocks On and held on Sunday night, 11 June.
Featuring performances from all your rock ‘n’ roll favourites like Shadoogie, The Rockafellas and Swingabilly Ray, the dance is the perfect way to finish off another year of Cooly Rocks On.
The Beachside Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance is kid-friendly, however, tickets are required for all attendees in order to maintain numbers.
Artist applications for Cooly Rocks On 2023 have now closed.
Applications for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is now closed. Good luck to all entrants!
Applications for the Cooly Rocks On Pin-up Pageant are now closed.
Vendor applications are now closed for 2023.
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.