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IT’S HERE! THE 2021 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…the 2021 Cooly Rocks On line up has been announced! Get ready to shake, rattle and roll at Australia’s largest Rock ‘n’ Roll and nostalgia festival to a rockin’ line up of rockabilly, swing and rock ‘n’ roll artists from across the country.  This year’s festival will feature top…

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Cooly Rocks On welcomes Indian Motorcycle
Cooly Rocks On welcomes back Indian Motorcycle to our 2021 Festival as a Major Partner

The last time Indian Motorcycle was at Cooly Rocks On was June 2019. Sadly due to Covid-19 our 2020 festival was cancelled but in 2021 Indian will be back bigger than ever with their multi-story Indian Motorcycle HQ and a full range of Indian Motorcycles on display and we could not be more delighted. Indian…

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Cooly Rocks On welcomes the spirit of VIVA in 2021

Australia’s largest Rock ‘n’ Roll and nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On will return to the stunning Coolangatta beachfront in June and will welcome the spirit of VIVA Surfers Paradise with five days of Elvis activity to be added into an already bursting program, bringing ‘The King’ to Cooly. So get ready for a colourful explosion of sound…

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Cooly Rocked the QLD Tourism Awards winning Bronze for Best Major Festival and Event

The team behind Connecting Southern Gold Coast are celebrating after the ninth annual Cooly Rocks On Festival was named a Bronze winner of the Best Major Festival and Event in the state at the QLD Tourism Awards held Friday November 9 on the Sunshine Coast. Setting record numbers from June 5 to 9 this year,…

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Cooly Rocks On music to tourism industry’s ears

The Southern Gold Coast’s annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, in August. More than 120,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On this year – generating nearly $7 million for the Gold…

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Relive the best moments with Shannons at Cooly Rocks On 2019

On June 5 – 9, Coolangatta came alive for Cooly Rocks On 2019, Australia’s favourite nostalgia festival celebrating the 50s, 60s and 70s. Hundreds of custom, classic cars and hot rods packed the streets for the highlight of Cooly Rocks On – the Show ‘n’ Shine. With every vintage and classic, make and model imaginable,…

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Cooly Rocked On with Record Crowds

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Cooly Rocks On, June 5 to 9, took over the streets of Coolangatta with record crowds of over 120,000 attending the retro festival over the five days. This year, Cooly featured an incredible entertainment line-up of Rock’n Roll, Rockabilly and Swing mixed with a schedule…

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Top events not to miss at Cooly Rocks On 2019

From cars to dancing, pageants, live music and vintage inspired fun, there is so much to see and do at Cooly Rocks On 2019! There are more reasons than ever before to get yourself to Cooly for five fantastic days and fun-filled nights, so check out our guide to some of the top events happening…

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What’s On at the Venues

As well as the free outdoor stages at Cooly Rocks On, our Venue Partners will be rocking with an amazing line-up of musical entertainment from the afternoon to late in the evening. When the sun goes down, there is no shortage of great local pubs and clubs around the region to keep the good times…

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Shannons Brings Cars and Legends to Cooly

Celebrate the history of the Racing Mustang and our legends of the track at the Shannons Hub during Cooly Rocks On. At Cooly you’ll be able to see the 1978 Porsche 911 driven by Jim Richards in the Shannons Classic Rallye at Targa Tasmania this year. Check out the video below. You’ll also find an incredible Classic 1964…

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Introducing our GROW BOLD Festival Ambassador!

Cooly Rocks On™ and Feros Care have announced the first ever GROW BOLD Festival Ambassador! The winner is… Rachaelle La Belle! Proving you can live your BOLDEST life no matter what age, Rachaelle has entered her first Pin Up contest at 50 and is a finalist in this year’s Miss Rockabilly Pageant! As the GROW…

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Castrol Celebrates 100 Years in 2019

The world’s leading lubricants brand, Castrol, will be rocking on with us in 2019 as a Major Partner at this year’s Cooly Rocks On. The manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils and greases to the automotive, industrial, marine and aviation industries will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2019. Established on 1 July 1919…

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Are you our Grow Bold Festival Ambassador?

Cooly Rocks On™ and Feros Care are looking for the first ever GROW BOLD Festival Ambassador! If you’re coming to Cooly from June 5 – 9, enter the competition to WIN the title of GROW BOLD Ambassador and follow all the major events across the 2019 Festival: Bust out your best moves at the Rock ‘n’…

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Cooly Rocks On™ takes over the Southern Gold Coast in 2019

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ is back from June 5 to 9, 2019 with a completely free daytime line up. No longer simply a nostalgia festival celebrating the 50’s and 60s era, Cooly Rocks On™ is now immersed in cars and culture up to and…

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Cooly Rocks On™ Festival delivers for the Gold Coast

New data released today shows the Gold Coast’s iconic Cooly Rocks On™ Festival generated more than $6 million for the local economy this year. Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the event proved the importance of major events in supporting the Gold Coast’s tourism economy. “Cooly Rocks On™ lured more than 110,000 people…

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