This year, Cooly will rock with an incredible entertainment line-up featuring headline artist direct from Los Angeles, California, Marcel Riesco who has toured world-wide with his blend of Roy Orbison inspired music paired with the best Rock’n Roll of the 50’s and 60’s.
Joining the impressive entertainment line-up are Australian rock’ n ‘roll icon Tony Worsley & the fabulous Blue Jays, crowd favourite A Tribute to The Delltones and the powerful sounds the sounds of The Sonics. There is a huge cast of rock ‘n’ roll & rockabilly bands, and performers including the legendary Dennis Knight, and Cooly Rocks On™ Ambassador, Issi Dye.
There is so much to savour at Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 with cars, live music, dance displays, parades and markets, all set on stages, streets, parks and venues within iconic Coolangatta.
Live entertainment will rock continually delivering Rock’n Roll, Swing and Rockabilly from the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s and of course, the dance floors will be pumping. There will be roving entertainment, feature markets and food vendors activated in a beachside event site.
More than 500 cars will display in what is the most beautiful and iconic location for a Show’n Shine anywhere in Australia. There are more car clubs participating than ever before and will underpin the classic culture. Show’n Shine cars can be manufactured up to 1979 which incorporates the heady days of the ultimate muscle car era blending perfectly with the colourful classics.
With the support of sponsor, Shannons, seven times Bathurst winner and V8 Supercar Hall of Fame Inductee, Jim Richards will again appear as Grand Marshal of the ever popular Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade and will appear at Cooly Rocks On™ for meet and greets.
2019 will see the 60th anniversary of the humble Goggomobil, and there will be special celebrations for the iconic and much loved ‘mini-mobile’.
Whilst there always are so many new pieces to Cooly Rocks On™, all the favourite elements are still there cementing the festival as a signature event in Queensland.
Car Cruises, the Cooly Rocks On ™ Street Parade, Poodles and Pugs Parade, sky diving displays, market stalls and food vendors are all prominent features of the 2019 program.
Miss Cooly Rocks On™ and Miss Rockabilly contests are a pillar of the festival and in 2019, organisers will introduce a People’s Choice Award.
CEO of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Peter Doggett says that what is in store for 2019 is incredibly exciting.
“We listen to our festival goers and are proud that this year we can deliver the best jam-packed celebration of cars and culture to date.”
He adds “The extension in the 70’s only adds to our audience’s experience, and what we are assembling will certainly makes us a not-to-be missed festival. What makes Cooly Rocks On™ so special is our incredible beachside location and you can stay right in the heart of the action!”
In 2018, Cooly Rocks On™ generated more than $6 million for the local economy this year luring more than 110,000 people and generating over 34,000 visitor nights which was a major boost for the local tourism industry.
Cooly Rocks On™ is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live In Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019.
Expressions of interest are open for stallholders and applications will open very soon to be part of the army of volunteers who bring the event to life.
There are more reasons than ever before to mark your diary – June 5 to 9, 2019, and taste and feel the best the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s has to offer with Cooly Rocks On™.