Cooly Rocks On, is a festival held each year, spread over the 2 towns of Tweed and Coolangatta and lasting for 5 days from the 7th-11th June 2017, to celebrate everything from the 50’s and 60’s. The festival has over 1300 custom classic cars and hot rods that line the Gold Coast beachfront for the must see Show’n’Shine. Almost every vintage car you could imagine is on display so be sure to bring your camera.
With music to transport you back to the time where rock and roll was born, there are live concerts, busker showcases, dance workshops, rockabilly, swing bands, carnival rides and roller skating you might even get to witness a flash mob dance show so have your dancing shoes ready.
At Cooly Rocks On there are vintage stalls filled with clothes, brick-a-brack, antiques and cuisine. With so much to see, do and eat you are bound to make some great memories at this friendly festival.
The Coolangatta cinema’s Birch Carroll & Coyle have special screenings of the 1969 movie The Italian Job starring Michael Caine and Benny Hill, the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd or swoon over Natalie Wood and James Dean in the classic 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause.
If the drive-in movies are more your scene, you can snuggle up with your partner and see Elvis on the big screen in Jailhouse Rock, or bop along in your seats to Jersey Boys.
The streets are shut down and the stages combined for a massive festival experience with shows, competitions and don’t forget the beachfront parade, with floats, cars, vans and bikes the atmosphere is electric with tens of thousands of onlookers lining the streets.
The Miss Cooly Rocks On pageant is an annual tradition where you can witness the ultimate 50’s and 60’s glamour where 12 beauties compete for the coveted crown, as well as a trip for 2 to Singapore flying Scoot.
With so much to see and do, book your accommodation and call us to organise your hire car from Economy Rental Cars and get your blue suede shoes tapping all the way to Cooly Rocks On from the 7th-11th June 2017.
For more information on Cooly Rocks On festival 2017 head to their website https://www.coolyrockson.com/