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Relive the Retro: Cooly Rocks On 2024

June 07
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Coolangatta’s annual Cooly Rocks On festival returned this May, bringing with it the timeless charm of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This iconic event, held from 5th – 9th June, transformed the picturesque beachfront into a vibrant celebration of all things vintage.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Cooly Rocks On is more than just a festival; it’s an immersive experience that transports visitors back to the golden eras of rock ‘n’ roll. With an array of classic cars, vintage caravans, retro markets, and live music, the event showcases the best of yesteryear, attracting enthusiasts from all over the country.

Highlights of the Festival

Classic Car Show One of the main attractions is the impressive display of over 1,000 classic cars. From hot rods to muscle cars, the streets of Coolangatta were lined with meticulously restored vehicles, offering a nostalgic journey for car aficionados and casual onlookers alike.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Offs Dance competitions and spontaneous dance-offs were a staple throughout the event. Participants, dressed in their best 50s and 60s attire, showcased their rockabilly moves, adding to the lively and energetic atmosphere.

Live Music and Entertainment The festival featured numerous stages with live performances from rock ‘n’ roll bands, tribute acts, and solo artists. The music ranged from rockabilly and swing to classic rock, keeping the crowds entertained and the dance floors packed.

Retro Markets and Food Stalls Vintage lovers enjoyed browsing through the retro markets, which offered everything from antique furniture and clothing to vinyl records and nostalgic memorabilia. Food stalls served a variety of delicious treats, including classic diner fare and modern twists on old favorites.

Pin-up Pageant A highlight of the festival was the Miss Cooly Rocks On Pin-up Pageant, where contestants showcased their vintage fashion and charm. This event celebrated the elegance and style of the era, with participants embodying the spirit of the 50s and 60s.

Family Fun and Activities

Cooly Rocks On isn’t just for adults; it’s a family-friendly event with plenty of activities for kids. From carnival rides and face painting to interactive workshops, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Looking Ahead

Cooly Rocks On continues to grow in popularity, drawing larger crowds each year. It’s not just a festival; it’s a community celebration that brings people together to relive the past and create new memories. As we look forward to this year’s event, the excitement and anticipation are already building.

Mark your calendars for this year and get ready to step back in time at Cooly Rocks On, where the past is always present, and the good times never end.

For more information on Cooly Rocks On, visit their official website.

Stay tuned for updates and see you at Cooly Rocks On festival!


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