Cooly rocking on!
IT’S that time of year again!
The June long weekend is synonymous with everything nostalgia, from the cars of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s to the music and fashion of the era. The highlight of the festival is always the big parade, which begins at 9.30am this morning.
IT’S back to the future again this long weekend at the Cooly Rocks On festival.
This year the nostalgia festival has embraced an evolution of sorts, as organisers have introduced 1970s cars to Cooly Rocks On for the first time.
The ’70s were a pretty crazy time and craziness is indeed about to hit Cooly, with 85,000 people expected to flock to the festival in the next couple of days.
Before you head down, here are a few things to bear in mind:
The festival precinct has moved from Kirra Point through to the Jack Evans Boat Harbour due to restoration works at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Marine Pde and Griffith St will become pedestrian malls during Cooly Rocks On, with classic car displays and live music by rock’n’roll, rockabilly and swing artists.
The parade on Saturday will pass along 2km of beachfront from Chalk St from 9.30am. Hot rods will roll through the streets of Cooly from 6-7pm and 7.45-8.45pm, with firework displays in between.
VA-VA-VOOM: The beautiful Madame La Vie in retro style for Cooly Rocks On at Coolangatta.
OODLES OF POODLES: Don’t miss the Poodles and Pugs Parade from 10am on Sunday at Cooly Rocks On. Pugs will make their debut in the line-up as dogs and owners dress up in retro gear, with many prizes on offer.