Cooly rock­ing on!

Tweed Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - Steve Vi­vian steve.vi­vian@tweed­dai­lynews.com.au

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:

Lo­ca­tion shift

The festival precinct has moved from Kirra Point through to the Jack Evans Boat Harbour due to restora­tion works at Queen Eliz­a­beth Park.

Pedes­trian malls

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.

Street pa­rade

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.

PHOTO: SCOTT POWICK

VA-VA-VOOM: The beau­ti­ful Madame La Vie in retro style for Cooly Rocks On at Coolan­gatta.

PHOTO: SCOTT POWICK

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.

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