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Event:Cooly Rocks On Festival [QLD]
Venue:Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Event Date:09-06-2018
Time:8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 Cooly Rocks On Festival
Marine parade - Coolangatta
09 June, 2018 - 10 June, 2018 (08:00 AM - 11:00 PM)

SHANNONS SUPER RIG WILL BE BACK IN MARINE PARADE FOR 2018. The newly refurbished Shannons Super Rig will be in place from Wednesday 6th June until Sunday 10th June.

Saturday and Sunday will see the street close off once again to house 1000's of pre 1978 classic cars.

Shannons Ambassador Jim Richards (- 7 time Bathurst Winner and V8 super car hall of Fame legend) will join the Shannons crew along with Touring car masters display cars. Shannons staff will be on hand to offer you a Quote on your special car or Home. All quotes taken at the Super Rig at COOLY ROCKS ON will go into a draw to win a HOT LAP with Jim Richards at Qld Raceway 

Cooly Rocks On - is back in 2018! 

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On bigger and better than ever, June 6 to 10, 2018 and it is all completely free. 

No longer simply a nostalgia festival celebrating the 50s and 60s era, from 2018, Cooly Rocks On will become immersed in cars and culture up to and including the defining elements of the 70s. 

There is so much to savour at Cooly Rocks On 2018 with a host of incredible enhancements and changes, making the event even more enticing such as cars, period specific race cars, live music, dance displays, parades and markets, all set on stages, streets, parks and venues within the iconic Coolangatta and Tweed. 

One of the key features of 2018 is the traditional festival heart, Queen Elizabeth Park, will not be available as it is being seconded as a main Commonwealth Games venue and wont be ready for use for our event. 

With this change comes four entertainment stages in a similar footprint being Greenmount Beach, Warner Street, Dutton Street and an activation at Jack Evans Boat Harbour. 

Live entertainment will rock continually delivering Rockn Roll, Swing and Rockabilly from the 50s 60s and early 70s, and of course, the dance floors will be pumping! There will be kids carnivals, feature markets and food vendors activated in an event site that is all within walking distance. 

The culture will ooze from every corner with roving entertainment adding to the festival atmosphere and an open-air cinema showing epic 60s and 70s cult classics. 

Cars underpin the classic culture and from this year, the cars displayed can be manufactured up to 1978 which now incorporates the heady days of the ultimate muscle car era; the Holden Monaro, the XY GT Falcon, the XU1 Torana and the Trans Am bringing the streets to life with memories of 40 years ago and beyond. 

For the first time ever, there will be a Touring Car Masters display featuring race cars from the 60s and 70s when household names Bond, Moffat and Beachy all tamed the Bathurst mountain. 

The Sandman Jamboree delivers the best of our beach culture of old with a Holden Sandman beachside display fringing a weekend of longboard surfing competitions and live music. There is also Bugs by the Beach, with the brightest and most incredible VWs assembled. 

Adding to the must-see program is the world first release of never before seen restoration and build-ups of custom cars and hot rods, the ultimate big boys toys for the car enthusiast. 

General Manager, Events at Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Matt Cousins says that what is in store for 2018 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 70s only adds to our audiences 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, you can stay right in the heart of the action, everything is within walking distance and proudly, it is all completely free to attend! 

Whilst there 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 Street Parade, Poodle and Pug Parade, Miss Cooly Rocks On and Miss Rockabilly pageants, sky diving displays, fireworks, market stalls and food vendors are all prominent features of the 2018 program. 

There are more reasons than ever before to mark your diary June 6 to 10, 2018, and taste and feel the best the 50s 60s and 70s has to offer with Cooly Rocks On. 

Head to for all the information. 

Want to be part of Cooly Rocks On2018? Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for car entry details, vendor applications and entertainment expressions of interest. 


Established in 2011, Cooly Rocks On has evolved to become Australias premier rockn roll and nostalgia festival celebrating cars and culture of the 50s, 60s and 70s and a signature event on Queensland and Australias event calendar.

From June 6 to 10, 2018, the annual five-day festival is set within a combination of outdoor stages, venues, streets and parks of the beachside streetscape of iconic Coolangatta.

The highlight of Cooly Rocks On is undoubtedly the destination; the spectacular beaches, the relaxed and friendly hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere for which the Southern Gold Coast is renowned.

In 2018, everyone's favourite events will be back including the rock n roll, rockabilly and swing artists and entertainment, dance displays, workshops and championships, Poodle & Pug Parade, Retro Markets, Miss Cooly Rocks On, Miss Rockabilly and the signature Street Parade. 

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