Cooly Rocks On Festival 2023

Renowned as Australia’s largest nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On is a celebration of the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear.

One of four festivals produced by Major Events Gold Coast, Cooly Rocks On attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Coolangatta from right across Australia and overseas to enjoy some of the very best rockabilly, rock’n’roll, and tribute artists from around the world.

So much more than just the music, the festival offers a Pin-up Pageant, vintage markets and a strong motors element, with an impressive collection of vehicles on display in what is renowned as one of Australia’s best Show ‘N’ Shine displays. Festivalgoers can also wander through a Kustom Kulture precinct showcasing hot rods, kustom vehicles, lowbrow art, and partake in several Car Runs taking off from Coolangatta, allowing die-hard motor enthusiasts to convoy to various locations across the Gold Coast.

In a unique offering, Cooly Rocks On is one of only ten festivals held globally to host an official preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, an Elvis Presley Enterprises event, with the winner heading straight to Elvis Week, in Memphis, USA to represent Australia.

The hugely popular festival is a signature event in Queensland’s event calendar, held 7-11 June 2023.

For further information about the festival, including updates and programming, visit the Cooly Rocks On website.

Event Details


7-11 June, 2023


Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD, Australia

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