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Cooly Rocked in 2017

Posted on Monday, July 03, 2017

An estimated 85,000 festival-goers converged on Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed for five days and nights from June 7 – 11, celebrating everything there is to love about the 50s and 60s during this year’s Cooly Rocks On™. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ Gives Buskers a Chance to Shine

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to shake, rattle and roll alongside the nation’s best rock, rockabilly and swing performers? ..

Pinball Challenge Returns to Cooly Rocks On™

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Cooly Rocks On™ Pinball Challenge will make a return in 2017 from 9:30am – 3:00pm on Sunday 11 June, as the best in the country test their flipper and combo skills over one massive day. ..

CSGC Welcomes Major Sponsors to Cooly Rocks On™

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Australia’s coolest 50s and 60s Nostalgia Festival, Cooly Rocks On™ is just around the corner, kicking off from 7 - 11 June, 2017, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of the festival’s major sponsors.   ..

Flashback to Win a Trip to Cooly Rocks On™ 2017

Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Remember the good old days of the 50s and 60s? Feros Care are providing the opportunity for two people to win a trip to Cooly Rocks On™ 2017 by sharing their memories of the golden era on Facebook. Local businesses can get behind the competition by joining the fun.  ..

Cooly Gets Set to Shake, Rattle ‘N Roll

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2017

Get ready to rock – Cooly Rocks On 2017 has officially launched with a new look and a new website in the lead up to the annual June festival. This year, Cooly Rocks On will feature everyone’s favourite events jam packed into five days of non-stop, free daytime entertainment from June 7 – 11.  ..

Cooly Rocks On Survey Winner Announced

Posted on Friday, September 09, 2016

The survey prize for Cooly Rocks On 2016 has now been announced. The winner was Q. McLeod from Brisbane, who has won 2 tickets to Singapore flying Scoot. ..

Rotary Dishes up Big for Cooly Crowd

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016

A huge supporter of our Southern Gold Coast events, the Rotary Club of Currumbin Coolangatta and Tweed was once again on hand at June's Cooly Rocks On festival - and they've reported some incredible statistics around the consumption of food.  ..

CSGC Profile: Fergus and Victoria Sillar, Earth n Sea

Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2016

As a much-loved local institution, Earth n Sea has recently been through the biggest evolution in the restaurant’s 23-year history. With expanded all-day dining and swish new digs under the recent $80M Sanbano development, owners Fergus and Victoria Sillar have transformed the restaurant while remaining true to the original Earth n Sea philosophy.  ..

International Headliner Soaks up Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2016

It’s always a pleasure to host our Cooly Rocks On international headliners on the Southern Gold Coast. This year, Canadian Hal Bruce – regarded as the best Beatles solo artist in the world – was able to enjoy plenty of our spectacular winter weather and visit a few of our local attractions with his wife, Lynne. ..

Cooly Rocked with Bumper Festival Crowds

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

The Southern Gold Coast’s biggest annual festival, Cooly Rocks On, swept through town for 10 days in June, attracting crowds of more than 95,000 people from all over the country to our region to celebrate everything 50s and 60s.  ..

Scenic Flights Take Off Again for Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Helicopter joy flights will again be on offer at the year’s Cooly Rocks On Festival, thanks to local operator, ABC Heli. The popular activity has now been running for three years, taking off from the groyne at Kirra. This year you’ll be able to get a birds eye view of the action and scenic beauty of the Southern Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday on both weekends of the Festival.    ..

Busking Auditions to be Held for Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Friday, May 06, 2016

The Southern Gold Coast's busking trial has now commenced to support existing festival and events in the region with quality, on-street entertainment. ..

Di Cartmill Appointed Deputy Chair of Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

La Costa Motel owner, Di Cartmill, has been elected to the position of Deputy Chair of Cooly Rocks On after Cr Gail O’Neill stepped down from the position following her recent election to Council. The appointment was made at the Festival’s April Board Meeting, with all stakeholders welcoming Di to the position. ..

Busking Sites Approved in Trial for Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

Busking will now be approved at certain sites across the Southern Gold Coast to support existing festivals and events, with a trial commencing in May. The approved sites in Coolangatta and Tugun will allow buskers with the required Council permits to perform on-street entertainment only during major festivals and events. ..

Entertainment Lines Up for Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

The Southern Gold Coast’s biggest festival is just around the corner, hitting Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed from June 3 – 13. Whether it is music, cars or family fun, there is no shortage of events and entertainment to suit all ages.  ..

Currumbin RSL CEO Anne Stovin Appointed CSGC Interim Chair

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2016

Currumbin RSL CEO, Anne Stovin, has taken on the role of Interim Chair of Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) effective 1 April, 2016. ..

Changing of the Guard for Division 14

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Division 14 has a new Councillor-Elect following the Local Government elections on March 19, Gail O'Neill. Gail will be a well-known face to many in the southern business community particularly as President of the Southern Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Cooly Rocks On. To be gazetted on Tuesday, 5 April, Gail moves into her role as the elected representative to replace outgoing Councillor, Chris Robbins.  ..

New Committee for Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cooly Rocks On has elected a new Management Committee to carry the Festival forward in 2016 and beyond. Outgoing Chair Gail O’Neill has handed over the reins to Jimmy Maxwell, however Gail will continue as Vice Chair. An all new executive has been elected and several new members have joined the committee.  ..

Cooly Rocks On With New Festival Manager

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Phil Villiers, former Destination Tweed CEO, has been appointed as the new Festival Manager for Cooly Rocks On, effective from early July. 

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