Cooly Rocks On started in 2011 and has grown to become Australia’s largest rock ‘n’ roll and nostalgia festival on the calendar! The festival is an action packed 5 days where Coolangatta transforms to celebrate the very best of the 50’s and 60’s.
It was a step back in time here at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel as hundreds piled in onto the dance floor in their best pin up attire and just outside our doors, custom and classic cars roared by in the streets.
From Thursday to Sunday we were packed to the brim with locals enjoying the best bands the festival had to offer! Kicking off with Issi Dye on Thursday all way through to Lock N Load late Sunday evening our Cooly locals did not take off their dancing shoes.
To top off the weekend, Sunday afternoon we hosted the annual Miss Rockabilly 2017 Pageant! The Pinup pageant finals were hosted by Bettie Butcher and judged by a panel including Miss Rockabilly 2016 and Madame Mason. Entrants were judged on categories including fashion, style and personality. It was the stunning Miss Rose D Luxe that took the crown stating ‘I am so grateful to be crowned Miss Rockabilly 2017 alongside our beautiful and ever vibrant running up. To all the ladies on stage, you were all amazing!’
Thank you to everyone that stopped by for a visit over the 4 day festival, we had an incredible time and are already counting down the days until next year’s event! Check out some of the highlights!