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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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Cooly Rocks On™ Wraps Up

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Cooly Rocks On™ has swept through town for another year, bringing record crowds and a fantastic festival atmosphere to the region during the traditionally quiet month of June.   ..

La Costa Rocks with Retro Street Party

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In the spirit of Cooly Rocks On, retro-themed La Costa Motel at Bilinga is hosting its own Retro Beachside Street Party on Sunday 31 May to celebrate the opening weekend of the country’s biggest nostalgia festival taking over the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

Cooly Rocks On Seeks New Festival Manager

Posted on Friday, May 08, 2015

Festival Manager – Cooly Rocks On™

Cooly Rocks On™ is Australia’s foremost nostalgia festival of the 50’s and 60’s, staged in the borders towns of Coolangatta/Tweed Heads, late May/early June (over a 10 day period).

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CSGC and Destination Tweed Sign Historic MOU

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

This month, CSGC and Destination Tweed, the marketing and economic development body equivalent to promote businesses south of the border, signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding, committing to cooperative marketing efforts to benefit the entire region. ..

Cooly ROCKED!

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you were anywhere near Coolangatta for the first 10 days of June – you couldn’t have missed Cooly Rocks On. 2014 was the biggest event in the 4 years that Cooly Rocks On has been running, and the streets and hotels of Coolangatta were absolutely packed with visitors reveling in the 50s and 60s festival. ..

Cooly Rocks On Update

Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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