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Cooly Rocked the QLD Tourism Awards winning Bronze for Best Major Festival and Event

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

The team behind Connecting Southern Gold Coast are celebrating after the ninth annual Cooly Rocks On Festival was named a Bronze winner of the Best Major Festival and Event in the state at the QLD Tourism Awards held Friday November 9 on the Sunshine Coast. ..

Dusk & Summer Tour Announced for Tweed in 2020

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Tweed’s Ebenezer Park will play host to a new music event in February 2020, as For The Love’s ‘Dusk & Summer’ tour lands in our region.   ..

Tourism Minister Releases Rocking Festival Impact

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, last week.   ..

SandTunes Festival Moved from Coolangatta to Carrara

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The two-day SandTunes Music Festival previously slated for Coolangatta Beach later this year has been moved to Metricon Stadium in Carrara following talks between the State Government and the promoter, TEG Dainty.  ..

Join SWELL Walks, Talks, Workshops and Masterclasses this September

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is just around the corner, from 13 – 22 September, 2019, and this year’s program is packed with walks, talks, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.   ..

Cooly Rocks On Calls for 2020 Artists

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2019

While the last ring of rock and roll has barely left town following the success of Cooly Rocks On 2019 in June, our festival team is already looking ahead to 2020 - celebrating the 10th year of our annual nostalgia festival from 3-7 June, 2020. ..

SandTunes Music Festival Announces Lineup

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

SandTunes Music Festival has announced its lineup of international superstars heading to our shores for the two-day festival to be held at Coolangatta Beach later this year on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, 2019.  ..

WATCH: Cooly Rocks On Official Sponsors Launch

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

On Wednesday 5 June, Cooly Rocks On 2019 held an opening night launch for official sponsors and VIPs at The Pink Hotel in Coolangatta.   ..

Local Business Invited to Have Say on Cooly Rocks On 2019

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Local businesses in Coolangatta and surrounds are invited to have their say on their experience during Cooly Rocks On 2019. ..

Registration Open for Kirra’s Beach Rugby Australia Festival

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Registration is now open for teams to apply for Australia’s 2nd annual International Beach Rugby Australia Festival from 6 – 8 September on Kirra Beach.  ..

Cooly Rocked On With Record Crowds

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Cooly Rocks On, June 5 to 9, took over the streets of Coolangatta with record crowds estimated at over 120,000 attending the retro festival over the five days. ..

Seniors Wanted for Gran Slam Project

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Feros Care is calling for participants aged 70 and over from the Southern Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region who are interested in learning how to write and perform slam poetry. ..

SandTunes is coming to Coolangatta in 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019

SandTunes Music Festival will hit Coolangatta Beach on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, 2019 with organisers on track to deliver a music festival that will showcase the beauty of the iconic Coolangatta Beach to the world and deliver significant economic benefit to the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

Cooly Ready to Rock

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This year, Cooly will rock with an incredible entertainment line-up as Cooly Rocks On returns from June 5 to 9, 2019.  ..

Applications Open for Buskers by the Creek

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019

Buskers by the Creek is returning to Currumbin’s Winders Park in 2019 and is calling for artists to apply for the annual event to be held from 19 – 20 October. ..

Bleach* Announces New Artistic Director and CEO

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019

The Board of Bleached Arts has announced the appointment of Rosie Dennis as the incoming Artistic Director and CEO where she will commence with Bleach* in June 2019 and present her first festival in April 2020. ..

Major Events from April to June on the Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

Over the next three months, the best surf, cinema, youth and cultural events take over our southern coastline from Currumbin to Coolangatta.  ..

Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival Returns in 2019

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival is returning in April, connecting people with real food on real farms. ..

Bleach* Returns to the Southern Gold Coast in April

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and culture festival, Bleach* is returning from 17 to 28 April, bigger and better than ever.
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Gold Coast Film Festival Brings Surf Films to Coolangatta

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast is part of the city wide Gold Coast Film Festival again with a film night inspired by the regions surf history and culture at Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday 14 April. ..

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