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First ‘By The C’ Concert a Great Success

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Park came alive on Saturday 2 February as more than 6000 concert-goers rocked out at the first By The C. ..

Bleach* Farewell’s Louise Bezzina

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Louise Bezzina, the creator of Bleach*, The Gold Coast Festival, has announced her retirement from the iconic festival in May 2019 to take up the role of Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival. ..

By The C brings John Farnham to Coolangatta’s shores

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

By the C recently announced an additional concert to the calendar, coming to Coolangatta’s Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday 16 March, 2019.  ..

Artist Entries for SWELL 2019 Now Open

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

SWELL Sculpture Festival is calling for artists to apply for the 17th annual event to be held along Currumbin Beach from 13 – 22 September, 2019. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival delivers for the Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018

New data released shows the Gold Coast’s iconic Cooly Rocks On™ Festival generated more than $6 million for the local economy this year. ..

SWELL Award Winners Announced

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dion Parker and Andrew Cullen were announced as the winners of this year’s major Neumann Family SWELL Sculpture Award, taking top honours and $15,000 amongst a total prize pool of more than $25,000 at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. ..

SWELL Returns to Currumbin in September

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2018

Currumbin Beach will transform into an outdoor gallery this week as curated works to inspire and provoke will be on exhibition between 14 - 23 September at SWELL Sculpture Festival.  ..

Bleach* Takes Top Title for TIDE

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Our very own Bleach* Festival has been recognised as the best in the country, taking home the win for the Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production at the 18th Annual Helpmann Awards for the production of TIDE.  ..

Bleach* Festival Receives National Recognition

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Our very own Bleach* Festival has been recognised amongst the best in the country in the recently announced nominees of the 18th annual Helpmann Awards. ..

Cooly Rocked in 2018

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018

An estimated 115,000 festival-goers converged on Coolangatta for five days and nights from June 6 – 10, celebrating everything there is to love about the 50s, 60s and 70s during this year’s Cooly Rocks On™. ..

Miss Rockabilly 2018 Announced

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018

More than 130 people gathered at Coolangatta Sands Hotel on Friday 8 June for the judging of Miss Rockabilly at Cooly Rocks On™.  ..

Miss Cooly Rocks On™ 2018 Crowned

Posted on Friday, June 08, 2018

12 finalists took the stage on Thursday 7 June for the crowing of Miss Cooly Rocks On™, with Miss Ruby Alabaster taking away the top title.  ..

What’s On at Cooly Rocks On™ 2018

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018

The nostalgic festival celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ - bigger and better than ever, June 6 to 10, 2018. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ announces a rocking 2018 festival line up

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ will return bigger and better than ever from June 6 to 10, 2018. ..

Billy Cart Grand Prix Rolls into Cooly

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

A new event is hitting the streets at this year’s Cooly Rocks On™. The Billy Cart Grand Prix will see local school groups and enthusiasts from around the country slide down Boundary Street on Billy Carts over two big weekends in June.  ..

Volunteer at Cooly Rocks On™ 2018

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

Over 50 volunteers have registered to shake rattle and roll into Coolangatta for the annual Cooly Rocks On™ Festival in June. Several are Gameshaper volunteers who caught the ‘bug’ of event volunteering playing their part during the Commonwealth Games held across the city in April. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ is back in 2018

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ is returning to our seaside suburb from 6 – 10 June.  ..

Southern Gold Coast Welcomes Commonwealth Games

Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2018

As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games comes to town from 4 - 15 April, the Southern Gold Coast will play host to numerous events in some of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque settings; Coolangatta and Currumbin. ..

Gold Coast Film Festival Brings Dance Classics to Kirra

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018

From toe tapping to twirling and tango, Dance Classics at Kirra will bring two free dance filled films to Giltrap Park on 20 and 21 April. ..

Bleach* Returns Bigger and Better in 2018

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and culture festival, Bleach* is returning from 29 March to 15 April, bigger and better than ever.  ..

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