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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.  ..

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.    ..

Buskers by the Creek Talent Callout

Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2016

Buskers by the Creek organisers are calling for talented local musicians and performers to join the entertainment line up at this year's 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. ..

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.  ..

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.  ..

Second Annual Buskers Event Wraps Up

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Buskers by the Creek 2015 was another great success, held on 17 and 18 October at Winders Park, Currumbin. Thousands turned out to be entertained by the unique mix of bands, solo artists, street performers, acrobats, yoga classes, skydivers, fire twirling and more – all happening across the free two-day event.  
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New home for Bleached Arts Ltd

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

Bleach* Festival’s new parent company Bleached Arts Ltd has flown the coop, departing the CSGC offices in Tugun and moving into their new home at Station Street in Currumbin. It’s a positive for the Southern Gold Coast to continue to have the heart of the Festival based here and we look forward to seeing what’s in store for Bleach* 2016. ..

Kite Festival Wows Crowds at Kirra

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The first Gold Coast International Festival of Kites was held on September 26 – 27, with kites flying across the Gold Coast at Kirra, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. Locals and visitors on School Holidays turned out in droves to watch the spectacular kite displays and join in the kite flying fun. ..

New Kite Festival Ramps Up

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Alliance and Broadbeach Alliance have teamed up to create the Gold Coast’s first ever weekend of kite flying across the city on 26-27 September.  ..

Southern Gold Coast Takes Out Music Awards

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015


Two Southern Gold Coast entrants took out major awards at the Gold Coast Music Awards held in July. The inaugural Currumbin music event, Buskers by the Creek, won Live Music Event of the Year, and the Soundlounge at Currumbin RSL took out top spot for Live Music Venue of the Year.

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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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Bleach* Festival Opens in Style

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2015

The fourth annual Bleach* Festival has celebrated a fantastic opening weekend on the Southern Gold Coast with thousands gathering at free events across the region to marvel at the sights, sounds and tastes of Bleach* 2015. ..

Gold Coast Festival of Kites

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

CSGC is joining forces with Surfers Paradise Alliance and Broadbeach Alliance to create an annual ‘Gold Coast Festival of Kites’ next year. The entire coastline of the Gold Coast will become a kaleidoscope of colour during the festival, planned for September 2015. ..

Celebrate Gold Coast at Coolangatta

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The City of Gold Coast's 'Celebrate Gold Coast' festival was held on Sunday 28 September in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta. Crowds of people came out to enjoy the sunshine on the Southern Gold Coast, with headline act popular group “Sheppard” performing their #1 single "Geronimo"

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Bleach* Festival Transitioning to City in 2016

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

The overwhelming success of CSGC’s Bleach* Festival has paved the way for the festival to become the whole-of-city cultural event, with Bleach* transitioning to the City of Gold Coast after June 2015. ..

‘Those Guys’ Team up for Events

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With health and fitness playing a big part in the way of life on the Southern Gold Coast, this month our business feature is on Chris Van Hoot and Matt Judd, cofounders of ‘Those Guys Events’. Their passion for sport and adventure is bringing new events to the Southern Gold Coast that combine an active and healthy lifestyle with our picturesque natural landscape.  ..

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