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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. ..

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.  ..

Cooly Rocks On™ Pinball Challenge Champs

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

12 finalists put their flipper and combo skills to the test at the Cooly Rocks On™ Pinball Challenge on Sunday 10 June.  ..

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.  ..

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. ..

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