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Cooly Rocks On 2019

05 June - 09 June
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Rock around the Clock at The Strand during Cooly Rocks On 2019!

Cooly Rocks On is coming to town from June 5 – 9, and The Strand at Coolangatta will be in the heart of the festival action, celebrating all things 50s, 60s and 70s.

Check out what’s on at The Strand over five spectacular days in Cooly.

The Rock On Dance Workshops will run from 9am to 4.15pm on Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June at the special dance space on Level 1 next to Pancake Diner. Featuring 6 teachers leading 18 sessions in a range of dance styles over three massive days, the lessons are just $10 for 1 hour. Rock around the clock with the ocean as your backdrop!

The Coolangatta Hotel will be hosting the Miss Rockabilly 2019 Pageant on Friday 7 June. Come and watch the 10 finalists strut their stuff at the Coolangatta Hotel Balcony for FREE from 6pm, then stay for The Memphis Suns playing from 8.30pm till late. 

Get creative with three vintage inspired art workshops at Level Up Studio + Gallery on Saturday 8 June.
  • Still life with a vintage twist
    Join artist Claire Hastings on a guided workshop in watercolour to create your own beautiful still life artwork. Learn basic techniques to make your own vintage inspired art piece. 10am to 11.15am
  • Draw the muscle car of your dreams
    You may not be able to own your own muscle car but you can certainly learn to draw one! Join artist Tim Try and learn some cool techniques to draw your own muscle. 11.30am to 1pm
  • Retro badge making
    Create your own bespoke badge with retro pics. 10am to 1pm

The Pacific Belles will be roving around The Strand on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 2pm, singing sweet tunes from the 1940s. Join Betty, Dot and Mabel as they take you on a journey back in time to re-live all your favourite classics.


Timezone Coolangatta’s annual Cooly Rocks On Pinball Challenge is also back – a one day only challenge on Sunday 9 June, with the winner scoring a Cooly Rocks On $100 Merchandise Pack. The competition is free to enter starting with qualifying rounds from 9.30am and finals from 1pm – 2.30pm. Second Prize is a Stern Pinball Original Translite and Third Prize is a BCC Cinemas Movie Pass for 2 people. Come along and join the fun at Timezone!

BCC Cinemas, Timezone and our Level 1 and Marine Parade restaurants will be rocking around the clock from early till late throughout the festival so there will never be a dull moment.    

Plus, the outdoor Griffith Street Stage presented by The Strand will be entertaining the crowds all weekend with FREE live music from the best Rock ‘n’ Roll, Swing and Rockabilly bands at this year’s Cooly Rocks On.

Find some Cooly Rocks On special offers from our retailers HERE.

See the full program HERE
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