June 14, 2011

Cooly Rocks On

Gold Coast News "Cooly Rocks On organisers are riding their wave of success to the beach and want to woo surfing into their nostalgia festival on the Gold Coast for next year." by Nikki Todd

'''We really want to tap into the old surf culture in the next few years,'' festival president Steve Archdeacon said yesterday.

'''This is what this town was grown on and continues to grow on with the modern surfing with Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson and the like.

'''We're hoping to stage a big area at Kirra next year with the old-fashioned Kombis and the woodies and the surf, rock 'n' roll on the beach and the Gidget theme.''

'Organisers estimated up to 90,000 people poured into the streets of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads over the course of the 10-day festival which ended yesterday, bringing a smile to traders otherwise hard hit by the Coast's ongoing economic crisis.'

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