Ready, set, go for Wintersun
WINTERSUN'S big weekend kicks off this morning with the return of the street parade and plenty of festivities foreveryone's tastes.
Hot rods, floats, bands and dancers will fill the street with colour and music along Marine Parade from 9.45am in the popular Wintersun street parade which will start at North Kirra and wind its way to the Coolangatta end of Marine Parade.
Rock 'n' roll music will be played on more than 10 stages in the Marine Parade and Griffith Street area from 9am.
Bands include Last Chance, Old 45's, Atomic Cruisers, The Fuelers, Atomic HiTones, No Brakes and The Firebirds.
Rock 'n' roll band At The Hop have played at various venues this week and will appear on Stage 5 in Marine Parade at 9.40am today.
Lead vocalist Dave Greville said the whole concept of Wintersun was great.
“We love to come and see the other great bands,” Mr Greville said.
“We've met so many people here at Wintersun and we're looking forward to the big weekend.
“The week has been really fun.”
At The Hop have been selected for the Best Of Wintersun Concert which will be at Seagulls on Monday, starting at 9.30am.
The Best Of Concert showcases the 12 best bands of Wintersun in a non-stop rock 'n' roll show.
Mr Greville said it was exciting to be in the selection of the best bands that played at Wintersun this year.
Rock 'n' roll teacher Renee Iken from Melbourne said yesterday she was looking forward to the Wintersun weekend.
“I love everything about Wintersun - the cars, the style and everything are so great,” Ms Iken said.
“I love the music in the streets, the dancing and the car cruises.”
Ms Iken said she teaches rock 'n' roll dancing in Melbourne and loves to watch the dancing at Wintersun, but she would also love to own one of the old cars.
Other highlights this weekend are free shows:
- Good Rockin' Daddys at Greenmount Surf Club tonight at 6.30pm
- At The Hop at Coolangatta Bowls Club at 7pm
- Dean Vegas at Tweed Heads Bowls Club at 7.30pm.
Tomorrow morning a rock 'n' roll church service will be held at the Anglican Church on the corner of Lanham and Dutton Streets in Coolan- gatta.
Bands will play from 9.30am tomorrow on the stages in Griffith Street and Marine Parade.