ELVIS diehard fan Les Garth is rocking and rolling his way into this year’s Wintersun.
ELVIS diehard fan Les Garth is rocking and rolling his way into this year’s Wintersun.

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ELVIS Presley look-alike Les Garth doesn't just dress up for Wintersun.

The 43-year-old dons the colourful suits, the side burns and the slick hairdo of the King of Rock 'n' Roll even on the occasional trip to the sup- ermarkets. And he never minds a photo with diehard fans.

“I dress up whenever I feel like it. I've done it when I'm just ducking down to the shops,” the Palm Beach resident said.

“I do it because I love it. I've had people try to snap a shot of me out their car window as I've walked across the street.

“I'm always happy to pose for a photo. I've been a fan of Elvis my whole life.”

Mr Garth was spotted in Griffith Street, Coolangatta yesterday taking a happy snap with some fans in the lead-up to his sixth Wintersun. He said he is looking forward to next weekend when the nostalgia festival transforms Coolangatta and Tweed Heads into 50s-60s music heaven.

“I just came down today to check out the beginning. There is not much happening yet, but I will be back in my white Elvis clothes with some leis for the main weekend,” Mr Garth said.

Festival director Barry McNamara said it's been another tough year organising the annual event

“It's been hard to organise, but this is where the work pays off,” Mr McNamara said.

Wintersun officially kicked off last night with a shindig at the Seagulls Lounge and will run until Monday June 8.

Highlights

• Grand opening at Seagulls Auditorium at 7.30pm tonight.

• Wintersun Street Parade in Coolangatta at 9.45am next Saturday.

• Rock 'n' Roll church service at Lanham Street Anglican Church at 9am.

• Best of Wintersun Concert at Seagulls at 9.30am on Monday June 8.



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