Kitting out for fun at wintersun

Thalia-Star Graham gets ready for Wintersun.
Thalia-Star Graham gets ready for Wintersun.

SHOPPER Thalia-Star Graham is ready to swing into Wintersun this Friday.

The 16-year-old was busy yesterday shopping up a storm to prepare for this year's annual festival of rock'n'roll nostalgia.

“I've been to Wintersun the last couple of years,” Ms Graham said.

“I always have a great time when I come along.”

Right in the heart of the festival is Coolangatta business Twentieth Century Antiques and Collectables, which is currently getting ready for one of the busiest seasons of the year with the rock 'n' roll rush.

Store owner Simon Koschel said vintage clothing has already begun flying out the door.

“Business started to pick up from late last week,” Mr Koschel said.

“We've noticed the increase in customers and it will only get bigger from now until the end of Wintersun. It's one of the busiest times of the year.

“There is no item in particular that sells specifically at this time of year; it's everything vintage but mostly the clothing.”

After deciding on what to wear, Ms Graham said she was looking forward to seeing the 1500 cars set to roar through Coolangatta.

“I really like the old-style cars, and that's a big part of the festival,” she said.

Wintersun begins this Friday and ends on Monday June 8.

It will be highlighted by a street parade, car cruise and a best-of concert to close the event. Wintersun has previously generated $20 million for the local economy.

The festival has been surrounded by controversy, with its organiser threatening to move the event elsewhere.

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