This weekend will be a rock ‘n’ roll heaven as the annual Wintersun festival reaches its peak.
This weekend will be a rock ‘n’ roll heaven as the annual Wintersun festival reaches its peak.

The art of enjoying Wintersun 2010

REV your engines and put on your best Elvis costume, this weekend will be a rock ‘n’ roll heaven as Wintersun reaches its peak.

Last year saw the return of the Wintersun Street Parade, and this year it will be even bigger and brighter.

There will be lots of new attractions including a 50’s swimwear fashion parade on today and tomorrow. Visiting artists include Max Grundy and James Owen from America, who together with Australia’ own Tiki artist Marcus Thorn will perform their original works.

A 50s cake-bake will be a fun challenge for the girls (or boys).

In past year’s, Wintersun has been a feast for shoppers, and this year will be no different.

A huge range of car, clothing and collectable goods sourced from around the world will be available from the Retro Nostalgia Stalls that are open in Queen Elizabeth Park for the remainder of the weekend. Additional stalls will be open today and tomorrow in Goodwin Park, Coolangatta selling everything from clothing, stickers and souvenirs, to vintage music, auto parts and festival merchandise.

There will also be a number of van sites selling licensed gear and car accessories.

In addition, traditional arts and crafts markets will operate in a separate area today and tomorrow.

After a couple of years break, festival organisers were delighted to put the Wintersun Street Parade back on last year, and it is now in its second year on the new and spectacular route.

The parade of floats, bands and fun is on today starting in North Kirra at 9.45am and will be travelling along Marine Parade to Greenmount, Coolangatta, and is expected to arrive by 10am.

The hot rod, classic and custom car cruises in the parks and streets of Coolangatta will include about 1500 cars on show all day today and tomorrow.

There will be loads of live entertainment in the parks and streets of Coolangatta as almost 80 bands and performers bring back the tunes of the 60s.

Live Bands will be playing in Kirra, and the Kirra area offers the best and safest viewing points for the Daily News 2010 Wintersun Street Parade.

What ever takes your fancy this long weekend, make sure you check everything out to gain a true Wintersun experience.



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