Rock on: Coolangatta Sands venue manager Mick Fabris, That Shop sales person Charne Louise and Connection Southern Gold Coast general manager Jim Wilson.
Rock on: Coolangatta Sands venue manager Mick Fabris, That Shop sales person Charne Louise and Connection Southern Gold Coast general manager Jim Wilson. Crystal Spencer

Wintersun replacement on the cards

WINTERSUN has finally set but the sun is just rising on the festival set to take its place.

The tentatively titled Cooly Rocks On was ferociously promoted during the rock 'n' roll nostalgia festival over the past two weeks in a bid to lure back the estimated 80,000 plus visitors to the region.

Banners in town and more than 52,000 flyers promoting the new festival were distributed to visitors to secure their business for next year.

Connecting Southern Gold Coast general manager Jim Wilson said he believed the new festival was well promoted during the final days of Wintersun.

“The flyers were all put out in traders and accommodation providers. We got some banners up on the street and we have the website going,” Mr Wilson said.

Mr Wilson said committee members were proactive during Wintersun in helping spread the word of the new festival.

“There was a lot of work being done during Wintersun,” he said.

“A lot of committee members were talking with dance classes and car clubs about coming back next year.”

Wintersun will be held in Port Macquarie next year after organisers signed a deal with the New South Wales Government.

It will now travel the state for at least the next three years.

It will be the first time in the event's 24-year history that it will be held outside its home in the twin towns.

Accommodation venues around the area are already reporting bookings for next year's event.

The new organisers are seeking feedback and a new festival name through website coolyrockson.com



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