VINTAGE CARAVANS, CUSTOM CARS & ROCK N ROLL
For 25 years, the Wintersun Rock n roll Nostalgia festival thrived on the Gold and Tweed Coast, but unfortunately, it all came to an end in 2010. Now with this new event, caravan Lovers are full steam ahead with the great news that you can camp on site.
The original Wintersun Festival was all about custom and classic cars combined with some good old fashioned Rock N Roll. The festival spilt thought the streets and attracted thousands of enthusiasts who were entertained by live bands, street performers, dancing and street parades.
One of the original Wintersun Festivals in 2007
Since disbanding in 2010 several attempts have been made to revive Wintersun, with efforts in Port Macquarie and even Mildura in NSW considered as possible new venue. Cooly Rocks On was then introduced in 2011.
In 2017 however, local business man and mad keen enthusiast Steve Bowman of Aces & Eights Speed Shop had an idea to revive the Wintersun 2.0 Festival as close as they could to the original concept.
We wanted it to have a similar theme and feel to the original Wintersun Festivals.
So, with the help of Tayla Stephens, several close friends and other mad enthusiasts, they kicked off Wintersun 2.0 at the Murwillumbah Showground in NSW.
Wintersun 2.0 (2017 @ Murwillumbah)
And it was such a success that they are back again this year, but this time with the event spread over two weekends and at two different locations within the Tweed Shire.
Lots of Custom Cars on Display
The first weekend will focus on custom and classic cars including Hot Rods, Street Cars, Muscle Cars and Historic Cars. It will also extend to a range of vintage caravans including some unique tear drops and some unique caravans with homemade improvements making you think that it’s the 50’s again when you’re inside along with great entertainment and dancefloor. The second weekend will focus on a greater range of entertainment with the largest dance floor in South-East Queensland.
Beautiful Vintage Caravans on Display
Entertainment will be plentiful with some great headline acts including Little Stevie and the Tailfins, Colt Seavers, Hi-Boys, Cherry Divine, West Texas Crude and The Haymakers and many more.
Loads of Entertainment
There will be plenty of other entertainment including Markets, Gourmet Street Food, Retro Stalls, Auto Memorabilia and competitions including one for the best dressed representing any era up to the 1970’s.
Last Years Best Dressed
The event will be held over two weekends in June. The first at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds and the second at Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads, which runs as a compliment to Cooly Rocks On. For a full list of events check out the Wintersun 2.0 website.
Caravan & Camping
To fully enjoy the event, it is recommended to bring along your own caravan or tent. Being at the showgrounds, there are over 100 powered sites available
Campers will need to be in by Friday and not permitted out till after the event on Sunday. Full weekend sites are available for $140 and include camping and full access to all events.
Dates & Tickets
June 1st – 4th Murwillumbah Showground – Queensland Road, Murwillumbah, NSW
June 6th – 10th – Seagulls Club – Gollan Drive, Tweed Heads, NSW
FIRST WEEKEND 1st to 4th June 2018
General Admission: Adults – $10 per day at Murwillumbah Showgrounds or $15 per adult for two day available online ONLY| Children under 16 free
SECOND WEEKEND 7th to 10th June 2018
Seagulls Club Stardust shows with 3 acts each are $15 a night or $10 for Seagulls members. Please note members can only get their tickets from Seagulls Club reception.
Meet us there
Tickets are selling fast so if you want to attend and see some great vintage caravans and cars, we suggest getting your tickets now before they are sold out of camping spaces. And, keep an eye out for Free Range Camping, we will be at the Murwillumbah event all day and hosting some live Facebook Feeds.