Well’a, bless my soul, let’s get ready to rock’n’roll — Parkes Elvis™ Festival is back! From Wednesday 9 January — Sunday 13 January 2019, over 26,000 people will shake, rattle and roll into Parkes, NSW for the biggest tribute to The KingTM in the Southern Hemisphere.
The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival program is filled to the brim with more than 150 unique Elvis-themed events that are sure to get you all shook up. The program includes much loved events; the headline Feature Concert Series, Northparkes Mines Street Parade, Renewal of Vows Ceremony, free ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage Entertainment, Elvis Gospel Service, as well as a host of new programming designed to get revellers on their feet and shaking their hips.
Starting out as a small get together between like-minded Elvis fans in 1993, the Festival has grown today into an international renowned phenomenon, endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
This year’s Festival theme is All Shook Up, celebrating Elvis' iconic song and all things '50s. Released in March 1957, All Shook Up quickly topped several American charts and became certified double-platinum and an instant jukebox hit. Dust off the pompadour wigs, shine those blue suede shoes, and get ready to rock and roll at this celebration of all things '50s!
The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival will see the country’s best up and coming Elvis Tribute Artists converge on NSW’s Central West for five days of incredible live music. The preliminary round of the international Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest also returns in 2019, with leading Elvis tribute artists from Australia and abroad battling it out at Parkes Leagues Club. Officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc, the winner will represent Parkes in the Semi Final round of the 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, USA, during Elvis Week in August.