Inaugural ELVIS FESTIVAL
Thu 28 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2012
The King is coming to Kincumber with the Central Coast's inaugural Elvis Festival taking place from 28th June to the 1st July.
The festival will be held at the Kincumber Hotel and will feature a free performance by Australia's No.1 Elvis tribute artist, a "Show and Shine" Car Show, Elvis Karaoke and an Elvis Idol singing competition. A highlight of the festival will be a performance by Australia's current No.1 Elvis tribute act, Damien Mullin from Melbourne.
The Elvis Forever show is free and starts at 8pm on Saturday 30th June. Mullin recently claimed the "Ultimate Elvis" crown and will head to the USA to represent Australia at Graceland’s, competing against 35 Elvis acts from around the world in August. The Ultimate Elvis competition is the only event of its type sanctioned by the Presley family - before all that takes place, he will be bringing his show to the Central Coast for the first time.
The Elvis Forever show is a 2 hour musical journey and a fantastic portrayal of Elvis with Mullin wearing the jumpsuits, singing with the big voice and confidently oozing the charisma that made Elvis Presley such a worldwide phenomenon.
A "Show and Shine" Car Show will be held on Sunday 1st July from 10am to 2pm. It is expected that over 80 cars will be on display on the day. Several Central Coast classic car and hot rod clubs will be taking part and cars will be competing for $500 cash prize money in various categories including Best Car in Show and Public Choice.
For those fans who love singing an Elvis tune or two, you haven't been forgotten. On the Thursday night it will be Elvis Karaoke, with great prizes on offer for the Best Dressed Elvis or Priscilla. Come Sunday afternoon, the Coast's best Elvis impersonators will be strutting their stuff with the aim of being declared the Central Coast first Elvis Idol. There is certainly no shortage of songs to pick either, with a song bank of over 150 Elvis songs to choose from. Aside from the Elvis Idol winner, there will be prizes for the Best Female Elvis and Best Junior Elvis.
For further details about entering either the Elvis Idol or the Show and Shine, see the hotel's website www.kincumberpub.com.au
Thursday 28th: Elvis Karaoke - 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Saturday 30th: Elvis Forever Tribute Show - 8pm, Free.
Sunday 1st: Show and Shine Car Show - 10am to 2pm; Elvis Idol - 2pm to 5pm