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Estimated 75k rocked on in Cooly

Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde enjoying the street parade in an old Chevy convertible.
Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde enjoying the street parade in an old Chevy convertible. Blainey Woodham

ABYSMAL weather hasn't stopped rockers and rollers at Cooly Rocks On, with organisers estimating a 75,000-strong crowd.

Festival chair Gail O'Neill said while the weather discouraged locals, plenty of interstate guests braved the rain and wind.

"I met so many people from interstate, from Sydney, Perth, Adelaide," Ms O'Neill said.

"They still danced, they still rock'n'rolled, they still had a good time."

This is the second year for the festival, created after the former Wintersun packed up and moved to Port Macquarie, and the second year of poor weather.

"It is the second time we've had rain on the Sunday but the weather didn't stop the people," Ms O'Neill said.

"We moved the outdoor stages to indoor venues and they were absolutely packed.

"There really was a lot of people and a really good atmosphere."

Ms O'Neill said organisers were pleased to see interstate guests arriving earlier in the week than last year.

"We noticed the town was jumping from Tuesday," she said.

"Next year we want to start some of our ticketed events earlier in the week because the people are coming earlier and that's what they want.

Official attendance figures will be released later this week.

Plans to expand the festival with street closures over two weekends are still being explored but organisers say it won't happen in 2013.

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