Parkes all shook up for King-sized fun | Photos

THE King isn’t dead – he’s just moved to Parkes.

That’s the take from Queensland visitors Robyne Cuerel and Trevor Turner, who have rolled in to find the joint wall-to-wall with sequined jumpsuits and questionable wigs. 

The first-time Elvis Festival attendees said the enthusiasm and hospitality from locals had made it easy to slip into character.

“I certainly wasn’t a tragic, but when I put on my wig and big sunnies people down the street would call out to you – ‘Hey! Priscilla!”, Ms Cuerel said. 

“It is totally saturated in everything Elvis. There are songs played everywhere, Elvises gigging everywhere. It’s great.

“You can’t help but get into the spirit.”

Held over five days from Wednesday, January 11 to Sunday, January 15, the 25th annual Parkes Elvis Festival features more than 120 free and ticketed events, shows, concerts and competitions.


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