Celebrating 31 years of rock 'n' roll aboard the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express
Elvis Presley impersonators and fans have kicked off their annual pilgrimage, decked out in their own King-themed costumes on their way to one of the biggest Elvis festivals in the world.
The seven-hour journey is a celebration aboard the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express (PDF, 86.83 KB) as fans prepare to take part in a five-day festival dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll.
Around 250 passengers, many of them dressed in outfits including sequined suits and iconic aviator sunglasses, are travelling from Sydney’s Central Station to the 2024 Parkes Elvis Festival in the state’s central west.
This festival, which runs until Sunday 14 January, is expected to attract more than 25,000 fans. This year’s theme is ‘Jailhouse Rock’.
It’s estimated that the multi-award-winning event brings around $15 million to the central-west region each year, with all accommodation fully booked in Parkes and flow-on bookings in surrounding towns.