STORY: "Oye, welcome to the 2022 Elvis Festival."
The Elvis Festival returned to Australia
for the first time in over two years
Location: Parkes, New South Wales
Thousands of Elvis impersonators and fans
shook and shimmied through the town
A special 'Elvis Express' train brought in attendees
[Len Connolly, Elvis impersonator]
"Ah, look, it's good, it's been a couple of years since we've been here so it's very good to be back and I'm happy to be back."
[Kingsley Rock, Elvis impersonator]
"I love it every time I come to Parkes. It's the only festival that the whole town is immersed in Elvis."
Business owners are happy the tourists are back
[Dave Chambers, Shop owner]
"Fantastic for the town, great to see people back and boosting the local economy. Plus getting back to a bit of normality as well. It's been a crazy world the last couple of years and it's good to see the festival back on track."
[Kristy Berry, Shop owner]
"We have missed it. Not only business-wise, but we've missed the people, we've missed the fun, we've missed the music."