Elvis Presley may have ‘left the building’ four decades ago, but his spirit was alive and well at Sydney’s main station on Wednesday.
This, as hundreds of fans boarded trains to an outback festival celebrating their idol. Dressed in colourful sequined jumpsuits, blue suede shoes and having used copious amounts of hairspray – lookalikes sang and danced to hits belted out by tribute artists.
The revellers boarded the Elvis Express and Blue Suede Express at Central station – and headed to the small town of Parkes, west of Sydney.
Each year, Parks transforms into a haven for Elvis enthusiasts when it hosts a five-day tribute festival.
The Elvis Festival was first held in 1993 to coincide with the singer’s January 8th birthday and earned the town the name ‘Elvis Capital of Australia’.