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Parkes Elvis Festival, 2020: Day one, celebrations commence

FESTIVAL FUN: The Parkes Elvis Festival has begun with thousands of people expected to flock to town.
FESTIVAL FUN: The Parkes Elvis Festival has begun with thousands of people expected to flock to town.

IT may have been more than 40 years since Elvis Presley left the building, but this week he's back.

This year's Parkes Elvis Festival kicked off on the King's birthday, January 8, and all we can say is be prepared to be entertained.

Parkes is ready and waiting to welcome an estimated 27,000 Elvis fans this week for the festival which runs until Sunday.

This year's theme is the 1966 Elvis film Frankie and Johnny, a classic Elvis hit where The King played a Mississippi riverboat performer with a weakness for gambling.

Now it's time to put on your Blue Suede Shoes, bring along your Hound Dog and strap yourself in for a jam-packed five-day program of events.

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This story Elvis is in the building, get your blue suede shoes ready first appeared on Western Magazine.