Australian enthusiasts of Elvis Presley put on their blue suede shoes for the 25th annual Parkes Elvis Festival.
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Elvis Presley tribute craftsman Jake Rowley from Nederland, Texas is reflected in the 1950's period-style shades of a fan. For five days toward the beginning of January, "the King of Rock and Roll" lives on in this festival for goodness' sake Elvis, including a tribute challenge, a Miss Priscilla carbon copy rivalry, a parade and function supper, and even a restoration of pledges service managed by Elvis himself. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Amateur rugby players from the 'Blue Suede Shoes' group, wearing Elvis Presley suits, play out a haka before their rugby union amusement against the Reddy Teddies. This year, the notable celebration is themed after Elvis' exemplary 1964 film "Viva Las Vegas", with fans wearing not just rhinestone-studded jumpsuits and their best wigs, additionally sequins and plumes, as buskers engage the group. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Amateur rugby players wear Elvis suits as they play a diversion between the Blue Suede Shoes and the Reddy Teddies. Parkes' populace inflatables to twofold its size amid the celebrations, with coordinators expecting in the vicinity of 25,000 and 30,000 individuals to go to in 2017, however the idea was not generally invited by local people. REUTERS/Jason Reed
An beginner rugby player dressed as Elvis Presley drinks from the Memphis Mug trophy after the match between the Blue Suede Shoes and the Reddy Teddies. "I think there was somewhat of a recoil figure truly with a great many people, including myself", said Parkes neighborhood and retiree Bob Bokeyar. "In any case, I think we have come to love Elvis and love the celebration throughout the years." REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute craftsman Stephen Fletcher puts on eye make-up in the mirror before contending in a singing challenge. Initially held in 1993, the celebration was the brainchild of a couple Bob and Anne Steel, who then claimed the Gracelands eatery in this tranquil town in New South Wales. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute craftsman Stephen Fletcher holds his guitar backstage before contending in a singing challenge. January was thought to be the best time for the celebration as it harmonized with Presley's birthday on January 8. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute craftsman Brendon Chase from New Zealand hones his lurches in the changing area before contending in a singing challenge. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley fans move in the group of onlookers amid an execution while Elvis tribute artist Pete Storm from London performs in front of an audience. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute entertainer Pete Storm from London performs in front of an audience. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute entertainer Pete Storm from London gives a scarf to an individual from the gathering of people amid his show. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute entertainer Pete Storm from London sings in front of an audience. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute craftsman Stuart Vieyra gets a kiss from an individual from the group of onlookers in the wake of making the last eight hopefuls in a singing rivalry. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute craftsman Pete Storm from London, dressed as 1970's Elvis. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis impersonators with plastic hair and curiously large shades arrive. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Al "Alvis" Gersbach, the official envoy of the 25th yearly Parkes Elvis Festival, strolls through town with his Elvis belt clasp. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute craftsmen Pete Storm (L) from England and Jake Rowley (R) from the United States touch base close by Elvis fan Graham Lawrence (C) from Australia's Gold Coast at the Parkes Observatory radio telescope. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Amateur rugby players from the Blue Suede Shoes and Reddy Teddies groups land at a neighborhood field in Elvis Presley suits before their yearly match. REUTERS/Jason Reed
A life-estimate cardboard set pattern of Elvis Presley is imagined over the counter in a pie shop in Parkes. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Elvis Presley tribute entertainer Pete Storm from London moves in front of an audience amid the 25th yearly Parkes Elvis Festival in the rustic Australian town of Parkes, west of Sydney. Elvis may have left the building right around 40 years back, yet he and a few clones have quite recently touched base on a prepare chugging into Parkes railroad station from Sydney, denoting the begin of the 25th Parkes Elvis Festival in the southeastern Australian town.