Join the Groovin the Moo Commooooonity

Join the Groovin the Moo Commooooonity
GTM’s National Community Program is here!

If Groovin the Moo (GTM) was a hotel, it would have vacancies for anyone and everyone, all the time. This philosophy is something that is at the heart of GTM’s Community Program, which strives to involve as many elements as possible from each of the communities and regions that it visits every year.

We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a bunch of our most beloved community initiatives to all six regions in 2019. These range from work experience for budding festival lovers, to programs for disadvantaged youth, from opportunities for local artists to showcase their wares, to chill out spaces and pop up parties.

Here’s an overview of the National Community Program for 2019;

GTM x HEAPS GAY
The legends at HEAPS GAY started a few years ago as a series of parties for LGBTQI+ kids and their friends and has since become a regular party starter for anyone who wants to have fun and support good causes. Over the years, HEAPS GAY have been popping up at various GTM events with their inclusive space, the Milk Bar. This year they’ll bring their glitter, good vibes, classic tunes and country drag to Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury.

LGBTQI+ Safe Spaces
Wayville, Bendigo and Townsville will be gaining their own inclusive spaces too – think Motel pool parties and dress ups with drag queens. There’ll be something fantastically fun for everyone.

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Photo by Joseph Mayers
Local Artist Showcases
Each GTM will showcase the talent on offer from the local art community providing something for everyone – from stilt walkers in Wayville, to MYO tote bags in Bendigo and artwork throughout every festival site, from the front gate entry to pop up Hotel/Motels. There’s a huge range of local legends who will lend a hand to literally make our festival sites a piece of art!

Powder Pen
Returning nationally in 2019 GTM’s Powder Pen will keep you looking festival fresh around the country! For a small donation, you can get a quick hair and make-up “zjoosh” thanks to local beauty, barbershop and hairdressing salons. A portion of proceeds from the Powder Pen will go back to the charity of the salons’ choice.

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Photo by Perry McLaughlin
Ticket Exchange Program
GTM will be working with over 10 organisations across the country to engage local youth from families who are experiencing hardship, are at risk or are disengaged. Invitations will be sent out to these local support groups, encouraging local youth to head along to GTM to experience a fun day of music festivities with their peers.

Traditional Dance and Language Workshops
Immediately following the Welcome to Country ceremonies, traditional dance and language workshops will take place on the outdoor stages at each GTM. This is an opportunity to learn the movements and language of the traditional custodians of each region that GTM visits.

Work Experience
From humble beginnings at our first GTM (Gloucester, NSW in 2005), where students from the local TAFE campuses were invited to gain insight and lend a hand with all things Moo, we now involve 18 education facilities around the country. These include high schools, tertiary institutions and community groups from each region and those who sign up can gain experience in a range of areas including Artist Liaison, Event, Production, Publicity and festival bump in and bump out.

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Photo by James Simpson
For specific details on groups and businesses heading to your local GTM, please click on your relevant region below;

Wayville | Maitland | Canberra | Bendigo | Townsville | Bunbury

Check out the GTM 2018 Community Program highlights
WHO THE MOO IS BESSY?
The cow is out of the paddock (and into the office)! Say hello to the newest addition to the GTM team, Bessy! She’s loud, proud, full of sass and is your go to for everything you need to know about GTM 2019. She’ll be working 24/7 and is just moognificent. Head to GTM’s Facebook Messenger and start chatting to her by hitting the ‘Get Started’ button, thanks to Travel Insurance Direct.

There’ll be heaps more news coming via our socials including details of how you can get involved with your nearest GTM like our Shoot the Moo and Film the Moo competitions.

IMPORTANT TICKETING INFORMATION
Moshtix is the only official online ticketing outlet. We urge you to double check you are purchasing from Moshtix only, and not a third-party ticketing website (such as ViaGoGo, Gumtree, eBay etc). We cannot confirm the legitimacy of any tickets purchased via a third-party ticketing outlet and don’t want to see our genuine GTM fans scammed out of their money.

To save you from any extra stress, ensure you already have a Moshtix account (and you know your username and password!) and if not, then don’t forget to sign up for an account in the next few days.

If you are purchasing on behalf of your friends, make sure you have everyone’s full name and date of birth ready to go – double check these! If you need to reissue a ticket for the incorrect spelling or DOB, there is a $10 reissue fee, so make sure it’s correct to start with!

We also have a few official ticketing outlets in each region so if you’re keen for a face to face transaction, head to the Info page on our website.

GTM is a licensed all ages event.

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GROOVIN THE MOO 2019 TOUR DIARY

Wayville, SA
Friday 26 April (School Holidays)
Adelaide Showground
Wayville, SA
TICKETS

Maitland, NSW – SOLD OUT
Saturday 27 April
Maitland Showground
Maitland, NSW

Canberra, ACT – SOLD OUT
Sunday 28 April
Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPiC)
Mitchell, ACT

Bendigo, VIC – SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 May
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
Bendigo, VIC

Townsville, QLD
Sunday 5 May (Long Weekend)
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Annandale, QLD
TICKETS

Bunbury, WA
Saturday 11 May
Hay Park
Bunbury, WA
TICKETS

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