Knitting circles, crafternoons,
teepees and more!
GTM’s National Community Program is here
If Groovin the Moo (GTM) had to identify as an item in a homewares store, it would undoubtedly be a handmade patchwork quilt. One made up from facets of each of the communities and regions that it visits each year. A physical representation of said quilt is GTM’s Community Program, which continues to grow organically year on year.
We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a bunch of our most beloved community initiatives to all six regions in 2018. These range from work experience for budding festival lovers, to opportunities for local artists to showcase their wares, from chill out spaces to programs for disadvantaged youth.
Here’s an overview of our Community Program for 2018;
The Maker Station
The Maker Station is a free service where GTM ticket holders can get involved with some craft under the guidance of local artists and DIY experts at each show. The Station will be situated near the Universal Store Phone Charging Tent and each region will provide unique fun offerings from repurposed milk bottle water holders to DIY magazines to body painting and heaps more!
GTM x HEAPS GAY
The legends at HEAPS GAY started a few years ago as a series of parties for LGBTIQ+ kids and their friends and has since become a regular party starter in the Sydney scene for anyone who wants to have fun and support good causes. Last year, our gr8 m8s created the super fun safe space The HEAPS GAY Milk Bar at GTM Canberra. This year, not only will the Milk Bar return to Canberra, it will also be spreading its glitter, good vibes, classic tunes and country drag to Maitland and Bunbury too.
Crafternoon Community Workshops
Tying in with our DIY-craft theme this year, we’ve been working with local community groups around the country who are in the process of creating handmade masterpieces that will come to life at our events. The brilliantly named Sgt. Peppers Homely Arts Club have been busy knitting together squares that will cover the fence lines at our Wayville show. Townsville’s Umbrella Arts Studio are building giant teepees to create some shady respite from the sun and there’s much more being created around the country at this very moment.
Returning nationally in 2018 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.
Shoot the Moo and Film the Moo!
GTM works with Warner Music Australia to give local, budding content creators the opportunity to shoot a Warner Music artist from the pit at Groovin the Moo. This year, we’re thrilled to have international band Portugal. The Man on board.
Shoot the Moo (STM) is now in its 5th year and we’re pleased to introduce a brand-new initiative for 2018, Film the Moo (FTM). Judges will select one STM and one FTM winner from each region who will receive;
Two x Udder Mayhem tickets for them and a friend to their local show
A tour of the GTM site
A meet and greet with the band, Portugal. The Man
A GTM merch pack
The STM winner will get;
One photo pass, with access to the photo pit for Portugal. The Man for the first 3 songs
One-on-one time with Portugal. The Man’s photographer Maclay Heriot to receive some tips
The FTM winner will get;
One video pass, with access to the photo pit for Portugal. The Man for the first 3 songs
One-on-one time with GTM’s touring videographer, Pat Rohl to receive some tips
The winners from each region will have their footage used in a video edit for Portugal. The Man, edited by GTM’s touring videographer.
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 homeless. 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.
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.
For specific details on groups and businesses heading to your local GTM, please click on your relevant region below;
triple j Unearthed
Like last year and plenty of years before that, triple j are on the lookout for one artist from each GTM region to add to the 2018 lineup. Past winners include legends like SAFIA, Coda Conduct and Timberwolf and we can’t wait to uncover more gems this year. The competition is open now and all you need to do is have your best tunes up on the triple j Unearthed website by midnight this Sunday 25 February. For more info, head here!
Tickets are available online via www.gtm.net.au or www.moshtix.com.au, by phoning 1300 GET TIX (438 849), or at local outlets (visit our website for a full list of outlets in your area).
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.
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 $6 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.
GROOVIN THE MOO 2018 TOUR DIARY
Friday 27 April (School Holidays)
Entry via Leader Street, Wayville, SA
Maitland, NSW – SOLD OUT
Saturday 28 April
Blomfield St, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 29 April
University of Canberra
Kirinari St, Bruce, ACT
Bendigo, VIC – SOLD OUT
Saturday 5 May
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
42-72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 6 May (Long Weekend)
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr and Murray Lyons Cres, Annandale, QLD
Saturday 12 May
(off) Parade Road, Bunbury, WA
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