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Groovin' the Moo is a festival with a great premise: hold a big festival in a rural area to benefit the locals AND encourage tourism. Sponsored by Australia's number one (in my opinion anyway) radio station, Triple J, Groovin' the Moo brings big(ish) names to people who might not otherwise be able to afford a festival.
Let's get one thing straight, festivals in Australia are EXPENSIVE. I'd hazard a guess that they are some of the most expensive in the world and definitely one of the most expensive things you can do in this country (barring big touristy things like skydive or tours). Groovin' the Moo is definitely on the low end, costwise, of these events which can be upwards of AU$300. Yes they are awesome, but if you live far away from the big cities, tickets PLUS accommodation PLUS whatever you eat/drink on the day can easily start adding up to over $500.
So.... GTM! It hits WA only once a year in the town of Bunbury, 200km south of Perth (which is itself not exactly close to anywhere else...) and this year my friends and I are driving down to Bunbury to join in the FUN!
Line up 2011:
Architecture in Helsinki
Art vs. Science
The Aston Shuffle
Boy and Bear
..and more of course but these are the ones I really wanna see!
For more intfo on GTM or some other festivals, head to abc.net.au/triplej
Hope this was useful and/or enjoyable... and rest assured, pictures will come!!