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Groovin The Moo 2012

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Since its inaugural festival in Bunbury three years ago the GTM franchise has become one of the most hyped music festivals on every calendar year. The 100% rural festival brings in big name local and international acts to country towns for a feel-good day of country air and musical prowess.
Vampire Weekend at GTM 2010

Originally an Indie music stronghold, this year sees GTM staging arguably the most diverse range of music amongst all Australian festivals. Names such as Big Scary, San Sisco and Matt Corby stay true to the festival's Independent roots whilst Hilltop Hoods, Parkway Drive and Public Enemy add a whole new range of flavours to the electric atmosphere.

GTM is a 15 and over licensed event but due to the rural setting it is rare to see any under 17s turn up. Whilst most festivals end up in the news for drug ODs, brawls and excessive alcohol GTM has the most pleasant, laid back and down to earth crowd amongst all the major festivals. There is no angst or aggression on show, just pure unadulterated country love.

Will Bluejuice climb the scaffolding again this year?


The best way to experience GTM is to stay down south for the weekend. If you can find a place in Bunvegas, well done. Otherwise, there are bus services running from many of the major rural towns including Mandurah. Camping out under the stars really adds a special touch to the weekend - getting yourself reconnected with the simple life, and just slowing down the pace for a while is fantastic.

At only $100 GTM provides very good bang for your buck. Food
Hay Park in Bunbury
and drink around Bunno is also very cheap, so you won't end the weekend needing to sell body parts to survive. Tickets are not sold out yet, but usually sell out within the week before the festival. This year GTM is being held at Hay Park on Saturday 19th of May. For any lovers of Southbound, fine festivals and good music GTM 2012 is a must do.

For more info go to the official GTM website.
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Why? Country love and great music
When: Saturday 19th May
Where: Bunvegas
Cost: $100
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