Groovin the Moo

March 06

Bendigo, your Commoonity Program is here!

At the heart of Groovin the Moo’s (GTM) festival philosophy is the desire to showcase andsupport communities and regions that are often those less travelled. GTM’s Community

Program has been developing organically each year and we’re thrilled to announce what we’ve

got in store for Bendigo in 2019.


LGBTQI+ Safe Space

In collaboration with Thorne Harbour Country our GTM favourite local creative Tara Kingston will be creating a pool party, including a bunch of retro pool toys for you to play with. Guest drag queens will be your lifeguards and style guides as you dig into the costume box and have a dip in between sets! Fuzz will be there as your head pool captain and overseeing all the fun. Come and have a dip and dance to beach tunes.

Local Artist Showcases

Kitiya Palaskas is a craft-based designer, author and speaker with a multi-disciplinary practice. She specialises in prop and installation design, content creation, styling, creative workshops and all things DIY! She focuses primarily on handmade techniques and traditional craft methods re-imagined in contemporary ways. Kit will be running a super fun DIY craft station all day at GTM Bendigo. For a $5 contribution you can get creative with felt and glue guns, customise your very own festival tote bag and know that your donation will be 100% given to a local charity. Look for the Creation Station on the day, and come get your craft on!

Local Fundraisers and Business Involvement

The Rotary Club of Bendigo Sandhurst

The club will be back again with a BBQ to raise funds for the amazing work they do in the local community.

The Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye

The club will be manning the carpark and collecting donations to support the many philanthropic causes they support locally.

Red Cross

The Red Cross will be hosting a vintage market stall with all proceeds going directly back into the work they do to support young people at risk around Australia.

Powder Pen

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

Work Experience

Our work experience groups for Bendigo include Collarts, Yo Events and Castlemaine College. All participants will gain experience in a range of areas including Artist Liaison, Event, Publicity, Production and festival bump in and bump out.


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