One of the key features that separates the annual Groovin the Moo festival from many other music events of its kind, is the way it engages with local communities. In fact, this might be part of the reason that the festival continues to thrive while others fall by the wayside.

When Groovin the Moo rolls into Oakbank on ANZAC Day this year, there will be a great deal of involvement from the Adelaide Hills community. This will include:

Mt Barker RSL: working with the festival to ensure that the ANZAC spirit is involved in the event.

Adelaide Hills Vocational College: creating street art with the GTM Scrim Art Project.

The Hut Community Centre in Aldgate: delivering a BBQ to patrons and raising money to support important community services.

The Adelaide Hills Ukulele Group: performing songs at the gate from artists on this year’s line up.

Ink Pot Arts: the local arts collective who will also be at the Oakbank Main Gate entry with their stilt walkers and circus performers, ensuring everyone feels welcome.

Local Artists Tania Kunze and Rebecca Prince: mentoring 12 young artists from the area throughout a series of four workshops to design a poster reflecting the 2016 theme Interstellar (check out the GTM website for competition details).

Music SA, Adelaide Hills Vocational College and Mt Barker High School: participating in the 2016 GTM Work Experience Program for Youth, designed to give a taste of practical experience to students studying Events, Arts and Music.

West Thebarton Brothel Party

In addition to this, the festival will showcase a number of exciting South Australian music acts alongside the national and international talent, including:

  • A.B Originals (Briggs and Trials)
  • Grenadiers
  • L.K McKay
  • West Thebarton Brothel Party

The Oakbank event will also use local beverage partner, Cobbley’s Cider Co, crafted locally in the Adelaide Hills by a prominent wine maker.

So, while Groovin the Moo is a national touring event, there will be a strong local flavour to festivities when it arrives in Oakbank on 25th April, making for a truly unique festival.

Ticket details can be found here.

Pictures supplied.