Groovin The Moo is looking for local legends to get involved

This years Groovin the Moo (GTM) is looking for local legends to get involved for the 2016 festival. The festival wants to further engage local legends, artists, volunteers, providers, students, community groups, sporting clubs and much more to highlight each local regions talents.

This year holds even more  initiatives for locals to get involved and be part of the festival. One of the newest additions to the GTM Community Involvement Program is the Opportunities Exchange Program. GTM will be working with around 20 different organisations across our six regions to engage local youth from families experiencing hardship or disadvantage and youth who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk of homelessness by giving them the opportunity to experience and enjoy the festival.

As per usual, Triple J will be looking out for undiscovered talent as part of the Unearthed Groovin The Moo competition. To be eligible to win, musicians simply need to have their best tracks uploaded to www.triplejunearthed.com by February 28.

People who have a knack for photography are also encouraged to enter the Shoot The Moo competition. The winner will have the opportunity to shoot Twenty One Pilots and spend one on one time with GTM’s official tour photographer.

Ground Control is calling artists, graphic designers, students, professionals and hobbyists to enter into the Gym-Tee competition. This years brief is: it’s 3016 and revelers have been transported on a journey through space and time – 1000 years into the future. Your mission is to create a futuristic festival T-shirt that embraces the cosmic jive of outer space. Prizes include a $2000 JB HI FI gift cardEntries are now open and close on Sunday 13 March 2016. Check out www.facebook.com/GTMTEE or the COMPETITIONS page at www.gtm.net.au for further information and full terms and conditions.

Sister Cities Art Exhibition, which started in 2015, will return this year, showcasing the work of young and emerging artists. This years exhibition will present a series of posters inspired by the GTM Interstellar artwork theme. Entries will be open via the competitions page at www.gtm.net.au on Tuesday February 23 and will close on March 6.

Up and coming producers, beat makers, lyricists or songwriters are also being encouraged to apply for the Heaps Decent workshop. Applications open on Tuesday 1 March via the GTM competitions page and will close Thursday 31 March.

Work experience and short internships for youth are also back this year.

If you’re not looking to get involved in the behind the scenes, but rather just the fun, checkout the lineup and tour dates.

ALISON WONDERLAND – BOO SEEKA – BOY & BEAR – BRITISH INDIA – CLIENT LIAISON
DANNY BROWN (USA) – DRAPHT – DZ DEATHRAYS – EMMA LOUISE
GOLDEN FEATURES – HARTS – ILLY – IN HEARTS WAKE – MS MR (USA)
MUTEMATH (USA) – NGAIIRE – ODESZA (USA) – RATATAT (USA) – REMI – THE RUBENS
SAFIA – TWENTY ONE PILOTS (USA) – VALLIS ALPS – VIC MENSA (USA)
MARSHALLED BY THE MEETING TREE
WITH STUDIO HOSTS ALEX DYSON & DANNY CLAYTON
& TRIPLE J UNEARTHED, LOCAL AND EMERGING ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Groovin the Moo 2016 Tour Diary:

Sat 23 April – Maitland NSW
Maitland Showground
Blomfield St, Maitland NSW

Sun 24 April – Canberra ACT
University of Canberra
Kirinari St, Bruce ACT

Mon 25 April – Oakbank SA (ANZAC Day)
Oakbank Racecourse
Oakwood Road, Oakbank SA

Sat 30 April – Bendigo VIC
Bendigo’s Prince Of Wales Showground
42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC

Sun 1 May – Townsville QLD (QLD Long Weekend Monday Public Holiday)
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr & Murray Lyons Cres, Annandale QLD

Sat 7 May – Bunbury WA
Hay Park
(off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA

More details on the festival and community involvement programs can be found here or on the GTM Facebook.