At the core of Groovin’s philosophy is bringing people together as one big community. Or as we like to call it, comooooonity. We’re thrilled to announce what we’ve got in store for Wayville in 2023.
Ink Pot Arts will be back again in 2023. In previous years they have been responsible for coordinating the Adelaide Hills Ukulele Group to serenade the audience with acoustic uke covers of songs by GTM artists and organising the Welcome Wagon of stilt walkers dressed as cows armed with positive, party safe messaging. This year they have taken our artwork and are creating a program that will provide innovative entertainment and eye-catching photo opportunities.
Five Four Entertainment will be bringing together a bunch of other industry legends to run a one-day workshop for emerging DJs. They will be invited to spend time with a DJ to cover to basics of mixing, programs to get started, and then following on with information on branding and approaching media. Keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page for more information.
Graffin the Moo
As per previous years, two days before show day, Mount Barker High School will descend onto the festival site to spray paint their designs onto the scrim adding that extra pop of colour! Adam from Cold Krush Gallery will again be at the helm, facilitating the program and mentoring the students.
LGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces
Roll on up and pull-in to a one-stop Pridestop! The Pridestop is the best place in town to stock up and refuel for all things fabulous. GTM festival-goers can grab a park and browse the range of facilities with everything, from knitting, drag performers and more! You never know what to expect in this fabulous space!
Local Artist Showcases
GTM’s Hilltown stage is a space dedicated to local artists and DJs, all handled by local stage managers. GTM works with local promoters to program this stage, which historically has gone off and is an absolute highlight for locals and visitors alike.
Bridgewater Soccer Club will be running a BBQ fundraiser at this year’s festival, raising funds for their upcoming calendar of sporting events.
Returning in 2023, 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 Sonder Hair. A portion of proceeds from the Powder Pen will go back to a charity of their choice.
Students from the Generations Team at Onkaparinga Youth will be return to assist with the smooth running of the signing tent.
Ticket Exchange Program
GTM will be operating a ticket exchange program that will see a number of tickets set aside for disadvantaged youth who are being supported by The Salvation Army and residing at Muggy’s Accommodation. Muggy’s is a service that provides medium to long term accommodation for young people aged 16-18 who are under the Guardianship of the Minister and have experienced multiple previous placements. We are proud to partner with Muggy’s for 2023.
Welcome to Country
Proud Kaurna & Ngarrindjeri man Isaac Hannam will be performing a traditional Welcome to Country. GTM continues to work towards making the festival a more inclusive space for the Aboriginal youth community in and around Adelaide.
Work Experience, Internships and Volunteer Placement
Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia. They are dedicated to delivering projects for the benefit of the South Australian music industry, including contemporary music workshops and training programs in schools, and advising and consulting SA artists and practitioners. Music SA students will be participating in Groovin the Moo’s work experience program and will be working alongside experienced team members to gain hands on experience working in a festival environment. As per previous years they will be working across multiple departments, from event management to artist liaison.
TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider. TAFE SA deliver job-focused training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at locations across the state. Their focus on practical, hands-on skills and experience makes for a great partner for Groovin the Moo and our work experience program.
This year Flinders University students have also been offered the opportunity to gain hands-on skills and experience through work experience at Groovin the Moo 2023. Flinders University offer a specialised degree in tourism and event development and planning.