Monday, 13 May 2019
The City of Bunbury in conjunction with Cattleyard Promotions have this week announced that the iconic Groovin the Moo concert will return to Bunbury for the next five years.
The agreement to continue to host the event in Bunbury is a huge positive for concert-goers in WA as well as the City of Bunbury, with the substantial flow-on benefits to the local economy to continue under the arrangement.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan was delighted that the partnership would continue into the future.
“Groovin the Moo has come a long way since the inaugural Bunbury event in 2010,” Mr Brennan said.
“The direct and indirect benefits to Bunbury from such an influx of visitors to our City are significant.”
“We are delighted that our association with this event will continue into the future and believe Bunbury to be the perfect location to showcase the festival with its proximity to Perth and the entire South-West region.”
Cattleyard Promotions Director Steve Halpin was also excited about extending the popular events’ stay in Bunbury for another five years.
“We are thrilled to officially call Bunbury our home for the next five years,” Mr Halpin said.
“Since adding WA to our national tour in 2010, Bunbury has remained a highlight for the festival to visit.”
“We thank the City of Bunbury for its ongoing support of Groovin the Moo."
A sell-out crowd of 25,000 flocked to Bunbury over the weekend for the 2019 edition of the popular concert at Hay Park.
Concert-goers from all over the state enjoyed a great line up of international, national and local artists including Australian rock band Regurgitator, hip hop royalty Hilltop Hoods and popular American singer songwriter Billie Eilish.
Mayor Gary Brennan said businesses throughout Bunbury once again enjoyed the benefits of the festival, before and after this year’s event.
“Local service providers continue to be the big winners from the event, from contractors to all of the local food vendors and stall holders and the retail, accommodation and hospitality venues within our city,” Mr Brennan said.
“Everyone involved should be congratulated on another successfully run event this year from start to finish.”