Tak­ing stock

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

WA's answer to Wood­stock, mi­nus the half- naked hip­pies in the mud, will kick off again in Oc­to­ber.

WA’S answer to Wood­stock, mi­nus the half- naked hip­pies in the mud, will kick off again in Oc­to­ber on a spec­tac­u­lar 50- acre prop­erty in the Perth Hills.

Gidge­stock mu­sic fes­ti­val spokes­woman Veron­ica McGuire said the two- day fes­ti­val had been grow­ing since it started in 2015 when a bunch of mu­sic en­thu­si­asts de­cided they wanted to give some­thing back to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“Just like Wood­stock, tal­ented up- and- com­ing lo­cal bands as well as sea­soned mu­si­cians will be on stage from morn­ing to mid­night on Oc­to­ber 13 and 14 play­ing ev­ery­thing from blues, rock, folk and in­die.

“Campers can spend Satur­day night at the fes­ti­val with live bands, camp­fires, rus­tic camp­ing and danc­ing un­der the stars, then wake up to the call of the kook­abur­ras on Sun­day morn­ing for more fab­u­lous mu­sic and a hearty cook- up break­fast.”

Ms McGuire said all prof­its from this year’s fes­ti­val would be donated to the West Gidge­gan­nup Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade and the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

“This is a fam­ily friendly event with plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids and the Gidge­stock ex­pe­ri­ence is based on the Wood­stock theme of peace, love and great mu­sic,” she said.

“All mu­si­cians do­nate their ser­vices for free, and to­gether with our gen­er­ous spon­sors, en­able this fes­ti­val to do­nate all prof­its to wor­thy lo­cal causes.

“It is said that if you can re­mem­ber Wood­stock, then you weren’t re­ally there.

“At Gidge­stock, we have a bet­ter say­ing – ‘ if you were there last year then you will never for­get it.’ ”

A mem­o­rable day out for all at the Gidge­stock Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber.

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