Bunbury Grooves to the Moo

South Western Times

More than 20,000 festival-goers descended on Hay Park yesterday to catch a glimpse of their favourite acts at the stacked Groovin’ the Moo festival.

The Darkness front man Justin Hawkins electrified the crowd at Groovin’ the Moo 2017 in Bunbury.
Camera IconThe Darkness front man Justin Hawkins electrified the crowd at Groovin’ the Moo 2017 in Bunbury. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

The talented Amy Shark enticed the crowds through the gates early on in the line-up, before Tash Sultana made a much-anticipated appearance despite battling a bout of laryngitis.

Justin Hawkins and the Darkness schooled the crowd in 80s British heavy metal during their set at Bunbury Groovin the Moo 2017.
Camera IconJustin Hawkins and the Darkness schooled the crowd in 80s British heavy metal during their set at Bunbury Groovin the Moo 2017. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Slumberjack, Snakehips and PNAU had the packed in crowds partying into the night before headline acts Milky Chance, The Wombats, The Darkness and Violent Soho took to the stage.

After missing Southbound 2016 due to the Yarloop fires, The Wombats made up for the lost time with a mind-blowing performance at Bunbury Groovin' the Moo 2017.
Camera IconAfter missing Southbound 2016 due to the Yarloop fires, The Wombats made up for the lost time with a mind-blowing performance at Bunbury Groovin' the Moo 2017. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Milky Chance played to a “double-decker” crowd as to the artists’ amazement as half the audience watched on from each other’s shoulders, before sending them into a frenzy with Cocoon and Stolen Dance.

The Wombats had the crowd singing and dancing throughout their set which ended with a performance of hit song Let's Dance to Joy Division.
Camera IconThe Wombats had the crowd singing and dancing throughout their set which ended with a performance of hit song Let's Dance to Joy Division. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

The Wombats finished in style with a dramatic jam session to end the set, with front man Matthew Murphy finishing his guitar work atop the drum kit before kicking over the hi-hats.

Violent Soho performed a raft of hits spanning their discography for their prime time set.
Camera IconViolent Soho performed a raft of hits spanning their discography for their prime time set. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Violent Soho literally put on a smashing performance when they trashed the stage at the end of their set, with many fans taking away a piece of instrument as a memento of the show.

Violent Soho front man Luke Boerdam gets lost in the moment on stage at Bunbury Groovin' the Moo 2017.
Camera IconViolent Soho front man Luke Boerdam gets lost in the moment on stage at Bunbury Groovin' the Moo 2017. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Dillon Francis ended the 12 hour-long festival with a deafening sing-along to Daryl Braithwaites Horses, before the masses began the sobering journey home.

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