Rain won't deter GTM fans

IT TAKES more than cold weather and a drop of rain to slow down the Groovin the Moo construction teams.

As festival-goers prepare to rug up for a cold and potentially wet day, the GTM teams have put the finishing touches on the venue.

"We have different teams in each venue, usually only the artists and a few key people tour every event," GTM co-promoter Stephen Halpin said.

"Basically we have a site manager for each place, who builds the site and takes it down. The Bendigo crew did the Canberra show (last week) and packed moved down (to Bendigo). 

It is two to three weeks of hard work for the build teams.

"It's hard work but everyone who does are professionals who are very good job," Mr Halpin said.

"The forecast is for a bit of rain on the day but we have been very lucky every year in Bendigo.

"Generally there is beautiful weather, so I think it will be okay.

"We'll face up to whatever comes. People should  use the cloak room and wear wellies." 

Bendigo band Outlines opens GTM at Prince of Wales Showgrounds at 11am. Gates will open at 10.30am.

Disclosure will close out the festival when they take to the stage at 9.30pm.

This year's Bendigo show is a sell out with ticket allocations exhausted in less than five days from going on sale.

It is the fifth year in a row the festival has sold out in less than a week.

Halpin said he was pleasantly surprised at how well the line-up had been received.

"We were confident the line-up was good but you never know until you put it out there," he said.

"A name like Dizzee Rascal is always exciting (to see on the line-up). He's iconic and a superstar." 

Halpin also said he was excited to see Disclosure and Vance Joy.

"(Vance Joy) is  about to become a big star in his own right.  

"It was quite clear that people were starting to discover him and we are excited to have him on our line-up. It's a bit similar to Flume last year."

Karnivool and Birds of Tokyo frontman Ian Kenny also weighed in saying he was excited to see some of the acts.

"The one band I am really keen to see, because I love the records they put out, is Violent Soho," Kenny said.

"Their song Covered in Chrome is just a kick ass song."

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To see more pictures from photographer Jim Aldersey's photo shoot with GTM fan Bridie Marshall check out the gallery attached to this story on the website.

We'll face up to whatever (weather) comes. People should use the cloak room and wear wellies. - Stephen Halpin

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