This year Fae Scott arrived at Groovin the Moo as an artist rather than a crowd member.
The Bendigo performer known as Yergurl was unearthed by Triple J for Groovin the Moo and she thanked them with an impressive set on Saturday morning.
"I really did have a lot of fun. I wasn't that nervous and I was even less nervous once I was performing," she said.
"It was very different (arriving as an artist). I felt very special. Hanging our in the artist area is a new thing for me, that's very fun.
"It was more nerve-wracking setting up and not knowing if I'd be able to hear myself when I started. I was solely relying on foldback, hoping muscle memory get me through."
Following her set, Scott said she felt a sense of pride and satisfaction.
"I just felt really satisfied and was glad I did it. I had a fun time up there and I'm proud of myself," she said.
"There were so many Bendigo people I recognised in the crowd, it was really humbling. I felt really supported up there and really comfortable to have some familiar faces looking back at me."
For aspiring musicians working to be unearthed and secure their first festival gig, Scott had some good advice.
"Just upload everything. You never know what people will like," she said.
"You may as well be fearless because this is the most scary job ever. So be fearless and have fun with it."
Groovin the Moo introduced an LGBTQI Safe Space at Bendigo for the first time this year and it was popular from early in the day.
Run by Thorne Harbour Health and featuring a pool party theme, the safe space included DJs and drag queens and acted as an area people could take a time out from the main part of the festival.
Josh Fisher from Melbourne was one of people taking a look at the new festival facility.
"It really good for inclusion," he said "It's also really good for people to be able to break away from the crowds.
"Especially if someone is on the autism spectrum or if its too overwhelming, you need a quiet space.
"The only other festival I've been to is Splendour in the Grass and I don't think they had anything like an LGBTI safe space."
Colourful hair braids and plenty of glitter was the fashion call for the day at this year's GTM.
Bendigo salon Honeyeater set up a powder pen providing giving people a fashion jooj.
"We're seeing a lot of glitter as usual with braids and top knots. Very similar to last year," Honeyeater salon coordinator Lisa Hendy said.
"A lot of the girls that come in already have their hair done but just want a bit of colour or extras."
It is Honeyeater's second year running the Powder Pen at GTM.
"It was really busy last year but it was a lot of fun," Ms Hendy said. "We start when the gates open and we're here into the end of the night."
Honeyeater donate a portion of their funds raised to a local charity. This year's local charity is Drew's Big Fight for Bendigo man Drew Drummond who is fighting brain cancer.
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