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Boogie 7 Festival

Go and shake it loose at a hidden hessian hillbilly stage up a hill in the forest. Boogie is a three-day buffet of music, arts, booze, food, camping and Boxwars.
By Hilary Simmons
March 25, 2013
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By Hilary Simmons
March 25, 2013
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So this bloke called Bruzzy owns a farm in Tallarook and because he's a bloody legend, every year he hosts the beatnik camping festival Boogie. Basically, Boogie is a three-day buffet of music, arts, booze, food and Boxwars.

This year, the organisers have increased its capacity to 1500 people, keeping the music line-up suitably stellar. There's New York City's Endless Boogie with their grizzled riff-rock, Tav Falco's Panther Burns (a bastardisation of Mississippi blues and rockabilly), the hyperactive Money for Rope, dreamy Simone Felice, Mr Phil Jamieson, Don Walker and The Suave Fucks, Lowtide, Wang, Velociraptor and many, many more.

Punters will be able to swap hard cash for "Boogie bucks" which can be exchanged for chewy, chocky, drinks and the spare toothbrush you will never remember. The Boogie kitchens and bars will be serving food and alcoholic beverages and one can even have an outdoor shower (but it'll cost ya, at $5).

All tickets include free return train travel from Melbourne, good sounds and grand times over the Easter break. Did I mention it's a BYO festival?

Boogie begins on Friday, March 29, and ends at noon on Monday, April 1.

Image Tim Rogers, Catherine Britt and Bill Chambers via Chrissie Vincent Publicity.

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