It's the kind of music event every pet lover dreams of, and it's back for another year of cute puppies and pumping sounds. That'd be Dogapalooza, of course. It does have a rather excellent name — and that merry moniker is just the beginning.
After wowing crowds with its first three fests, the dog-friendly shenanigans are bound to get tales wagging again at Richmond's Burnley Park. Expect everything from ethical eating options, to brews from Moon Dog Brewery, to plenty of boutique dog product vendors.
While you won't find the likes of Bow Wow and Snoop Dog on the bill — as on-theme as they would've been — the music lineup will get your toes tapping (and the paws of your furry best friend too) thanks to electronic folk singer Hayden Calnin and DJ Lorde Florence Fleetwood.
Dogapalooza isn't just a day of music-oriented bliss in the sun with your pet pooch, either. All proceeds raised will go towards helping canines in need via Oscar's Law and Melbourne's dog rescue groups Stafford Rescue Victoria, Melbourne Animal Rescue, Puppy Tails Rescue and Greyhound Rescue Victoria — as well as a slew of non-dog organisations, such as Andara Wildlife Sanctuary and The Orangutan Project.
Early dog tickets go on sale on Monday, July 9, before full-price tickets on Monday, August 6. Last year sold out, so we recommend getting in quick.