The Gidgestock Story
The Gidgestock Music Festival came to life in 2015 as a result of a group of music enthusiasts wanting to run an event that would benefit the community. Steve and Jo Mitcham just happened to have the perfect venue, a spectacular 50 acre property in Gidgegannup, just 45 minutes from Perth. There was a low-key launch of the Gidgestock in October 2015 and the results were very pleasing. Attendance was ‘Invitation only’ with an enthusiastic audience of 280 who gave rave reviews. A total of fourteen acts donated their services and the music and sound production was by all accounts up to the standard of any major festival. A profit of $3,000 was donated to the Kalamunda Community Radio building fund. Gidgestock 2016 was even bigger! Thank you to all our sponsors who provided great prizes to be won in our raffle, the highlight of which was the Zenith guitar.
Now in its third year, with a substantial upgrade to the amphitheater and the addition of an extensive dancefloor, we are delighted to present Gidgestock 2017 which will take place on 14/15th October 2017. The Gidgestock Experience is based on the Woodstock theme of peace, love and great music. Just as Woodstock was the launch pad for many top names in the music industry, Gidgestock is aimed at promoting talented emerging WA bands and solo performers of mixed genres. All musicians donate their services for free and, together with our generous sponsors, enable this festival to donate all profits to worthy local causes – this year Manna Industries and the West Gidgegannup Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Come and join us for wonderful live music, campfires and dancing under the stars – be a part of the Gidgestock Experience and buy your tickets now!