Fringe – Dogapalooza 2016

One event is working towards pawsitive change for the ruffly-treated dogs who have seen the p-ugly side of life, ensuring they are labr-adored.

Dogapalooza was Adelaide’s “first and only” dog-friendly music festival, with an all-Australian line-up of artists playing to an audience of canines and their companions. The roster included The Wisps, Kelly Menhennett, and one of the organisers, Cal Williams Jr playing a wonderful mix of styles. In all, the entertainment was perfect for Sunday morning listening, chilling out under the trees.

Dogapalooza is an annual volunteer-driven event, with all proceeds going to local charities and organisations, who could also be seen at the event. This year’s primary beneficiaries were Oscar’s Law and SA Dog Rescue.

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The dog-love was clear at Dogapalooza, with a buzz in the crowd as peoples’ mutual love for dogs drew them a little closer and broke the ice, building on the positive messages and fun foundation of the festival. The organisers even had water bowls and paddling pools dotted around in front of the stage to help dogs hydrate and avoid them getting hot under the collar.

Dogapalooza was a great Sunday outing for dog lovers and music lovers alike, also raising money and awareness for the work of great local charities and making people paws for thought.

The festival is expected to head to Melbourne next, before returning to Adelaide next year.

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