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Moo-vin' and groovin' keeps the chill out

Threats of rain and predicted subzero temperatures didn't turn off the punters as thousands flocked to the Groovin the Moo music festival at the University of Canberra yesterday.

The annual celebration of music, moshing and questionable outfits did not disappoint as everyone from the costumed to the barely dressed gathered for acts including Public Enemy, Kaiser Chiefs and Kimbra.

Spokeswoman Anna Wallace said yesterday's event attracted about 15,000 people, on par with previous years.

''Their behaviour has been quite good,'' she said. ''You're obviously going to have a few people trying to jump the fence. Any punters not co-operating have been removed.''

Police, security and ambulance officers were also out in force as the temperature dropped. ''Every year you see the punters wearing more and more clothes,'' Ms Wallace said. ''So they're quite clued-in now.''

The festival played at Maitland on Saturday, but Sydneysider Cassie Waldron said the trip to the capital was the preferable option.

''It's fun to do the drive down and stay the night,'' she said.

The festival plays its final leg in Bunbury on Saturday.