Bob Irwin.

Bobstock Music Fest to support Bob Irwin's wildlife funds

BOBSTOCK Music Festival will be a great night of food, fun and rock music to raise funds for wildlife conservation on Saturday, November 5.

A dedicated group of former Australia Zoo employees have spent many years working for Bob and Steve Irwin and are volunteering their time to help Bob and his new project, the Bob Irwin Wildlife and Conservation Foundation Inc.

This not-for-profit environmental organisation works to educate the community, support grassroots conservation groups and advocate for greater environmental protection.

As word spread of this group, many more of Steve's former animal keepers put their hand up to help in any way that they could - and so began "Bob's Army".

Brett Mostyn, who started this group with the assistance of some of the former xoo crew, said Bob's Army "grew overnight" and now consisted of more than 200 people.

He said all were inspired by the time they had spent working with Bob and Steve and were keen to continue the Irwin conservation legacy.

"Bob has been operating as a bit of a lone voice for wildlife protection for so long, so we've come together to support him," Brett said.

"With people-power, we hope to raise funds to continue Bob's work and legacy, inspiring people to protect our environment and the countless incredible animals that inhabit it.

"Our vision is to host a series of public events throughout Queensland and around Australia to raise much-needed funds to give a louder voice to Bob's work."

On Saturday, November 5, the first Bob's Army event will kick-off with Bobstock: a conservation themed rock music festival.

Brett encourages everyone to grab a ticket, dust off your party boots and meet the Bob's Army team, unique Australian wildlife and local music artists.

Bands and artists playing on the night include Buck Dean And The Green Lips, Whiskey And Me, DOSED, TOISOC, Mantra and Cameron Black.

This event is being held at The Shed at Aussie World, Palmview, with gates opening at 5pm.

Tickets are $35 pre-sold from or $45 at the gate on the night.

Food and drinks are available at the venue and 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go straight to wildlife conservation through a donation to the Bob Irwin Wildlife and Conservation Foundation Inc.

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