WHEN Kareem Deen left life in the business world, he discovered his overwhelming love for music.
The Coolum Beach resident was at a low point in life when he came across the Peregian Originals and realised how much he connected with the live music world.
To share his love with others, Mr Deen has networked himself in the business community to gain sponsorship and form what is now a mini-festival set to hit Conondale this weekend.
Camp Groove Music Festival will see local music talent come together to form an event which represents a combination of the Peregian Originals and the Woodford Folk Festival.
Among the entertainment will be Oka, Deya Dova, Ziggy Alberts, Golden Sound, Band of Frequencies and The Floating Bridges.
Mr Deen said the hinterland was the perfect location for his dream festival.
"The vibe out there is really amazing," he said.
"The energy and response from the business sector and locals has been overwhelming so far."
Proceeds from the event will go to the Salvation Army and the funding of the Peregian Originals.
"Both organisations are close to my heart and have really helped me," he said.
"When I lost everything the Salvation Army fed me and I will never forget that."
Camp Groove will see music, fire twirling, food stalls and children's entertainment to keep the crowd busy.
Mr Deen recommended festival-goers pre-purchase tickets at oztix.com.au.
Tickets will be $50 for adults, $25 for pensioners and under 16s, with children under eight enter free, with tickets including camping for the night.
Hinter Coast Transport will transport people to and from the event on both days, starting in Coolum Beach then progressing to Peregian, Noosa, Eumundi, Kenilworth then to Crystal Waters.
See facebook.com/campgroovemusicfestival for more information.