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May 22

THANK MOO!

Well, Moo Crew, our three-weekend road trip across regional Australia has come to an end and we’re so sad it over 🙁 but we hope you’ll never forget the friendships you made, the moments you shared and the crushes you met 😉 !

Each show, from Wayville to Bunbury, delivered the goods with both our Fresh Produce artists and national and international line up giving us epic performances, not to mention all the incredibly fun moments in between – Winston Surfshirt jumping up with Cosmo’s Midnight to perform their track “Get To Know”, Paul Kelly joining Alex Lahey on stage at 2 shows to perform her track “Lotto in Reverse”, Phil Jamieson from Grinspoon riding a Harley Davidson onto stage during Skegss’ set in Townsville, Confidence Man crashing Skegss’ set in Bunbury followed by Baker Boy dancing on stage during Confidence Man’s set plus SO MANY MORE MOMENTS! Also a special mention to all the wonderful local community groups we work with in each region –  you truly bring GTM to life <3

 

Before the festival blues kick-in, let’s relive all our favourite moo moments and be transported back to our happy place; Groovin the Moo 2018.

 

Video credit: Patrick Rohl – yeahsure.

Track credit: Duke Dumont – ‘Inhale’

 

Can we ask you a favour?

If you’ve got a spare 3 minutes, we’d be so grateful if you could answer some questions for us! If you had the best day, or even if you have any feedback, holla at us!

 

Last but not least, the entire GTM team – from the team at HQ, to site crew, volunteers and artists, would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who joined us! Your support means so much to us and we can’t wait to see you in 2019!

 

P.S. Our photo galleries are live on Facebook now, so check them out and find your photos!

 


May 01

THANK YOU CANBERRA!

You came, you saw, you MOO’d and oh boy did you GROOVE!

Much like all good things in life, it has to come to an end eventually 😢 We’re so sad GTM is over for another year Canberra, but it’s safe to say yesterday was one for the memory books (Did you manage to catch Paul Kelly performing with Alex Lahey, or Ruel jumping up with Cosmo’s Midnight?!) We hope you’ll forever remember the EPIC times you had, shared with your best of friends!

Before you get all emotional, we’ve put together a highlights video jam packed full of the best moments of the day! Can you spot yourself?!

Let’s take a look!

📽: Connor Rancan

🎶: Mickey Kojak – ‘Save Your Breath’

 

Can we ask you a favour?

If you’ve got a spare 3 minutes, we’d be so grateful if you could answer some questions for us! If you had the best day, or even if you have any feedback, holla at us here.

 

Last but not least, the entire GTM team – from the team at HQ, to site crew, volunteers and artists, would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who joined us! Your support means so much to us and we can’t wait to see you in 2019!

 

Royal Blood LIVE | Groovin the Moo

THANK YOU CANBERRA! ❤️ Cheers for a Royal Bloody good time! 🙌📹: Patrick Rohl – yeahsure.#GTM2018 #RoyalBlood

Posted by Groovin The Moo on Sunday, 29 April 2018


April 26

Mookhi remix’s Winston Surfshirt’s ‘FreeForYou’

Ahead of Winston Surfshirt’s Sponge Cake Rebaked EP dropping tomorrow, we got an early treat in the form of Mooki’s remix of ‘FreeForYou’. Take a listen;

It’s a real sugary taste of what’s to come from the EP tomorrow and we think Mookhi has absolutely nailed it. YTG! 👊

Here’s what Mookhi had to say about the track; “I had to have two cracks at this as I was pretty overwhelmed to remix an already lush song. The first attempt was weaved into the intro. I wanted to situate the listener in the bush as a stranger walks past with a cassette player. The stranger doesn’t vibe the tune so he flips the tape to side B. I felt I flipped FreeForYou until I got the sound right.” (via earmilk)

If you’re heading along to GTM Maitland or Canberra this weekend, make sure you catch Winston Surfshirt’s set… we hear they’ll have a special guest joining them on stage 😉

ALSO! Mookhi will be playing Canberra on Sunday! Go catch her on THE PLOT stage at 2:05pm

 


April 25

Greening the Moo

Groovin the Moo is all for doing our part for the environment and taking steps to reduce our environmental footprint, but we need YOUR help with this!

We have a couple of initiatives in place that will not only benefit your time at the festival, but will also contribute to helping the environment!

 

Water bottle:

Once again, we will have reusable water bottles for sale at all Groovin the Moo shows!

There will be free refill stations throughout the festival so you can top up your water at any time.

 

The GTM water bottles are only $5, but you’ll have to be quick because they are limited! You can purchase one at the following locations;

Wayville: Soft drink bar, cloakroom and three of the free water stations

Maitland: Soft drink bar and cloakroom

Canberra: Soft drink bar and all of the free water stations

Bendigo: Soft drink bar and cloakroom

Townsville: Soft drink bar and cloakroom

Bunbury: Soft drink bar and all of the free water stations

 

Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring in your own sealed or empty water bottle!

Let’s reduce our plastic usage and stay hydrated!

 

Recycling scheme:

This one is simple! Collect an empty can, take it to the bar and you’ll get $1 cash for every can you return! Keep in mind that it’s a maximum of 4 cans returned at a time… but it does make for a cheaper drink!

We appreciate all your support and help with our environmental initiatives Moo Crew!


April 25

Coda Conduct share their essential festival tips!

Our good friends, and GTM 2018 Marshalls Coda Conduct have SO much festival knowledge, we literally can’t deal.

So it was only fair we enlisted them as our trusty source for everything you need to know before heading to GTM – from beaners to meeting points & some very important parting tips.

Tune in and get binging on season 1 episodes 1-3! 😋

E1. Pirates of the Caribeaner

E2. At the Good Doggo

E3. Scroggin


April 24

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS GUIDE: CANBERRA

GTM is only a few sleeps away and we can’t wait to start making our 2018 memoories with you! We know you’re just as excited as us, but often we get so caught up in the excitement we end up forgetting some things! So we have once again put together a list of handy hints and tips for you to tick off before you hit the road on your GTM journey!

 

THE BASICS:

  • First thing’s first. YOUR TICKET. Have you got it?
    • If you purchased a hard ticket, make sure it’s packed! If you bought a ticket online, either print it out and pack it, or make sure it’s saved to your smart phone.
    • If you purchased online but can’t seem to find it. DON’T STRESS! All you need to do is log back into your moshtix account and resend them to yourself! So easy!
  • Valid photo ID. Remember, the name and DOB on your ticket MUST match those details on your ID!
    • If you’re over 18, you’ll need to bring a current Government issued ID: Driver’s license, Passport or State Issued Proof of Age Card. We recommend you do not bring any original documents such as your birth certificate.
    • If you’re under 18, you can bring one of the following as proof you are the ticket holder; ATM card, school card, library card or bus pass; just some form of ID that has your full name on it.
  • Cash &/or Card – There are ATMs on site but they tend to be quite popular which may create long queues so we recommend you come prepared with cash in your wallet.
  • GTM can get cold at night, so make sure you bring warm clothes! We have a cloakroom on site for you to store your extra bags if you require.
  • Make sure you and your friends make a meeting point as soon as you get to GTM in case you lose each other and your phones don’t work! We recommend the set times tower or headspace helpdesk!
  • Most importantly, don’t forget your good attitude, smiling face, positive vibes and of course your best dance moooves!

 

GETTING THERE:

Getting to the University of Canberra is super easy, but in case you need directions or any further info take a look at the ‘Travel’ section of our website.

 

GETTING HOME:

Free bus services will depart from the GTM bus bay on Haydon Drive from 8:30pm and will be travelling to major centres in Canberra.

Remember, bus services won’t be departing from College Street after the show.

A taxi rank is located just outside the main entrance. Please be aware that taxis are limited.

The public pick up and Ride Share pick up location is on Ginninderra Drive.

 

SET TIMES:

We don’t want you missing any of your favourite bands or artists on the day, so save the set times to your phone so you can easily access them throughout the day!

 

FESTIVAL MAP:

Get acquainted with the locations of everything you’ll need ahead of time, including; cloakroom, food vendors, stages, the headspace helpdesk, medical services and more. They’re all listed in our map!

You can download the set times, map and festival essentials here.

#GTM2018 APP:

Create your personalised schedule, discover new artists and generate your personalised Spotify playlist based on the artists you favourite within the app! Just log in with your Spotify account to unlock all the features!

Download it for free from the Apple Store or Google play now!

 

GO GREEN:

Groovin the Moo will once again be selling reusable water bottles for you to refill at the free refill stations throughout the festival.

The bottles will be available from the soft drink bar and all of the free water stations

for $5, but you’ll have to be quick because they’re limited!

You can also help the environment by bringing along a sealed or empty water bottle. We’ll have water stations set up around the festival for you to be able to refill your bottle as many times as you like throughout the day. Stay hydrated!

 

POWDER PEN:

Want a little spruce-up? Take some time out to head to our Powder Pen where you’ll get to read the latest issue of Frankie Magazine while being treated to some glitter hair, braids or up-do from local salon Cindy Rue.

Your GTM Powder Pen on-the-go glam has been generously supplied by the crew from Australis Cosmetics; Australia’s OG cruelty-free beauty brand! Your pampering request will be catered for with cosmetics from their colourful collection, so stop by for a full festival makeover (you can never have too much glitter!)

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE LINE-UP:

Ahead of the festival, we wanted to give you the low-down on all the food and beverage options that will be on offer at GTM Canberra, so that you can not only plan your artist schedule but also your food truck schedule! Treat yo self!

View it here.

 

ROYAL BREW:

Royal Blood have teamed up with Capital Brewing Co. and Cattleyard Brewing Co. to bring you ROYAL BREW! A delicious (Royal) Blood Orange New England IPA – juicy, refreshing and exclusive!

Royal Brew will be sold exclusively at GTM Canberra, so be sure to grab one!

 

HEADSPACE:

Our friends at headspace are back for their 6th year helping with all your festival needs! Go see the friendly staff at the headspace helpdesk for free water, sunscreen, maps, lost and found and more! They’ve also got bean bags and a rest area for you to chill out!

 

CHARGE & CHILL:

Thanks to our friends at Universal Store, you will be able to charge up your phone for free! While you wait for your phone to power up, go check out the Maker Station close by!

 

TICKETS:

Canberra is officially SOLD OUT, however, our resale facility is open, which means if you jump on the moshtix website, you may get lucky and score yourself some tickets! If you can no longer attend, please resell your ticket back to moshtix so we can keep the tickets in the hand of true music fans!

BONUS: Universal Store are offering a 20% discount store wide to everyone that flashes their GTM ticket in store! Last minute festival outfits anyone?!

 

FAQs:

Got a question that we haven’t answered here? Head to our FAQs page!

 

 


April 24

A trip down memory lane with Paul Kelly

We have SO many legendary artists on the line up this year, there might be one you’re particularly familiar with but just don’t know it yet. Described as the poet laureate of Australian music, he taught us ‘How To Make Gravy’ all the way back in 1996. If that doesn’t spark anything, it’s time to get familiar with our own certified Aussie icon Paul Kelly!

A career that has spanned over 30 years and literally like a million songs is an impressive feat in itself. He’s recently started re-releasing his whole collection of timeless tracks on vinyl and started a Record Club video series – giving us an candid insight into the mind of a legendary voice and storyteller.

We’ve chosen to highlight two very important Record Club videos with unique and endearing stories behind them – 1989’s record ‘So Much Water So Close To Home’ from the Paul Kelly and the Messengers era and 1987’s ‘Under The Sun’ (of course) 😜

Get educated below!

Paul Kelly Record Club Episode 4 – So Much Water So Close To Home

December 2017’s release from Paul Kelly Record Club is ‘So Much Water So Close To Home’ (1989) available right now on 180gram vinyl! Paul Kelly Record Club is releasing of all of Paul's catalogue on vinyl, one month at a time.You can sign up for 1, 6 or 12 months, and receive one record per month, in chronological order. Team PKMore info here – https://www.paulkellystore.com.au/store/record-club/

Posted by Paul Kelly on Sunday, 10 December 2017

Paul Kelly Record Club Episode 3 – Under the Sun

November 2017’s release from Paul Kelly Record Club is ‘Under The Sun’ (1987) available right now on 180gram vinyl! Paul Kelly Record Club is releasing of all of Paul's catalogue on vinyl, one month at a time.You can sign up for 1, 6 or 12 months, and receive one record per month, in chronological order. Team PKAll details here – https://www.paulkelly.com.au/record-club/

Posted by Paul Kelly on Wednesday, 1 November 2017

 

Catch more of Paul Kelly’s Record Club series here and prepare to see the magic of Australian music come alive when he plays LIVE on stage at GTM!


April 24

CANBERRA, meet your Food & Beverage line-up!

If you’re anything like the staff at GTM HQ, you walk into a festival and get just as excited by the number of food trucks there as you do by the number of bands playing! But then, because of all the options, you spend precious band-watching time on trying to what to eat or drink!

So, we thought we’d help out our Moo Crew by giving you a heads up on what Food & drink options you will have available to choose from at your local GTM!

Get ready to drool…

 

AT THE BAR:

Beer:

Royal Brew Blood Orange IPA (craft bar only)

Summer Bright Lager

James Squire 150 Lashes

Cattleyard Lager

Cattleyard Pale Ale

Capital Coast Ale

Capital Trail Pale Ale

Furphy Refreshing Ale

Iron Jack

Hahn Premium Light

 

Cider:

Batlow Cloudy Apple Cider

 

Wines: (craft bar only)

Wine Range

Mixed Drinks:

Smirnoff Vodka 21 & Red Bull (All Products)

 

Ready to Drink:

Smirnoff Ice Double Black

Captain Morgan & Cola

Bulleit Bourbon & Cola

Gordon’s Gin & Tonic

Smirnoff Pure

 

Non-Alcoholic

Red Bull Energy Drink

Red Bull Sugarfree

The Tropical Edition from Red Bull

The Coconut Edition from Red Bull

Soft Drinks

Water

 

 

ON THE MENU:

Baby Burgers – Gourmet mini burgers and smokey seasoned hot chips

Bar Coco Coffee & Ice Cream – Exactly as it says. Coffee and Ice cream!

Dog House All American – American style hot dogs, ALLLLL the flavours and combo’s you could imagine!

Donburi Station – Yakisoba, Donburi, Gyoza… Japanese food lovers delight!

Fiesta – Fast food! Burgers, hot chips, wraps, slushies, cold drinks, donuts… you name it!

Greekstreet – Gourmet wraps

Gourmet Gozleme^ – Festival favourite, Gozleme. Vege options available

Jackos Pizza – Pizza!

Kusina Express – Chicken skewers

Mr.Papa Peruvian Street food – Peruvian food; Pork Belly wraps, Chorizo and chips

Mr Tortillas – Tortillas! soft shelled tacos, pulled pork, chipotle, and special secret sauce

Nachos & Cheeky Chips^ – Nachos, chips, and cheeky toppings

Chur Burger – Tasty Burgers and fries

Pinoy Delikasi – DESSERTS!

Smokey Gs BBQ Joint – American BBQ, low and slow smoked cooked meat.

The Soul Cartel – Southern classic burgers, wings and pulled pork done in a modern Australian street food style.

Sydney Ice Cream Van – As it says, Ice creams!

Veganarchy Sweets & Eats* – VEGAN baked goods, savoury foods and desserts.

What the Pho – Vietnamese street food

Wow – Wood fired handmade pizzas, you’ll love every time

Yiannos Catering – Greek Wraps… YUM! Chicken, lamb, falafel, you can’t go wrong!

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC:

Sherri & Candy’s mini milk bar – Get your favourite milk bar treats with a 1950’s twist

 

Guide:

^ = Vegetarian friendly

* = Vegan Friendly

 

Feature image and thumbnail image photo credit: James Simpson

April 24

Skegss drop ripper tune ‘Up In The Clouds’

YEW 🤙 know it’s a good Tuesday when ya boys Skegss drop a brand new track + video clip JUST in time for GTM.

It’s more of the same scallywag surf rock you’ve come to expect from the Byron Bay locals with a subtle hit of mature and more serious undertones.

The video clip reflects this before ripping into fun times, mischief, cows, beers and mates – a fitting summary of the band, maybe minus the cow bit.

It’s the perfect GTM road trip track to get down to, so we hope you dig it as much as we do!


April 23

GTM 2018 Merch

GTM is nearly upon us. But how are you going to brag about the fact that YOU were there? Merch of course!

We’ve created a stellar range of GTM 2018 merch that will make you the envy of all your friends!

Check out our fresh threads below and pre-plan what you want to grab while at the festival!

 

Hoodie / Coach Jacket

   

 

White tee / Black tee

   

 

Black tee / Pink singlet

   

 

Long sleeve t-shirt

   

 

5 panel cap / Black dad cap

 

Happy socks / Grom socks

   

 

Enamel pin

 

Beanie / Headscarf / Scarf

 

Water bottle

   


April 22

Behind the scenes on Ball Park Music’s new video clip!

Fresh off their release ‘GOOD MOOD’ in February the BPM fam is well and truly back more wonderful than ever. Count us all #blessed! We delved into their album a little while back and gave you our top 5 tracks which you can read up on here!

If there was a standout track from their new album, it would 100% be ‘Hands Off My Body’ because let’s face it, cutting off all your body parts is pretty damn gnarly.

When we caught wind they were filming their video clip for this bad boy, we HAD to go along and catch the fun. Take a sneaky behind the scenes look on set for their weird and wonderful video clip and get ready to party to this one at GTM! 🎺✂️

Video credit: Mitch Lowe

Photo credit: Andre Cois


April 20

THE GTM 2018 APP HAS ARRIVED!

We’re udderly excited to announce that our official APP is now available for download!

Thanks to our friends at Spotify​ you can now create your personalised schedule, discover new artists and generate your personalised Spotify playlist based on the artists you favourite within the app! Just log in with your Spotify account to unlock all the features!

Download it now on the App Store or Google Play and start planning your day!

 

Check out our official Groovin the Moo 2018 line up playlist:


April 20

INTRODUCING: ROYAL BREW

Just ahead of the GTM tour kicking off next week, we are SO stoked to announce that we’ve partnered up with our friends at Capital Brewing Co, Cattleyard Brewing Co and ROYAL BLOOD to create a juicy collaboration beer; Royal Brew.

‘We’re pretty chuffed to brew a beer with our mates at Capital and Cattleyard’ said Royal Blood’s bassist and lead vocalist Mike Kerr. ‘We love beer and can’t wait to share a Royal Brew with the crowd at Groovin the Moo’

The beer is (for obvious reasons) a New England IPA, but is also crammed full of blood orange juice. GEDDIT? Royal Blood, Blood Orange! Ha!

We couldn’t be more excited to get our hands on one of these limited edition beers and you can too! The limited release brew will be first available at Capital’s Official GTM Launch Party on Thursday night at their Fyshwick Tap Room and then at Groovin the Moo Canberra. A very limited number of kegs will then be released to select venues around the country.

 

Get a Royal Blood Orange Brew in ya! 🍻


April 19

Festival Fashion with Ella Hooper

*Cue Killing Heidi*

Our lovely GTM Marshall Ella Hooper knows all about festival fashion – this ain’t her first rodeo after all! We caught up with her recently for a pre-GTM outfit shop at Vintage Garage in Preston – one of her fave places to find second hand, op shop gems! She gives you her top finds and shows you interesting ways to style clothing to make the perf festival outfit!

 

 


April 18

Antique rummage with Didirri & frankie magazine

We recently spent time with avid record collector, storyteller and Bendigo Fresh Produce artist Didirri at Waverley Antique Bazaar, sifting through endless aisles of timeless treasures from the past.

After rummaging through the bazaar and trying on some vintage goods, we got to know him a little better. Find out the inspiration behind ‘Formaldehyde’, what was before the music and why he’s excited to play at GTM this year!

Ps. Check out his super cool outfit he found!


April 16

GTM 2018 Predictions!

Last year’s Groovin the Moo saw SO many epic, had-to-be-there moments at each show. From the likes of both Loyle Carner and Montaigne joining the Thundamentals boys on stage, to Vera Blue blowing away the Slumberjack crowd singing ‘Fracture’ live, not to mention George Maple guesting on ‘Something About You’ during Hayden James’ incredible show.

We’ve just scratched the surface here on the potential collaborations and surprises you could expect this year. Let’s get the predictions rolling for 2018!

 

Cosmo’s Midnight x Winston Surfshirt – ‘Get To Know’ LIVE

It would almost be an insult if these two acts didn’t join forces for a live version of their latest collaboration ‘Get To Know’. If you watched their ‘Get To Know’ video we posted, this one is almost certain! Get your butt to Cosmo’s set and thank us later.

Odds: Very likely – All shows

Paul Kelly x A.B.Original

After their crazy good Like A Version doing a rendition of Paul Kelly’s ‘Dumb Things’ and the three being very good friends, we can see lots of potential for something magical here!

Odds: Unlikely – But if anything Bendigo?

Mallrat x Allday

‘UFO’ is a bloody banger, and these two are the best of friends. We think seeing the two jump up on stage together may be a stretch as Allday is currently based in LA, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility by any means.

Odds: Likely – Bendigo or Townsville?

DJ YELLA x Aminé/ Lady Leshurr?

Ahh. We can dream can’t we? How good would this be though!

Odds: Highly unlikely

Vera Blue performing a ‘Lady Powers’ ballad with other GTM ladies

We have a multitude of talented ladies on our touring and local line up, from Mallrat to Tkay, Alex Lahey, Lady Leshurr & Sampa, how cool would it be so see an empowering display of ‘Lady Powers’ with potential vocal features like these?! Let’s hope these ladies do some serious bonding over the tour and surprise us with something special.

Odds: Likely – Bunbury

Tkay x Basenji ‘Mistakes’

Epic song, fitting for an epic festival! Basenji is Sydney based, so there’s potential he could get a call up for either Maitland or Canberra for a special surprise. Seeing this live would be anything but a mistake!

Odds: Likely – Maitland or Canberra

Grinspoon x Violent Soho

It’s happened before. Grinspoon’s Phil Jaimeson joined the Soho crew on stage last year in Maitland for a ripper of a Grinspoon classic with 1995’s ‘More Than You Are’. Will it happen again? After seeing how much fun Phil had last year, there is definitely potential for more fun to be had!

Odds: Unlikely but if it does happen, we’re thinking Townsville

 

Feature image photo credit: Brayden Smith


April 13

Confidence Man’s debut album is your new weekend party starter!

It’s time to get your Friday party mood underway, courtesy of ya’ faves Confidence Man.

It’s been a while since they blasted their way into your life in 2016, debuting their first single ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’. Their shameless, good ol’ fun take on pop music has basically taken over the Australian and international music scene ever since.

They’ve just dropped their long awaited debut album Confident Music for Confident People and we can confirm, it’s jam packed with 11 of the most infectious ear worms you’ll hear for quite some. You’ve heard their tracks played live before, now you can listen to them over and over again!

The Cattleyard office agrees, our personal highlights include the sassy as hell opener ‘Try Your Luck’ – just take a look at these lyrics, damn Janet!

I must confess, I’ve been sleeping with your ex ‘cause I heard he was the best, I must confess, I never would have guessed he would get so obsessed.”

The funky basslines of ‘C.O.O.L. Party’ throwing it back to the 90’s, the disco infused instrumental vibes of ‘Sailboat Vacation’ which we think would be totally perfect for a pool party of any description, and the dreamy conclusion ‘Fascination’ will have you singing “fascination, you spin me out of time.” at the top of your lungs.

 

Be prepared to chuck this album on repeat. Stream the goodness below! 👇


April 12

‘Get To Know’ with Winston Surfshirt & Cosmo’s Midnight

Ever wondered how Winston Surfshirt & Cosmo’s Midnight’s collaboration ‘Get To Know’ came about? Of course you have!

We gave the guys YOUR user submitted Instagram questions to answer, while they taste tested a range of bevvy options available at the festival and got to know each other a little better. 😋

 

Beverages featured:

Capital Brewing Co – Coast Ale

Cattleyard – Pale Ale

James Squire – One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale

XXXX – Summer Bright Lager

*Drink responsibly


April 12

An Out-of-towner’s Crash Course to Canberra

The little nook and crannies outside of the house on the hill

Long ago, Canberra was only fit for those educational elite in suits, sitting in Parliamentary chambers doing the adulting for the country, but now it has become clustered with creatives, bustling hip cafes and live music to all hours. Today Canberra’s affluent culture coexists alongside it’s small (or big) bursts of greenery in its city, parklands in its suburbs and urban jungles in its hotels leaving the population with no choice but to explore.

So, while you’re coming into town for GTM, here is your unofficial guide Canberra’s ~cool~ scene bubbling underneath the Berra’s stereotypically boring exterior.

EAT 

Not far from mainstage lies Canberra’s inner north, a place for the eccentric, the handmade and the niche. It runs a mess with whole foods cafes, organic grocers and local artisan stores at every corner. Yes, you can have your (vegan) cake and eat it too!

SWEET BONES

Now if it’s all things smoothie bowls, hearty brunch and baked goods you’re after, then look no further than Sweet Bones Bakery & Cafe. As one of Canberra’s first vegan institutions, Sweet Bones is no stranger to the hip culture of Canberra, serving a wide variety of inventive whole foods, served with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll and a smile. The coffee is also poured from Canberra’s very own Red Brick Espresso, so you’re guaranteed to have a ripper cuppa to go with your post GTM hangover.

Image Source: Sweet Bones Bakery & Cafe Facebook page

DRINK

BARRIO

Tucked away in a hole in the wall on Lonsdale street, lies Barrio Collective Coffee. Thriving off the little localites of the Canberra region, Barrio hosts a quality range of delicious and seasonal brunch food as well as hosting an extensive speciality coffee menu, independently roasted for your pleasure. What’s more, Barrio flips into a bar in the evening, so you can enjoy a glass of chardonnay while reflecting on the mems from GTM.

Image Source: Barrio Collective Coffee Facebook page

DO

SMITH’S ALTERNATIVE & MEADOW

Hosting musical performances, cabaret’s and poetry slams, Smith’s Alternative aims to showcase all the talent which the Canberra community can offer, 365 days of the year. As soon as you see the beat-up couches dotted on 76 Alinga street, you’ll know you’ve found Canberra’s entertainment hub.

Around the corner is Meadow, just down Odgers lane, Canberra’s latest local addition. Meadow’s vision encompasses all things local, known for its laneway parties and killer plant based food, you’ll be able to kick back in one of Canberra’s revived laneways and take in the cool casual atmosphere.

 

SEE

Botanic gardens

If it’s nature you’re looking for, then its nature you’ll get with the lush botanical gardens situated in leafy Yarralumla. Steering away from the social scene, Australian National Botanic Gardens allows you to get in touch with your natural side, boasting greenery, a waterfall and forests of native plants for you to explore. It is the perfect relaxer after the rave that is GTM.

 

Written by Seraphina Nicholls – GTM 2018 Cattle Crew member

 

Article Feature Image Source: Meadows Facebook page 

April 11

#MOTMOO

There’s less than THREE WEEKS until Groovin the Moo 2018 kicks off!

Being so close to the festival got us reminiscing on good times and good mems.

So we’re giving you the chance to win TWO (2) tickets to your local Groovin the Moo just by sharing your favourite Memory of the Moo (AKA #motmoo) with us, so you can continue to create some awesome moo-meries!

Did you meet your bestie at GTM? Did you get to meet your fave artist at the signing tent? Or perhaps you were there to witness some of the amazing guest appearances we’ve had over the years?! Whatever your fave memory may be, we want to see it!

To enter, all you need is Instagram, a rad pic that captures your memory from at least one GTM and a few hashtags!

  

HOW TO ENTER:

Step 1:

Follow @groovinthemoo on Instagram

Step 2:

Upload a pic that depicts your favourite memory of the moo and include a short description about what that may be!

Step 3:

To make your entry valid be sure to tag @groovinthemoo and use the hashtag #motmoo

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Entry into the competition is free.
  • The competition is known as “#motmoo” AKA memory of the moo.
  • In accordance with Instagram’s terms and conditions entrants will have to be at least 13 years old to enter.
  • The competition is open to anyone over the age of 13 who has attended at least ONE (1) Groovin the Moo.
  • There is only one entry per Instagram account.
  • Entries will only be accepted via Instagram.
  • The photo must belong to the Instagram account holder.
  • The competition commences at 5pm Wednesday 11th April 2018 and closes at 11:59pm Sunday 15th April 2018 (‘competition period’)
  • Only entries posted during the competition period will be considered.
  • Any entry posted after the expiry of the competition period will be deemed invalid.
  • Any image posted prior to the competition period and have just had the hashtag added during the competition period will be deemed invalid
  • Cattleyard Promotions reserves the right to refuse any entry they consider to be offensive or insulting.
  • The Promoter reserves the rights to reduce or extend the Competition Duration at its own discretion.
  • This is a game of skill. The answers deemed by the judges as the most creative and most relevant to the entry criteria will win.
  • The judges will be selected by Cattleyard promotions
  • Winners are responsible for all expenses including travel to and from their selected show, spending money, meals, drinks, incidentals and any other hidden costs.
  • Groovin the Moo is giving away SIX (6) General Admission double passes to our 2017 Tour (winners can nominate which event they’d like to attend. Please note, winners will be responsible for making their own way to the event, GTM is not responsible for any costs associated with transport, accommodation or food and beverages).
  • “The Prize” is two (2) General Admission tickets to the show of the winners choice. The Prize is valued at $239.90
  • “The Prize” is non-refundable, non-transferable and not exchangeable for cash or any other benefits in kind
  • If the winning entrant is disqualified, the Promoter reserves the right to award the same prize (the “Prize”) to another entrant.
  • By entering the winner and guest are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions of this prize and conditions of entry to Groovin the Moo
  • For any help regarding the competition please contact: moo@gtm.net.au
  • You grant Groovin the Moo the right to use part of or the entire winning #motmoo image on any GTM promotion material.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram

 

Feature image and thumbnail image credit: Charlie Hardy

April 10

Winston Surfshirt plays ‘Who Takes The Sponge Cake’

On a delicious Saturday arvo in Manly, we caught up with our boys Winston Surfshirt in their sunny backyard pad for a delightful picnic, hosted by their new mum Mary.

She baked a sponge cake because she loves their album ‘Sponge Cake’ so much, though can you blame her?!

Winston & Co. put Mary’s sponge cake + two other cakes to the test to decide which one they liked best.

The result? Well you’ll just have to see for yourself.

Let’s play… Who Takes The Sponge Cake! 🍰🍰🍰


April 06

Festival Makeup tips with FlexMami Pt. 2!

With only three weeks left until GTM officially kicks off 😱 it’s time to get serious about your festival make up.

Our GTM marshall and head of glamour patrol FlexMami is here to dish out some more beauty #hottips to get us all looking like festival QUEENS up in here, using a mix of metallics, shadows & glitter highlights! 👸

Check it out!

Need to freshen up during the festival? Say no more! Every Powder Pen at GTM will be filled with Australis Cosmetics goodies to get you back to your best. 👌


April 04

The GTM 2018 set times have landed!

With only a few short weeks until your GTM adventure kicks off, we thought we’d throw a cheeky surprise your way to help prepare for the good times ahead.

Yep… you guessed it… say hello to your GTM 2018 set times!

Now that you’ve had a minute to compose yourself, have a peek at your local times below and get planning your day!

WAYVILLE

MAITLAND

CANBERRA

BENDIGO

TOWNSVILLE

BUNBURY

If you haven’t already got your tickets, now’s the time to change that!

WAYVILLE, SA 

Friday 27 April

Adelaide Showground

(Entry via) Leader St, Wayville, SA

Purchase tickets here

 

MAITLAND, NSW SOLD OUT!

Saturday 28 April

Maitland Showground

Blomfield St, Maitland, NSW

 

CANBERRA, ACT SOLD OUT!

Sunday 29 April

University of Canberra

Kirinari St, Bruce, ACT

 

BENDIGO, VIC SOLD OUT!

Saturday 5 May

Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground

42-72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo, VIC

 

TOWNSVILLE, QLD

Sunday 6 May (Long Weekend)

Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds

Mervyn Crossman Dr and Murray Lyons Cres, Annandale, QLD

Purchase tickets here

 

BUNBURY, WA

Saturday 12 May

Hay Park

(off) Parade Road, Bunbury, WA

Purchase tickets here

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 29

N.W.A.’s DJ Yella ft. Playboy T joins the GTM 2018 line up!

We’re thrilled to welcome absolute rap royalty, N.W.A’s DJ Yella ft. Playboy T to our line up! DJ, record producer, film director and producer, DJ Yella was one of the founding members of the pioneering, game-changing N.W.A. who remain one of the music industry’s most explosive, relevant and challenging forces. We’re beyond honoured to have him join us for the national GTM tour!

If you love a bit of hip-hop and R’n’B, then get yourself to DJ Yella’s set because that is going to be HELLUVA good time!

Due to changes to his album scheduling, SuperDuperKyle (USA) can no longer make it to GTM 2018.

I'm super bummed to say that I won’t be going to Australia to tour next month. Doing so would push my album back and…

Posted by KYLE on Wednesday, 28 March 2018

 


March 27

Hot sauce challenge with Lime Cordiale

We recently caught up with Canberra Fresh Produce legends Lime Cordiale in the midst of a hectic SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

In between performances, getting their car towed mid-showcase and their drummer being refused entry into the country, we managed to grab some time with good lads Oli & Louis. We put them in traditional Texan Cowboy hats, strolled around the city and convinced them that trying some of the spiciest sauces in the world was a great idea.

The result? Find out for yourself 🌶


March 22

Festival makeup tips from ya girl FlexMami!

Hey ladies! 🙋GTM is just over a month away so it’s time to start getting your festie prep underway! You might have already found the perf outfit to wear, yay! If it’s recycled fashion, even better.

So what’s next? Makeup, obvs. Our GTM marshall and all-round DJ extraordinaire FlexMami has some hot tips to get your face looking on fleek using bright, fun colours!

Take a look! ✨💄

You’ll find Australis Cosmetics goodies at the Powder Pen at every GTM. Head to the PP during the festival for a little makeup refresh!


March 21

Wayville, Maitland and Canberra – your Fresh Produce has arrived!

**Ring Ring**

“Hello? What’s that you say? A new delivery of Fresh Produce? YES PLEASE!”

That’s right fam, we’re super excited to announce our Fresh Produce line up for Wayville, Maitland and Canberra!

Fresh Produce brings you a tasty sample of some of the newest and most exciting artists in your local area to the GTM stage! This is your opportunity to see these artists up close before they hit the big time, so be sure to get to Groovin early to see them perform!

Alright, time to get stuck in and drool over our Fresh Produce artists for 2018;

Wayville, SA

ADRIAN EAGLE (triple j Unearthed) | DYSPORA | ELECTRIC FIELDS

MANE | YOUNG OFFENDERS

HILLTOWN

CATS DJS | GODLANDS | K21

DANCESPACE VS NAISH | PLAYBACK 808 | SEEK N DESTROY

 

Maitland, NSW

DEAR SEATTLE | RACHEL MARIA COX | RACKETT

RAAVE TAPES | SPLIT FEED (triple j Unearthed)

THE PLOT

ARONA MANE | EBONY BOADU | IMBI THE GIRL

JAYTEEHAZARD | KWAME | NINAJIRACHI

RIBONGIA | SARAH CONNOR

 

Canberra, ACT

AVIVA | HAIKU HANDS | LIME CORDIALE

MOANING LISA (triple j Unearthed) | OMAR MUSA

THE PLOT

ANDY GARVEY | BLACK SUMMER | GENESIS OWUSU

GROOVE CITY | JEFFE | MICKEY KOJAK

MIDAS.GOLD | MOOKHI

 

Want to get to know our newest GTM 2018 additions a little better? Head to your location page on our website to learn about and listen to your newest friends!

WAYVILLE

MAITLAND

CANBERRA

 

Stay tuned for the next round of Fresh Produce and set times dropping soon!

 

TICKETS:

Wayville, SA

Friday 27 April (School Holidays)

Adelaide Showground

Entry via Leader Street, Wayville, SA

Purchase tickets here

 

Maitland, NSW – SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 April

Maitland Showground

Blomfield St, Maitland, NSW

 

Canberra, ACT– SOLD OUT

Sunday 29 April

University of Canberra

Kirinari St, Bruce, ACT

 


March 11

Become our official Moo Mixologist!

ATTN all playlisters! We’re on the hunt for our GTM 2018 Moo Mixologist!

If you’re the go-to amongst your friends for new music suggestions and playlisting is your forte, then this competition is for you! We want you to put together the best selection of tunes that will get the dance floor pumping, and it could be chosen to open every Groovin the Moo across the country!

But that’s not all. 

If you’re the chosen one, you’ll also receive:

– 2 x tickets to your chosen Groovin the Moo show.

– 12 months Spotify Premium.

– And of course, the almighty crown of ‘Best Playlist on Ground’ with your chosen tracks opening all Groovin the Moo shows in 2018.

How do you enter? EASY! There are only a couple of rules…

– Create a Spotify playlist (12-30 songs).

– You can’t include songs from artists on the line up – no double-ups. That means you must narrow it down to 1 song per artist.

– Be as creative as you can! Party starters to old classics and everything in between.

Spotify’s Australian Playlist Curator is the judge and jury. They will pick their favourite playlist (one they deem to match all the criteria) and that person will be the winner. Good luck!

 

ENTER HERE.


March 09

Weaving through the light & dark elements of Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’

It’s safe to say Ocean Alley have solidified themselves as Australia’s grooviest band right now and with damn good reason. Chiaroscuro, like the band’s latest single, is confident and refined, taking you on a psychedelic adventure through a hazy Summer that is out of this era (and world). 

“We didn’t really go out with a set plan of how the album should turn out. But once we started writing a few songs the middle of last year, a sort of theme emerged of light and dark and there were two groups we could put these songs in that we were writing.” 

The album title Chiaroscuro is a word from the Renaissance – chiaro, ”light” and scuro, “dark”. It represents a strong, tonal contrast between light and dark that defines a three-dimensional object, or in this case, defining the band’s album as a whole. It’s filled with utterly blissful highs and heartbreaking lows, all bound together forming an honest representation of the band and how far they’ve come. 

We thought we’d dive into Chiaroscuro and try to decipher which tracks fit into the ‘light’ and ‘dark’ themes of this complex album. 

 

Corduroy 

The opening track of the album is kind of like walking into a really cool house party for the first time, being infatuated in the haze of a good time and the unknowns that come with it. It’s a great slow burner and kicks off the album with floaty psychedelic riffs.  

Our verdict: Light 

 

The Comedown 

‘The Comedown’ didn’t win #48 on the Hottest 100 for no reason. The already popular single details the aftermath to a party and all the emotions that follow. We’ve all felt like we’ve been in a helpless state before, so that sense of relatability rings true throughout the song. 

Fun fact: The boys wrote this song after playing Groovin the Moo Maitland. So we look forward to the album that comes out of them playing the whole tour this year! 

Our verdict: Dark 

 

Happy Sad 

Ever had a relationship breakdown and pondered the possibilities that could have been, good or bad? This song is for you. They manage to weave melodic guitar riffs, piano chords and honest lyrics into a heartfelt piece that leaves you feeling all the feels. Happy Sad is definitely a fist-to-heart anthem, just wait for that build toward the end of the track and you’ll know what we mean. It’s our personal fave and we’re gunna call it – the standout of the album.  

Our verdict: Dark and then emerges into the Light 😛  

 

Confidence 

Possibly the catchiest tune of 2018, ‘Confidence’ is Ocean Alley at their groovy, addictive best. The song sticks with you long after it’s over and has you looking for the repeat button. We dare say this one will be a crowd favourite come GTM time! 

Our verdict: Light 

 

Knees 

Knees is an interesting one. It’s mellow, reflective and deals with life’s uncertainties and expectations, reaching a point where you need to ask for guidance, even though you’re doing the best you can. It’s a slow jam full of wah wah pedals that builds. All the pent-up frustration bursts out as the song reaches the final chorus, providing us with an epic conclusion that says to us: it’s okay to not know what you’re doing or what direction you’re heading in right now. 

It’s the kind of song that’s meaning can be different to everyone under their own unique circumstances. 

Overall verdict: Dark 

 

Bones 

We can literally feel this one in our bones! It’s relentless, more upbeat than their usual stuff and would pair perfectly with a training montage. The vocals compliment the sonic guitar rhythms on an emotional level, creating a powerful, driving track. It’s another taste of the band’s versatility.  

Overall verdict: Light 

 

Flowers & Booze 

Reminiscent of Summer days, late nights with good company and great moments causing mischief. ‘Flowers & Booze’ sets a fun, carefree tone towards the end of the album and we’re ready to vibe & dance! 

Our verdict: Light 

 

Man You Were Looking For 

A sombre, acoustic ending to an upbeat album that leaves us wanting more. It’s a great display of Ocean Alley’s intimate, honest lyricism which throughout the album can sometimes take a backseat to their psychedelic sound.  

We’re mostly just sad that the album is over. 

Overall verdict: Dark 

 

You can stream Chiaroscuro in full right now!  


March 02

5 freestyles for your Friday with Lady Leshurr!

New year, new Leshurr! We received a little treat this morning from UK’s grime Queen – Lady Leshurr. She’s added her own flavour to Rich The Kid & Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 huge tune ‘New Freezer’ and it’s FIRE! She’s at the top of her game right now, dominating the almost exclusively male grime scene. Get amongst ‘New Freezer’ below!

 

Her 10th mixtape UNSTABLE is due out later this year, but in the meantime, we’ve put together our top 5 Lady Leshurr freestyles you NEED to get your ears around (and memorise) before GTM 2018! Let’s get started.

 

‘R.I.P’

Confident, bold and controversial is one way to describe 2018’s ‘R.I.P’. In response to some online chatter, ‘R.I.P’ was recorded, shot, edited and released within 24 hours and oh man she fires off bomb after bomb on this one!

 

UNLEASHED #3 (Humble Freestyle)

triple j’s Hottest 100 #1 of 2017 gets a run for its money with this huge flip! Soz Kendrick.

 Sit down, you stumbled, they fell, you crumbled, quit now, they dumbos” 🔥

Skip to 2:40 for an intimate solo verse at the end paying tribute to the late Robert Anker, who was part of the act Diversity (winners of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009).

 

Queens Speech 7

The Queen at her peak in every sense. Only Lady Leshurr could enter a motorway on a real life camel and spit bars as cars pass her by. Need we say more? Just watch the clip.

“Side note bar, your girlfriend looks like Sideshow Bob” 😂

 

BBC Radio 1Xtra with Lady Lykes

Lady Leshurr teams up with Lady Lykez in the booth for an impressive 11 minutes of pure gold (and endurance)!

 

Queen’s Speech 3

“Mad Ting!” Leshurr goes hard right from the beginning on this freestyle, getting down and dirty – from dissing girls who take their shoes off at raves, to referencing Destiny’s Child “I’ll be Beyonce to these girls and I’ll Michelle them” damn girl! 💅

 

Catch more insane freestyles from the Queen herself LIVE at Groovin the Moo 2018!

 


February 28

Flight Facilities soar to new heights with ‘Need You’!

Oh man, Flight Facilities can do no wrong.

The Sydney duo have released their new tune ‘Need You’ and yep, it’s damn tasty.

We’ve had a few glimpses of new FF in 2017 with the release of two incredible tunes, ‘Arty Boy’ ft. Emma Louise and ‘Stranded’ ft. BROODS & Reggie Watts, and now 2018 is off to a cracking start with ‘Need You’ with the promise of more music on the way.

It’s Flight Facilities at their catchy, synth-pop best and it makes us wanna get loose on the dance floor! Just TRY to keep your head from bopping and your feet from tapping while listening to this one. NOT POSSIBLE.

Fun fact: The song features NZ singer/songwriter NÏKA who is a sister of one of the BROODS duo who featured on ‘Stranded’. Mind = BLOWN.

Get listening to ‘Need You’ below!


February 21

Introducing GTM’s Canberra Commoonity program for 2018

At the heart of Groovin the Moo’s (GTM) festival philosophy is the desire to showcase and support communities and regions that are often those less travelled. GTM’s Community Program has been developing organically each year and we’re thrilled to announce what we’ve got in store for Canberra in 2018.

The Maker Station

The Maker Station is a free service where GTM ticket holders can get involved with some craft under the guidance of local artists and DIY experts at each show. The Station will be situated near the Universal Store Phone Charging Tent and the team at Wellspring will be fashioning “party holsters” from recycled milk bottles to store all your festival essentials in.

GTM x HEAPS GAY

The legends at HEAPS GAY started a few years ago as a series of parties for LGBTIQ+ kids and their friends and has since become a regular party starter in the Sydney scene for anyone who wants to have fun and support good causes. Last year, our gr8 m8s created the super fun safe space The HEAPS GAY Milk Bar at GTM Canberra and this year they’ll be back to spread glitter, good vibes, classic tunes and a spot of country drag.

 

Photo credit: Steve Astorga

Powder Pen

Returning in 2018, GTM’s Powder Pen will keep you looking festival fresh around the country! For a small donation, you can get a quick hair and make-up “zjoosh” thanks to Cindy Rue. A portion of proceeds from the Powder Pen will go back to the charity of the salons’ choice.

 

Photo credit: James Simpson

Local Fundraisers and Business Involvement

Fundraising opportunities have been allocated to UC Hockey Club who will manage the carpark.  The Well will be hosting a pre-event GTM Canberra warm up party.

Work Experience

Our work experience groups for Canberra include the University of Canberra and The Street University along with youth disability specialist school Black Mountain School. All participants will gain experience in a range of areas including Artist Liaison, Event, Publicity, Production and festival bump in and bump out.

Photo credit: James Simpson

To revisit the National Commoonity Program please head here.   

 

TICKETING INFO

Tickets are available online via www.gtm.net.au or www.moshtix.com.au, by phoning 1300 GET TIX (438 849), or at local outlets (visit our website for a full list of outlets in your area).

GTM is a licensed all ages event.

 

Main image photo credit: Steve Astorga

February 21

GTM’s National commoonity program is here!

If Groovin the Moo (GTM) had to identify as an item in a homewares store, it would undoubtedly be a handmade patchwork quilt. One made up from facets of each of the communities and regions that it visits each year. A physical representation of said quilt is GTM’s Community Program, which continues to grow organically year on year.

We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a bunch of our most beloved community initiatives to all six regions in 2018. These range from work experience for budding festival lovers, to opportunities for local artists to showcase their wares, from chill out spaces to programs for disadvantaged youth.

Here’s an overview of our Community Program for 2018;

The Maker Station

The Maker Station is a free service where GTM ticket holders can get involved with some craft under the guidance of local artists and DIY experts at each show. The Station will be situated near the Universal Store Phone Charging Tent and each region will provide unique fun offerings from repurposed milk bottle water holders to DIY magazines to body painting and heaps more!

GTM x HEAPS GAY

The legends at HEAPS GAY started a few years ago as a series of parties for LGBTIQ+ kids and their friends and has since become a regular party starter in the Sydney scene for anyone who wants to have fun and support good causes. Last year, our gr8 m8s created the super fun safe space The HEAPS GAY Milk Bar at GTM Canberra. This year, not only will the Milk Bar return to Canberra, it will also be spreading its glitter, good vibes, classic tunes and country drag to Maitland and Bunbury too.

 

Photo credit: Steve Astorga

Crafternoon Community Workshops

Tying in with our DIY-craft theme this year, we’ve been working with local community groups around the country who are in the process of creating handmade masterpieces that will come to life at our events. The brilliantly named Sgt. Peppers Homely Arts Club have been busy knitting together squares that will cover the fence lines at our Wayville show. Townsville’s Umbrella Arts Studio are building giant teepees to create some shady respite from the sun and there’s much more being created around the country at this very moment.

Powder Pen

Returning nationally in 2018 GTM’s Powder Pen will keep you looking festival fresh around the country! For a small donation, you can get a quick hair and make-up “zjoosh” thanks to local beauty, barbershop and hairdressing salons. A portion of proceeds from the Powder Pen will go back to the charity of the salons’ choice.

Photo credit: James Simpson

Shoot the Moo and Film the Moo!

As you may have seen on our social media earlier this week, we are thrilled to announce that this year’s Shoot the Moo AND Film the Moo comp is partnered with Grammy award winning Portugal. The Man!

Shoot the Moo (STM) is now in its 5th year and gives local, budding photographers the opportunity to shoot Portugal. The Man from the photographer’s pit at their local Groovin the Moo. This year, we’re so excited to give the same opportunity to local videographers with Film the Moo (FTM!

Judges will select one STM and one FTM winner from each region who will receive;

  • Two x Udder Mayhem tickets for them and a friend to their local show
  • A tour of the GTM site
  • A meet and greet with the band, Portugal. The Man
  • A GTM merch pack

The STM winner will get;

  • One photo pass, with access to the photo pit for Portugal. The Man for the first 3 songs
  • One-on-one time with professional photographer, Maclay Heriot, Portugal. The Man’s photographer, to receive some tips

The FTM winner will get;

  • One video pass, with access to the photo pit for Portugal. The Man for the first 3 songs, and additional access to the pit during Portugal. The Man’s performance of “Feel It Still”
  • One-on-one time with GTM’s touring videographer, Patrick Rohl from yeahsure. to receive some tips
  • The winners from each region will have their footage used in a video edit for Portugal. The Man, edited by GTM’s touring videographer.

Photo credit: Maclay Heriot

Ticket Exchange Program

GTM will be working with over 10 organisations across the country to engage local youth from families who are experiencing hardship, are at risk or are homeless. Invitations will be sent out to these local support groups, encouraging local youth to head along to GTM to experience a fun day of music festivities with their peers.

Work Experience

From humble beginnings at our first GTM (Gloucester NSW in 2005), where students from the local TAFE campuses were invited to gain insight and lend a hand with all things Moo, we now involve 18 education facilities around the country. These include high schools, tertiary institutions and community groups from each region and those who sign up can gain experience in a range of areas including Artist Liaison, Event, Production, Publicity and festival bump in and bump out.

Photo credit: James Simpson

For specific details on groups and businesses heading to your local GTM, please click on your relevant region below;

Wayville

Maitland

Canberra

Bendigo

Townsville

Bunbury

 

Main image photo credit: Jack Toohey

February 19

SHOOT THE MOO // FILM THE MOO WITH PORTUGAL. THE MAN

We’re super excited to announce that this year’s Shoot the Moo competition is partnered with Grammy award winning Portugal. The Man!

GTM is offering Australia’s most promising young photographers & videographers (yes, this year we’re opening up submissions to aspiring videographers too!) the opportunity to shoot Portugal. The Man direct from the photographers pit at your local Groovin the Moo!

Returning for its fifth year, Shoot the Moo offers budding snappers aged between 16 – 25 the opportunity to shoot Portugal. The Man from the photography pit, under the guidance of the band’s very own touring photographer, Maclay Heriot.

We are also super excited to launch Film the Moo this year, giving Australia’s most promising young videographers the opportunity to film Portugal. The Man from the photography pit, under the guidance of Groovin the Moo’s touring videographer, Patrick Rohl (yeahsure.)

All winners will also receive 2 xVIP tickets to your local GTM, a meet and greet with Portugal. The Man and an awesome prize pack. Entries are now open at www.shootthemoo.com! Last year we received over 1000 entries, so we suggest you get a moove on.

 

HOW TO ENTER: 

  1. Head to shootthemoo.com – scroll to the bottom of the page
  2. Select either ‘photos‘ or ‘videos‘ then fill out all the fields
  3. Hit the ‘Submit’ button!

Be sure to get all your family and friends to vote for your entry. There will also be one lucky People’s Choice winner nationally, that is the person with the highest number of votes!

Terms and conditions apply.

Photo T&C’s

Video T&C’s

 

Good luck!

 

Photo credit: Maclay Heriot


February 16

5 Key Moments from Ball Park Music’s album ‘GOOD MOOD’

It’s been far too long between drinks for Brisbane favourites Ball Park Music. Their follow up to 2016 LP ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ is a sonic 10-track journey full of good times, killer hooks and memorable moments, that’ll keep you coming back. This is Ball Park in their true element here – ambitious, playful and after four album releases, the band sees a return to their roots, sharing similarities to more of their earlier work. If you’re a fan of indie music in general, you’re going to love this!

We wanted to give you a little insight into BPM’s latest album by highlighting some key tracks you should get around;

Biggest singalong

‘Exactly How You Are’

The song says it all really. It’s an upbeat track full of unwavering happiness, a melody you can bop along to and lyrics that make you feel good. We can picture it now. It’s the song that will make you want to hold your best mates as you scream “I love you exactly, how you are” at the top of your lungs!

The perfect road trip song/s

‘I Am A Dog’

Do yourself a favour. Jump in the car, wind the windows down and blast this track. All round feel-good indie vibes that are a perfect fit for a Summer trip with some mates, making lasting memories along the way.

A song to inspire you/ a song to make up to

‘The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’

Inspired by a hangover, the track poses an important question; ‘What am I doing with my life”? But the thing you will come to realise by listening to this song is that the perfect life doesn’t exist! And that’s perfectly fine, and you should embrace it, and all will be ok 😊New motto to live by.

Funniest/best lyrics

‘Hands Off My Body’

The song literally talks about cutting off parts of your body; “I didn’t like my head so I chopped it off”, “I never liked my body so I chopped it off, ‘cmon”. With a sonic guitar riff underneath the lyrics, this strange but gnarly ripper of a track is totally left field but we bloody love it.

A song to serenade your mate to

‘I Am So In Love With You’

Brave, courageous and triumphant. Anyone who’s ever had someone special in their life, lovers or friends, will be able to relate to this track and we’re expecting cute moments/10 when this beautiful track gets played at GTM!

 

 

 

 


February 16

‘Get To Know’ – Cosmo’s Midnight x Winston Surfshirt

It’s the collaboration we never knew we needed, but have always dreamed of <3

With the Cosmo’s twins favouring electro-pop danceability and Winston drifting towards soulful R&B and electronica with a dash of surf-rock, you might have wondered how these two artists would fuse, but oh man, ‘Get To Know’ is a friccccccin banger!

It’s not the first time Winston Surfshirt have dabbled in the realm of electronic music either, featuring on Polographia’s 2016 hit ‘Sly’, which had us all shaking our booties. Now add this one and you’ve got 2/2 bootie shaking collab singles, and that’s a damn good track record if you ask us!

‘Get To Know’ has already been on repeat at HQ in the few hours that it’s been online, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be doing the same when you hear it.

ALSO! If you didn’t put it together already, both artists are on the Groovin the Moo 2018 line up, so the odds of them jumping on stage with each other to play this track live are high, but what do we know? 😉

Listen to ‘Get To Know’ right here:

 

 


February 13

Cattle Crew 2018

GTM are once again on the hunt for our Cattle Crew for 2018! We love each and every region we visit especially the people that make up those communities, so why wouldn’t we ask our local legends for their top tips and hot spots? That’s Cattle Crew!

Have a certain flair for photography, writing, content creation or just love a bit of old fashioned community involvement, even better! Maybe you have a favourite local barista that deserves a shout out, or you’re always the first to snap the best shot of #brunch?

If you are one, or all, of the above and have previously attended Groovin the Moo then we would love to hear from you!

 

But GTM, what does being a part of Cattle Crew mean?

There are lots of ways to get involved, have a look at some of the ideas below:

  • News Articles: Have a stab at writing a news article for the GTM website! We’d love you to give us and our audience an insight into what your town has to offer. The best coffee, record store, happy hour or art gallery?! Think about it like this: if you had a friend coming to stay, what are the places that you MUST take them!
  • You’ll be able to chat with your other Cattle Crew members via our FB group, so if you’re thinking about reviewing a café, for example, message the group and see if there is someone with photography skills that wants to come along and shoot.
  • Local Businesses: Are you buddies with a local business? Café, hair salon, bar – anything that our ticket holders may be interested in! What will entice GTM out-of-towners to visit their business? Two for one lunch deals? Discounted beauty services at the local salon? We’d love you to work with these local businesses to establish some deals for GTM ticket holders.
  • GTM Warm-Up Parties (Over 18 only): Maybe you want to plan your own event one day but need some hands-on experience? You can get involved with our warm up parties either throughout the planning process and/or help the bar staff deck out the venue with posters and props on the day.
  • Community Involvement Program: We already work with a bunch of great groups and initiatives in the GTM regions, but they could always use some extra hands helping out. You could give back to your local community by helping prepare for the fundraising stall on show day, or maybe one of our local artists need some assistance installing their installation! There are plenty of opportunities here, talk to Millie about how you can get involved.
  • Market Stalls: Head on down to your local markets and see if there is anyone that you think would be perfect for GTM! If so, grab their contact details!
  • Enviro Challenge: We always end up with excess scrim (that’s the lining you see along the fences at GTM!) and we want to ensure that this is recycled rather than just thrown away. That’s where you come in! The scrim can only really be reused in a garden setting, so we’d love you to reach out to our local nurseries in advance of GTM to arrange for them to pick up the leftover scrim after the event!
  • Content: Have an interest in photography or videography? Use your creative flair to create content that reflect the GTM community and show people the best parts about where you live. If this one is of interest to you, we can come up with some fun ideas together!

 

Sounds great! How do I apply?

That’s easy! All you need to do is fill out the form here.

Applications close on Tuesday 27th Feb at Midnight and successful applicants will be contacted a day or two later.

Good luck!

 

Photo credit: Danny Howe

February 08

Get To Know: SuperDuperKyle

GTM 2018 hits the road in less than three months, so while you wait impatiently, it’s time to get to know SuperDuperKyle, formely known as KYLE!

SoCal (South California) based Kyle Harvey is everything but your average rapper. The 24-year-old has the world at his feet, having already collaborated with the likes of G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani & Miguel. His 2016 breakout hit ‘iSpy’ ft. Lil Yachty now sits just shy of 400 million streams on Spotify and you’re about to find out why!

STARTING OUT

Growing up as a kid, Kyle was really into video games and calls himself a self-confessed nerd. Kyle loved writing and performing his own songs in his early days, and used his aunties computer to record demos. In high school, he discovered rap thanks to ‘Man On The Moon’ by Kid Cudi – one of his biggest inspirations. He started growing his fan base through social media and became a millennial star after uploading his tracks to YouTube. It was only a matter of time before he blew up!

WHY ‘SUPERDUPER’KYLE?

The name itself has superhero qualities written all over it. This stems from Kyle consciously taking control of his life in high school and having a sudden, cathartic feeling of being invincible, almost like a superhero full of happiness. Placing the ‘SuperDuper’ onto his name is his way of letting people know he can do or be anything he wants to be. This theme can definitely be seen throughout his songs and performances, referencing video game characters and superheroes.

SOUNDS LIKE?

Sunny-pop rap you’d sing along to with your best mates at a party on the weekend.

Similar to: Drake, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi, G-Eazy

DEBUT & BEYOND

He jumped on the scene officially with Beautiful Loser in 2013 and followed up with Smyle in 2015. His overall aim was to bring that feel-good attitude back to hip hop, with a slice of relatability for millennials like him growing up, and he succeeded. Both albums generated millions of streams online and a whole heap of press from The New York Times, Complex and he featured atop the list of Rolling Stones ‘Artists You Need To Know’. It wasn’t long before he snagged supporting tour slots with both Chance The Rapper and G-Eazy before headlining his own national tour.

In and amongst wrapping up filming for Netflix original comedy ‘The After Party’, starring him as the lead role, he released close to 10 singles in 2017 and collaborated with Ty Dolla $ign, D.R.A.M. & Miguel to name just a few! Expect a new album to be heading your way in 2018!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A SUPERDUPERKYLE PERFORMANCE?

HIGH ENERGY – You can expect to see a hectic set full of fun with Kyle’s SuperDuperCrew ft. MC SuperDuperBrick on stage, pumping up the crowd before the real party gets started!

VIDEO GAME/POP CULTURE REFERENCES – Samples, samples and more samples of some of your childhood fave videogames and movies are used throughout Kyle’s entire set. From sounds, visuals and choreographed sequences from Mario, Star Wars & more!

DANCING – It’s not just an average rap set either, there’s a ton of impressive choreography happening on stage, so get your dance moves ready people!

CROWD SURFING – If you think average crowd surfing is impressive, we hope you’re ready to see Kyle go next level with this. He finds the swell wherever he performs, bringing his surfboard to every show and legitimately crowd surfs and raps towards the end of the show! Total Kodak moment.

 

You can (literally) catch SuperDuperKyle crowd surfing at Groovin the Moo 2018! Get your tickets HERE.


February 07

Portugal. The Man ‘Keep On’ getting better with new music video!

The PTM boys have been fairly busy as of late, alongside taking home Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, they’ve revealed a new music video for ‘Keep On’ fresh off their 2017 Woodstock album!

*Heads up! The video is a bit NSFW*

‘Keep On’ takes you down a fairly different path than their hit ‘Feel It Still’ though it’s definitely still got earworm potential after a few listens! The video clip utilises sleek 3D animation to explore notions of self-love, acceptance and sexuality while taking you on a technicolour trip of sound and visuals, with some moments best left unmentioned!

A bold clip and a ripper of a track, Portugal. The Man we can’t get enough of you!


February 02

No No Viagogo!

It’s that crazy time of the year again where tickets for GTM go on sale. It can be quite a stressful time for many, especially if you’re a parent looking to purchase your child a ticket.

There are an increasing number of third-party websites such as Viagogo now scalping/reselling tickets unofficially for Groovin the Moo without our permission. Sadly each year there are a number of our music-goers falling into this trap and purchasing expensive tickets, leaving them bitterly frustrated by it all.

We’ve created a guide for everything you need to know about Viagogo, and the signs you should look out for before purchasing a ticket to GTM 2018.

 

WHAT IS VIAGOGO?

Viagogo is an unofficial online ticketing resale website.

The site enables people to buy and resell tickets to concerts, sporting events, theatre performances and music festivals. Sellers are able to set the ticket price, not always in accordance to the original ticket price set by a festival.

The site is usually listed at the top of a Google search, but that doesn’t mean it’s an official ticketing outlet!

Once on the website, you may see visual cues with flashy wording like ‘tickets almost gone’ prompting you to panic and make an impulsive purchase. DON’T DO IT!

 

WHAT AM I BUYING?

You think you may be purchasing a ticket to Groovin the Moo 2018, but this may not always be the case. There have been many cases of multiple ticket purchasers being sold duplicates of the same ticket, tickets not being delivered on time, the wrong ticket types being listed, and of course fake tickets being listed. There are also multiple hidden booking and delivery fees not mentioned until after purchase, which all make for a shady transaction.

 

 WHO AM I BUYING IT FROM?

Essentially, you’re purchasing a ticket from a ticket scalper.

Ticket scalpers use this platform to make dodgy profits by excessively overcharging you for a ticket, generally over 100-300% higher than our original ticket pricing. The seller’s identity is never truly known by you before purchasing either.

 

IS IT SAFE?

We do not deem Viagogo to be safe. They are not an affiliated ticketing outlet of ours. Moshtix are our official online ticketing outlet. We cannot guarantee the legitimacy or safety of your purchase if you buy through a third-party site. We don’t want you being robbed hundreds of dollars and left without a ticket.

 

WHAT DO OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF VIAGOGO?

Our GTM alumni The Rubens have been quite outspoken regarding Viagogo and in the UK, members of parliament along with Ed Sheeran’s promoter went to the Viagogo head office and were turned down after they demanded answers about their business practices. In general, it’s a highly controversial website with questionable business practices. In December of last year, Fair Trading NSW announced Viagogo had claimed the top spot on their monthly complaints register and is officially NSW’s most complained about online trader, stating they receive hundreds of complaints and enquiries relating to dodgy tickets. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched it’s own investigation into the Swiss company and is taking them to court.

 

I’VE BOUGHT A TICKET, BUT IT HAS SOMEONE ELSES NAME ON IT? WILL I STILL GET IN?

If your ticket doesn’t match your ID, you will not gain entry to Groovin the Moo. Normally, if you purchase a ticket from a friend, they are able to log into their moshtix account and reissue the ticket into your name. With Viagogo, there is no direct contact with the person that is actually selling the ticket to you, so it can be an extremely difficult process, if not impossible to reissue the ticket into your name therefore making the ticket invalid.

I’VE BOUGHT A TICKET AND IT LOOKS FAKE. WHAT DO I DO?

Request a refund from Viagogo

Reaching out to their customer support has proven to be quite difficult for customers. Viagogo’s Terms & Conditions have a way around giving people their money back as they’re a platform connecting the buyer & seller, it’s not actually them facilitating the purchase *rolls eyes* but it’s worth getting in contact with them if you’ve been sold a fake ticket.

Verify ticket with moshtix

As all of our ticketing is run through moshtix, you may be able to submit a request to moshtix, asking them if they can verify the legitimacy of your ticket. However, bare in mind this could be a ticket that has been sold multiple times, once again making it invalid.

Consult your local police or the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

If Viagogo are unable to offer you a refund, consider taking further action by calling your local police or filing a consumer complaint with the ACCC.

 

WHAT SIGNS SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR SO I DON’T ACCIDENTALLY BUY OFF VIAGOGO?

Basically any sites that don’t direct you to gtm.net.au or moshtix you should not purchase from. (Soundmart Tours is also an official seller for Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury)

Viagogo have set up a dodgy Facebook page called ‘Australia & New Zealand Events’ and have started creating Facebook events for live music shows and festivals containing a ticket link that goes directly to their Viagogo website.

We urge you to stay away from getting sucked into these pages. The official Groovin the Moo Facebook event pages will ONLY be created by us, linking you to the official ticketing pages.

 

WHERE SHOULD I BUY MY TICKETS TO GTM?

The ONLY place you should be purchasing GTM 2018 tickets online from is gtm.net.au or moshtix, unless you’re purchasing a ticket off someone you know and trust. Soundmart Tours is also an official seller for Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury with their travel bundles.

 

 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. HOW DO I GET A TICKET?

General Sale

If you missed out on our pre-sale, fret not!

General Sale tickets go live for Wayville, Maitland & Canberra on the 6th Feb at 8AM local time & Bendigo, Townsville & Bunbury on the 7th FEB at 8AM [HERE]

 

Official Resale

Our official resale facility will once again be available when tickets for our shows are exhausted, so stay tuned to our socials for all the latest regarding our resale!

 

A friend you trust

If you have a friend and they would like to offer you their ticket, they’ll need to log into their moshtix account and select the ‘reissue ticket’ option to place the ticket into your name. This will incur a $6 fee and will be emailed to them.

 

Remember, when you see Viagogo, always say no no!


January 30

The #GTM2018 line up is here!

It’s true, Groovin the Moo’s 2018 line up is as full as your nanna’s knitting bag!

We’ve woven together a stacked line up that will be weaving it’s way into six regions around Australia over three consecutive weekends this April/May! We’ll be throwing the gates open for a huge day of country hospitality, seriously fun times and incredible music.

So, with all this in mind, please welcome your GTM 2018 artists, in alphabetical order;

 

ALEX LAHEY | AMINÉ (USA) | THE AMITY AFFLICTION

BAKER BOY | BALL PARK MUSIC | CLAPTONE (GER)

CONFIDENCE MAN | COSMO’S MIDNIGHT | DEAN LEWIS

DUKE DUMONT (UK) | FLIGHT FACILITIES | GRINSPOON

         LADY LESHURR (UK) | MALLRAT | OCEAN ALLEY

PAUL KELLY | PORTUGAL. THE MAN (USA)

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING (UK) | ROYAL BLOOD (UK)

SAMPA THE GREAT | SKEGSS | SUPERDUPERKYLE (USA)

TKAY MAIDZA | VERA BLUE | WINSTON SURFSHIRT

Marshalled by;

CODA CONDUCT | ELLA HOOPER

FLEXMAMI | FUZZY  

With triple j Unearthed, Fresh Produce artists and Community programs to be announced!

 

Our GTM 2018 line up has something for everyone – from those you’ve only just discovered like Alex Lahey to artists you and your entire family love like Paul Kelly!

You’ll also spot some artists in there that did very well in the triple j Hottest 100 including Vera Blue (#15 ‘Regular Touch’ and #29 ‘Mended’), Baker Boy (#17 ‘Marryuna’), Ball Park Music (#18 ‘Exactly How You Are’), Winston Surfshirt (#27 ‘Be About You’) along with a stack of international guests that we’re stoked to have joining us!

Lady Leshurr (UK), Aminé (USA), Duke Dumont (UK) and Claptone (GER) will keep your feet moving, there’ll be epic singalong’s with Portugal. The Man (USA), face melting rock from powerhouse duo Royal Blood (UK) and heaps of other artists to discover.

 

triple j Unearthed

Like last year and plenty of years before that, triple j are on the lookout for one artist from each GTM region to add to the 2018 lineup. Past winners include legends like SAFIA, Coda Conduct and Timberwolf and we can’t wait to uncover more gems this year. The competition is open now and all you need to do is have your best tunes up on the triple j Unearthed website by midnight on Sunday 25 February. For more info, head here!

There’ll be heaps of news coming via our socials including details of how you can get involved with your nearest GTM like the Shoot the Moo competition (follow the new @shootthemoo insta page) and the return of our beloved Cattle Crew.

 

No doubt at this point you’re yelling at your screen asking, “how do I get my hands on these tickets?!” well friends, here’s the info you need to know:

 

TICKETING INFO

GTM 2018 National Pre-sale

Wednesday 31 January 8AM local time – Saturday 3 February 5PM local time (or until allocation is exhausted)

NOTE: Pre-sale code will be released via our Instagram story from 5PM today. Add @groovinthemoo on Instagram to get it!

Wayville | Maitland | Canberra tickets on sale

Tuesday 6 February 8AM local time

Bendigo | Townsville | Bunbury tickets on sale

Wednesday 7 February 8AM local time

Tickets are available online via www.gtm.net.au or www.moshtix.com.au, by phoning 1300 GET TIX (438 849), or at local outlets (visit our website for a full list of outlets in your area).

 

IMPORTANT TICKETING INFORMATION

moshtix is the only official online ticketing outlet. We urge you to double check you are purchasing from moshtix only, and not a third-party ticketing website (such as ViaGoGo, Gumtree, ebay etc). We cannot confirm the legitimacy of any tickets purchased via a third-party ticketing outlet and don’t want to see our genuine GTM fans scammed out of their money.

To save you from any extra stress, ensure you already have a moshtix account (and you know your username and password!) and if not, then don’t forget to sign up for an account asap!

If you are purchasing on behalf of your friends, make sure you have everyone’s full name and date of birth ready to go – double check these! If you need to reissue a ticket for the incorrect spelling or DOB, there is a $6 reissue fee, so make sure it’s correct to start with!

We also have a few official ticketing outlets in each region so if you’re keen for a face to face transaction, head to the Info page on our website.

GTM is a licensed all ages event.

 

Check out our Spotify playlist and start getting pumped for #GTM2018!

 


January 23

GTM 2018 TICKETS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

There’s only ONE WEEK until the Groovin the Moo 2018 line up announcement enters your life, which also means it’s time to make sure you’re all set for when tickets go on sale!

Here’s everything you need to know:

National pre-sale

Our pre-sale tickets go on sale 31st January 2018, 8:00am local time.

Tickets are $113.95 (including booking fee).

NOTE: Pre-sale ends Saturday 3rd February at 5:00pm local time* unless allocation exhausted prior.

To get access to these lil babies, you’ll need a pre-sale code. You will be able to find the pre-sale code by heading to our Instagram account @groovinthemoo from 5pm (AEDT) on the 30th January and heading to our Instagram story.

Pre-sale tickets available from gtm.net.au or by heading straight to moshtix.

General Sale

Wayville, Maitland and Canberra! Your General admission tickets go on sale 6th February, 8:00am local time*

Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury! Your general admission tickets go on sale 7th February, 8:00am local time*

Tickets are $119.50 (including booking fee) and are available from gtm.net.au or by heading straight to moshtix.

NOTE: All tickets are General Admission – we do not sell ‘Over 18’ and ‘Under 18’ tickets. You will get the correct wristband on entry based on your date of birth (your photo ID and the DOB on the ticket will be checked to ensure they match).

Udder Mayhem

Udder Mayhem tickets are available for all GTM shows for people 18 years and older.

You’ll be treated to an exclusive hangout area featuring your own bar and viewing platform to catch an intimate view of your fave acts! Plus, the bonus of your own private toilets (always a win!).

Ticket price is $174.50 (including booking fee) and are available from gtm.net.au or directly from moshtix.

NOTE: Udder Mayhem tickets are strictly available to patrons 18 years and over, and are not available in the pre-sale. You will only be able to purchase this ticket upgrade during the general sale on the 6th and 7th of Feb.

Purchasing

Moshtix is the only official ticketing outlet. We urge you to double check you are purchasing from moshtix.com.au only, and not a third-party ticketing website (such as Viagogo, Gumtree, eBay etc). We cannot confirm the legitimacy of any tickets purchased via a third-party ticketing outlet and don’t want to see our genuine music fans get scammed!

To save you from any extra stress, ensure you already have a moshtix account (and you know your username and password!) and if not, then don’t forget to sign up for an account ahead of sale day! You’ll also need to make sure you have your payment details ready!

If you are purchasing on behalf of your friends, make sure you have everyone’s full name and date of birth ready to go – double check these! If you need to reissue a ticket for the incorrect spelling or DOB at time of purchase, there is a $6 reissue fee, so make sure it’s correct to start with!

NOTE: A maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased per moshtix account.

Hard tickets / ticketing outlets

If you miss out online or wish to purchase a hard ticket, we have a number of outlets in each region selling tickets to GTM 2018 (for their local show only). You’ll be able to find the list of outlets on our website when it launches on 30th Jan.

Hard tickets are $120.

Buses

Buses will once again be running to and from each show. Bus tickets can either be purchased directly through moshtix, or directly with the bus company – depending on which show you are attending. For further info on buses and routes, stay tuned to our website and socials.

 

GTM is a licensed, all ages event. BUT if you’re under 16 years of age, be sure to check with your parents before buying your ticket.

*local time means the time in the region. i.e. if you live in Melbourne, and wish to purchase a ticket for Wayville, you’ll need to be online at 8:00am Wayville time to purchase a ticket for that show.


December 11

The countdown to the GTM 2018 line up announcement begins!

That’s right, Moo crew! The countdown is officially on to the GTM 2018 line up announcement!

Get your smart phone’s out once again and add this date to your calendar – 30th January, 2018 “GTM 2018 LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT!” because this is one alarm you don’t want to sleep through!

Once you’ve seen how EPIC our line up is on 30th January, you’re going to want to know how you can secure your ticket asap! Here’s the deets and dates;

GTM 2018 National Pre-sale:

Wednesday 31 January 8am local time – Saturday 3 February 5pm local time.

You will require a code for the pre-sale! You’ll find the pre-sale code via our Instagram story from 5pm on 30 January. Add @groovinthemoo on Instagram to get it!

GTM 2018 General Sale:

Tuesday 6 February 8am local time:

Wayville/Maitland/Canberra tickets on sale

Wednesday 7 February 8am local time:

Bendigo/Townsville/Bunbury tickets on sale

 

Can’t wait to party with you all in 2018!

Photo credit: Danny Howe

GTM is a licensed all ages event and recommended for persons 16 years and older. If you’re under 16, please check with your parents before purchasing a ticket.


November 22

Limited Xmas Pre-Sale: Everything You Need To Know

“All I want for Christmas is…. A GTM 2018 TICKET!” we hear you say!

Well here’s all the details you’ll need to pass on to Santa to ensure that golden ticket is sitting in your stocking on Christmas morning!

  • Our limited Christmas pre-sale kicks off on Friday 1st December 8:00AM local time (for all shows) and will run until Friday 8th December 5:00PM, unless sold out prior.
  • Tickets cost $99.90 + booking fee
  • Make sure you have your moshtix login details all ready to go – you don’t want to get stitched up by forgetting your log in details at check out!
  • When purchasing, ensure you put in the correct details of each attendee (if purchasing for your friends as well), including their FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH. Please double check these deets, including spelling, with your mates before you purchase.
  • The limited Christmas pre-sale is for General Admission tickets only.  NOTE: General Admission tickets are for both under and over 18 years of age – it’s your D.O.B that determines which wristband you get on entry. If you’re after an Udder Mayhem ticket, you’ll have to wait until our general sale next year.
  • Maximum of four (4) tickets per moshtix account can be purchased.
  • Ensure you’re purchasing from moshtix.com.au
  • Remember, viagogo = viaNONO! Same goes for eBay or gumtree – we cannot guarantee the legitimacy of tickets purchased through these outlets, so save yourself the disappointment and avoid these site’s completely.
  • Please read the Conditions of Purchase before buying your ticket.

If you do miss out this round, or if you want to wait until you’ve seen the line up first, you’ve still got TWO more opportunities to snap up your ticket! Our usual pre-sale will happen in February after the line-up announcement, followed by our general sale. Stay tuned to our socials for all the deets on these and on our line up announcement!

P.S. GTM 2017 sold out in record time this year… just saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Groovin the Moo is a licensed, all ages event. BUT if you’re under 16 years of age, make sure you check with your parents before buying your ticket.

 


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