The organisers of Groovin The Moo have announced the dates and venue details for its 2014 edition, with the successful annual music festival hitting the usual regional centres in April and May 2014.
Along with the usual regional stops to deliver their stable of local and international acts, the Groovin The Moo organisers are welcome South Australia to the stable, with a new leg added in Oakbank, South Australia.
Officially the first stop on the national Groovin The Moo 2014 schedule, Oakbank joins the festival’s regular stops in Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville, and Bunbury, marking a new addition to the itinerary to pitch the Moolin Rouge, the Main stages, food, and fun.
“It’s taken a few years, but we are all very excited to welcome South Australia into the GTM Family,” says Stephen Halpin from Groovin The Moo’s Cattleyard Promotions. “Oakbank Racecourse is a beautiful venue and the 2014 line-up is shaping up nicely already so we can’t wait to launch the GTM Tour in SA.”
The new expansion is another step in Groovin The Moo’s growth since its launch in 2005, now marked as Australia’s largest regional music festival.
“In what is becoming an increasingly ruthless market, Groovin’ The Moo has managed to occupy an enviable niche,” as our Tone Deaf reviewer at this year’s Bendigo leg noted, as Groovin The Moo travelled the country for several sold out legs this year as thousands of punters flocked to see the lineup that included The Kooks, Flume, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap, They Might Be Giants, Frightened Rabbit, and plenty more.
The Groovin The Moo 2014 lineup announcement is officially locked for Wednesday 29th January 2014, while tickets will go on sale shortly after on Tuesday 4th February, for the well-rounded price of $100.
As for who to expect on the lineup, it’s still a little too early to tell, with rumours that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros being on the bill (after confirming an April visit recently) turned out to be roped in for Bluesfest rather than Groovin The Moo, but considering the bills have been getting bigger with each year, you can expect a quality assortment of local bands and eclectic international acts.
The new South Australian leg at Oakbank Racecourse will kick off the Groovin The Moo 2014 tour, beginning on the ANZAC Public Holiday on Friday 25th April. GTM then hits Maitland Showgrounds, the University of Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville, and last but not least, Bunbury’s Hay Park in WA on Saturday 10th May 2014.
Groovin The Moo were also in talks with the mayor Dubbo, Matthew Dickerson, who was keen to secure the regional festival following the success of Triple J’s One Night Stand festival. Back in June, Mayor Dickerson said he had been in negotiations with festival promoters Cattleyard Productions, but noted “they’re not sure if the Groovin The Moo model is exactly the right model for Dubbo,” says the Mayor. “But there might be some other modified versions that might be appropriate… something smaller.”
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Groovin The Moo 2014 Dates & Venues
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Fri 25 April – Oakbank SA
Oakwood Road, Oakbank SA
Sat 26 April – Maitland NSW
Blomfield St, Maitland NSW
Sun 27 April – Canberra ACT
University of Canberra
Kirinari St, Bruce ACT
Sat 3 May – Bendigo VIC
Bendigo’s Prince Of Wales Showground
42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC
Sun 4 May – Townsville QLD
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr & Murray Lyons Cres, Idalia QLD
Sat 10 May – Bunbury WA
(off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA