Sad news, music fans, Groovin the Moo has announced that the 2021 instalment of the festival has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This marks the second year running that the beloved country romp has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the festival confirmed that the call to cancel the 2021 iteration of Groovin The Moo was boiled down to current coronavirus restrictions.

It’s heartbreaking that we won’t have the privilege of attending one of this countries finest festival offerings, in this bizarro time it feels like the only sane option.

“It is with a heavy heart that we need to postpone Groovin the Moo for the second year. We’re really going to miss GTM and not being able to spend another year with our crews, artists, team members, suppliers and you!,” Steve Halpin from Cattleyard Promotions said in a statement.

“We know it has been a very strange and tough time for everyone. We are so grateful to all of you who kept your GTM 2020 ticket – refund information will be sent out soon.

“We know it’s a big ask, but if you’re able to hold on to your ticket a bit longer, it will really help us in welcoming GTM back next year. Thank you to each and every one of you for sticking with us – we can’t wait to return in 2022”

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Patrons not wanting to hold on to their purchased tickets will be eligible for a full refund. Find out how to secure yours here.

It’s not all bad news though, the team from Cattelyard recently announced that a brand-new regional festival will travel across the country over eight weekends this spring, Fresh Produce.

Fresh Produce will hit up the ol’ favourite Groovin haunts in the regions of Townsville, Bunbury, Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo and Wayville — as well as two new locals in Toowoomba and Glenorchy.

The single stage outdoor extravaganza aims to highlight the best local talent from each region.

“Our team is very excited to be developing a new show that highlights the ripest pickings from multiple regions around the country,” shares Cattleyard.

We can’t wait to feature all things fresh and support local communities in our familiar stomping grounds and our two new regional spots.”

Find all the relevant information below.

FRESH PRODUCE 2021

TOWNSVILLE, QLD

Friday 13 August and Saturday 14 August
Murray Sports Complex
Mervyn Crossman Dr and Murray Lyons Cres, Annandale, QLD

BUNBURY, WA

Friday 20 August and Saturday 21 August Hay Park
(off) Parade Road, Bunbury, WA

MAITLAND, NSW

Friday 27 August and Saturday 28 August Maitland Showground
Blomfield St, Maitland, NSW

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

Friday 3 September and Saturday 4 September Toowoomba Showgrounds
Glenvale Road, Glenvale, QLD

GLENORCHY, TAS

Friday 10 September and Saturday 11 September Hobart Showground
2 Howard Road, Glenorchy, TAS

CANBERRA, ACT

Friday 17 September and Saturday 18 September
Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)
CNR of Flemington Road & Northbourne Ave, Mitchell, ACT

BENDIGO, VIC

Friday 24 September and Saturday 25 September Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
42-72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo, VIC

WAYVILLE, SA

Friday 1 October and Saturday 2 October Adelaide Showground
Rose Terrace, Wayville, SA