As if we ever doubted it, Groovin The Moo is back for another countrywide sprint in 2017. And, as the genre-nonconforming regional fest enters its twelfth year at the top of the food chain, organisers are repping one of its biggest lineups to date.
Amongst a damn fine handful of pop, indie and electro artists, the 23-act bill sports an impressive cluster of guitar heroes. For example, we’ll see Laura Jane Grace and the erratic folk-punks in Against Me! make their way Down Under for the first time since 2015, cuts from their new Shape Shift With Me album sure to be in abundance. It’s been a while since we last saw The Darkness, too, and we couldn’t be more stoked to have them strip us of our voices with their downright timeless britpop bangers. And for those that just crave injury, the breakdown-battering pit fiends in Architects will be there to paint the festival with a metallic edge.
Of course, that’s not to mention the indie-alt stylings of UK favourites The Wombats, grunge-punk revivalists Violent Soho or pub rock powerhouse The Smith Street Band. Up-and-coming queen of guitar and AG #119 star Tash Sultana will also hit the stage at all six dates with cuts from her stunning debut EP, Notion, alongside her fellow Melbournites in Northeast Party House and indie idols The Jungle Giants.
GTM ’17 will hit the last weekend of April hard with a three-day trek spanning Wayville, Maitland and Townsville on the 28th, 28th and 30th, before rolling through Bendigo (May 6th), Canberra (7th) and Bunbury (13th). If the lineup gives us any indication, we’ve got our bets on a few of those dates selling out pretty quickly!
GROOVIN THE MOO 2017
Against Me! (USA)
The Darkness (UK)
Dillon Francis (USA)
The Jungle Giants
L-FRESH The LION
Loyle Carner (UK)
Milky Chance (GER)
Northeast Party House
The Smith Street Band
The Wombats (UK)
Friday April 28th - Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville SA
Saturday April 29th - Maitland Showgrounds, Maitland NSW
Sunday April 30th - Townsville Cricket Grounds, Townsville QLD
Saturday May 6th - Price Of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo VIC
Sunday May 7th - University Of Canberra, Canberra ACT
Saturday May 13th - Hay Park, Bunbury WA