Groovin' the Moo

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Groovin The Moo
Genre Australian, Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Hip-hop, Electronic, Metalcore
Dates Late April – Early May


Years active 2005–present
Founded by Cattleyard Promotions

Groovin The Moo is an annual music festival that is held in six regional centres across Australia. The festival is held during autumn, typically in May of each year.

Groovin The Moo was established by Cattleyard Promotions and their first festival was held on Sunday April 24th, 2005 in Gloucester, New South Wales.


The first incarnation of the festival occurred on 24 April 2005 at the Gloucester Showgrounds in New South Wales with crowds of over 1400, continuing to Narrandera (NSW Riverina) with crowds exceeding 1800. The following year the festival took place in Maitland, Albury and Darwin.

2007 was a break-through year for the festival, with headlining Australian act Silverchair and successful international act The Black Keys headlining, along with the largely popular Hilltop Hoods, John Butler Trio and You Am I. In 2008 Townsville was added to the tour's circuit, with Bendigo being added the following year.

2010 saw the inclusion of Bunbury and Canberra, with all shows selling out across the country.

In 2014, an Oakbank show was added to the tour and went on to sell out.

Festivals venues[edit]

City State/Territory Venue Festivals
Albury NSW Albury Racecourse 2006-2007
Bendigo VIC Prince of Wales Showground 2009-present
Bunbury WA Hay Park 2010-present
Canberra ACT University of Canberra 2010-present
Darwin NT Darwin Amphitheatre 2006
Gloucester NSW Gloucester Showground 2005
Maitland NSW Maitland Showground 2006-present
Narrandera NSW Narrandera Showground 2005
Oakbank SA Oakbank Racecourse 2014-2016
Townsville QLD Lou Litster Park (2008-2009)
Murray Sports Complex (2010-present)
Wayville SA Adelaide Showground 2017

Lineups year by year[edit]

As listed on the official website.[1] All acts are Australian unless stated otherwise.


Bold indicates headline act.

  Gloucester [A] Narrandera [B]
Screaming Jets Yes No
Killing Heidi Yes No
Evermore Yes No
The Spazzys Yes No
Sender Yes No
Supersonic Yes No
Retro Rockets Yes No
Solver Yes No
Dirty Pink Jeans Yes No
The Common Code Yes No
Halo Yes No
Bullshit Rare Yes No
Grinspoon No Yes
Spiderbait No Yes
The Pictures No Yes
Sarah McLeod No Yes
Neon No Yes
Star Assassin No Yes
Local Knowledge (NZ) No Yes


The Narrandera show was also known by some sources as "Groovin' The Moo 2". While still references the Narrandera show as taking place under the "ABOUT GTM" section, it is not referenced under the "PAST LINEUPS" section bringing into question the official status of this show today.[2][3]


Bold indicates headline act.

  Maitland [A] Darwin [B] Albury [C]
Hilltop Hoods Yes No Yes
Shihad Yes No No
End of Fashion Yes No No
The Herd Yes No No
Faker Yes No No
Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set Yes No No
The Vasco Era Yes No No
True Live Yes Yes Yes
Modular Lounge Yes No No
Local Knowledge (NZ) Yes No No
Bullshit Rare Yes Yes Yes
Gomez (UK) No Yes No
Youth Group No Yes Yes
Augie March No Yes No
The Mess Hall No Yes No
The Drones No Yes No
Ash Grunwald No Yes No
John Butler Trio No No Yes
You Am I No No Yes
The Fumes No No Yes
The Exploders No No Yes
The Audreys No No Yes
Trail Kennedy No No Yes
Star Assassin No No Yes


"Gomez", from the United Kingdom, is credited as the first international act to appear at Groovin' The Moo on However "Local Knowledge", from New Zealand, played twice before "Gomez" first appearance, once in 2005 & once in 2006.


  Maitland [A] Albury [B]
Silverchair Yes No
The Black Keys (USA) Yes No
You Am I Yes No
The Presets Yes No
Sneaky Sound System Yes Yes
Midnight Juggernauts Yes Yes
Airborne Yes Yes
The Morning After Girls Yes No
Mia Dyson Yes Yes
Macromantics Yes No
Kid Confucius Yes Yes
The Camels Yes No
Snowman Yes No
2 Dogs DJs Yes No
Trial Kennedy Yes No
Astronomy Class Yes Yes
Tongue and Diaz Yes No
Radical Son Yes No
Hermitude Yes Yes
Good Buddha Yes No
Mister Savona Yes No
The Porkers Yes No
Grinspoon No Yes
Xavier Rudd No Yes
Blue King Brown No Yes
Clare Bowditch and The Feeding Set No Yes
The Bamboos No Yes
Mammal No Yes
Horsell Common No Yes
Third Estate No Yes
Urthboy No Yes
The Tongue No Yes
Mista Savona No Yes
Unkle Ho No Yes
Combat Wombat No Yes
Diafrix No Yes



  Maitland [A] Townsville [B]
The Presets Yes Yes
Sneaky Sound System Yes Yes
The Herd Yes Yes
Spiderbait Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Karnivool Yes Yes
Custom Kings Yes Yes
The Galvatrons Yes No
Little Red Yes No
Katalyst Yes Yes
The Potbelleez Yes Yes
Azzido Da Bass (GER) Yes Yes
Pitch Black (NZ) Yes No
Bass Kleph Yes Yes
Dirty Laundry Yes No
Mark Dynamix Yes No
Hercules in NY Yes No
Amber Savage Yes Yes
That 1 Guy (USA) No Yes
Resin Dogs Sound System No Yes
The Last Kinection Yes No
Beats Working Yes No
The Middle East No Yes
Lover No Yes



  • 2 May, 2009 - Lou Litster Park, Townsville.
  • 9 May, 2009 - Maitland Showground, Maitland.
  • 16 May, 2009 - Prince of Wales Showground's, Bendigo.


  • Saturday 1 May, Bendigo, Prince of Wales Showground. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday 2 May, Townsville, Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds.
  • Saturday 8 May, Maitland, Maitland Showground. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday 9 May, Canberra, The Meadows, University of Canberra.
  • Saturday 15 May, Bunbury, Hay Park.


  • Sat 30 April, Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo.
  • Sun 1 May, Townsville Cricket Grounds, Townsville.
  • Sat 7 May, Maitland Showground, Maitland.
  • Sun 8 May, The Meadows, University of Canberra.
  • Sat 14 May, Hay Park, Bunbury.


  • Sat 5 May, Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo. Sold-Out!
  • Sun 6 May, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville. Sold-Out!
  • Sat 12 May, Maitland Showground, Maitland. Sold-Out!
  • Sun 13 May, The Meadows, Canberra. Sold-Out!
  • Sat 19 May, Hay Park, Bunbury. Sold-Out!


  • Sat 27 Apr, Maitland Showground, Maitland. Sold-Out!
  • Sun 28 Apr, University of Canberra, Canberra.
  • Sat 4 May, Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo. Sold-Out!
  • Sun 5 May, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville.
  • Sat 11 May, Hay Park, Bunbury. Sold-Out!


  • Friday, April 25, Oakbank Racecourse, Oakbank. Sold-Out!
  • Saturday, April 26, Maitland Showground, Maitland.
  • Sunday, April 27, University of Canberra.
  • Saturday, May 3, Prince Of Wales Showground, Bendigo. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday, May 4, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville.
  • Saturday, May 10 – Hay Park, Bunbury.


  • Saturday 25 April, Oakbank Racecourse, Oakbank.
  • Sunday 26 April, Hay Park, Bunbury.
  • Saturday 2 May, Prince Of Wales Showground, Bendigo. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday 3 May, University of Canberra, Canberra.
  • Saturday 9 May, Maitland Showground, Maitland. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday 10 May, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville.


  • Saturday, 23rd April, Maitland Showground, Maitland. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday, 24th April, University of Canberra, Canberra. Sold-Out!
  • Monday, 25th April, Oakbank Racecourse, Oakbank.
  • Saturday, 30th April, Bendigo’s Prince Of Wales Showground, Bendigo. Sold-Out!
  • Sunday, 1st May, Townsville Cricket Grounds, Townsville.
  • Saturday, 7th May, Hay Park, Bunbury. Sold-Out!


  • Friday 28th April, Adelaide Showground, Wayville (SA). Sold-Out!
  • Saturday 29th April, Maitland Showground, Maitland (NSW). Sold-Out!
  • Sunday 30th April, Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds, Annandale (QLD). Sold-Out!
  • Saturday 6th May, Bendigo’s Price of Wales Showground, Bendigo (VIC). Sold-Out!
  • Sunday 7th May, University of Canberra, Bruce (ACT). Sold-Out!
  • Saturday 13th May, Hay Park, Bunbury (WA). Sold-Out!

The Plot[edit]

The Plot
Genre Electronic, Dance, Indie Rock
Dates December


Years active 2013; 2015–present
Founded by Cattleyard Promotions

Established in 2013 by parent company Cattleyard Promotions, The Plot is a sister music festival to Groovin' The Moo which focuses more on Electronic, Dance, and Indie Rock music. Launched on September 16 and to date all of events have been held in metropolitan cities, unlike "Groovin' The Moo" which is held in various regional centres across Australia.


Bold indicates headline act.

  Sydney [A] Melbourne [B]
Alison Wonderland (DJ Set) Yes Yes
Miami Horror Yes Yes
DJ Snake (FRE) Yes Yes
Naysayer & Gilsun (AV Set) Yes Yes
Touch Sensitive Yes Yes
Wave Racer Yes Yes
Remi Yes Yes
Tyler Touche Yes Yes
Gold Fields Yes Yes
Yolanda Be Cool Yes Yes
Citizen Kay Yes Yes
Hayden James Yes Yes
Purple Sneakers Yes Yes
Elizabeth Rose Yes Yes
Willow Beats Yes Yes
Indian Summer Yes Yes
Beni Yes Yes
Wordlife (Live) Yes Yes
Softwar Yes Yes
Club Mod DJs Yes Yes


The full lineup was announced on October 9.[5]


The Plot was not held in 2014.[6]


Bold indicates headline act.

  Sydney [A]
Art Vs Science Yes
Safia Yes
Tkay Maidza Yes
Urthboy Yes
The Griswolds Yes
Friend Within (UK) Yes
Tuka Yes
Matoma (Nor) Yes
Spit Syndicate Yes
Basenji Yes
Asta Yes
Ngaiire Yes
Crooked Colours Yes
Young Franco Yes
Paces Yes
Uv Boi Yes
E^st Yes
Boo Seeka Yes
The Meeting Tree Yes
Luke Million Yes
L-Fresh The Lion Yes
B Wise Yes
Shantan Wantan Ichiban Yes
Future Love Hungover Yes
Luen Yes
Jawz Yes
Andy Garvey Yes
Stoney Roads DJs Yes
Sampa The Great Yes


The full lineup was announced on September 30.[7]


Bold indicates headline act.

The full lineup was announced on August 24.[8]

A.B. Original, Alex Lahey, Allday, Amy Shark, Confidence Man, GL, Hellions, Soul Benefits, Kinder DJs, Ebony Boadu, Sarah Connor, Amber Dubs, The Belligerents, The Bennies, Bootleg Rascal, Buoy, Cult Shotta, Dorsal Fins, Dylan Joel, E^ST, Elizabeth Rose, FROYO, Gold Fields, Hyjak, Indian Summer, Ivan Ooze, Jannath Beth + DJ Lili Joy, Japanese Wallpaper, Kazi A, Lanks, Luca Brasi, Mallrat, MMAD, Montaigne, Mumbles, Nardine, Nicole Millar, Ocean Alley, Onion Man, Paces, Pierce Brothers, Richard Bell, Running Touch, Tash Sultana, Thelma Plum, Tired Lion, Vera Blue, WSU Poets, Zeadala + Judenn, Ziggy Alberts.



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