Groovin the Moo

Presented Nationally By

Bunbury

  • Supported By
  • Spotify
  • Moshtix

Latest Moos

May 15

THAT’S A WRAP!

That’s a wrap on Groovin the Moo 2019! This year was so incredible – filled with unforgettable moments, amazing friendships and incredible music! ✨🐮

A HUGE thank you to everyone that came to one of the shows and contributed to the magic – the artists, the crew, our partners and especially YOU. You guys are the heart of GTM ❤️

We present to you; the GTM 2019 After MOOvie!

Video by: Patrick Rohl – yeahsure.

Track: MØ – ‘Sun In Our Eyes’

 

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, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to begin.

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 2020!


May 13

THANK YOU BUNBURY!

If only we could stay at Mootel Groovin forever..

Thank you moo-ers for what was definitely another day for the GTM history books. We hope you enjoyed moovin and groovin with all your mates – we know we did!

Before we wave goodbye to GTM for another year, let’s take a last look at what went down yesterday… Click the link below to relive the best mooments. Maybe you’ll even spot yourself!

 

Video by: Mark Wong

Track: Dulcie – ‘Fall’

 

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, we’d love to hear from you.Click here to begin.

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 2020!


April 25

Top 5 things to remember before you head to GTM!

The GTM 2019 tour kicks off tomorrow and we’re so excited to be partying with you all!

We know it’s an exciting time, so much so that you’re likely to forget a few key festival essentials and things to bring with you.

Here’s our top 5 things that you need to remember before you commence your GTM journey:

 

1.DOWNLOAD THE GTM APP:

Thanks to our pals at Spotify, the app is your go-to for all the festival info you need to know!

It’s got all the set times so you can create your festival schedule for the day (click the + button next to their set time to add), as well as all the festival FAQ’s and list of festival facilities and the event map.

DON’T FORGET: The app works offline! Check your schedule or find out all the info you need right at the festival no matter how much reception you have.

The app is now available to download now from:

App Store

Google Play

 

2. PLAN YOUR JOURNEY:

Buses and trains are usually the easiest and most convenient way to get to GTM and home again. Head to your region below to sus out the bus and train options and start planning your journey!

Wayville

Maitland

Canberra

Bendigo

Townsville

Bunbury

 

3. 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.

 

4. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR ID:

If you’re UNDER 18

And you purchased your tickets from Moshtix you just need to bring one of the below as proof you are the ticket holder;

  • ATM card
  • School card
  • Library card
  • Bus pass
  • Or some other form of ID that has your full name on it

If you purchased a hard ticket – you don’t need to worry about ID as the ticket doesn’t have your name on it.

If you’re 18+

To access the licensed area at GTM, you require the same valid, government issued ID that you would require to enter a nightclub. If you wouldn’t be allowed in a nightclub with the ID you have, then you won’t be allowed access to the 18+ zone at GTM.

  • Valid photo ID includes one of the following:
  • Current Australian driver’s license
  • Current Passport
  • Current state issued Proof of Age Card or equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory

If you don’t have these, bring something with your name on it and you will just be given an under 18 wristband 🙂

 

5. BRING WARM CLOTHES:

Don’t forget to bring warm clothing incase it gets cold at night. We have a cloakroom on site for you to store your extra bags if you require. Cloakroom costs $5 and runs until 11pm at night.

Artist and GTM merch is also available on the day to purchase if you forget!

Or if you’re heading to Maitland or Bendigo, why not pre-purchase a locker to store your things in!

 

 

BONUS:

Looking for a last minute festival outfit?

Universal Store is offering a 20% discount storewide to everyone that flashes their GTM ticket in store!

Wayville, Maitland and Canberra – discount available now
Bendigo, Townsville – discount available from Saturday 27th April
Bunbury – discount available from Saturday 4th May

Townsville Fresh Produce artist Dameeeela recently teamed up with Universal Store to find all the freshest looks for #GTM2019!

Watch below for some inspo:

 

Hey Maitland! Looking for last minute camping? WOW tents still has camping on sale! Tent and bedding packages are available. Click here for more info.

 

Finally, do not forget a good attitude!

We can’t wait to see you!


April 24

Introducing: Trophy EyePA

INTRODUCING: Trophy EyePA, a collaboration brew between Trophy Eyes and Cattleyard Brewing Co 🍻
This sessionable IPA is light with moderate bitterness, making it extremely drinkable. It showcases a heavy mix of  Australian and American hop varieties which impart tropical fruits and deep resin and pine flavours.
So grab a cold, fresh can of Trophy EyePA to satisfy your tastebuds, while Trophy Eyes’ energetic riffs satisfy ear drums.
Exclusive to GTM Maitland.

April 24

Bunbury, meet your Food & beverage line up!

Are you just as keen for the food at GTM as you are the music? Same!

So it’s time to get those tastebuds tingling and take a look at the food and beverage options on offer at GTM Bunbury 2019!

 

AT THE BAR:

Beer:

Cattleyard Lager
Cattleyard Pale Ale
Emu Export
Furphy
Iron Jack
Hahn Premium Light

 

Cider:

Batlow Cloudy Apple Cider

 

Mixed Drinks:

Smirnoff Vodka & Red Bull
Smirnoff Vodka & Red Bull Sugarfree
Smirnoff Vodka & Kombucha
Smirnoff Vodka & Soda

 

Ready to Drink:

Smirnoff Ice Double Black
Smirnoff Pure Lime & Soda
Captain Morgan & Cola
Bulleit Bourbon & Cola
Gordon’s Gin & Tonic

 

Non-Alcoholic

Red Bull Energy Drink
Red Bull Sugarfree
Red Bull Tropical Edition
Remedy Kombucha Cherry Plum
Remedy Kombucha Lemon, Lime & Mint
Water
Soft Drinks

 

Other:

Ponchos
Stubby Coolers
GTM Water Bottle

 

ON THE MENU:

Andy’s Bratwurst Hut – Delicious traditional German bratwurst

Clean Tasty Dirty – Rustic burgers, burritos and salads

Dinner Peace^* – B&E Rolls and burgers

Domenico Ventura – All your classic pizza favourites

Exies Hockey Cub – Sausage Sizzle

The Donut Shop – Donuts!

Just Chill-out Soft Serve – Ice cream…YUM

Kamal’s Quarter Catering – Paella specialist

Kona Joe’s Health Shack ^*- adding a burst of vitality and freshness to the Southwest region with a nutritious menu that is full of flavour, but good for your insides

LA CREPE DE PARIS – French crepes, savoury and sweet

Ma La Dumplings – Handcrafted Chineses style dumplings

Margaret River Burger Co^ – Gourmet Burgers & hot chips.

McClare’s Baked Spuds^ – Hot baked spuds with delicious toppings

MJ’Z Ice Cream & Coffee – Coffee, ice cream, milkshakes

Mr Kebab Mobile Van – Kebabs and snack packs

Nibblez – Salt & Pepper squid, Nachos, Pork Ribs and curly fries

Red Rooster – Classic roast chicken dishes with hot chips

Salento Catering – Authentic Italian pizza cooked in a wood fired oven

Satay Van – Satay, noodles, teriyaki and roast beef roll

Smokie’s Barbecue – Cooked low and slow smoked BBQ favourites Cooked

Spice Journey – Indian food to get your taste buds tingling

Sweet Dream Foods – Cream cheese bagel sandwiches, burgers and donuts for dessert

THOROUGHFARE STREET FOOD – pork belly steak nachos burgers

West Coast Roast – Beef & gravy roll, pulled pork rolls, roast dinner

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC:

Coffee Kart – As it says…Coffee!

 

Guide:

^ = Vegetarian friendly

* = Vegan Friendly


April 24

Dive into Sofi Tukker’s festival wardrobe!

Still trying to decide what to wear to GTM? Sofi Tukker give you a sneak peek at what’s in their Coachella festival wardrobe, to give you some creative outfit ideas!

Sofi:

Tukker:

Catch Sofi Tukker LIVE at GTM 2019 this April/May! Keen to head to a sideshow? Tickets are on sale now! Click here.

 


April 23

Have a peek at our GTM 2019 Merch!

GTM is almost here and what better way to remember the good times you had, then by repping some fezzy merch!

We’ve created a groovy line of retro inspired threads fit for every occasion, and they’ll be sure to get you some serious looks from your mates!

Check out the range below and start planning what you wanna grab at the festival!

   

Left picture: White tee, Singlet, Bum bag, cord hat

Right picture: White tee, Singlet

 

   

Pictured: Souvenir Shirt + Shorts + Bucket hat combo (each sold separately), water bottle

 

   

Pictured: Black tee, Cord hat, Green long sleeve tee

 

   

Pictured: Hoodie

 

 

   

Left picture: Water bottle, Socks

Right picture: Bucket hat

 

  

Left picture: Beanie, Hoodie

Right picture: Bum bag, Hoodie

 

         


April 17

Your Festival Essentials Guide to GTM Bunbury!

GTM 2019 is less than 2 weeks away, which means it’s less than 2 weeks until we see you again and we couldn’t be more excited! We know that sometimes it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement, that you might forget a few things… but not this time! We’re going to give you a hit-list of things to remember 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. We do provide ATM facilities on site but they tend to be quite popular so try to come prepared! All bars will have pay wave just in case you run out.
  • A jumper. 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. Cloakroom costs $5 and runs until 11pm at night.
  • Make a meeting point. 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 Nintendo Switch Helpdesk!
  • Most importantly, don’t forget your good attitude, smiling face, positive vibes and of course your best dance moooves!

 

WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT GTM:

  • GENERAL INFO / LOST PROPERTY: If a member of your Moo crew has a question or you have lost or found an item, the Nintendo Switch Helpdesk is the place for you. The friendly team can help you out with free water, sunscreen, lost and found, maps, playing times and more while you’re there! Just look for the bright red tent!
  • FOOD STALLS / BARS Lots of tasty food and beverage stalls from local producers and businesses will be scattered throughout GTM. Check out the map to see where you can pick up a feed and a cold drink!
  • WATER REFILL STATIONS: There are free water refill stations throughout the event, so be sure to bring along a sealed or empty water bottle and stay hydrated thorughout the day by making the most of our refill stations! If you forget your water bottle, reusable GTM water bottles are available from water stations and Mootiques around the site, as well as the Nintendo Switch Helpdesk for $5. But be quick they’re limited!
  • THE FIRST AID is open all day. The experienced and friendly team is there to help if you are feeling unwell in any way or hurt.
  • RED FROGS are an integral part of the GTM Family! Here you will find a safe place to chill out and take a bit of a break.
  • MOOTIQUES Our Mootiques has been set up with those little bits and pieces you may need to freshen up! And the best bit is its all free!
  • ACCESSIBLE TOILETS will be on site to make the GTM experience a smooth ride and of minimal fuss. Refer to the map for locations.
  • SIGNING TENT Check out the Artist Signing Tent on show day to get a memento from some of the GTM 2019 Artists.
  • CHARGE & CHILL Thanks to our friends at Universal Store, you will be able to charge up your phone for free! Why not check out the Silent Disco close by while you wait.
  • HEAPS GAY Fancy a boogie to some classic tunes with a sprinkle of country glamour? Head to the Heaps Gay Milk Bar for some incredibly good vibes with DJs, drag queens and lots of sparkle and show your support for our regional LGBTQI community.
  • POWDER PEN Come in and get a quick ‘zhoosh’ before heading out to your favourite band. Local salon Sweeny Todd will be donating a percentage of the profits made on day to mental health charity ‘Youth Focus’.
  • MILLIGANS LAUNDRETTE Milligan’s a totally new kind of community centre, celebrating the Bunbury community’s strengths and bringing people together, because we’re all in this together.We’re super excited to bring the Laundrette to GTM Bunbury! Sort some socks, watch a spin cycle, read a trashy mag straight from the 80s.
  • TRAILER PARK PARTY Lamp Inc are a not for profit, mental health support service, supporting individuals, families and carers, living in the community with mental illness. They will be running a Trailer Park Party out of their bus where you can pop in for a range of free activities. Join in on a bongo-drum session, play some totem tennis, 10 pin bowling, ring toss or paint your mate with the selection of body paint available.
  • SANGA STATION Exies will be hosting a sausage sizzle in the GA area food court with all proceeds going back into the club’s development. Make sure you pop round for a classic sanga!
  • MARKET STALLS
    • Unsunk Funk: An eco-fashion label selling one off pieces for everyone!
    • Soulful Creations: Handmade jewellery creations and organic unisex shirts with original art screen printing.

 

GETTING THERE:

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

The cheapest easiest way to get to GTM Bunbury is by BUS!  Make sure you pre-purchase your ticket for regional services in advance here. Tickets for local Bunbury and surrounds services can be purchased on the bus on day.

 

GETTING HOME Taxis & Ride Share companies are limited! Shuttle services will be operating to Bunbury’s town center and surrounding areas and tickets can be purchased on the bus for $3. If you have a friend or family member picking you up, please head to the patron pick up zone (Gate B off Parade Road).

Remember, our buses are the cheapest and most convenient way for you to get to and from GTM from surrounding locations!

Bus services will depart from the GTM bus bay just outside the main entrance near the basketball courts from around 10:00pm.

 

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 Nintendo Switch Helpdesk, medical services and more. They’re all listed in our map!

 

#GTM2019 APP:

Create your GTM 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!

 

ASK BESSY:

Got any questions about GTM, or need some help creating your scheudle for the day? Just ask Bessy! Click the link to get started:

 

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 water stations and Mootiques around the site, as well as the Nintendo Switch Helpdesk 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!

 

 

TICKETS:

Got some friends who still haven’t bought their ticket? Luckily there are still some tickets for Bunbury available, but they won’t last long! Jump online PRONTO to snap ‘em up!

BONUS: From Saturday 4th May – *ticket-selling Universal Stores are offering a 20% discount store wide to everyone that purchases their ticket in store, or flashes their official GTM ticket! Last minute festival outfits anyone?!

*Outlets:

Carousel

Joondalup

Karrinyup

Cockburn Gateway

Galleria

Garden City Booragoon

Whitford City

Mandurah

Rockingham

DFO Perth

Perth City

 

FAQs:

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

 

To download our Festival Essentials guide, click here.

 

 


April 16

Bessy competition winners announced!

Hi guys, it’s Bessy here. Thank you so much for all of your love letters! Your kind words (about me, yes hehe) really touched my heart and there were just too many good poems to pick just one. So I’ve decided to give away two double passes to each GTM region!

Here are my fave poems and the competition winners!

 

Wayville – Jai Bezzina

“Bessy, oh Bessy where do I begin? Is it that big beautiful nose of yours, or those gorgeous eyes I could stare into for days on end. You’re the yee to my haw and the love to my life. If this were The Bachelor there would be no competition because you would get all my roses baby girl, love you to the mooooooon and back.”

 

Maitland – Oscar Basclain

“Oh Bessy you beautiful bovine, you’ve got me falling for you. From your soft brown fur to your perfect damp nose, from your scintillating hoofs to your outstretched tongue, you’ve got me. You’re on my mind with every waking minute oh Bessy you’ve got me. I cannot wait until we’re together, oh Bessy you’ve got me.”

 

Canberra – Sophie Florence

“Bess, you’re like a sunflower, tall and bright.

Bess, you’re like a daisy, a rich delight.

Bess, you’re like a lily, of the sweetest smell.

Bess, you’re nothing like a chrysanthemum, because your name is not difficult to spell.”

 

Bendigo – Nikaylah Parkes

“Roses are red

Cows are spotted

Bessy, you’ve got me oh so besotted.”

 

Townsville – Emma-Louise Clinton

“Around you the days are brighter, daisies are sweeter and stars twinkle in your eyes. How lucky am I to be graced by you.”

 

Bunbury – Siena Pasquale

“You’re my favourite, love you the most. Wake you up with flowers and Vegemite toast! GTM, what a great time. I’m yours and you’re mine.”

 

xoxo Bessy


April 12

The GTM 2019 app is here!

We’re super duper excited to announce that our official GTM 2019 app is available for download!

Thanks to our pals at Spotify, the app is your go-to for all the festival info you need to know! In the app you can create your own festival schedule for the day (click the + button next to their set time to add), stream songs from artists on the line up, and create yourself a personalised Spotify playlist by clicking the headphones icon! HOW GOOD.

DON’T FORGET: The app works offline! Check your schedule or find out all the info you need right at the festival no matter how much reception you have.

 

The app is now available to download now from:

App Store

Google Play

 

Check out our Groovin the Moo 2019 line up playlist below.


April 10

GTM 2019 set times are here!

With GTM 2019 less than 3 weeks away, we know that you’ll all be well into your festival plans… and that means creating your schedule of who you’re going to watch on the day!

But of course, this cannot be done without the SET TIMES!

So let’s get straight into it;

 

WAYVILLE

 

MAITLAND

 

CANBERRA

 

BENDIGO

TOWNSVILLE

 

BUNBURY

 

 

If you haven’t got your tickets yet (or you’ve got friends that haven’t), it’s time to grab them before it’s too late! Click here to go to the Moshtix website and snap them up.

 

WANT BESSY TO MAKE YOUR SCHEDULE FOR YOU?

We know that sometimes you can get overwhelmed with the number of artists that you may want to see and creating a schedule for your day can be tricky – especially when you want to watch your fave’s but also discover new artists too!

So, we’re super excited to let you know that our girl Bessy has the ability to create you a personalised GTM timetable based on your Spotify listening behaviour! SHE’S SO SMART… really goes above and beyond her duties 😍

Give it a go! Just start a chat with Bessy and click the “make me a timetable” button and see how she goes!


April 05

Bessy is giving away GTM tickets!

Hello friends! Bessy here. I have 2 x Udder Mayhem tickets to give away to one lucky winner!

You should all know by now that I loooove compliments, so I decided that i’d like you to send me a love letter (in 25 words or less) in order to go in the running! The one I like the best wins. SIMPLE!

Here’s how it will work;

Click this link to start chatting to me, and send me a letterbox emoji 📫 to get started! (geddit? Because you’re sending me a love letter?! Ha! #ivegotmail)

You only get one shot, so make it count!

Hot tip: I love compliments and flowers and Groovin the Moo.

Alright, now let’s get those love letter flooding in!

Good luck!

xoxo Bessy

 

Competition T&C’s

– Competition opens on Friday 5th April 2019 at 3:00pm (AEST) on ends Friday 12th April 2019 at 3:00pm (AEST)
– Entry into the competition is free.
– To enter, the entrant must engage with “Bessy” by sending a letter box emoji to the Groovin the Moo messenger. Once the user grants permission to “Bessy”, they must send in a ‘love letter’ followed by selecting the show they wish to attend.
– ‘Love letters’ should be 25 words or less.
– By entering into this competition, the user gives Groovin the Moo permission to send messages to the user via the Groovin the Moo messenger platform “Bessy”
– By entering the competition, the user grants Groovin the Moo permission to use their entry in promotional and marketing activities.
– There is a total of one (1) prize to give away.
– “The Prize” includes; 2 x Udder Mayhem tickets to the Groovin the Moo show of their choice (valued at $179.95 each). The user must attend the show which they selected during the entry process (Wayville, Maitland, Canberra, Townsville, Bunbury)
– If the winner is under the age of 18, they will receive 2 x General Admission tickets to the Groovin the Moo show of their choice (valued at $129.95)
– This competition is a game of skill; the one (1) most creative answer wins.
– To be eligible for a prize the entrant must be an Australian resident.
– The winner will be notified by email from Cattleyard Promotions within a week of the competition ending.
– The Winner has two (2) days to claim their prize (from the date and time of being notified) otherwise it will be passed on to the runner up.
– Maximum of one (1) entry per person.
– Cattleyard Promotions reserves the right to refuse any entry they consider to be offensive.
– The Judges decision is final and they or the organising company (Cattleyard Promotions) will not be drawn into discussion in relation to the process.
– Employees and contractors of Groovin the Moo and Cattleyard Promotions and their direct families are prohibited from entering the competition.
– This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
– The prize is not transferrable for cash
– The prize is non transferrable to another person.
– The Groovin the Moo tickets will be delivered as an e-ticket to the winners nominated email address

April 05

Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury – your Fresh Produce has arrived!

Motel Groovin has just added a buffet of Fresh Produce artists to the line up!

We’re super excited to announce our local Fresh Produce line up additions for Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury! You heard it here first – these artists will be the next future stars of Australian music, so catch them now before they hit the big time!

This year we’re also adding a new element to Fresh Produce. Introducing ‘Handpicked’ – where we’ve asked some of our favourite Artists from the last few years to come back and present a handful of the Artists THEY love from their own town. We’re stoked to welcome a diverse group of emerging talent that represent the varied communities within Australian music.

Get ready to froth over our Fresh Produce artists for 2019. Peep below;

 

 

Plus GTM Bunbury Silent Disco line up to be announced!


April 04

Dance to Hermitude’s new video clip for ‘Every Day’!

Hermitude are no strangers to crafting bouncy, electronic infused bangers and their latest release ‘Every Day’ is exactly what you’d expect from the boys. The track features the enchanting vocals of Canadian singer Hoodlem and she really gives the song that poppy, summer feel and makes you wanna burst out into the streets and dance!

The track has had us hooked since February, but today we get a little visual treatment with the release of the video clip! The theme of the video centres around fantasising over love and the exciting effect it has on us – cue the dancing!

*Hint* The clip basically sums up how excited we are for GTM 😉 Three weeks to go!


April 02

Motel Sessions with G Flip

We caught up with G Flip recently for hotel hangs. She brought along her piano and performed a beautiful, intimate version of ‘Drink Too Much’ for us 😋

Check it out below!

 


March 29

Billie Eilish drops her debut album!

IT’S FINALLY HERE! Billie Eilish’s debut album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?” dropped today and we cannot deal.

The 14-track album is everything we could have asked for and more, but you know what’s even better?! We get to be some of the first people to hear the album LIVE when she hits GTM next month!

Our friends at Spotify are giving you the Billie Eilish album experience – including a little video intro from Billie herself.

Dive in here.

Do NOT miss Billie Eilish LIVE at GTM 2019: http://bit.ly/GTM2019

Billie Eilish – New Album

The new Billie Eilish album experience is waiting for you to do bad things to: spoti.fi/BillieEilishExperience

Posted by Spotify on Thursday, 28 March 2019


March 27

Motel Sessions with Angie McMahon

We took Angie McMahon to the Parkville Motel to perform an acoustic rendition of her latest single ‘Pasta’ 🏠

Watch the full video below!


March 25

Shoot The Moo and Film the Moo 2019

Are you a young creative looking to get more hands-on experience in live music?

GTM is very happy to once again be offering Australia’s most promising young photographers and videographers the opportunity to get into the photographer’s pit at your local GTM to snap one of the artists on our touring line up!

Before jumping into the photographer’s pit, the lucky Shoot the Moo winners at each event will score one-on-one time with GTM’s official tour photographer to learn some tricks of the trade, while the Film the Moo winners will have the opportunity to pick the brains of GTM’s official tour videographer during their one-on-one time.

If you’re aged 16-25 and have a keen eye for photography or videography, we want you to apply!

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!

Entries are open NOW and close at 12noon on Monday 8th April, 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

PRIZE:

  • One-on-one time with GTM’s touring photographer or videographer
  • Access to the photographer’s pit under the guidance of GTM’s touring photographer or videographer to snap one of the artists on the touring line up
  • A GTM merch pack, valued at $120
  • 2 x Udder Mayhem tickets for you and a friend to your local GTM (if you’re under 18 you will receive GA tickets)

Shoot the Moo T&Cs

Film the Moo T&Cs

 

Good luck!


March 24

NEW: SOFI TUKKER – FANTASY

It’s true. After a year in the making, our favourite dance duo SOFI TUKKER have released new single ‘Fantasy’ and you guessed it, it’s an absolute dreamer.

“Fantasy” is the first major release we’ve heard from SOFI TUKKER since their debut album Treehouse which was released nearly a year ago, which was also nominated for a GRAMMY award. Straight away, you can tell that this song definitely marks the start of a new sound from the pair, of which Tucker describes as “a little more epic”.

On this song, the duo say, “Once you have built up a whole imagination about somebody (or something), you may think you have to risk your life and put all your energy into achieving it. But then when you get there, it’s not what you thought it was at all. In the end, it’s all about the journey. That’s what the video is about: we are on a journey to realise our fantasies, and we have to overcome obstacles to get there, but when we finally reach the goal, we instantly get transported to another world.”

Check out the video below, and if you couldn’t tell by the big “To be continued” at the end of the video, we should be expecting more music from SOFI TUKKER in the coming months – hopefully with more of those “old-school Indiana Jones mixed with futuristic Avatar” outfits!

We cannot wait to hear this one performed live at GTM 2019 and on their headline Australian tour tour this May!

 

 


March 19

Motel Minute with G Flip

We caught up with G Flip to find out her fears, how she maintains mindfulness and what the highlight of her day usually is. Check it out below!


March 19

Say hello to your triple j Unearthed winners!

As has become ritual, triple j Unearthed have been scouring Australia for the best up and coming talent to help us open up each of our local shows.

The search is over! Say hey to all six of your triple j Unearthed winners for 2019!

 

Wayville – Pinkish Blu

 

Maitland – Fritz

 

Canberra – Kirklandd

 

Bendigo – yergurl

 

Townsville – TheOutdoorz

 

Bunbury – Grace Armstrong


March 14

Here’s what to expect from Duckwrth

Ever wondered what a Duckwrth set is like? The lucky peeps in Bunbury were treated to a sneaky Duckwrth set last year. His energetic set and spicy dance moves got the crowd going and we couldn’t resist adding him to the full tour this year!

 

Check him out below:

 


March 13

Motel Minute with John Floreani from Trophy Eyes

We caught up with John Floreani from Trophy Eyes to find out his secret skills, guilty pleasures, how he maintains mindfulness and so much more. Check it out below!

 


March 12

Get To Know: Rejjie Snow

What does Ireland and hip-hop have in common? Not a whole lot, until now. Cue, Rejjie Snow. Before you head to your nearest Groovin the Moo for 2019, take a seat and get to know five of our fave tracks from the Irish rapper.

 

23 – ft. Caroline Smith

Featuring smooth production and slice-of-life lyrics, the song encapsulates the simplicity and complications of love. ‘23’ is an infectious, whistle filled duet from Rejjie Snow and Caroline Smith and is a great example of Rejjie’s versatility, seamlessly bridging the gap between hip-hop, rap & pop. If you aren’t whistling along by the end of the track, you’re doing it wrong!

 

ACID TRIP

‘ACID TRIP’ definitely has a Kanye/Kid Cudi feel to it with powerful basslines and a constant dip in and out of auto tune. It’s another showcase of Snow’s ability to adopt a wide variety of sounds and the song itself sounds like a hazy dream, with the recurring theme of love present throughout.

 

Purple Tuesday – ft. Joey Badass and Jesse Boykins III

A track with Rejjie Snow, Joey Bada$$ and Jesse Boykins III was always destined to be something special. It’s lyrically conscious, smooth, jazzy rap with each artist holding their own and coming together perfectly. Jesse Boykins rounds it out with a classy sprinkle of baritone hooks and delightful backup vocals. It’s a vibe.

 

1992 – Loyle Carner

A personal favourite at GTM HQ, ‘1992’ features GTM alumni Loyle Carner and Snow going at it verse for verse with a slick, old school backing track. They’re the perfect match on this chill-rap track and we recommend putting this one on repeat!

 

Egyptian Luvr – ft. Aminé and Dana Williams

‘Egyptian Luvr’ is an instant bop. This is partly thanks to legendary producer Kaytranada behind the beat, alongside a feature from another GTM alumni, Aminé. It’s a soulful cut that is tied together with a dreamy hook from Dana Williams. The track oozes cool, but reveals a deeper meaning about last moments and not knowing what the future holds.

You can catch Rejjie Snow at GTM 2019!

 

 

 

 


March 06

Carb-load on Angie McMahon’s new dish ‘Pasta’

It’s been a steady slew of single releases for Melbourne-based Angie McMahon. Her honest songwriting and romantic melodies have been moving audiences since her 2017 debut ‘Slow Mover’. 2019 is set to be her biggest year yet with her debut album Salt being prepped for release.

The first taste of new music is here. It’s called ‘Pasta’ and we’re super keen to hear it live! The track is a slow burning but dynamic rock ballad that crescendoes into a triumphant conclusion.

The cute video clip encapsulates feelings of procrastination and self love, which we can all relate to at some point in our lives.

Hint* It also features doggos! 🐶

You can catch Angie at all six Groovin the Moo shows across the country this April/May!

Tickets on sale NOW!


March 06

Bunbury, your Commoonity Program is here!

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 Bunbury in 2019.

 

GTM x HEAPS GAY

The legends at HEAPS GAY started a few years ago as a series of parties for LGBTQI+ 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. They’ll bring the Milk Bar back to Bunbury again to offer some incredibly good vibes and party times, with Heaps Gay DJ’s and local favourites spinning the tunes.

GTM x Ugly DJ. Co x MPAC DJ Workshops

Six aspiring DJ’s will be given the opportunity to play in front of thousands thanks to a collaboration between local movers and shakers LXF Community and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. The free workshop series aims to provide a platform for a diverse mix of young musicians to go from zero to hero across five intensive sessions.

Local School Projects

Local Bunbury primary schools will be working on a series of art projects for the Udder Mayhem bar. Drawing inspiration from the Hotel/Motel theme they will be decorating over 200 keys that will be strung up to make a stunning installation in the Udder Mayhem bar.

Local Business Involvement

Bunbury Roller Derby

These legends will be back to lend their skills to run the Cloakroom.

Lamp Inc / Trailer Park Party

Lamp Inc are a not for profit, mental health support service; supporting individuals, families and carers, living in the community with mental illness. Lamp provides a large range of specialised programs, tailored to enhance an individuals independence, freedom of choice and quality of life. Lamp Inc’s program Room 226 is an early intervention service for young people at risk of developing mental illness. Young people attend the evening drop in centre, engaging in group activities, developing social skills and healthy relationships. They will be running a Trailer Park Party out of their bus full of free activities such as, paint your mate with their selection of body paints (or donate for a professional job!), bongo drum sessions, totem tennis, ten pin bowling and more!

Milligan

Milligan exist to reduce the impact of social isolation by activating the strength of the community through the power of shared experiences. GTM is super excited to partner with them in 2019 where they will be hosting a pop up dress up box and jacket stall. If you are feeling chilly, head over to them to purchase a vintage jacket, with all the proceeds going back into the work they do in the community. While you are there, take a photo with your friends with one of the many fruity props they will have on offer!

Powder Pen

The talented crew from Sweeney Todd will be running with a “retro Motel chic” theme in the Powder Pen. Pop in to pop some rollers in your hair, dress up in some heels and fluffy props, Pink Poodle style! A portion of proceeds from the Powder Pen will go back to their charity of choice, Youth Focus, who support young people with mental health issues.

Work Experience

Newton Moore Girls Academy

Girls Academy is a Western Australian initiative to provide assistance and mentoring throughout high school for female indigenous students. GTM has worked with the Girls Academy in Bunbury for many years and we are thrilled to start expanding the partnership into NSW. A selection of Year 10 students will be participating in the dance and language workshops and Welcome to Country.

Bunbury Catholic College

Bunbury Catholic College provides an annual journey for a handful of our music students from the college to the GTM site to undertake work experience. It’s a major highlight for these students as they get involved with setting up the back stage area as well as other aesthetic tasks around the site – and we love having them as part of the team!


March 06

GTM’s National Commoonity Program is here!

If Groovin the Moo (GTM) was a hotel, it would have vacancies for anyone and everyone, all the time. This philosophy is something that is at the heart of GTM’s Community Program, which strives to involve as many elements as possible from each of the communities and regions that it visits every year.

 We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a bunch of our most beloved community initiatives to all six regions in 2019. These range from work experience for budding festival lovers, to programs for disadvantaged youth, from opportunities for local artists to showcase their wares, to chill out spaces and pop up parties.

Here’s an overview of the National Community Program for 2019;

 

GTM x HEAPS GAY

The legends at HEAPS GAY started a few years ago as a series of parties for LGBTQI+ kids and their friends and has since become a regular party starter for anyone who wants to have fun and support good causes. Over the years, HEAPS GAY have been popping up at various GTM events with their inclusive space, the Milk Bar. This year they’ll bring their glitter, good vibes, classic tunes and country drag to Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury.

LGBTQI+ Safe Spaces

Wayville, Bendigo and Townsville will be gaining their own inclusive spaces too – think Motel pool parties and dress ups with drag queens. There’ll be something fantastically fun for everyone.

Local Artist Showcases

Each GTM will showcase the talent on offer from the local art community providing something for everyone – from stilt walkers in Wayville, to MYO tote bags in Bendigo and artwork throughout every festival site, from the front gate entry to pop up Hotel/Motels. There’s a huge range of local legends who will lend a hand to literally make our festival sites a piece of art!

Powder Pen

Returning nationally in 2019 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.

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 disengaged. 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.

Traditional Dance and Language Workshops

Immediately following the Welcome to Country ceremonies, traditional dance and language workshops will take place on the outdoor stages at each GTM. This is an opportunity to learn the movements and language of the traditional custodians of each region that GTM visits.

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.

 

For your local commoonity line up, click on your location below:

Wayville

Maitland

Canberra

Bendigo

Townsville

Bunbury


March 05

Nick Murphy is back with ‘Sanity’!

You know it’s gonna be a good day when Nick Murphy fka. Chet Faker releases new music AND announces the release date of his new album! After his 2017 EP Missing Link, Nick has been pretty quiet on the music front, gathering inspiration from a mix of living in New York, travelling around the world and reflecting on himself an as artist.

Today, he’s released a beautiful new single ‘Sanity’ and we’re super keen for what’s to come! Written in Rick Rubin’s legendary Shangri-La studio, the track is soulful featuring bright piano melodies, with Nick’s uplifting vocals being on point as usual. The accompanying video clip – filmed in the Canary Islands is a trippy exploration of artistic discovery and alludes to a personal journey Nick has been on for quite some time.

Here’s the icing on the cake; his new album Run Fast Sleep Naked will be released on April 26 aka. The first show on the Groovin the Moo tour – Wayville! We can’t wait to celebrate such a special day with Nick Murphy and you all!

 

You can catch Nick Murphy at GTM 2019!


March 04

Hilltop Hoods release video clip for ‘Exit’

Hilltop Hoods are well and truly on top of the world right now! After releasing their EIGTH album The Great Expanse just under two weeks ago, the Hoods now hold the record for most #1 albums by a group or band on the Aussie Aria charts. HUGE.

Just this morning, they dropped a little treat in the form of a new video clip for ‘Exit’ ft. Illy & Ecca Vandal. The video depicts the monotony of a nightclub and trying to hide and escape the scene at every possible moment 😂

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The song has that classic Hilltop Hoods sound and we’re glad to have the boys back in our lives <3

You can give The Great Expanse a spin below and get ready to sing along to all their tunes, old and new at GTM 2019!


February 28

Jack River’s ‘Sugar’ video clip is a Throwback Thursday treat!

Earlier this year, pop-goddess Jack River teamed up with the Peking Duk boys on the super sweet track ‘Sugar’.

Now, the video clip has been released and it’s a visual treat for the eyes! Filmed in parts of Perth and California,  we see the trio decked out in retro fashion, hitting up colourful amusement parks, riding on scooters and hanging out in skateparks. It’s a blast from the nostalgic past, reminiscent of early 90’s -00’s pop culture. Think Len’s ‘Steal My Sunshine’, Aqua, Vengaboys, Spice Girls and old school Pepsi commercials! 🍦

Here’s what Holly (Jack River) had to say about the track:

“I had a vision for some time of making a whole song inspired by the vocals from all the amazing pop songs I grew up on. We all loved this idea and started to listen to all the best sounds of the early 2000’s. We wanted to make something that felt like the sugar-candy world Jack River but dragged into the world of a soft drink commercial, or something an Ice Cream truck might blare on the boardwalks of LA. Working with the boys was blatantly – so much fun, we were like little kids in a candy shop – and hopefully that sense of fun drips out of the song like a melting ice block.”

Peep the video clip now and catch her live at GTM 2019!


February 20

Wafia and Jimothy join the GTM 2019 line up!

Just when you thought the line-up couldn’t get any better, we’ve added not one but TWO cheeky surprises to get you even more pumped for GTM!

We’re thrilled to announce that triumphant pop-queen Wafia and quirky North London rapper Jimothy are our newest additions to the GTM 2019 line up!

Get to know our latest additions a little better:

 

WAFIA

Brisbane-based Wafia strikes a perfect mix between touching, heartfelt tracks and dance floor siren songs. Her soulful blend of broody, electronic-pop will have you swooning, and we can’t wait to be singing along to ‘I’m Good’ when she hits the GTM stage!

 

JIMOTHY

 North London’s new wave of UK rap is here! Timmy Gonzalez aka. Jimothy “Hates being lazy, hates being dumb, hangs with posh white kids and loves his darling mum.” We’re totally okay with this! Suss out his latest track ‘Getting Burberry Socks’ below for a taste of what you can expect!


February 07

BUNBURY DJ WORKSHOP SERIES

Ever dreamt of getting on the decks at Groovin the Moo? Here’s your chance!

GTM has partnered with local legends LXF Community, Ugly DJ Co. and The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre to run a series of DJ workshops in 2019. Six aspiring DJ’s will take to the stage at Groovin the Moo in Bunbury on Saturday 11th May and we’re bloody stoked about it!

We’re looking for young people (16-24 years old), with a love of music, dedication to learn and a whole lot of personality!

You could join a huge line-up, including Coolio (USA), Billie Eilish (USA), DMA’s, A$AP Twelvyy (USA), G Flip and a crowd of 20 000 groovers.

Across five intensive sessions, Ugly DJ Co. will teach you everything from basic to advanced mixing and reading a crowd. The final workshop will feature keynote speakers in the community who will be able to walk you through a range of skills like how to manage your taxes, social media and other essentials you will need to succeed.

Applications are open NOW and we would love to hear from you! People of all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Workshop dates & times are as follows:

Workshop 1 – Music Theory and Equipment Overview

Sunday 10th March (MPAC, Mandurah)

Workshop 2 – Basic Mixing and Beatmatching

Sunday 24th March (MPAC, Mandurah)

Workshop 3 – Advanced Mixing Techniques

Sunday 7th April (MPAC, Mandurah)

Workshop 4 – Loops, Effects and Reading a Crowd

Sunday 28th April (MPAC, Mandurah)

MPAC Youth Festival

Saturday 4th of May (MPAC, Mandurah)

GTM Bunbury

Saturday 11th of May (Hay Park, Bunbury)

Workshop 5 – Leveraging Yourself as an Artist

Saturday 25th of May (Make Place, Mandurah)

 

Presented by GTM, LXF Community and MANPAC.


January 31

Billie Eilish Gets Spooky With New Song + Video!

Everything’s coming up Billie!

After just being announced on the packed Groovin the Moo 2019 line up, our little avocado friend has two very important announcements you need to get your eyes, ears and brain around!

 

‘bury a friend’ song + music video

Billie delivers big time here with her alt-pop brilliance and we love, LOVE.

The track is minimal but dark in nature, featuring brooding electronic synths, a foot tapping percussion and some seriously haunting vocals.

The video clip is eerie and unsettling, channelling some SERIOUS horror movie vibes. We see Billie stalking rooms and corridors of an apartment building like a creature of the night. She also confessed this of the clip:

“I’m this monster… because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too.”

👻

 

New album release date revealed

Alongside the track release, she’s announced her upcoming album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ which is due out March 29 aka. One month before GTM!

Could we be the first festival to get a taste of the new album live?! 🤔

 

Have a peek at the track list below:

1.!!!!!!!
2.bad guy
3.xanny
4.you should see me in a crown
5.all the good girls go to hell
6.wish you were gay
7.when the party’s over
8.8
9.my strange addiction
10.bury a friend
11.ilomilo
12.listen before i go
13.i love you
14.goodbye


January 30

The #GTM2019 line up is here!

The Groovin the Moo 2019 line up is as stocked as a mini bar fridge!

It’s time to pack your bags and get excited! We’ll once again be crusin’ down the great open road, making pit stops in six regions around Australia, over three consecutive weekends – all while enjoying incredible tunes, seriously good times, and taking those unbeatable Australiana views along the way.

So, without further ado, it’s time to welcome our guests to Motel Groovin 2019!

 

In alphabetical order;

A$AP TWELVYY (USA) | ANGIE MCMAHON | AURORA (NOR)

BILLIE EILISH (USA) | CARMOUFLAGE ROSE | COOLIO (USA)

CROOKED COLOURS | DMA’S | DUCKWRTH (USA)

FISHER | FLOSSTRADAMUS (USA) | G FLIP

HAIKU HANDS | HERMITUDE | HILLTOP HOODS

HOLY HOLY | JACK RIVER | JUST A GENT | (DNK)

NICK MURPHY | NICOLE MILLAR | REGURGITATOR

REJJIE SNOW (IRL) | SOFI TUKKER (USA) | SPINDERELLA (USA)

THELMA PLUM | TOKiMONSTA (USA) | TROPHY EYES

With hosts;

MARSHES | DJ NKAY

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

 

Our GTM 2019 line up has something for everyone – from new favourites like Jack River and Haiku Hands to flat out legends and GTM alumni Hilltop Hoods, Hermitude and Regurgitator.

The triple j Hottest 100 was packed to the rafters with GTM artists including Fisher (#2 ‘Losing It’), Billie Eilish (#8 ‘when the party’s over’, #17 ‘lovely’, #46 ‘you should see me in a crown’) G Flip (#38 ‘About You’, #62 ‘Killing My Time’) and Angie McMahon (#49 ‘Missing Me’) with Thelma Plum, Hilltop Hoods, DMA’S and Trophy Eyes taking out numerous spots on the countdown.

Aside from Hottest 100 (and world) dominator Billie Eilish (USA), there’s a stack of guests joining us from shores afar. Female powerhouses Aurora (NOR) and (DNK) will bring audible joy to your earholes, while Sofi Tukker (USA), TOKiMONSTA (USA) and the legendary Spinderella (USA) will keep you dancing all day and night long. Get your ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ on with Coolio (USA), and keep moving with A$AP Twelvyy (USA), Duckwrth (USA), Flosstradamus (USA) and Rejjie Snow (IRL).

 

Check out the official GTM 2019 Spotify playlist below!

 

 

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 2019 line up. Past winners include legends like SAFIA, Coda Conduct, West Thebarton and Good Doogs 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 24 February. For more info, head here!

 

There’ll be heaps more news coming via our socials, including how you can get involved with your nearest GTM and details on our Shoot the Moo and Film the Moo competitions.

 

TICKETING INFO

Wayville | Maitland | Canberra tickets on sale

Thursday 31 January 8AM local time

Bendigo | Townsville | Bunbury tickets on sale

Friday 1 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 in the next few days.

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 $10 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.


January 29

Who the MOO is Bessy?

The secret is out.

We’ve searched far and wide across all the paddocks in regional Australia for the newest addition to our GTM team, and guess what? The search is over. We had a few distinct personality traits and professional skills we were looking for in a perfect candidate. They were, someone that:

Knows how to have a good ol’ chat? ✔️

Has a wealth of festival knowledge? ✔️

Able to work 168 hour weeks? ✔️

Lives online? ✔️

Sassy but cute? ✔️😘

And now… The cow is out of the paddock (and into the office!) Say hello to Bessy! She’s loud, proud, full of sass and is your go to gal for any burning festival questions you might have about GTM!

She’ll be working online 24/7 at Moo HQ starting tomorrow morning and is absolutely moognificent at her job! Head to our GTM Facebook Messenger and start chatting to her by hitting the big blue ‘Get Started’ button, thanks to Travel Insurance Direct.

Bessy Besselton of Groovin the Moo provided this statement to the public;

“Try not to like fall in love with me or anything.”

 

There have already been rumours circulating that she’s approached the bosses for an immediate raise.

More to come.


January 28

Viagogo = ViaNONO

New year, same scam.

Before our General on sale of tickets for Groovin the Moo 2019, we thought we would again shine a light on the risks of purchasing through any unofficial ticketing platform (Viagogo, we’re looking at you buddy).

If you don’t want to purchase a fake ticket to GTM 2019 or would like to know a bit more about Viagogo, read on.

 

What is Viagogo?

Viagogo is an unofficial online ticketing resale marketplace, with their head office based in Switzerland.

The site allows you to buy and resell tickets to a variety of entertainment events including festivals, concerts & sport.

You can usually find their site at the top of your Google search for just about EVERY major event that has tickets being sold for it. They pay top dollar for this ad space to confuse people into thinking they’re an official ticketing site.

Here’s an example of some of the high pressure scare tactics the site employs to make users panic and impulse purchase tickets, through fear of missing out.

 

What’s the catch?

Well… there’s a few.

Firstly, you think you may be purchasing a ticket to Groovin the Moo 2019 (or any other event) but this is not always the case. Viagogo only facilitate the exchange of tickets, which means they don’t ask to see the seller’s ticket whatsoever. This is a concern as anyone is able to list a ‘ticket’ for sale without actually having one, making purchasing very unsecure. This has led to instances of duplicate tickets being sold, tickets not being delivered on time or at all, and of course fake tickets being sold to mislead people.

Secondly, sellers are able to set their own ticket prices – so you end up paying sometimes more than 200% of the tickets original value, which is just not on and is totally unfair to music lovers who will do anything to go to a festival.

Another interesting note here is that ticket prices do not include booking and delivery fees – which have been known to fetch up to as much as $120 on top of the exorbitant price for the ‘ticket’ itself. When you’re billed for your final purchase on the site, it converts to US dollars which is again very misleading.

 

So what, I’ve bought a legitimate ticket from them before?

This can sometimes be the case. But we stress it is NOT ALWAYS. We cannot guarantee any purchase will be a safe one, and by purchasing from them, you limit our ability to help you! Even if you do secure a legitimate ticket through Viagogo, your ticket MUST match your name and date of birth to gain entry into GTM. This can only be fixed by the original ticket holder logging into their moshtix account and reissuing the ticket. You can attempt to approach the seller to change the ticket details, but this can be quite difficult.

 

How do Viagogo get their tickets?

We believe it’s only a small percentage of people legitimately selling their tickets, with the remainder being ticket scammers or ‘Touts’ and computer bots. They’re usually equipped with lighting fast internet and dozens of credit cards at the ready to snap up as many tickets as possible when tickets go on sale. Unethical and a tricky situation for us to police.

If you’ve ever wondered why there is a 4 ticket maximum for purchasing GTM tickets  – this is why.

 

If they’re pulling this crap, why haven’t they been shut down yet?

GOOD QUESTION. There has been a lot of chatter regarding this across the globe. The company seems to get out of their shameful practices as they’re a marketplace linking buyers to sellers, not actually selling tickets themselves per se. Stating to Music Feeds:

“Viagogo is a marketplace and doesn’t buy or sell tickets. Viagogo provides a platform for third party sellers to sell tickets to event goers. Viagogo does not set ticket prices, sellers set their own prices, which may be above or below the original face value. The tickets sold on Viagogo’s platform are genuine tickets that have been sold on by the original ticket purchaser in good faith.”

In Australia, The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission launched action in August last year, accusing Viagogo of breaching Australian consumer rights law by making false or misleading representations, and by engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct. Unfortunately, the case is still ongoing and is yet to be resolved. Ticket scalping legislation was also introduced for NSW in June last year, citing a $22,000 maximum penalty for businesses selling tickets over the 10% cap. The measures put in place have still been unsuccessful in the fight to stop scalpers marking up ticket prices.

In most recent developments, the company was court ordered by regulators to reveal details of their most prolific sellers/Touts, which has given us the biggest insight into the company yet and is the start of good things to come.

 

Who else has spoken out against them?

Since we last reported on Viagogo in early 2018, Ed Sheeran and his team have assisted UK activist/founder of group ‘Victims of Viagogo’ Facebook Group, Claire Turnham to help recover almost £1m for victims of the site. Claire’s efforts have earned her a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). You can join the Facebook Group here and share your experience.

Gang of Youths have also vocalised their disdain for Viagogo and created their own anti Viagogo t-shirts, while The Rubens, Tash Sultana and Amy Shark have spoken quite candidly about the effect the website is having on the industry – for both the musos and fans.

Viagogo are a piece of shit company that sell my tickets for over 3 times the actual price to my fans. It’s not just me…

Posted by Tash Sultana on Sunday, 25 November 2018

 

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, 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, though this is again out of our control. But please keep in mind, that even if the ticket can be verified as legitimate, we still don’t know if that ticket has been sold multiple times. If it has, it means that only the first person to be scanned through the gates at GTM using that ticket will gain access to the festival.

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.

 

Where should I buy tickets to GTM?

The ONLY place you should be purchasing GTM 2019 tickets online from is gtm.net.au or moshtix.

 

Tickets are sold out. How do I get a ticket?

General Sale tickets go live for Wayville, Maitland & Canberra on the 31st Jan at 8AM [HERE]

Bendigo, Townsville & Bunbry tickets go live on the 1st Feb at 8AM [HERE]

Official Resale

Last year after tickets to our shows sold out in record time, we set up an official resale platform with moshtix. This facility will be available once the ticket allocation 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 and D.O.B. This will incur a $10 fee.

 

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

 


January 25

Save the Date! #GTM2019

Time to check in to Groovin the Moo 2019, your home away from home!

 

Sit back, relax and get comfy because Motel Groovin will once again be checking in to your six favourite regions around the country in 2019!

Put these dates into your diary and get ready for good times, good vibes and great music!

 

Friday 26 April – Wayville, SA

Adelaide Showground

Wayville, SA

RSVP here.

 

Saturday 27 April – Maitland, NSW

Maitland Showground

Maitland, NSW

RSVP here.

 

Sunday 28 April – Canberra, ACT

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPiC)

Mitchell, ACT

RSVP here.

 

Saturday 4 May – Bendigo, VIC

Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground

Bendigo, VIC

RSVP here.

 

Sunday 5 May – Townsville, QLD

Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds

Annandale, QLD

RSVP here.

 

Saturday 11 May – Bunbury, WA

Hay Park

Bunbury, WA

RSVP here.

 

Hey Canberra! You might have noticed that we will be moooving to an epic new venue this year… That’s right – Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPiC) will be our new home! Only a short distance from our previous location, we cannot wait to welcome you there!

 

LIMITED CHRISTMAS PRE-SALE

As is becoming Christmas tradition, we would like to gift our Moo Crew with a special treat before the new year rolls in… Get first dibs on GTM 2019 tix before the line-up drops with our VERY limited Xmas Pre-Sale!

They will be available from 8am AEDT, Friday 30 until 5PM Friday 7 December (unless sold out prior) and will cost $114.95 (including booking fee).

Unlike previous years, this will be your only opportunity to secure tickets before the general on sale next year!

 

Bring on 2019 Moo Crew!


January 25

Limited Christmas Pre-Sale: Everything You Need to Know

Tis’ the season to be jolly, and this year we’re kicking off the celebrations early with our merry LIMITED Christmas pre-sale! Here’s what you need to know, before you get your hands on a GTM 2019 ticket – arguably the HOTTEST gift on Santa’s list (and yours) this year 😏🎁

 

  • Our limited Christmas pre-sale kicks off on Friday 30th November 8:00AM local time (for all shows) and will run until Friday 7th December 5:00PM, unless sold out prior.
  • Tickets cost $114.95 (including 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 – 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 want to wait until you’ve seen the line up first, don’t worry! The next (and last) opportunity to secure your tickets will be our general on sale early next year. Stay tuned to our socials for all the deets!

 

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.


January 25

The countdown to the GTM 2019 line up announcement begins!

It’s true, Moo crew! You can officially start your countdown to the GTM 2019 line up announcement.

Wednesday 30th January, 2019 – Set your alarms, put it in your diaries or write it on your arm – whatever you need to do to ensure you don’t miss it!

We know you’re also probably wondering when you’ll be able to snap up your tickets? Here’s all the deets and dates;

 

GTM GENERAL SALE: 

Wayville / Maitland / Canberra

Thursday 31 January – 8am local time

 

Bendigo / Townsville / Bunbury

Friday 1 February – 8am local time.

 

PRO TIP: Unlike previous years, this will be your next, and last, opportunity to secure your tickets. We don’t want to see you miss out (or get scammed later down the track) so make sure you’re ready to go and don’t wait!

 

We can’t wait to see you in 2019 😃

 

Just in case you missed it, here’s a reminder of the GTM 2019 dates and venues;

Friday 26 April – Wayville, SA

Adelaide Showground

Wayville, SA

 

Saturday 27 April – Maitland, NSW

Maitland Showground

Maitland, NSW

 

Sunday 28 April – Canberra, ACT

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

Mitchell, ACT

 

Saturday 4 May – Bendigo, VIC

Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground

Bendigo, VIC

 

Sunday 5 May – Townsville, QLD

Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds

Annandale, QLD

 

Saturday 11 May – Bunbury, WA

Hay Park

Bunbury, WA

 


January 24

GTM 2019 tickets – What You Need To Know

The Groovin the Moo 2019 line up drops in ONE WEEK. Huge, we know. This also means it’s a great time to make sure you’re prepared for when tickets go on sale!

Here are all the deets:

GTM General Sale:

Wayville / Maitland / Canberra

Tickets go on sale Thursday 31st Jan, 8:00am local time*

Bendigo / Townsville / Bunbury

Tickets go on sale Friday 1st February, 8:00am local time*

 

Tickets will be available for purchase through moshtix by heading to your region below:

Wayville

Maitland

Canberra

Bendigo

Townsville

Bunbury

HOT TIP: Unlike in previous years, the general sale will be your next and last opportunity to secure your tickets to GTM 2019. There will be no pre-sale this year, so if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you’re ready to snap up your ticket on the dates and times listed above!

FYI: All tickets are General Admission – we do not sell ‘Over 18’ and ‘Under 18’ tickets (excluding the Udder Mayhem add-on which is 18+). On the day of the event, your photo ID and date of birth will be checked and you will receive a wristband that reflects if you’re over or under 18.

(This is also a good time to make sure your ID is up to date and won’t be expiring around GTM, to make sure your entry process is as quick and easy as possible!)

 

Udder Mayhem

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

Treat yourself to one of the best seats in the house, 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!)

These tickets can be selected as an add-on upgrade option when purchasing your General Admission ticket through Moshtix.

NOTE: Udder Mayhem tickets are strictly available to patrons 18 years and over, and those who purchased a General Admission ticket in the Christmas pre-sale ticket will not be able to upgrade their ticket to Udder Mayhem.

 

Purchasing

Moshtix is the only official online ticketing outlet. We urge you to double check you are purchasing from moshtix.com.au 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!

We know, we know, you use Moshtix for heaps of gigs, but go on, log in now to double check you know your account details. No-one wants to be hitting that ‘Password Reset’ button once tickets are on sale!

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 because of incorrect spelling or a wrong DOB, there is a $10 reissue fee, so make sure it’s correct to start with!

Note: a maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased per Moshtix account.

After a show completely sells out, our official resale will open through Moshtix, where people who are no longer able to attend can resell their tickets and anyone who missed out can purchase them for cost price. Sign up to the waitlist on the corresponding event ticketing page to secure a spot in the queue.

Note: The availability of tickets is based on the supply re-sold back to Moshtix.

 

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 2019 (for their local show only) including Universal Store! You can find the list of outlets by heading to our website or check out the full list below.

 

Buses

There are plenty of bus services to get you to GTM and home again!

While Wayville’s public transport has it covered, there will be a number of additional bus services running for Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury.

Bus tickets can either be purchased directly through moshtix as an add on to your tickets, or directly with the relevant bus company – depending on which show you are attending. For further info on buses and routes, check out our website and socials.

 

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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.

Reminder: those purchasing tickets for a show in the Eastern states, it’s still daylight savings, so please take that into consideration when setting your alarm J

Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo – GMT + 11hours (AEDT)

Wayville – UTC + 10.30 hours (AEDT)

Townsville – UTC + 10 hours

Bunbury – UTC + 8hours

 

Local ticketing outlets

WAYVILLE:

JR’s Surf and Ski

121 Grenfell Street,

Adelaide, SA, 5000

(08) 8223 5505

 

Universal Stores

Universal Store – Westfield Marion

Shop 2054/55, Westfield Marion

297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Pk, SA, 5046

(08) 8296 7100

 

Universal Store – Rundle Mall

Shop 332, 17 Rundle Mall

Adelaide, SA ,5000

(08) 8212 6511

 

MAITLAND:

ALL SOLD OUT

 

CANBERRA

ALL SOLD OUT

 

BENDIGO

ALL SOLD OUT

 

TOWNSVILLE

Universal Stores

Universal Store – Cairns

Shop 69, Cairns Central, Cnr Mcleod & Spence Streets

Cairns, QLD, 4870

(07) 4041 5070

 

Universal Store- Stockland

Shop 219 Stockland Townsville 310 Ross River Road

Aitkenvale, QLD, 4814

(07) 4728 3088

 

Universal Store – Mackay

Shop 2050, Caneland Central, Mangrove Rd

Mackay, QLD, 4740

(07) 4957 5682

 

Universal Store – Brisbane City

Shop G1, 175 Albert Street

Brisbane, QLD, 4000

(07) 3012 9000

 

Universal Store – Chermside             

Shop 379, Westfield Chermside

Gympie Rd, Chermside, 4032, QLD

(07) 3350 6333

 

Universal Store – Rockhampton       

Shop 040 Stockland

120-331 Yaamba Rd   Rockhampton, 4701, QLD

(07) 4928 1416

 

BUNBURY

Benesse Café

Shop 4/83 Victoria St

Bunbury, WA, 6230

(08) 9791 4030

 

Bunbury Visitor Centre

Haley Street

Bunbury, WA, 6230

(08) 9792 7206

 

Universal Stores

Universal Store – Cockburn Gateway

Shop 235, 816 Beeliar Dr

Success, WA, 6164

(08) 9499 4088

 

Universal Store – Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road

Karrinyup, WA, 6018

(08) 9204 1808

 

Universal Store – Westfield Carousel

Shop 1018A Westfield Carousel

1382 Albany Highway, Cannington, WA, 6107

(08) 9358 2500

 

Universal Store – Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City

Shop T118 Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City

420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA, 6027

(08) 9300 2000

 

Universal Store – Galleria

Shop SP072, Cnr Collier & Walter Roads

Morley , 6062, WA

(08) 9275 0408

 

Universal Store – Garden City Booragoon

Shop 125 Ground Floor, Garden City Booragoon

125 Riseley Street, Booragoonm 6154, WA

(08) 6225 5104

 

Universal Store – Whitford City       

Shop 251, Westfield Whitford City,

Cnr Marmion & Whitford Aves, Hillarys, 6025, WA

(08) 9403 6275

 

Universal Store – Mandurah

Shop G183 Mandurah Shopping Centre,

330 Pinjarra Rd, Mandurah, 6210, WA

(08) 6365 4894

 

Universal Store – Rockingham                     

Shop T177, Rockingham Centre

Read Street, Rockingham, 6168, WA

(08) 9591 2159

 

Universal Store – DFO Perth

Shop G-038, DFO Perth,

Site 5 Airport West Precinct Dunreath Drive

Perth Airport, 6105, WA

(08) 6365 4896

 


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