The annual Groovin’ The Moo Festi val has just released their 2012 lineup, featuring 360, Kimbra, Hilltop Hoods and MORE! Rich feathers…precious stones. The Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) cosmogram returns in 2012. With the milestone of a record ten international Artists alongside local essentials coming together for Australia’s only touring regional event, the scene has been set for a ritual of musical and communal expression. From City and Colour, Kaiser Chiefs to Public Enemy and more, this will be one fun techni-colour spectrum of artist-all-sorts handpicked for GTM fans to enjoy this May.

Now in its eighth percussive year, the GTM tribe of 75,000 strong across the land will hold up the sky for another gathering culminating in a happiness explosion of epic proportions. Sporting head dress and holding talisman, White Eagle Desert Dweller aka Stephen Halpin (GTM Promoter, Cattleyard Promotions) relayed in anticipation, “I’m really excited about this lineup. So many fresh locals, festival favourites and breaking internationals to keep the outdoor stages rocking and the Moolin Rouge banging. Looking forward to checking out Chiddy Bang, plus Mutemath and The Maccabees who are making their first tours of Australia. I’m sure everyone will give them a friendly GTM welcome.”

With a history of sell-out events, in 2012 the five shows will again be ready to cater for all ages, as well as being licensed (recommend 16+). GTM is excited. In exchange for a single joyous day with its much missed sidekicks, a sacrifice of rich musical and culinary offerings will be put forth to satiate the clan’s eyes, ears and bellies. Twenty five artists will be presented ceremoniously on a double outdoor stage and by the voodoo glow of the Moolin Rouge Big Top tent before those who have astral plane travelled, caught magic carpet train or bus from interstate, country town, regional centre and city. For those who are ready, with a ticket price at under $100 (or two pineapples, rather), cometh with your tribe. It’s time to partake in a day where we give, receive, beam and shake.

In alphabetical order, behold these Artists of Groovin’ the Moo 2012 who will lavish us with storytelling and song:

360, Adrian Lux (SWE), Andrew W.K One-Man-Party Tour (USA), Beni, Big Scary, Bluejuice, Chiddy Bang (UK), City and Colour (CAN), Digitalism (GER), The Getaway Plan, Gold Fields, Hermitude, Hilltop Hoods, Kaiser Chiefs (UK), Kimbra, The Maccabees (UK), Matt Corby, Muscles, Mutemath (USA), Naysayer & Gilsun, Parkway Drive, Public Enemy (USA), Purple Sneakers DJs, San Cisco, Wavves (USA) with more local and triple j unearthed artists to be announced!

The official 2011 Groovin The Moo tour diary:

Saturday 5 May 2012 – Bendigo VIC
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground 42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550
Sunday 6 May 2012 – Townsville QLD
Murray Sports Complex - Townsville Cricket Grounds Mervyn Crossman Dr & Murray Lyons Cres Idalia QLD 4811
Saturday 12 May 2012 – Maitland NSW
Maitland Showground Blomfield St, Maitland NSW 2320
Sunday 13 May 2012 – Canberra ACT
The Meadows, University of Canberra Kirinari St Bruce ACT 2617
Saturday 19 May 2012 – Bunbury WA
Hay Park (off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA 6230


Tues 14 February (from 9am local time) – Bendigo VIC
Wed 15 February (from 9am local time) – Maitland NSW
Thurs 16 February (from 9am local time) – Townsville QLD, Canberra ACT & Bunbury WA
GTM is a licensed all ages (16 + recommended) event. GTM recommends parents should consider whether the event is appropriate for their child and recommends that any children under 16 years of age who attend the event are accompanied by their parent or guardian. Persons who are 18 years of age or older and wish to purchase alcohol MUST have photographic ID. No pass outs will be issued at any of the five GTM events.

By logging onto or | By calling 1300 438 849 (GET TIX) By visiting selected MOSHTIX outlets – check for an outlet in your local area

For all of your transport and accommodation needs, log onto the Getting There page of your local GTM at Alternatively, for accommodation only, please visit your local tourism organisation:

Applications for media passes are open from now through until at 5pm on Friday 30 March 2012.To apply for 2012 Media Accreditation, visit

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