Another one of these bad boys. I get to go through and suss out who is playing the regional touring festival throughout April/May.
So, here we go. Let’s see who I think I can confirm.
The Might Be Giants – They mentioned earlier last week that they had a tour planned for April/May but weren’t allowed to talk about it just yet, Groovin the Moo 2013 it is!
Tame Impala – They’ve got a really nice gap in April and May, allowing for the festival. Sounds like a goer to me.
Millions – They just announced on their Facebook page that in coming days they’d have some big tour announcements to make. Groovin’ is on Wednesday, so it fits nicely.
The Rubens – See above, they fill the indie quota.
The Ting Tings – I’m gonna stop rumouring these guys soon. I was given a tip in the middle of last year that they would play two festivals in Australia and they’ve played none. So if they aren’t playing this one then boo.
The Wombats – They played the festival two years ago on the back of This Modern Glitch… and they’re currently recording their new one – in time for Coachella. This could have them back out here shortly afterwards.
Franz Ferdinand – Speaking of bands I always rumour, Franz have spent the end of 2012 playing festivals, it’s our turn guys.
The Temper Trap – They’re playing Future, but Groovin’ isn’t too much for them. They’ve been blatantly absent from their own country for a while now. It could be time.
Darwin Deez – Darwin announced he’d be out here in 2013, earlier this year. He played Groovin’ two years ago, with the Wombats, but played criminally early. Perhaps a headlining set from Darwin Deez is in order.
Azealia Banks – She’s dropping her debut LP this year, she needs to play some festival, and it ain’t gonna be Splendour. Groovin’ needs some hip-hop and Banks could provide it
Everything Everything – Just dropped their new record and they’re NME approved, it’s likely.
Flume -He’s been booked up for something in late April-early May. Electronic superstar Flume will more than likely headline the Moolin Rouge this year.
Hunting Grounds – They’re just getting bigger and bigger, it’s only fair that after the Big Day Out, that they take on the regional towns with their debut album In Hindsight.
New Gods – The indie supergroup featuring members of Little Red and Eagle and the Worm are perfect openers for the festival. I’d almost confirm them.
Klaxons – Either Splendour or Groovin for these guys, they’re new album is set for release this year, and they have a habit of touring out here on the back of a festival.
Palma Violets – They’re set to drop their debut LP this year and with all the hype surrounding them, maybe Groovin’ booked em’ early.
Tegan and Sara – I can’t say I’m excited about this, but Tegan and Sara dropped their new LP a week or so ago – I didn’t really like it as you can see here – and they said they’d tour out here shortly. Le sigh.
The Presets – If Flume doesn’t headline the Moolin Rouge, it could be these Australian bad boys. Don’t expect any sideshows though, they’ve already got a headline tour going.
Jake Bugg – He’s a bit of a name in the NME at the moment, he’s due to show us his debut album and maybe Groovin’ is the place for it.
The Shins – Yeah, it’s not going to happen, but they love us out here and they may just round off The Port Of Morrow tour with a festival out here.
MGMT – See above, they haven’t played anywhere in a while, but they’ve been rumoured to have album numero 3 on the way, and maybe they’ll preview it for us in Bunbury?
Papa Vs Pretty – They’ve just finished up recording their new record and it should be out in time for us to hear it before Groovin’ the Moo. I like these guys chances.
Alpine – They’ve been everywhere, they’re off to SXSW in March, but some rural shows certainly aren’t out of the question.
Kendrick Lamar – I’m not quiet about my love for this guy. He’s really rad. Groovin’ always has some hip-hop and although he toured here in December, maybe Groovin’ got him. But it’s a big maybe.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – They toured in support of Mumford and Sons late last year, but didn’t play any headline shows. Maybe a festival/headline tour is on the cards for us early next year.
Seth Sentry – Aussie hip hop boiiii! They can’t have 360 two years in a row, so Seth Sentry might have to do!
Bliss n Eso – Aussie hip hop boi- oh. See above. Except add the fact that they’re recording album three and have no other dates locked in.
Villagers – Their new album was dropped earlier this year and it’s really good. I think we’ll see them on the lineup.
Sakswatch – There is this bizarre obsession with soul music of late, these Melbourne based folks dropped their debut last year and would be a nice addition.
Birds of Tokyo – They love to play Aussie festivals. And their new album is out soon. It all adds up to Groovin The Moo.
Silversun Pickups – They stopped by here for Harvest, but didn’t really get a full tour out of their appearance. Maybe exclusive festival shows? Slim odds though.
Biffy Clyro – Their new album is out and they haven’t appeared since they supported Muse on a tour in 2010. More over a local paper rumoured them. A LOCAL PAPER. It’s legit guys.
Count Them Out
Something for Kate – Sorry guys, they’re playing hotels on the last two days of the tour. Bummer
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Their European touring commitments have them there until late May, early June. Real shame, their new album is rad and would have slotted nicely into Groovin’ the Moo.
Cold War Kids – Sorry folks, they’re also in Europe. Damn you Reading and Leeds!
The Gaslight Anthem – They looked certain…until they announced their own tour.
I know I mentioned almost every band in the world there, but it’s such a diverse festival it’s hard not to.
Now if you’re looking to buy tickets, there is a pre-sale tomorrow. Tickets will be $99.90 and the password was released on Instagram this morning. Not having nor condoning Instagram, I sacrificed my soul to tell you that the password is Haystack.
The lineup will be out tomorrow morning at 9am and tickets are on sale at 9am the next day. General sale is the 6th of Feb.
Here’s the full statement from the Moo.
“For our loyal famooly members receiving this farm fresh message, there will be a secret PRE-SALE from 9am Thurs 31 Jan until 5pm Sat 2 Feb. Access granted via www.moshtix.com.au (search groovin the moo) and pop in this secret code: Haystack #GTM2013”
There you have it! Not so secret anymore, but there you go! See you tomorrow moo heads!
Groovin The Moo 2013 Dates
Saturday, 27th April 2013 – Maitland NSW
Blomfield St, Maitland NSW 2320
Sunday, 28th April 2013 – Canberra ACT
University of Canberra
Kirinari St Bruce ACT 2617
Saturday, 4th May 2013 – Bendigo VIC
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550
Sunday, 5th May 2013 – Townsville QLD
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr & Murray Lyons Cres, Idalia QLD 4811
Saturday, 11th May 2013 – Bunbury WA
(off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA 6230