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News October 27, 2015

Groovin’ The Moo on track to sell out

Groovin’ The Moo on track to sell out

Following on from sell-outs in Bendigo, Victoria, and Maitland, NSW, a third of the six stops for this year’s regional Groovin’ The Moo festival has also hit full capacity.

Yesterday, the Bunbury, WA show on Sunday April 26 at Hay Park ran out of tickets at midday. Last year Bunbury sold out at 17,500 while Bendigo was at 17,000 and Maitland at 17,500.

Stephen Halpin, founder of Cattleyard Promotions, remarked during the Bunbury announcement, “There’s always such a good vibe at this event and we’re excited about being in South West WA for the first weekend of the 2015 tour.”

Cattleyard is the tour’s national promoter, while the Bunbury and the opening date at Oakbank Racecourse in SA on Saturday April 25 are staged in conjunction with Perth-based Sunset Events.

The remaining dates are Canberra University (Sunday May 3) and Townsville, Queensland’s Cricket Grounds (Sunday May 10).

The Townsville show falls on Mother’s Day so punters are being offered a competition where mum, childand two guests can win tickets. Mum gets a VIP area where she’s dined and wined, gets a pampering session or receivessnap up prizes on offer.

The 2015 bill includes Hilltop Hoods, Wolfmother, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Sticky Fingers, Hermitude, DMAs, The Preatures, The Delta Riggs, Sticky Fingers. Tkay Maidza, Saskwatch, Meg Mac, Northlane, Phil Jamieson One Day, Flight Facilities, One Day, Hot Dub Time Machine and Camada. International acts are A$AP Ferg and RL Grime from the US, Peaches from Canada, Charli XCX and You Me At Six of the UK, and Broods from New Zealand.

In its first year in April 2005, Groovin’ The Moo played in NSW’s Gloucester Showgrounds (1400) and Narrander (1,800). The following year saw Maitland, Albury and Darwin added. 2007 was a strong year with Silverchair and The Black Keys headlining a bill that included Hilltop Hoods, John Butler Trio and You Am I. Townsville was added in 2008 and Bendigo the year after. Bunbury and Canberra joined in 2010, and Oakbank made its debut last year with a sell-out.

Last year, Groovin’ The Moo drew a total of 104,000. According to figures, 41% of the crowd is aged 18 to 24, 31% are aged 25 to 31, 25% are aged 15 to 18, and 3% make up of 31 and over. The crowd is skewed 51% male and 49% female.

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