Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) loves this time of year! With fond memories of GTM 2012 still fresh in mind, from Maitland to Canberra, Bendigo to Townsville and Bunbury, new music is pumping through the offices, bands are being booked, artwork is being crafted, event site planning is underway and the team is coming back into the GTM fold.

And while all the good news can’t be shared just yet, GTM can hatch a handful of the plans in store for 2013 around Australia’s regional centres and the centre of the ACT region.

Signalling a return to its roots, Maitland Showground NSW on Saturday 27 April hosts the first event on the 2013 tour, followed by University of Canberra ACT on Sunday 28 April. Then it’s off to Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground VIC on Saturday 4 May, Townsville’s Murray Sports Complex QLD on Sunday 5 May and last but certainly not least, Bunbury’s Hay Park WA on Saturday 11 May 2013.

To experience this trademark fun and value-packed day complete with a twist of country hospitality, Groovin’ the Moo is pleased to announce tickets will be on-sale from Tuesday 5 February and Wednesday 6 February 2013 for $99.90 + bf with the 2013 Artist Line-up coming to life on Wednesday 30 January. Be first to get all the news and festival updates, by signing up for the Moos Flash at www.gtm.net.au. Sign up by 5.00pm, 31 December 2012 and by the time the New Year ticks over you could have won tickets for you and two friends to your local GTM, a merch pack and a poster signed by artists from the 2013 line-up.

"....Groovin’ the Moo was a great success that packed a hell of a punch for its price tag… the efficiently run venue and friendly crowd is what sealed the day’s success. The festival was an udder triumph and hopefully it doesn’t moove on anytime soon” - Faster Louder 

In the meantime, GTM is inviting all local artists, graphic designers, students, professionals and amateurs to submit work for the annual cotton and ink muster – GTM TEE. In 2013 GTM is asking participants to respond to the theme “Homegrown” for a single sided t-shirt graphic. Whether you graze in the grass or pound the pavement GTM wants you to share the informal, local, homespun, warm, old-school, daggy and wonderful world of your homeland – it could take in sustainability, agriculture, sport, nostalgia, local history or celebrities.

Along with a swag bag full of prizes for a major winner, a runner up from each state, the mini moo for the young people and the people’s choice award - the lucky major prize winner will have their artwork etched in GTM “merch-lore” for the 2013 events. Entries for GTM TEE open 28 January 2013, for further information and to get your creative juices flowing visit the Competitions page at www.gtm.net.au.
Event Information:

Caterers and Stall Holders:
Expressions of interest are now being sought from local caterers and stall holders for GTM 2013. Visit www.gtm.net.au  to download an application form.

Media Accreditation:
Media Accreditation applications for all 2013 Events open from Wednesday 30 January 2013 to Friday 16 March 2013, however enquiries are welcome prior to this date. Please get in touch directly with National Event Publicist, Paula ‘jonesy’ Jones from jones PR… on jones@jonespr.com.au

Save the date! Here is the official 2013 GTM tour diary:

Saturday 27 April 2013 – Maitland NSW
Maitland Showground
Blomfield St, Maitland NSW 2320

Sunday 28 April 2013 – Canberra ACT
University of Canberra
Kirinari St Bruce ACT 2617

Saturday 4 May 2013 – Bendigo VIC
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550

Sunday 5 May 2013 – Townsville QLD
Murray Sports Complex - Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr & Murray Lyons Cres, Idalia QLD 4811

Saturday 11 May 2013 – Bunbury WA
Hay Park
(off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA 6230