The Groovin’ The Moo festival is an Australian music festival that only goes to regional areas(and Canberra, but nothing ever happens there). This year it will be held in Bendigo, Townsville, Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury sometime during May.
This year’s line-up has been leaked a day early and looks all kinds of amazing:
Tegan & Sara
Empire Of The Sun
Kid Koala presents The Slew live
Muph and Plutonic
Yacht Club DJs
Tickets are on sale on the 10th of Feb.
Has anyone been to one of these festivals? Let me know how it was. I am very tempted to go but am a bit worried it will be a Big Day Out style bogan-fest.
I have a confession to make: I have never been to the Big Day Out, mostly because it’s always the day before school goes back and my mum is one of those “school is important” parents. But judging by the first line-up announcement, I think next year will be the year I finally go. The line-up is looking pretty good on the international front and there is no sign of Limp Bizket. On the local side of things, the usual boring and big-ish Aussie bands are playing(Powderfinger, Grinspoon… zzzz) but there a few interesting bands I think the second line-up will feature some more exciting local acts. It’s a bummer that the David Bowie rumours were false though. I would give my right arm to see him play live.
The Mars Volta
The Temper Trap
The tickets are released on different days depending on your state, and the dates are:
SUNDAY JANUARY 17th – GOLD COAST PARKLANDS
FRIDAY JANUARY 22nd – SYDNEY SHOWGROUND
TUESDAY JANUARY 26th – MELBOURNE FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE
FRIDAY JANUARY 29th – ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND
SUNDAY JANUARY 31st – PERTH CLAREMONT SHOWGROUND
Cover songs are always a bit risky. While they are great when they work, they can be disasterous if they don’t, especially when it comes to covers of particualy well known and well loved songs.
So god knows why a bunch of Aussie artists have decided to cover The Beatle’s White Album in it’s enterity at one gig. Chris Cheny(The Living End), Tim Rogers(You Am I), Josh Pyke and Phil Jamieson(Grinspoon) will be backed by a 17 peice band and perfom at Hamer Hall on August 4, QPAC on August 6 and at the Sydney Opera House on the 7th and 8th of August.
I have a sneaking suspision that this will all come off sounding like bad karaoke however I hope that I’m wrong. Especially since tickets are selling for $129 each.
What do you reckon? Is it a good idea or an expensive excuse for karoke?