Groovin’ The Moo 2010 Line-Up Leaked

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:

Vampire Weekend
Tegan & Sara
Spoon
Silverchair
Grinspoon
Empire Of The Sun
British India
Lisa Mitchell
Kisschasy
Miami Horror
Bag Raiders
Kid Koala presents The Slew live
Muph and Plutonic
Funkoars
Illy
Ajax
Jonathan Boulet
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.

Big Day Out 2010 Line-Up

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.

Muse
Powderfinger
Lily Allen
Eskimo Joe
Groove Armada
Grinspoon
The Mars Volta
Ladyhawke
Dizzee Rascal
Karnivool
Peaches
Girl Talk
The Temper Trap
Kasabian
Midnight Juggernauts
Rise Against
Magic Dirt
Mastodon
Lisa Mitchell
The Horrors
Bluejuice
Calvin Harris
Kisschasy
The Decemberists
Tame Impala

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

White Album Concert

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?