After waiting out a global pandemic, regional touring festival Groovin The Moo returns with a stacked lineup… but will only visit half the usual locations.

The annual music festival Groovin, as it’s affectionately known, will return this year to Bendigo, Maitland and Canberra only – leaving out Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia entirely.

“It’s been a long time between Moos,” promoter Steve Halpin said, “and we are so genuinely happy to be back on the road to some of our local regions to reconnect with artists, community, suppliers, team and most importantly, with each other.

“We have missed you all terribly and thank you for your patience.”

The festival will present a stacked lineup to the venues it will appear in, though: New Zealand indie pop siblings Broods, Persian-Kiwi rapper Chaii, British electronic producer Riton, British electronic-R&B duo Snakehips, London-born Australian singer-songwriter Thomas Headon and English rockers Wolf Alice will round out the international appearances, joining alumni Hilltop Hoods (who played 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2019) and Spiderbait (who played 2006 and 2009).

Hockey Dad, Lime Cordiale, Middle Kids, Mashd N Kutcher, Montaigne, Peking Duk, Polaris, RedHook, Hope D, HP Boyz, Jesswar, JK-47, Masked Wolf and Sycco will also be gracing the Groovin stages this year.

Tickets will go on sale 8am on March 3rd. Tickets purchased for the cancelled 2020 dates remain valid for the 2022 dates, which are:

Groovin The Moo 2022 Tour Dates

Sat 23 Apr – Maitland Showground (Hunter Valley)
Sun 24 Apr – Exhibition Park In Canberra
Sat 30 Apr – Prince Of Wales Showgrounds (Bendigo)

Groovin The Moo 2022

Alice Ivy
Hilltop Hoods
Hockey Dad
Hope D
HP Boyz
Lime Cordiale
Mashd N Kutcher
Masked Wolf
Middle Kids
Peking Duk
Thomas Headon
Wolf Alice

With hosts Dijok & Jawbreakers
Plus triple j Unearthed, Fresh Produce artists, Welcome To Country and community programmes

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