Sun’s coming up on a pure gold Groovin’ The Moo (GTM 2013)
Come the April/May cusp, GTM is looking forward to sharing some of the freshest sonic produce from favourite home-grown acts to international imports when returning to its much loved four regional towns as well as the Nation’s capital.
From Flume, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap and Seth Sentry to Example (UK), The Kooks (UK), Tegan and Sara (CAN) and The Bronx (USA), the GTM community of 75,000 from across the country are in for a premium shindig.
Just one year shy of celebrating its 10th birthday and with a history of sell-out events, in 2013 GTM’s five shows will again be ready to cater for all ages (16+ recommended). In the market fresh words of GTM Promoter Stephen Halpin,
“After six months of planning, it’s always an exciting time when the GTM line-up is finally revealed. Again we’ve assembled a great bunch of exciting new acts and festival favourites. We’re very excited to be hosting They Might Be Giants’ first visit to Australia in a long while.”
With over 26 artists set to feature on the GTM double outdoor stages and in the Moolin Rouge big top tent, the festival will also again provide local food stalls abundant with fresh produce of the culinary variety and markets filled with knick knacks, licensed bar facilities, slingshot rides and chill out areas which all collide together to complete a premium recipe.
In the wise words of Will Rogers, “An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.”
However, a pineapple comes pretty close. Speaking of…to turn a colloquialism, a couple pineapples ($99.90 + bf) will help secure your tickets when they go on-sale from 9am local time on Tuesday 5 February (Maitland & Canberra) and Wednesday 6 February (Bendigo, Townsville & Bunbury).
Be first to get all the news and festival updates, by signing up for the Moos Flash at www.gtm.net.au.
Don’t forget, entries for the GTM TEE Competition are now open. For your chance to have your design in the official GTM merch trailer and nail a swag of great prizes visit the Competitions page at www.gtm.net.au.
In alphabetical order, let’s Mexican wave for:
ALISON WONDERLAND – ALPINE – THE AMITY AFFLICTION – THE BRONX (USA)
DZ DEATHRAYS (DJ SET) – EXAMPLE (UK) – FLUME – FRIGHTENED RABBIT (UK)
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY – THE KOOKS (UK) – LAST DINOSAURS –
MATT AND KIM (USA) – MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – PEZ – REGURGITATOR –
SETH SENTRY – SHOCKONE – TAME IMPALA – TEGAN AND SARA (CAN) –
THE TEMPER TRAP – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (USA)
TUKA WITH ELLESQUIRE – URTHBOY – DJ WOODY’S BIG PHAT 90’S MIXTAPE (UK)
YACHT (USA) – YOLANDA BE COOL
WITH TRIPLE J UNEARTHED AND LOCAL ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
The official 2013 GTM tour diary:
Saturday 27 April 2013 – Maitland NSW
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
(off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA 6230
TICKET PRICE: $99.90+ B/F
TICKETS ON-SALE: Tues 5 February (from 9am local time) – Maitland NSW & Canberra ACT
Wed 6 February (from 9am local time) – Bendigo VIC, Townsville QLD & Bunbury WA
GTM is a licensed, all ages (16 + recommended) event. GTM recommends parents should consider whether the event is appropriate for their child and recommends that any children under 16 years of age who attend the event accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Persons who are 18 years of age or older and wish to purchase alcohol MUST have valid photo ID (passport, Australian driver’s licence, proof of age card). In Bunbury, WA International driver’s licences will not be accepted and the only form of proof of age card that will be accepted is a WA proof of age card. No pass outs will be issued at any of the five GTM events. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.gtm.net.au.