Just one day shy of its official announcement, and the full 2013 lineup for Groovin The Moo has surfaced online with an impressive mix of interesting international headliners, Australian stalwarts, and more than a few surprises for the regional music festival.
As Triple J, one of the festivals’ presenters, reports The Bronx, Frightened Rabbit, The Kooks, and – as previously rumoured – They Might Be Giants and Tegan & Sara will be heading the list of international acts playing the music festival.
There’s also UK performer/producer Example, indie duo Matt & Kim, and electronic adventurers Yacht among the list of names jetting down under for the festival.
Locally, there’s plenty to enjoy too, with the world-beating likes of Tame Impala, The Temper Trap, and Flume, the inventive guitar rock of Last Dinosaurs and Hungry Kids of Hungary, Melbourne sextet Alpine, hardcore heroes The Amity Affliction, and that sure-fire of festival players, Regurgitator. Hip hop heads will also be sated by the appearance of Pez, Seth Sentry, Urthboy, and Tuka with Ellesquire.
There’s also a DJ set from DZ Deathrays (!), Alison Wonderland behind the decks, Midnight Juggernauts’ stomping brand of electro, Shockone’s dangerous dubstep, and Yolanda Be Cool to enjoy on the regional touring festival’s impressive bill.
A number of the international acts will be appearing on Groovin The Moo’s lineup to support their latest album releases.
The Bronx took a melodic return to their hardcore roots for The Bronx (IV), which our Tone Deaf reviewer noted as “a marked change of pace for a band revered for their venomous energy and insurrectionary live shows.”
Meanwhile ‘the two Johns’ of They Might Be Giants, Flansburgh and Linnell, previously confirmed they were headed to Australia for the first time in over a decade, to plug Nanobots, their sixteenth studio album of 25 uniquely idiosyncratic tunes.
Tegan & Sara are also floating their latest, Hearttrhob, which looks set to be a stylistic departure for the Canadian twins. The album features production from Greg Kurstin, who pecialises in working with feisty female artists on snyth-pop sounds; having previously worked alongside the likes of Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, Santigold, Ladyhawke, Ke$ha, Marina and the Diamonds, and Sia.
Following a sold out tour for last year’s event, Groovin The Moo will bring the usually festival-starved parts of regional Australia another dose of cutting edge bands directly to Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville, and Bunbury.
Groovin’ The Moo 2013 Lineup
The Amity Affliction
The Bronx (USA)
DZ Deathrays (DJ Set)
Frightened Rabbit (UK)
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
The Kooks (UK)
Matt And Kim (USA)
Tegan And Sara (Canada)
The Temper Trap
They Might Be Giants (USA)
Tuka with Ellesquire
DJ Woody’s Big Phat 90′S Mixtape (UK)
Yolanda Be Cool
Groovin The Moo 2013 Dates
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