Groovin The Moo announce a 2018 Lineup!!


Groovin The Moo announce a 2018 line-up to excite all. Once again, Australia’s Grooving The Moo Festival has pulled in some super big names.

Grinspoon, The Amity Affliction, Flight Facilities, Ball Park Music, Paul Kelly, Portugal The Man, Royal Blood and Vera Blue to name a few.

Groovin the Moo is an annual one-day festival held in various (mostly) rural locations around Australia in April and May each year. Adelaide, Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury all host this much-anticipated one-day festival, with mostly the same line-up. It is one festival that brings big-name bands to rural locations (which is a huge bonus in a country as large as Australia) and so it is not surprising that The Bendigo and Maitland online tickets have already sold out after only 3 days.

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Adelaide is always first up and luckily for me, that is the one I attend. This year’s festival should cater to everyone’s tastes. From Grinspoon’s alternative punk-rock, and Sampa The Great’s poetic Hip Hop, to the iconic ballads of Paul Kelly. There’s someone for all of us to get excited about.

Coming all the way from the UK we have Royal Blood, Duke Dumont, Lady Leshurr and Public Service Broadcasting. From the USA we will be treated to Portugal. The Man, Amine and Superduperkyle. From Germany, we will see Claptone. What an amazing international line-up!


But the Australian acts announced are equally as exciting. Queensland’s The Amity Affliction are well known for their heavy metal anthems and really get the mosh pit thrashing.Grinspoon has been around for decades and their name is synonymous with words like Double-platinum and ARIA Awards. They have played at many of Australia’s biggest festivals including Falls and Splendour in The Grass. Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s darlings in the Music Industry. He was inducted into The ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997 and last year was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia. He has influenced generations of musicians and gained a huge following worldwide.

Some of the most promising newer artists to attract my attention are Vera Blue, who made an impressive entry onto the Australian scene with her debut single ‘Hold’. Dean Lewis only came onto the scene last year and snuck into Triple J’s Hottest 200 with ‘Need You Now’ ranking at 196, and Winston Surfshirt deliver a unique blend of Soul and Hip-Hop. I saw them supporting Rufus a year ago and I was impressed with their performance. Fans include Sir Elton John!

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UK’s Royal Blood formed in 2013 and their self-titled first record became the UK’s fastest selling rock debut in three years upon its release in 2014. Hit singles ‘Out of the Black’ and ‘Little Monster’ received widespread praise.


Duke Dumont is a London based producer and DJ. He should be hugely popular with Groovin The Moo’s predominantly young crowd. Grammy Award-winning, Portugal. The Man will be featuring their new album ‘Woodstock’ at GTM18. This is the eighth for the band! ‘Feel It Still’ is predicted to be the biggest sing-along song of the festival.

If you’re interested in going along to Groovin The Moo 2018, grab your tickets quick. They’re selling like hotcakes.

Groovin The Moo 2018 Lineup

Alex Lahey

Aminé (USA)

The Amity Affliction

Baker Boy

Ball Park Music

Claptone (Ger)

Confidence Man

Cosmo’s Midnight

Dean Lewis

Duke Dumont (UK)

Flight Facilities


Lady Leshurr (UK)


Ocean Alley

Paul Kelly

Portugal. The Man (USA)

Public Service Broadcasting (UK)

Royal Blood (UK)

Sampa The Great


Superduperkyle (USA)

Tkay Maidza

Vera Blue

Winston Surfshirt


Groovin The Moo 2018

Friday, 27th April

Adelaide Showground, Wayville

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 28th April

Maitland Showground, Maitland

Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 29th April

University of Canberra, Canberra

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 5th May

Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo

Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 6th May

Townsville Cricket Grounds, Townsville

Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 12th May

Hay Park, Bunbury

Tickets: Official Website

Article and Images by Deb Kloeden