Mark Your Calendar: Groovin the Moo Has Just Announced Its 2024 Dates and Venues

Six states and territories, six locations, six reasons for a road trip: Groovin the Moo has unveiled its 2024 plans. Largely taking tunes beyond Australia’s capital cities, the long-running large-scale touring music festival will traverse the country in April and May, again hitting up South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Grab your diaries, because you’ve got dates to jot down.

In New South Wales, festivalgoers also have a new location to head to, with Groovin the Moo making a major move in 2024. Instead of taking place at its previous site in Maitland, the fest will pop up in Newcastle, with Foreshore Park its new home.

The change comes after feedback from attendees, especially regarding transport and accommodation.

“We’re really excited to be putting on a festival in Foreshore Park. Whilst Maitland has played a major part in the history of GTM, Newcastle’s transport and accomodation options will provide a better experience for our patrons. Foreshore Park is a stunning location and we look forward to calling it home,” said a GTM spokesperson.

“Groovin the Moo will be a valuable addition to this year’s events calendar, allowing locals to experience some of the best Australian and international acts at the city’s premier events space in Foreshore Park, while also delivering an important boost to local businesses and the visitor economy,” added Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelme.

In all other states and territories, the festival will settle into the same spots as last year — starting at Adelaide Showground, then hitting Exhibition Park in Canberra and Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds. After the Newcastle spot, Groovin the Moo will move on to Sunshine Coast Stadium Precinct, then Bunbury’s Hay Park.

It’s a touch too early for a lineup announcement as yet, but cross your fingers for another impressive roster of talent when the festival bill does drop.

2023’s included everyone from Fatboy Slim, Denzel Curry, Eliza Rose and Skepta to Amy Shark, Ball Park Music, Barkaa, Skegss, and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers.


Thursday, April 25 — Adelaide Showground, Kaurna Country, Wayville, South Australia
Friday, April 26 — Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Ngambri and Ngunnawal Country, Mitchell, Australian Capital Territory
Saturday, April 27 — Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Bendigo, Victoria
Saturday, May 4 — Foreshore Park, Awabakal Land, Newcastle, New South Wales
Sunday, May 5 — Sunshine Coast Stadium Precinct, Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country, Warana, Queensland
Saturday, May 11 — Hay Park, Wardandi Noongar Country, Bunbury, Western Australia

Groovin the Moo will tour Australia in April and May 2024. We’ll update you with lineup details when they’re announced. For more information in the interim, head to the festival’s website.

Images: Jordan Munns.


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