One of the main attractions on this years Groovin The Moo lineup, Urthboy has announced that he will not be performing at the Bunbury leg of the event. But hold off your judgement – it appears he will be needed by his wife’s side as they prepare to meet their newborn child for the first time.
The Aussie hip hop figure’s set for the day in question will be aptly handled by the super-hot-right-now Allday. Shooting to the top of the scene at a meteoric pace, Allday just dropped his most comprehensive release yet, Loners Are Cool. The EP hit all the right buttons, smashing it up to #18 on the ARIA Charts.
A feature on the triple j Hottest 100 2012 and a favourite on the impending Come Together festival lineup, punters should be stoked on the replacement. Urthboy is obviously gutted that he won’t be performing but, in a statement just released, explains his sitch and thanks everyone for their understanding.
Read Urthboy’s full statement below.
“Over the years I’ve had the great pleasure of experiencing Bunbury – mostly through the lens of the classic Prince of Wales Hotel. It’s a beautiful little port on a stretch of WA coastline that holds countless good memories, whether they be Bussleton, Dunsborough or that sensational little town called Margaret River and Settler’s Tavern. Therefore it brings me great displeasure to announce I won’t be playing at Groovin’ the Moo this Saturday. My wife is having a baby and I’ll be by her side. I happily give my life to music but not this time. I’m so sorry to the legends that were looking forward to seeing us, I shall try and make it up to you. Groovin the Moo is one of the best run festivals; with the most relaxed vibe and friendly atmosphere so you’re in for a great day. The bands are killer and there’s something special about a super-pro regional music festival. I should add, the organisers have been understanding of my predicament and I’m very grateful. I owe them and you, possibly my second child. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for the disappointment.”