Groovin The Moo will not be going ahead in 2020, organisers have announced today.
Scheduled to take place across regional Australia this April and May, organisers say they are unable to reschedule the touring festival amidst the uncertain global climate as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
“Unfortunately, GTM is unable to reschedule the 2020 events due to the uncertainty surrounding how long the ban will be in place for, along with the logistics involved with coordinating six venues across six states and territories to align with each other, and the schedules of both our National and International Artists,” reads a statement from the festival.
They have, however, already locked in dates for the 2021 instalment.
“There is nothing that we love more than seeing our Moo Crew in each of our regions and we are deeply saddened that this won’t be happening this year,” add promoters Steve Halpin and Rod Little. “Our sincere thanks to everyone who has been involved in GTM this year and in years past. We’re aware that this is impacting many people around the world and we encourage you to look after each other.”
Ticket holders have the option to either hold onto their ticket for GTM 2021 or receive a complete refund.
The festival has also encouraged anyone who wishes to refund their tickets to use those funds to support a business that has been affected by bushfires or one that is likely to struggle in coming weeks.
“Eat a nice meal, stay in a caravan park, hire a canoe, buy a souvenir fridge magnet – these communities are struggling and will be grateful for whatever help they can get. We also encourage you to support the music industry by buying some band merch, or seeing how you can help through organisations like I Lost My Gig and Support Act.”
Groovin The Moo 2020 Tour Dates
Friday 23 April 2021 (School Holidays)
Saturday 24 April 2021
Blomfield St, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 25 April 2021
Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)
Entry via Stirling Avenue, Mitchell, ACT
Saturday 1 May 2021
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
42-72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 2 May 2021 (Long Weekend)
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr and Murray Lyons Cres, Annandale, QLD
Saturday 8 May 2021
(off) Parade Road, Bunbury, WA