Groovin the Moo has been cancelled for the first time in its 15-year history

Groovin the Moo has been cancelled for the first time in its 15-year history

Photo: Jack Toohey

The dominos keep falling.

For the first time since 2005, Australia’s beloved Groovin the Moo has revealed it won’t be going ahead in 2020. It comes in the wake of the Government’s recommendations detailing the forced cancellation of any non-essential gatherings of over 500 people.

Given the uncertainty around the length of the ban alongside the logistical difficulty in realigning the festival schedule for a later date, along with the schedules of the performing international and Australian artists, there was no way the festival could have been postponed.

Promoters Steve Halpin and Rod Little spoke accordingly on the matter.

“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. 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.”

Groovin the Moo was set to welcome the likes of Sugarhill Gang, Supergrass, The Veronicas, Darude, Bhad Bhabie, The Cat Empire, Kelis, Hayden James, Tones and I and more across its six dates spanning the locations Wayville, Bunbury, Townsville, Canberra, Bendigo and Maitland.

For those who had already purchased, you can either hold onto your ticket until 2021 or receive a complete refund.

More information can be found via the Groovin the Moo website.