Ahead of Groovin The Moo’s 2023 edition kicking off this weekend, there have been a handful of changes to the festival’s line-up.
Yesterday (April 18), Hilltop Hoods took to Instagram to announce that they and DICE will be stepping in to replace Canadian rapper bbno$ and Australian singer Genesis Owusu. A reason for bbno$ and Genesis Owusu’s withdrawal from the festival has not been announced.
Each edition of the festival will feature a unique roster of “Fresh Produce” artists. Fresh Produce acts include Aleksiah, J-Milla, Kanada The Loop, Molly Rocket, Butterknife, Hey! Astro, Lola Scott and Talakai among many others.
See all the Fresh Produce additions for Groovin The Moo 2023 below:
Elsewhere on this year’s Groovin The Moo line-up are international draws such as Alt-J, Denzel Curry, Fatboy Slim, Eliza Rose, Slayyyter and bbno$, alongside homegrown acts such as Amy Shark, Ball Park Music, The Chats, Confidence Man, Ocean Alley and Teenage Joans.
This year’s edition of Groovin The Moo kicks off on April 21 at the Adelaide Showground before making stops in Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Sunshine Coast and Bunbury. Notably, the festival’s 2023 edition marks its first full-scale, six-city run since 2019. The festival did not run in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It returned last year and only took place in Maitland, Canberra and Bendigo.
This year’s Sunshine Coast edition – at the Kawana Sports Western Precinct in Warana – sees the festival move from its usual Queensland home of Townsville. Organizers cited “the logistical challenges and increased financial pressure” for the switch, which led to Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill calling on triple j to withdraw its partnership with the festival.
“Let’s face it, the Sunshine Coast is an outer suburb of Brisbane,” Hill said. “The tyranny of distance is killing us for events. You shouldn’t have to live in Brisbane to live. We can’t make it a livable place if we don’t have events.”
The Groovin The Moos 2023 line-up is:
Fat boy slim
Nothing but twenty
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
Groovin The Moos dates and venues in 2023 are:
Friday 21 – Wayville, Adelaide Showground (Kaurna Country)
Saturday 22 – Maitland, Showground (Wonnarua Country)
Sunday 23 – Canberra, EPIC (Ngambri and Ngunnawal Country)
Saturday 29 – Bendigo, Prince of Wales Showgrounds (Dja Dja Wurrung Country)
Sunday 30 – Sunshine Coast, Kawana Sports Western Precinct (Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country)
Saturday 6 – Bunbury, Hay Park (Wardandi Noongar Country)