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5 things we learnt at Groovin’ The Moo 2019

We came, we grooved, we survived.

Both on and off stage, Groovin’ The Moo 2019 once again proved why it has become one of Australia’s most loved music festivals.

From the way they manage the under 18s, to the acts they bill to the general vibe of the festival… They nail it every year, and 2019 was no different.

Here’s 5 things we learnt at Groovin’ The Moo 2019.

They hype is real. Billie Eilish is all that and more

It was dark and brooding, performed like it was the last show on earth and the Maitland Groovin’ The Moo crowd were absolutely loving it.

Often the hype that accompanies artists like Billie Eilish is unfounded. It’s not the case here. The American singer and songwriter deserves all the praise and we’ll be fighting tooth and nail to score a ticket to one of her sideshows.

One hit song does not make a full festival set

It’s our only real “grumble” of the day, but the choice to move Fisher’s set from the Triple J stage into the Moolin Rouge tent, and swap it out for a set from nostalgic hip-hop act COOL.IO was a bad one.

We were really looking forward to seeing what Fisher could do on a big stage, and surely it would have been more entertaining than a bunch of average musicians hyping the crowd for 30 minutes in anticipation of COOL.IO performing Gangster’s Paradise.

When the big hit finally hit, it was fun but really no more fun than putting the CD on at your mates 21st and singing along.

G-Flip rocks a big stage

It was probably the set we were most excited to see….

G-Flip absolutely blew us away during a BIGSOUND showcase in 2018, so we were keen to see what she’d do with a massive stage at Groovin The Moo when it was announced.

Kicking the set off behind the drums, G-Flip made her way around the stage for the reminder, playing ALL THE INSTRUMENTS and showing us how to rock a Madonna mic in 2019.

The G-Flip juggernaut is only getting started and we can’t wait to see where it’s heading next.

Nick Murphy’s not really doing it for the kids

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We can’t deny that it was a great set Nick Murphy pulled off yesterday, but we also can’t deny that the crowd didn’t seem to really care.

We’d love to see the same set in a smaller venue as we really felt it needed a more intimate setting.

It’s still lots of fun to see Regurgitator play

“Your Mum & Dad probably had sex to our music” Quan says as he itnteroduces the band.

We get everything we want. We sing Sucked a lot of cock to get where I am, we remember our youth during (a much slower version of) Kong Foo Sing and they even bust out The Song Formally Known As much to everyone’s delight.

The Gurge maybe old, but they are still HEAPS of fun.

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