After being forced to cancel its 2000 iteration due to COVID-19, organisers behind the popular Groovin The Moo (GTM) have announced the touring fest will be absent again in 2021.
Making the announcement on Thursday, organisers Cattleyard Promotions said the difficult decision to postpone GTM this year was due to the remaining uncertainty around current COVID resyrictions.
“It is with a heavy heart that we need to postpone Groovin the Moo for the second year. We’re really going to miss GTM and not being able to spend another year with our crews, artists, team members, suppliers and you! We know it has been a very strange and tough time for everyone,” Cattleyard director Steve Halpin said.
“We are so grateful to all of you who kept your GTM 2020 ticket – refund information will be sent out soon. We know it’s a big ask, but if you’re able to hold on to your ticket a bit longer, it will really help us in welcoming GTM back next year. Thank you to each and every one of you for sticking with us – we can’t wait to return in 2022”
It’s not all bad news, though, with Cattleyard announcing today a brand spanking new regional festival dubbed Fresh Produce.
Springing up across the country over eight weeks this spring, Fresh Produce will hit Maitland Showground on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August.
While there’s no word on the lineup as yet (it drops on Thursday 11 February), Fresh Produce is all about creating an inclusive, accessible and hospitable live music experience while showcasing the best musical talent on offer in each region.
And going by the wealth of talent we have in this here neck of the woods, all signs point to a doozy of a lineup for Maitland!
Fresh Produce is on at Maitland Showground on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August. Head here for more information.
GTM 2020 ticket holders, if you would like to find out more about GTM 2020 ticket refund information, head here. If you are happy to hold on to your GTM 2020 ticket, it will be automatically valid for GTM 2022.