Groovin The Moo announces 2018 lineup

Last year we saw heavy/rock bands like Architects, Against Me!, The Darkness and Violent Soho appearing on the annual Groovin The Moo Festival lineup and this year, although there’s not as many heavy/rock bands to catch, their popularity/status is well worth the limited supply.

The Amity Affliction will take the reigns for melodic-hardcore fans to froth over, while Royal Blood will get the crowd moving with tracks from their new album How Did We Get So Dark? Grinspoon will bring the nostalgia factor, especially if they’re still playing their Guide To Better Living set and Paul Kelly is set to show the kids how to get it done with his extensive career full of bangers. Skegss, Alex Lahey and Killing Heidi frontwoman Ella Hooper round out the last of the decent “bands to see” list for us.

For those hoping to see The Amity Affliction‘s 15 Year Anniversary set from their UNIFY 2018 appearance you can probably get those ideas out of your head now because when we asked frontman Joel Birch (interview here) if he’d be playing those shows on a tour, he was quick to shut the idea down stating:

“Hell no, no no no, this is it.”



Groovin The Moo Tickets
Pre-Sale from Wednesday 31st Jan to Sunday 3rd Feb
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Wayville | Maitland | Canberra tickets on sale
Tuesday 6 February 8AM local time

Bendigo | Townsville | Bunbury tickets on sale
Wednesday 7 February 8AM local time

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Wayville, SA
Friday 27 April (School Holidays)
Adelaide Showground

Maitland, NSW
Saturday 28 April
Maitland Showground

Canberra, ACT
Sunday 29 April 
University of Canberra

Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 5 May 
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground

Townsville, QLD
Sunday 6 May (Long Weekend)
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds

Bunbury, WA 
Saturday 12 May
Hay Park

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