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Groovin the Moo 2019 – Tickets, dates and time

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

About the festival – Groovin the Moo

Groovin the Moo (GTM) is a one-of-a-kind yearly musical gala which takes place in 6 regional centers of Australia. This country is the venue for so many festivals and events, related to all sorts of themes like music, food, wine, etc. GTM takes place in the autumnal season which is around the month of May in Australia.

Dates April 26 – May 11, 2019
Genres Australian, Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Hip-hop, Electronic & Metalcore.
Founder Cattleyard Promotions
Presenters Cattleyard, Triple j & Spotify

Groovin the Moo is a 3 weekend-long tuneful festival that takes place across Wayville, Maitland, Townsville, Bendigo, Canberra and Bunbury. The fete is supposed to begin on the 26th of April, 2019 at 11 AM at Adelaide Showground in South Australia. You can purchase the tickets online latest by 6 AM on Friday, 26 April, 2019.

Groovin the Moo is a music festival suitable for people from all the age groups but children up to the age of 16 years, will have to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. If you are 18 or below and wish to purchase alcohol at the event then you will need to have a valid photo ID.

Dates, timing and venues of the music festival – Groovin the Moo 2019

 

Event Date Timing Location
Groovin’ The Moo 2019 Wayville Friday, April 26 2019 11 AM Adelaide Showground, Adelaide
Groovin’ The Moo 2019 Maitland Saturday, April 27 2019 10:30 AM Maitland Showground, Newcastle
Groovin’ The Moo 2019 Canberra Sunday, April 28 2019 10:30 AM Exhibition Park, Canberra
Groovin’ The Moo 2019 Bendigo Saturday, May 04 2019 10:30 AM Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo
Groovin’ The Moo 2019 Townsville Sunday, May 05 2019 10:30 AM Murray Sporting Complex, Townsville
Groovin’ The Moo 2019 Bunbury Saturday, May 11 2019 10:30 AM Hay Park, Bunbury
  • The first event is in Wayville, a suburb in the inner region of Adelaide, in the city of Unley; Adelaide Showground is a popular venue for many important events of the region. Adelaide is the cosmopolitan capital of South Australia, we recommend sightseeing to the museums.
  • Another of the events of this festival will be taking place in the Australian capital city of Canberra which is also the largest city in Australia and one of the largest in the world. Exhibition Park is a venue for many important events of the year, it acts as the most celebrated caravan park or campground in Canberra.

Who’s performing at Groovin the Moo 2019?

Artists Country
A$ap Twelvyy, Billie Eilish, Coolio, Duckwrth, Fisher, Flosstradamus, Sofi Tukker and Spinderella . USA
Angie Mcmahon, G Flip, Carmouflage Rose, Haiku Hands, Hermitude, Hilltop Hoods, Holy Holy, Jack River, Crooked Colours, Dma’s, Just a Gent, Nick Murphy, Nicole Millar, Regurgitator, Thelma Plum, Trophy Eyes and Wafia. Australia
Aurora Norway
Jimothy UK
Mo Denmark
Rejjie Snow Ireland

Artists performing at Groovin the Moo include American as well as English rappers, Australian, Norwegian and Danish singers plus musicians, Irish hip-hop artists, etc. The events will be hosted by Marshes and DJ Nkay, also, many more artists will be performing at the musical tour.

Other musical festivals in Australia

  • Splendour in the Grass
  • St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
  • Big Day Out
  • Byron Bay Bluesfest

How to reach Groovin the Moo festival?

You can rent a car in Adelaide, Canberra or Newcastle to comfortably manage your transportation to Groovin the Moo and also to explore the locations. Or you can use other modes of public transport or taxi.

2019 Parrtjima Festival – 5 to 14 April

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Parrtjima Festival 2019

Set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, Parrtjima is organized at Mparntwe (Alice Springs), which has been the land of the Arrernte people since time immemorial. Parrtjima offers an invaluable opportunity if you’re interested to delve deeper into the rich Arrernte culture. Besides showcasing the awe-inspiring light installations and artwork, the 10-day free event features music shows, public talks, movies, and interactive workshops.

Parrtjima 2019 Theme

This year, the theme for Parrtjima is ‘Language Expressions’. In line with the United Nations’ Year of Indigenous Languages, Parrtjima 2019 intends to highlight the importance of the Arrernte languages’ role in imparting education to the Aboriginal people.

The Parrtjima 2019 will explore its ‘Language Expressions’ theme with seven beautiful installations spread across the Desert Park. Moreover, the entire backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges will be spectacularly illuminated. The area around the Todd Mall will also have lighting installations, well supported by soundscape especially designed to engage visitors.

Reaching Alice Springs

  • Rent a car at Alice Springs Airport and reach the town in a few minutes. The airport is just 9 miles (15 km) away from Alice Springs.
  • You can also book a rental car at Ayers Rock Airport. Covering 278 miles (447 km) via National Highway 87 and Lasseter Hwy/State Route 4 to arrive in Alice Springs will not consume more than 6 hours.
  • If exploring the great Australian Outback is what you’re looking forward to, then nothing comes close to the Explorers Way. Hire a car in Darwin, halt at Alice Springs to enjoy Parrtjima, and start for Adelaide. Though challenging, it is indescribably promising. You’ll see famous attractions like Coober Pedy, Devil’s Marbles, Kata-Tjuta, Mataranka Thermal Pools, and Uluru while covering 3,031 km (1,883 miles).

Parrtjima Festival Tips

  • Keep a minimum of two nights in Alice Springs to enjoy the festival of lights. Don’t miss to explore the incredibly beautiful desert landscape during the day.
  • Parrtjima will be held at two distinct precincts – Alice Springs Desert Park and Todd Mall. The 10-night celebration will begin every day at 6:30 pm and conclude by 10:30 pm.
  • If you’re planning to rent a car in Adelaide and drive all the way to Darwin or vice versa, your itinerary can easily stretch to 8 days. Factor in two more days if you wish to stay at Alice Springs for 2 nights.
  • The sparsely populated Australian Outback has a lesser number of fuel stations. Refill at every petrol station that you come across. As your next stop could be 200 miles away, running low on fuel can leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
  • Celebrated against the backdrop of a terrain that is more than 300-million-year-old, Parrtjima showcases the earth’s oldest culture by using new technology. The Aboriginal light festival invites you to see prolific artists experimenting with varied materials and styles while retaining their ancient philosophy.

The Best Events to Attend in Australia in 2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Australia has been one of the most visited countries by tourists lately and for all the right reasons. The country has stepped up its game and put itself on the world map of tourism because of its music and food & wine events that are held throughout the year. Here’s a list of the biggest events and festivals in every month that you can attend, and make the most of your time in Australia.

January

Tamworth Country Music Festival (Jan 20-29)

Tamworth Country

A 10-day music festival in Tamworth that will feature over 700 artists, covering 120 venues, spread out in 2800 gigs is the biggest country music festival in Australia. During the festival, the town of Tamworth completely livens up, with artists and fans coming in from all over the world. The festival also features Country Music Awards of Australia, where the outstanding achievers in the Australian country music industry are awarded with a Golden Guitar trophy.

February

Festivale (Feb 10-12)

Festivale

A 3-day annual celebration in Launceston featuring the best Tasmanian food, wine, and entertainment, that lights up the historic City Park, is a unique and all-round happy festival. This is one of Australia’s major food and wine festivals, and the prime use of local produce and regional wine, showcased with top art and entertainment in an outdoor setting makes it even more welcoming. The festival attracts more than 40,000 people every year and is a great boost for tourism in Tasmania.

March

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade (March 4)

Gras Parade

The annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney started in 1979, is one of the most prominent events in Sydney and is attended by thousands of people from Australia and abroad. The parade has a big impact on the city’s tourism and generates a big income for the state. The events in the festival include the Mardi Gras Parade, the Mardi Gras Party after the parade, the Mardi Gras Festival that showcases art and literature activities, the Mardi Gras Fair Day, and the Mardi Gras Awards Ceremony.

April

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (March 31-April 9)

Food and Wine Festival

Each year, Victoria’s food and wine culture is showcased and celebrated in this event. The festival is held to celebrate the culinary culture in Melbourne and promote the use of local produce and is operated on a not-for-profit basis. The main events in the festival include the Langham Melbourne MasterClass, Cellar Door at Southgate and World’s Longest Lunch. The festival welcomes hundreds of thousands of participants each year and has received many awards and acclamations.

May

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival (May 18-21)

Blues on Broadbeach

Started in 2002, the Blues on Broadbeach Festival, in Gold Coast, Queenstown, celebrates blues music, and every year gives a chance for local and international artists to perform in a relaxed and ambient environment. This is one of Australia’s biggest music festivals and is absolutely free for anyone to attend. The music festival has won multiple awards over the years and is attended by music lovers from all over the world.

June

Melbourne International Jazz Festival (June 2-11)

Jazz Festival

The annual jazz music festival in Melbourne hosts numerous performances by local and international artists. The events take place in concert halls, jazz clubs, and even the streets of Melbourne, where the artists liven up the city with their soulful music. The festival promotes new and upcoming artists as well and provides a platform for musicians to perform, collaborate with other artists, and gives the audience an unmatched musical experience.

July

Festival of Voices (June 30-July 16)

Festival of Voices

This 12-year-old annual festival in Tasmania celebrates music and harmony like no other. The cities turn into choirs every July, and thousands of singers gather to sing and perform in concert halls, theaters and the streets throughout the state. Internationally acclaimed musicians attend the festival and hold interactive vocal workshops for people and this two-way experience makes this festival truly unique.

August

Melbourne International Film Festival (August 8-20)

Film Festival

One of the oldest film festivals in the world, and the biggest in Australia, the event is held over three weeks and showcases a variety of films in Melbourne. The festival takes place across multiple venues in the city that includes various theaters and cinemas. Every year, an award for the best short film is given out by the MIFF, and the competition receives numerous entries. More awards are presented to filmmakers in a ceremony and the films are judged by internationally acclaimed artists.

September

Melbourne Fringe Festival (September 14-October 1)

Fringe Festival

This is the second largest independent arts festival in Australia and includes events like comedy, music, theater, digital art, films, and circus performances. This is usually a 3-week long festival and the events are spread over various venues in the city, and the hub of the festival, where the main venues are located is in North Melbourne Town Hall. The festival gives a platform to over 4000 artists every year and welcomes more than half a million attendees.

October

Melbourne Festival (October 5-22)

Melbourne Festival

This 31-year-old festival in Melbourne is known for celebrating dance, music, theater, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events. The festival thrives to promote art and culture, and connects artists from all over the world. Over the years, the festival has been directed by a number of high profile artists, which is one of the main reasons the festival is on such a high position among others.

November

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival (November 1-5)

Noosa Triathlon

One of the biggest triathlon events in Australia, the event hosts an average of 10,000 participants each year and the city is filled up with thousands of fit people coming in from around the world. The triathlon includes a 1500m swim in a canal, 40km cycling on a road course, and a 10km run to finish off the race. The triathlon is the biggest event in the festival, but as the name of the festival suggests, it has other sporting events as well that test the fitness and agility of the athletes.

December

The Taste of Tasmania (December 28-January 3)

Taste of Tasmania

Tasmania’s largest food and wine festival takes place in Salamanca, Hobart, and has been around for over 20 years. The festival is run by the Hobart City Council and focuses on promoting the local produce. Celebrity chefs from around the country are invited to cook up extravagant meals for the diners, along with musicians and DJs to keep up the entertainment level. The picturesque location of Hobart’s waterfront makes the dining experience even more surreal and the food lovers keep coming back for the unmatched experience.

The Best Christmas Events in Australia

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Christmas in Australia may not have an ideal setting since the festival falls in summer in the country, but the festivities are in full swing nevertheless. Many people like to recreate the snowy atmosphere in the holiday season, while others prefer to celebrate at the sunny beaches or cook up a barbeque. This gorgeous country is full of life all year, especially during the holiday season. There are a lot of events and feats in Australia that lead up to Christmas and New Year. You can enjoy these events and dive in the spirit of festivity. Here are a few that take place in five big cities in Australia on Christmas.

SYDNEY

Event-: Christmas Sky Show
Date(s)-: Dec 3 – Dec 26, 2016
Venue-: Castle Hill Main Street
 
christmas sky show sydney

In the Castle Hill Main Street, the show consists of 2 animated light stories that are displayed on LED banners that are 40m long. Both stories are accompanied by light and sound effects. There’s also a lot of snow to make the atmosphere authentic to the festival.

Event-: Woolworths Carols in the Domain
Date(s)-: Dec 18, 2016
Venue-: The Domain
 
woolworths carols

This is Australia’s largest Christmas concert and one of the biggest events in the country around Christmas. The concert features Australian and international artists who come together to perform on Christmas songs and carols. The event is absolutely free for the audience and is broadcasted live on television and radio.

MELBOURNE

Event-: Carols by Candlelight
Date(s)-: Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
 
carols by candlelight

This has been the biggest annual Australian Christmas tradition and has been around since 78 years. The event is made up of people gathering in a park, and singing Christmas carols in candlelight, which is accompanied by performances from artists, both local and international. The event is also broadcasted live in Australia and many other countries.

Event-: Christmas Eve at Fed Square
Date(s)-: Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Federation Square
 
christmas eve fed square

A special family concert that involves musical performances from various artists, including The Jingle Belles, a trio of women who will be performing on Christmas carols with an added twist of glamor. As the midnight approaches, Carols by Candlelight is broadcasted on the big screen at the venue.

ADELAIDE

Event-: The Lights of Lobethal
Date(s)-: Dec 11 – Dec 31, 2016
Venue-: Lobethal
 
adelaide

Every year, the whole town of Lobethal brightens up with Christmas lights and it has been happening since sixty years. Trails of lights are set up all across the town and it is the largest display of Christmas lights in the Southern Hemisphere. People from all over the country visit to admire the festive lights, and the lit up markets and roads. Rent a car to roam around the town and see the whole trail.

Event-: Santa’s Magical Village
Date(s)-: Dec 9 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Bonython Park
 
santas magical village adelaide

The most fun-filled family place to be in the festive month, the pop up village has amusement rides, musical and play stage performances, attractions, and activities, all based on the theme of Christmas. There are workshops for children where they can meet and greet Santa Claus and other characters and learn to make their own Christmas decorations.

BRISBANE

Event-: Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular
Date(s)-: Dec 11 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: King George Square
 
gold lotto city hall light

A magnificent light show set in front of the City Hall, this show is one of the top attractions in the city around Christmas. The show starts at 7:30 and runs every 15 minutes until midnight. Every year, a different story is depicted in the lights show that encourages the festive spirits among the thousands of locals that gather to witness the stunning display of Christmas lights.

Event-: Christmas Movies in the Park
Date(s)-: Dec 10 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Roma Street Parkland
 
christmas movies in the park

The amphitheater in the Roma Street Parkland showcases Christmas movies from 7pm which are free for people to come and watch. The whole setting is welcoming with the Christmas spirit, and food trucks around that serve delicious food from different cuisines, and Christmas sweets and snacks. The festivity attracts many people who come together to enjoy a night out with friends and family.

PERTH

Event-: Christmas Projections on the GPO
Date(s)-: Dec 2 – Dec 23, 2016
Venue-: General Post Office
Christmas Projections

The heritage landmark GPO in Perth is lit up with animated Christmas projections that make the building even more beautiful. The illuminations are accompanied by festive soundtracks, and an image of Santa Claus is projected using fairy lights which is the highlight of the show. The city people gather here to celebrate the festivities and also enjoy delicious food at the Forrest Place where numerous food trucks are available.

Event-: Roving Santa
Date(s)-: Dec 21 – Dec 24, 2016
Venue-: Perth
 
roving-santa

The most generous activity on Christmas in the city, where Santa Claus and his helpers roam around the city, spreading festive spirits, and distributing gifts to little children. Look for Santa on your visit to Perth in the holiday season and enjoy with him the most festive day of the year. Hire a car on your visit to Perth and look for Santa on the streets!

7 Upcoming Music Festivals in Australia 2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The rise in tourism in Australia, in the last 10 years has been pretty evident. And, the major credit for this goes to the growth in the food industry in the country, that has taken the world by storm. A country that focuses on local produce when it comes to the food and wine culture, Australia has always been the brave one- no wonder it has never shied away from promoting its artists and music too. Several music festivals are held throughout the year all across the country, they give Australia an amiable vibe where people get enough chance to relax and enjoy an art that binds cultures all around the globe. These music festivals give people the reasons to travel, explore, spend time with other people who share their love for music, and gives the artists a chance to connect with the audience. Here’s a list of upcoming music festivals in Australia that you can attend and have a nice time.

1. LISTEN OUT (September 25 long weekend, 2016)

listen-out

This is a dance and music festival that exudes quality and nothing less. Backed by the teams that have produced the best music festivals in the country, Listen Out has an exciting line of artists performing in September this year in Perth and is all set to host an excited audience.

2. DRAGON DREAMING (21-24 October, 2016)

dragon-festival

 

This music festival has been celebrating an alternate culture for over 15 years and is like an unofficial home to the lovers of Psytrance. The festival will happen over four days in Wee Jasper, NSW and will entertain culture and environment lovers that come together to enjoy their love for psychedelic music.

3. PLOT (19 November, 2016)

This Parramatta music festival in Sydney is known to promote new and upcoming Australian talent and already has a big lineup of artists set to perform in November. The festival also helps local food producers, brewers and craftsmen to showcase their talent and work.

4. EARTHCORE (24-28 November, 2016)

EarthCore-Australia-square

This five day outdoor electronic music and dance festival in Victoria inarguably sounds like a feast to a music lover. This 20 year old festival is one of the most popular festivals with a huge lineup of artists who will come together to showcase their crazy talent in November this year.

5. SUBSONIC (2-4 December, 2016)

subsonic-music-festival

This electronic music festival held in Monkerai takes place annually in December and has been hosting a huge audience since more than a decade. The music ranges from electronic to hip hop to techno and attracts music and dance lovers all over.

6. SOUTHBOUND (27-29 December, 2016)

southbound-festival

This three day festival in Busselton allows people to camp at night, is certainly a delight for people who love art and music. The festival thrives on by showcasing the artwork from local talent, educating people about recycling and environmental factors, and giving chances to unsigned artists to perform on stage.

7. FALLS (December 29, 2016-January 3, 2017)

falls-music--festival

This multi day music festival which is celebrated simultaneously over four cities has been attracting people for almost two decades now. This year it is all set to promote and showcase different art forms like comedy and theatre along with contemporary music performances in the cities of Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle.