Groovin The Moo music festival tour cancelled for second straight year

BETTER DAYS: Groovin The Moo will be aiming for a return in 2022 after this year's festival tour was cancelled yet again.
BETTER DAYS: Groovin The Moo will be aiming for a return in 2022 after this year's festival tour was cancelled yet again.

FOR a second straight year there will be no Groovin' The Moo music festival in Maitland, Townsville, Bunbury, Canberra, Bendigo or Wayville.

Organisers Cattleyard Promotions announced on Thursday that due to COVID-19 restrictions and continuing uncertainty regarding the future of music festivals, the usual April and May scheduling was not possible.

"It is with a heavy heart that we need to postpone Groovin the Moo for the second year," Cattleyard director Steve Halpin said.

"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. We are so grateful to all of you who kept your GTM 2020 ticket - refund information will be sent out soon.

MOVING ON: Steve Halpin.

MOVING ON: Steve Halpin.

"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."

Groovin The Moo was supposed to visit Maitland Showground on May 9 last year, featuring Gang Of Youths, UK rockers Supergrass (UK), US singer Kelis (USA), Tones and I, The Veronicas, Mallrat, San Cisco, Waax, The Cat Empire and more.

However, live music will remain on Cattleyard's menu in 2021. On August 27 and 28 the Maitland Showground will host a limited-capacity show called Fresh Produce, which is partially-funded by the Federal Government's Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand initiative.

Fresh Produce will be a single-stage event that will have the ability to be seated or standing in line with the COVID restrictions in place in August.

Fresh Produce will also take place in Bendigo on September 24 and 25, as well as in Townsville, Bunbury, Canberra, Wayville, Toowoomba and Glenorchy on various dates.

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