Groovin the Moo 2020 line up: Gang of Youths and the Veronicas headline

This year's Groovin The Moo line-up has landed, featuring Gang of Youths, The Cat Empire, Tones and I and The Veronicas.

Joining them will be fellow Aussies Tones and I, Ruby Fields, Kira Puru, WAAX, Manu Crook, Mallrat, Slowly Slowly, E^ST, Hayden James, Dope Lemon and San Cisco.

From further afield, rappers AJ Tracey (UK), Bhad Bhabie (USA), Maxo Kream (USA), YBN Cordae (USA) and country "trailer trap" sensation Blanco Brown (USA) are heading Down Under, as well as singer songwriter Clairo (USA) and DJ/producer Channel Tres (USA).

Artists who will be giving their back catalogues a good run are the recently reformed Supergrass (UK) and Kelis (USA) as well as Sugarhill Gang (USA) and Darude (FIN).

It's clearly strong on Australians and females, as noted by the presence of home-grown stars Ruby Fields, Kira Piru, Tones and I, Waax, The Veronicas.

Gang of Youths adds international starpower, again home-grown.

Dope Lemon, The Cat Empire and San Cisco continue the powerful Australian element.

The shows are:

  • April 24 at Wayville, South Australia,
  • April 25 at Canberra;
  • April 26 at Bunbury, Western Australia;
  • May 2 at Bendigo, Victoria;
  • May 3 at Townsville
  • May 9 at Maitland.

Australian artists Mallrat (Charlie) and Tones and I (Dance Monkey) were voted in the top 10 of Triple J's Top 100 for 2019, with Hayden James, Dope Lemon and San Cisco also cracking the top 100.

Supergrass is a legendary British pop band, originally formed in 1993. Their breakout hit, Alright, announced to the world. The band split up in 2010, but have reformed.

The Sugarhill Gang is a vintage American hiphop act; their biggest hit was Rapper's Delight, released in 1979.

Bhad Bhabie is a 16-year-old American rap artist sensation. Her debut mixtape, Gucci Flip Flops, has more than 130 million hits on Spotify.

Blanco Brown's "trailertrap" is an intriguing combination of rap and country, which he says comes from the influences of Johnny Cash and Outkast. His hit, The Git Up, is a prime example.

Darude is a hugely successful dj from Finland, breaking through with Sandstorm in 1999. He was Finland's representative in Eurovision in 2019.

This is the 16th year of Groovin The Moo, which started in 2005 at Gloucester.

  • Groovin The Moo comes to Maitland Showgrounds on Saturday, May 9. Tickets are on sale at 8am on Wednesday, February 12, online via gtm.net.au or moshtix.com.au
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