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AROUND 15,000 HIPSTERS, RAVERS AND PARTY GOERS GATHERED FOR TOWNSVILLE’S BIGGEST MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR, GROOVIN THE MOO.

MORE MOO FOR YOU WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY SIMONE RAYNER

WITH WARM WEATHER and clear skies welcoming the artists, most couldn’t help but comment on how happy they were to be in our sunny town. The artists weren’t the only attraction though with patrons dressing up in the likes of Where’s Wally, Darth Vader, Super Mario and even cow costumes came out on the day. A group of volunteers were well equipped with red frogs that helped keep the crowd energised and water guns were at the ready to spray down those caught in mosh pits. It seemed the Groovin the Moo team had thought of everything with even a Stage Dive set up for all those brave enough to take the plunge. Our very own Cape York, King, Alex Oram and Finding Luna kicked off the festival with local fans helping make up numbers early on in the day to support our homegrown talent. King front man, Angus Milne has received some great feedback after playing at the festival saying, “I know I had about 40 messages on my phone and it’s still going off. It was pretty exciting doing it all for the first time. I just wish we could have played for longer!” The lawn started to disappear by early afternoon with large crowds gathering for the fresh faced duo direct from New York, Matt & Kim and Melbourne hip-hop artist Seth Sentry. It could have been the shade, but a big part of the crowd were drawn to the Moolin Rouge tent as metal heads came together to support American punk band, The Bronx and Australian hard-core band, The Amity Affliction. As the sun went down, so did the base as Flume made the tent start to shake with their huge group of trance followers all turning up to support the electronic music producer. On the other side of the venue, Canadian twins Tegan and Sara brought their indie rock sound to the Triple J stage pleasing the crowd with an array of new pop tunes mixed in with their indie classics. However, the real burst of energy came out at the end of the night when headliners Example and The Temper Trap united fans in a giant uproar of loud music and energy taking out the festival with a bang. Between Example’s electronic mix set and The Temper Trap’s indie rock performance they split the crowd by providing two very strong and equally energetic shows. Groovin the Moo is now celebrating 6 years in transforming the Murray Sporting Complex into a musical playground with the festival continuing to support local artists as well as bringing the bigger names to town. It’s no wonder people keep coming back each year.

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