Two huge headliner changes for Groovin The Moo festival

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Two huge headliner changes for Groovin The Moo festival

Genesis Owusu at Spilt Milk. Photo by Joshua Braybrook

Skepta and Omar Apollo will no longer be appearing at the touring festival with Genesis Owusu and Nothing But Thieves replacing them.

Groovin the Moo have revealed that two headlining acts will no longer be performing at this year’s festival. Omar Apollo and Skepta have “unfortunately cancelled their Australian tours”, with GTM instead announcing Genesis Owusu and Nothing But Thieves as their replacements.

Genesis Owusu and Nothing But Thieves will perform at six beaut regions around the country, joining the likes of Denzel Curry, lord of the bangers Fatboy Slim, Eliza Rose, Ball Park Music, Skegss, LUUDE, Ocean Alley and Amy Shark, among others, on the GTM festival lineups.

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English five-piece Nothing But Thieves are a huge addition to the festival lineup, with the band gaining international recognition for their unique sound and electric live performances. With the recent announcement of their fourth album, ‘Dead Club City,’ the band is set to take Australia by storm with their upcoming tour. Their blend of fresh sounds and internationally acclaimed chilling live sets will be showcased in show rooms across Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, as well as at the appearances at Groovin The Moo Festival.

Genesis Owusu’s appearance comes off the back of a huge 2022 for the performer, having delivered huge sets at the likes of Spilt Milk, Lost Paradise and Falls Festival, plus his own national tour, as well as being the big winner at the 2022 AIR Awards in Adelaide, the annual ceremony that recognizes the best in Australia’s independent music community.

Groovin The Moo Tour Diary 2023

Wayville, SA – Friday 21 April (School Holidays)

Adelaide Showground

Kaurna Country, Wayville, SA

Maitland, NSW – Saturday 22 April

Maitland Showground

Wonnarua Country, Maitland, NSW

Canberra, ACT – Sunday 23 April

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

Ngambri and Ngunnawal Country, Mitchell, ACT

Bendigo, VIC – Saturday 29 April

Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds

Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Bendigo, VIC

Sunshine Coast, QLD  – Sunday 30 April (Long Weekend)

Kawana Sports Western Precinct

Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country, Warana, QLD

Bunbury, WA – Saturday 6 May

Hay Park

Wardandi Noongar Country, Bunbury, WA

Tickets to all GTM shows are on sale now. Head here for more info.