Back in the groove: mega music fest returns

Moo Year, Moo festival date for your diary! Groovin the Moo (GTM) will be returning to the Sunshine Coast, May 5, 2024.

Groovin the Moo concert tour dates and venues have been announced for 2024.

The Sunshine Coast event will be held on Sunday, May 5 within the Sunshine Coast Stadium Precinct.

Last year the first ever Sunny Coast show sold out in just a few days.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said Groovin the Moo was an exciting event for our region and a huge bonus for locals to see major music headliners in their own backyard.

“After 24,500 fans attended the event in 2023, we were excited to offer the Stadium precinct for the 2024 event and continue to accommodate this major music event within the region,” Cr Cox said.

“It was important to retain this event allowing access to our community to a major music festival whilst also providing a welcome economic boost to the region. In addition to the numerous attendees who travel and stay on the coast to attend the festival, more than 1000 people were employed to deliver the one-day event.

“Accommodation houses and hospitality venues were near capacity, and it is expected the 2024 event will deliver a similar, or better, result for the region.

“Planning is well underway to provide an amazing experience for locals and thousands of visitors to the region.”

A full management plan is well advanced. Council and the Promoter are working with a large group of stakeholders including Queensland Police Service and Department of Transport and Main Roads and local contractors to ensure that the transport and patron movement is as seamless as possible for an event of this scale.

There are a number of initiatives being used to overlay the required field protection across the 2024 site.

Club negotiations

Sunshine Coast Council has had regular communications with our Stadium precinct clubs and they will be provided alternative training fields for the event period.

Last year, the western precinct received significant drainage upgrades undertaken in the lead up to the festival that are providing continued benefits to those fields. NBN access was also installed by the Promoter.

Council continues to maintain all fields within the Kawana Sports Precinct to a high standard.

The Line-up

The GTM 2024 line up will be dropping very soon so stay tuned!

Want to get Involved with GTM?

Are you keen to join the team and become an integral part of GTM?

They’re looking for people to join their crew across a range of roles to get some great festival experience and be a part of the GTM team. You can find out more and register your interest here.

Groovin the Moo 2024 Tour diary

Wayville, SA Thursday 25 April Adelaide Showground Kaurna Country, Wayville, SA
Canberra, ACT Friday 26 April Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) Ngambri and Ngunnawal Country, Mitchell, ACT
Bendigo, VIC Saturday 27 April Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Bendigo, VIC
Newcastle, NSW Saturday 4 May Foreshore Park Awabakal Land, Newcastle, NSW
Sunshine Coast, QLD Sunday 5 May (Long Weekend) Sunshine Coast Stadium Precinct Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country, Bokarina, QLD
Bunbury, WA Saturday 11 May Hay Park Wardandi Noongar Country, Bunbury, WA