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January 31, 2024

Who’s who at Groovin’ the Moo?

The Groovin’ lineup is here, with international artists billed alongside Aussie staples.

  • Words: Helen Karakulak
  • Graphic: Jayde Vandborg

Familiar voices return to Groovin’ the Moo’s Wayville event this April, with Aussies San Cisco, Mallrat, The Jungle Giants, DMAs, King Stingray and Hot Dub Time Machine on the lineup.


Groovin’ the Moo
Thursday, April 25
Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville, SA 5034


A staple on CityMag’s soundtrack of the 2000s, Jet will play as they celebrate 20 years since their banger ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ took out number one on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown.

Sydney’s indie pop foursome The Rions are ones to watch on the lineup after taking out three spots in this year’s Triple J’s Hottest 100, with their highest-placing track ‘Minivan’ taking out number 38.

Other Aussie artists include Melbourne’s soul pop artist Jacoténe, indie punk rock band the Grogans and Brisbane hip-hop artist Nerve & friends.

International artists making the trip to Groovin’ include Italy’s electronic trio Meduza and Canada’s rock band The Beaches and singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez.

From the United States, GZA, a founding member of Wu Tang Clan and Phunky Nomads will play, along with rapper Armani White, and singer-songwriters Claire Rosinkranz, and Stephen Sanchez.

Brits on the billing include Melanie C, best known as Sporty Spice, who will serve up a DJ set, as will Mura Masa. Pop-rock band the Kooks and singer-songwriter Kenya Grace are also set to perform.

This year’s Groovin’ will be hosted by DJ Mowgli May and Carla from Bankstown.

This lineup will be the same in each region in 2024. While there’s no Adelaide-based artists on the main lineup, Groovin’s Fresh Produce lineup – which highlights local acts on a stage of their own – is yet to be announced.

CityMag recently crunched the numbers on 2023 music festivals to see how they performed when it came to platforming locals. Groovin’ was a high performer with 42 per cent of their 2023 lineup being SA artists, due largely to their Fresh Produce program.


You can read more about CityMag’s festivals by the numbers in our upcoming print edition, hitting streets in February.

Also yet to be announced is the Triple J Unearthed artist, which adds one artist from each region the festival visits to the bill. Past winners include Adelaide’s Aleksiah and West Thebarton.

The competition to win the unearthed spot for 2024 is open from Monday, February 12 until midnight AEDT Sunday, March 10.

Tickets to Groovin’ the Moo go on sale Tuesday, February 6 at 3pm Adelaide time.

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