Groovin’ The Moo Festival Sells Out In 48 Hours

Plus Tool announces 2013 Aussie tour.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Groovin’ the Moo’s popularity hit a fresh peak yesterday when the national festival’s leg in Bendigo sold out in just 48 hours.

The music festival, which brings international and Australian music acts to regional destinations across the country, announced twice over their official Facebook account that tickets were going fast before eventually selling out completely by the end of Thursday.

Featuring 26 impressive acts, Groovin’ The Moo tickets are flying away due their under $100 price tag, however it is not yet known whether a second Bendigo date will be announced. Tickets for Maitland, Canberra, Townsville, and Bunbury are also selling fast.

The Groovin’ The Moo lineup was leaked earlier than anticipated last week after Tegan & Sara and They Might Be Giants sneakily announced Australian tours. Other headline acts include The Bronx, The Kooks, Scottish outfit Frightened Rabbit, and indie-punk duo Matt and Kim. Aussie acts include Tame Impala, The Temper Trap, and Flume.

Californian metal giants Tool will take a break from recording their long-awaited fifth studio album to embark on an Australian tour.

The group will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide in April and May after last visiting with Big Day Out in 2011.

Drummer Danny Carey told the Herald Sun recently that the secretive new album will be something special.

“We’re working on it every day, we’re really excited about it and we’ve managed to make some good ideas great. It depends how meticulous we are,” he said.

“We have flashes of inspiration and several pieces fall into place and then a song is born. Right now we’re working on the grandiose, epic thing. All our albums have a 20 minute piece. ”

“Usually once that is finished the rest falls into place pretty quickly. We’ve got lots of frameworks. It seems like we’re over halfway.”