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SAFIA and Vallis Alps Represent Canberra at Groovin the Moo 2016

Molly McLaughlin

Australia’s only regional touring music festival is rolling into Canberra on Sunday 24 April, and the line up has just been announced.

With three stages and a stellar mix of local and international acts, GTM is set to draw crowds from all over NSW and the ACT for the seventh year.

The line-up features The Rubens who took out the Triple J Hottest 100 number 1 spot with their track ‘Hoops’. The Rubens, from Menangle, NSW, released their second album Hoops in August and have since gained a huge fan base around Australia.

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Indie electronica trio and Canberra locals SAFIA (featured image) will be joining them on the line-up and have announced their debut album will be ready for our listening pleasure early this year.

Also hitting the stage are Vallis Alps, made up of Canberra vocalist Parissa Tosif and Seattle musician Davis Ansari, who became regulars on Triple J after uploading their single ‘Young’ to Triple J Unearthed.


Another act to keep an eye out for is Ngaiire, who has performed as a backing vocalist for Blue King Brown and Chet Faker and sung on tracks by Thundamentals and Bluejuice. Ngaiire’s soulful voice transcends musical boundaries and she is now striking out on her own. Her second album Blastoma is set to be released this year.

Other Aussie favourites playing GTM include Emma Louise, British India, Boy & Bear and Boo Seeka. GTM is Canberra’s biggest musical event of the year and will showcase local talent alongside international acts like MS MR, Vic Mensa, ODESZA, Ratatat and Mutemath. More local acts will be announced in the lead up to Groovin The Moo Canberra.

Fingers crossed the sunshine and balmy temperatures of GTM 2015 can be repeated in 2016!

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When: Sunday 24 April
Where: University of Canberra
Cost: $99.90 + bf, tickets go on sale 2nd February


Molly McLaughlin

Molly McLaughlin is new to Canberra and is attempting to prove to her friends that the capital city can be cool. This mostly involves frequently going out for brunch and then posting about it on social media, along with trekking up hills and around art galleries. She is half way through her uni degree but spends most of her time reading, writing and planning her next adventure. More about the Author

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