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Second 'Groovin the Moo' Festival Will Feature Dance Tent

Author: NewZfusion
Monday, February 19, 2007
In April 2006, the historic town of Maitland was treated to a music festival of its very own by the friendly folk at Groovin the Moo! Featuring a huge line up of Aussie Talent, The Hilltop Hoods, Shihad, End Of Fashion and The Herd (just to name a few) had the crowd moovin, the dust flying and at the end of the day, our Aussie artists and the crowd alike were yelling for more!

May 12 2007, sees Groovin the Moo Maitland return with a second installment that can only be described as one day of explosive musical indulgence with a twist of country hospitality.

The hours between 11:30am - 11:30pm will be jammed packed with back to back fusions of Rock, Blues, Pop, Ska, Roots with a hint of funk and more than a dash of Soul...and that is only on two of the stages….

For the first time Moo introduces a Dance Tent - home to some very hot to trot Dance acts, DJs, MCs and Hip Hop crews. Playing in the Dance Tent will be:

Sneaky Sound System - The past 12 months for Australia's numero uno dance act Sneaky Sound System, have been nothing short of hectic. After supporting Jamiroquai on a their national tour of Australia, the core trio of MC Double D (frontman/man-about-town/MC), Miss Connie (frontwoman/vocals) and Black Angus (chief songwriter/producer/music guy) took off to Miami, New York, Italy, London and Hong Kong for a bunch of shows. Groovin the Moo is absolutely stoked they have returned in time to initiate the Dance tent!

Macromantics - Word weaving Macromantics (aka Romy Hoffman) packs plentiful punches with her rap songs. Blending catchy pop hooks, with her aggressive flow and quirky lyrics, her debut album 'Moments in Movement' was celebrated for putting a new spin on the Australian Hip Hop sound. Romy's witty little ditties will have you thinking and dancing, simultaneously, in one swift motion.

Midnight Juggernauts - Midnight Juggernauts are an indie-electro-synth assault poised before Armageddon. A sonic blizzard traversing dirty-organ-rock to stadium-disco-metal to sci-fi rollerskating jams, igniting dancefloors along the way.

Good Buddha - Since 1998, Good Buddha have been kicking out some of the funkiest, most original and exciting Hip-hop to come out of Australia. Live the band are mindblowing - the super slick GB rhythm section of drums, bass, guitar, keys and turntables provide the perfect basis for the wild lyrical stylings of MC's X-ela and A.N.D. The rappers alone have packed clubs all over Australia and even the world famous Roxy in L.A. Together the band and MCs create a sound that combines the straight up funk of the past, with the production and excitement of the current…………..and future.

Astronomy Class - The soaring new trio made up of Ozi Batla, Sir Robbo and Chasm. Their debut album, Exit Strategy, is a hook-laden hip hop record anchored in resinous dub and reggae. Combined with resonant and searching lyrics, it is set to be one of the albums of summer. Crafted with a yearning for the classic raw soulfulness of old funk and reggae 45s, but with feet firmly grounded in 2006, this is a unique Australian hip hop album that casts its eye galaxy-wide for guidance. Not quite Roots Manuva, Che-Fu, or The Herd - this is blend of new and old that has its own character.

Along with, 2 Dogs DJs, Hermitude, Tongue and Diaz, Lover, Lefta Centa, Dog Boy Lover, Jake Savona and a selection of local DJs.

Full Lineup:

King St Hotel Stage:
the Black Keys
You Am I
the Presets
the Morning After Girls
Mia Dyson
Kid Confucius
the Camels
Trial Kennedy
the Porkers
Radical Son
the Trends

Dance Tent
Sneaky Sound System
Midnight Juggernauts
2 Dogs DJs
Astronomy Class
Tongue and Diaz
Good Buddha
Mista Savona
Left Centa
Dog Boy Lover
plus a bunch of very cool DJs