TICKETS for the Bendigo leg of Groovin’ the Moo go on sale today.
The GTM website, MoshTix and the Bendigo Advertiser office are all selling tickets to the festival that will feature The Temper Trap, The Kooks, Example, and Tegan and Sara.
Maitland and Canberra shows went on sale today and GTM promoter Stephen Halpin was pleased with the sales.
“It is really strong and looks like it’s selling faster than previous years,” he said. “We track all the social media sites and see how many people are adding our pages and engaging with that.
“It helps us get a feel with how much interest there is but (you don’t know how it will sell) until people start handing over their hard-earned money.”
Mr Halpin said organisers had been keeping the line-up under wraps for nearly seven months.
“As soon shows finished last year we started on the next year’s line up,” he said.
“It’s relief to get out there and have bands like Flume being number one in the charts after you announce it.”
Mr Halpin said organisers aimed for a mixture of old and new as well as internation and national acts.
“A few big acts tend to plan their schedule 18 months in advance and got locked in pretty quickly,” he said. “There is a good mix of big bands plus up-and-coming bands and quirky acts like Matt and Kim who are fun festival acts that have audience interaction and are a bit crazy.
Mr Haplin also said there would be very little change to the layout of the Bendigo festival.
“It’s pretty much the same, there’s just a few little tweaks,” he said.
“Some people had trouble with the queue for the toilets but we are readjusting that.” GTM organisers also have to announce the local acts.
“We usually do that around the middle of March and do a lot of research listening to feedback from locals and people in the industry,” Mr Halpin said.
The GTM tour arrives at Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds on Saturday, May 4.
Tickets for the festival are $99.90 and are on sale today.
The GTM 2013 line-up:Alison Wonderland, Alpine, The Amity Affliction, The Bronx (USA), DZ Deathrays (DJ Set), Example (UK), Flume, Frightened Rabbit (UK), Hungry Kids Of Hungary, The Kooks (UK), Last Dinosaurs, Matt And Kim (USA), Midnight Juggernauts, Pez, Regurgitator, Seth Sentry, Shockone, Tame Impala, Tegan And Sara (Can), The Temper Trap, They Might Be Giants (USA), Tuka With Ellesquire, Urthboy, DJ Woody’s Big Phat 90’s Mixtape (UK), Yacht (USA), Yolanda Be Cool.