GZA, Claire Rosinkranz, Kenya Grace, Stephen Sanchez and The Beaches Are Doing 2024 Groovin the Moo Sideshows

Can't make it to the festival? You've got other chances to see some of the event's biggest drawcards.
Sarah Ward
Published on February 07, 2024
Updated on February 07, 2024

Music festival lineups are always cause for excitement, but sometimes spending a whole day at a fest doesn't fit into your schedule. Thankfully, life found a way to ensure that you can still see your favourite acts: festival sideshows, which a heap of talent on the 2024 Groovin the Moo lineup just announced.

Can't head to Newcastle, Canberra, Bendigo, Adelaide Showground, the Sunshine Coast and Bunbury this April and May to catch GZA, Claire Rosinkranz, Kenya Grace, Stephen Sanchez and The Beaches? All five have announced their own gigs while they're Down Under. In great news for folks in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, they're all playing all three cities. Perth gets a few sideshows as well; however, if you're elsewhere, you'll have to travel.

Wu-Tang Clan's GZA is taking to the stage with full live band The Phunky Nomads, on their Liquid Swords Live Australian tour — starting at Sydney's Liberty Hall, then heading to 170 Russell in Melbourne, The Triffid in Brisbane and Magnet House in Perth. And yes, the set usually includes a heap of the tunes that GZA is best-known for, because Wu-Tang Clan covers ain't nuthing ta f' wit.

Rosinkranz has her debut 2023 album Just Because to play through at Max Watts in Melbourne, ​Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, The Zoo in Brisbane and Perth's ​Rosemount Hotel. Making her first trip to Australia, 'Strangers' artist Grace will play Melbourne's ​The Night Cat, Fremantle's Freo.Social, and also ​Oxford Art Factory and ​The Zoo just like Rosinkranz.

After hitting our shores last year, Sanchez returns to bust out 'Until I Found You' again, this time at ​Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Forum Melbourne,  ​The Tivoli in Brisbane and Perth's ​Astor Theatre.

And Toronto's The Beaches have dates at ​The Lansdowne, The Zoo and Howler in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, respectively.

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Groovin the Moo 2024 Sideshows:

GZA + The Phunky Nomads
Thursday, May 2 — ​Liberty Hall, Sydney
Friday, May 3 — ​170 Russell, Melbourne
Tuesday, May 7 — ​The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday, May 10 — ​Magnet House, Perth

Claire Rosinkranz
Tuesday, April 30 — ​Max Watts, Melbourne,
Wednesday, May 1 — ​Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tuesday, May 7 — ​The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday, May 10 — ​Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Kenya Grace
Tuesday, April 30 — ​The Night Cat, Melbourne
Thursday, May 2 — ​Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Wednesday, May 8 — ​The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday, May 11 — ​Freo.Social, Fremantle

Stephen Sanchez
Monday, April 29 — ​Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, April 30 — ​Forum Melbourne, Melbourne
Monday, May 6 — ​The Tivoli, Brisbane
Wednesday, May 8 — ​Astor Theatre, Perth

The Beaches
Wednesday, May 1 — ​The Lansdowne, Sydney
Monday, May 6 — ​The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday, May 9 — ​Howler, Melbourne

Groovin the Moo is touring Australia in April and May 2024. For tickets and more information, head to the festival's website. The festival's sideshows are touring across the same months, with presale and general sale dates varying — head to the tour pages for GZA, Claire Rosinkranz, Kenya Grace, Stephen Sanchez and The Beaches for all the details.

Top image: Azuree Wiitala.

Published on February 07, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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