Groovin’ The Moo provide another dose of Fresh Produce
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Groovin’ The Moo provide another dose of Fresh Produce

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Queensland heavyweights The Amity Affliction will be joined by the likes of Duke Dumont, Baker Boy, Lady Leshurr, Portugal. The Man, Royal Blood and Tkay Maidza in a true showcase of legends and new kids on the block. From Confidence Man to Grinspoon, and Sampa The Great to Dean Lewis, you can also bet that there’s something for everyone’s taste on this ripper bill.

Meanwhile, the festival has also brought back their Fresh Produce offering for 2018, which will see a slew of top-notch local acts added to each city alongside their already heaving lineup. We all like to be the person who says, “I saw that artist play BEFORE they were huge,” and Fresh Produce helps you claim exactly that. ‹ is year’s tasty sample promises exciting and local Groovin’-approved artists across all kinds of genres, including reggae, rock and blues-inspired multi-instrumentalist Reuben Stone, and indie-folk wonder Didirri. Hip hop-meets-indie-pop artist Kira Puru will also feature alongside young-gun singer-songwriter Samsaruh. Across at ‹The Plot stage comes a stack of local electronic acts, including Mimi who’ll be spinning up a storm.

Didirri

How did you develop your sound? I used to be a touring magician and I made a deal with a wizard. Traded my soul in for talent and a velvet couch.

Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration? Every eloquent vowel mouthed by Stephen Fry (while reading Harry Potter), Frida Kahlo, My Mother.

What’s your favourite thing about your local music scene? What’s not to love about an abundance of HUGELY talented driven artists and art lovers? Melbourne is second to none.

What are you most looking forward to about GTM 2018? Chewing on some of those sweet, sweet tunes. Sharing them with people.

Mimi

Tell us about your music, how did you develop your sound? It’s been a journey from jazz-vocalist VCA graduate, to late-night club DJ playing anything from rap, house and cheesy classics, to playing festivals and now getting ready to release my own music inspired by everything I’ve loved and lived along the way.

What’s your favourite thing about your local music scene? The incredibly diverse genres you get to catch each and every week – Melbourne has it all.

What are you most looking forward to about GTM 2018? Regional crowds love to party – so it’s a dream to play.

Reuben Stone

How did you develop your sound? I’ve been building this live loop project since 2012 when I moved to Australia from Christchurch after the earthquakes. I had nothing but my guitar and backpack. I sat out on the street playing for five hours a day.

Who is your greatest source of inspiration? My dad taught me to play drums when I was four. My inspiration all stems from my dad getting me going with music early.

What are you most looking forward to about GTM 2018? I’m looking forward to seeing Ocean Alley play, also I’m looking forward to playing my first GTM.

Kira Puru

How did you develop your sound? I’m calling it goth-disco. I like the drama and theatrics of disco and wanted to nd a musical space where it could coincide with my dank internal monologue. I’ve spent a long time making introspective music but I feel like this next incarnation of me just wants to get sweaty, shake off bad vibes and have fun.

Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration? Rihanna, Cher, Grace Jones, Annie Lennox, Nikki Minaj and every other nasty, fierce frontwoman ever.

What are you most looking forward to about GTM 2018? Performing, and catching Sampa, Tkay, Baker Boy and PK.

Samsaruh

What is your greatest source of inspiration? ‹The world around me is definitely my greatest source of inspiration. There are always powerful voices and statements failing to be heard and that’s what has always motivated me.

What can punters expect from your live show? Huge vibes and hopefully an experience that makes you feel liberated and equally as powerful/loud as the music.

What are you most looking forward to about GTM 2018? Honestly, just being on that main stage and being able to share my music and an unforgettable experience with everyone. Definitely will be a dreamy day.