Groovin’ The Moo looks set to go ahead in regional towns and centres this year with show dates in six locations around Australia listed on the website’s homepage. Founders of the annual music event, Cattleyard Promotions, released a statement to the Bunbury Herald that said the organisation was “continuing their conversations with various stakeholders in regards to GTM 2021.” If the event goes ahead, it will take on Wayville, Adelaide for its first show on April 23 then heading to Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo and Townsville before finishing up at Bunbury’s Hay Park on May 8. In December, Cattleyard Promotions announced it was successful in receiving partial funding for a new regional festival, Fresh Produce. The new multi-stop festival would be “sprouting in Spring 2021” and according to the promoters will see them “doing what they enjoy most — creating inclusive and accessible live music events, while showcasing the best of what’s on offer from each region.” But new rules in WA — which slash crowd limits to 6000 people at unseated concerts — have been imposed on the already hard-hit events industry, despite the State going more than nine months without a single case of community spread of coronavirus. Restrictions for festivals — including music and beer/wine festivals — include a ban on visible stages, entertainment, performances or focal points of interest. The rules also include a maximum of 10,000 patrons, up to six hours alcohol service, no dance area and ticketing or contracting register system.