Line-up revealed for Music Muster
BUCKLE up fans, the Gympie Music Muster has revealed some of the big names that will grace the stage this year, including Kasey Chambers and John Williamson.
Gympie has mustered together a stellar line-up to celebrate the iconic festival's 35th anniversary, with Muster ambassador Beccy Cole, The McClymonts (starring Farmer Wants a Wife host Sam McClymont) and Best New Talent 2016 Golden Guitar winner Christie Lamb also due to appear.
The four-day festival, which will run from August 25-28 and celebrate "mates, music and making a difference", involves more than 120 artists in 300-plus performances across multiple stages.
Other key acts include Shane Nicolson, Adam Harvey, O'Shea, Harry Hookey, and Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart.
Also on the impressive list are Corey Harris - of Delta blues fame - Kaylee Bell, Marshall Okell, Fanny Lumsden, The Feral Swing Katz, Grizzlee Train, Dale Duncan, Cass Eager, Ben Ransom, Lloyd Spiegel, Hurricane Fall and Muster favourite The Pigs.
"The Muster has a long hist
ory of presenting some of the best music Australia has to offer and this tradition continues," program director Jeff Chandler said.
"Singer songwriters such as Kasey Chambers and John Williamson enjoy legendary status, while husband and wife duo O'Shea have been making their mark in the USA for the past few years.
"We have the winner of the ARIA Country Album in Shane Nicholson, the Best New Talent 2016 Golden Guitar artist Christie Lamb, and the hugely popular Beccy Cole."
Held in the Amamoor Creek State Forest, the Muster is a not-for-profit charity event that has raised more than $15 million for charities nationwide since its inception in 1982.
Muster co-founder Berard Webb, of The Webb Brothers, said: "The original Muster on our property at Thornside was all about mates and music, and throughout the past 35 years it has definitely made a difference to our community and many others across the country ... bringing thousands of people together to celebrate county music.
"We look forward to the next 35."
Festival tickets range from $80-$350, the latter including four days camping. Children under 13 get in for free and tickets for under-18s start at $10 - both must be accompanied by an adult.
To book, visit www.muster.com.au or phone 1300 438 849.
On the program
Kasey Chambers; John Williamson; Beccy Cole; The McClymonts; Christie Lamb; Shane Nicolson; Beccy Cole; Adam Harvey; O'Shea; Harry Hookey; Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart; Corey Harris; Kaylee Bell; Marshall Okell; Fanny Lumsden; The Feral Swing Katz; Grizzlee Train; Dale Duncan; Cass Eager; Ben Ransom; Lloyd Spiegel; Hurricane Fall; The Pigs.