Country music star Lee Kernaghan performing at last year’s Gympie Music Muster.
Country music star Lee Kernaghan performing at last year’s Gympie Music Muster.

Muster aims to cater for everyone

IT WILL be all-in action at this week's Optus Gympie Music Muster, with organisers aiming to present the most-inclusive, all-ages, all-abilities, all-in Muster ever.

You might be four or 94, able to walk around or use a wheelchair.

You might be shy, or even anxious in crowds.

You might have health problems or some other obstacle to the enjoyment of major outside events.

You might even just be concerned at how to afford admission for your carer, if you have any issues requiring help from others.

But you will not have to worry about any of that at this year's big music event, in the hills above Amamoor, in the picturesque bushland of the Mary Valley.

The Muster is designed to be the most inclusive yet, with everything possible done to take care of any issues that might otherwise keep you away.

Speaking at Muster headquarters in Mary St, Gympie, yesterday, Gympie Muster chief executive James Dein said the whole event was set up to be the friendliest, most tolerant and safest Muster ever, from both a security and medical point of view.

And carers doing their jobs would be welcome, with free admission, he said.

"It's a community that comes together on the site each year," Mr Dein said.

"We're making every effort to help seniors and those who are disabled and we have a special free admission deal for carers, for the first time."

The kid's club is back this year, with a large secure and safe play area, supervised by professional blue card holders.

"This will allow mums and dads to enjoy the Muster and keep their children entertained at the same time," he said.

"Security has been increased in the licensed area to ensure we keep and exceed all our obligations as far as responsible service of alcohol is concerned."