THE CRYSTAL clear and very cool water of Amamoor Creek was just the tonic for die-hard Musterer Danielle Hynes yesterday.
She was one of the early bird campers sweltering in unseasonably hot weather on-site.
The mercury reached 29 degrees, six above average, giving campers a good reason to quench thirsts with a few ales.
While Sue was having fun paddling around the creek, Muster workers were hard at it setting up the site for the start of the event next Tuesday.
Gympie Music Muster program manager Jeff Chandler said things were looking good for this year's event and was expecting a record crowd on Saturday.
Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes and international act the Mavericks will be the highlight on Saturday night.
"Ticket sales are good, real good," Mr Chandler said.
"The site is looking fantastic.
"We could probably do with a shower or two to settle the dust but the weather forecast is for perfect weather."
This year's event will feature reworked venues.
The old Blues Bar is back in its original spot and has been aptly renamed the Blues and Roots Bar and will offer a wider range of music to fans.
The Amamoor Creek Theatre will feature a range of Main Stage stars in a more personal setting while the Great Australian Music Hall will highlight the best of Aussie bush music including intimate interviews with Joy McKean, Slim Dusty's wife, and Don Walker from Cold Chisel fame.
"We are on track for everything to be ready," Mr Chandler said.
He said there was a bit of panic but that's usual this far out from the Muster.
For more muster information and tickets go to muster.com.au