Entertainment

Muster organisers forced to seek a replacement act

Jeff Chandler
Jeff Chandler Heidi Costello

I HAD actually written this column on Wednesday morning and was looking forward to outlining the exciting and diverse program we have in place.

However by 9am I had received the sad news that Judith Durham, lead singer from The Seekers, had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Tuesday following the band's sold-out show in Melbourne. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Judith for a speedy recovery.

Consequently The Seekers have now postponed their tour and have cancelled the Muster, which means we have now turned our efforts into finding a suitable replacement for this legendary Aussie act.

In the meantime we are excited to say that we have secured US act The Mavericks, who have been called "the most interesting band in the world" by critics.

I have been lucky enough to see the band in action in the US and can attest to this statement.

Muster-goers are in for a real treat when The Mavericks hit the main stage on Saturday night and again play the Crowbar on Sunday night.

Apart from our headliners, the Muster will present a diverse range of country music in all its forms - traditional, pop country, blues, alt-country, folk, bluegrass and, of course, country rock.

And to cap it all off, we have programmed some real Aussie rock/pop legends such Darryl Braithwaite, Mental As Anything and Russell Morris.

The county stars will be there in force with some of Australia's biggest names including Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer, Catherine Britt, Graeme Connors and James Blundell.

There are also a few exciting changes to a couple of Muster venues however I'll get to that in a future update.

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie music muster




UPDATE: Dead whale will be left to feed dingoes

A humpback whale, believed to be a baby, washed up at the southern end of Fraser Island.

A humpback whale has washed up dead at the southern end of Fraser Is

Shark fins seized in Rainbow Beach raids

Four sets of shark fins were found in a freezer at one property.

Investigation launched into alleged shark finning on Sunshine Coast

Latest deals and offers

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

Kick-off for the 2016 Gympie Music Muster

MUSTER MATES: Fun times at the Gympie Muster, Paul Anderson, Ashley Van Kalken and Chris Smith

TENS of thousands will head to the 35th Gympie Music Muster today.

10 reasons to go to the Gympie Muster

Getting a selfie in the moshpit in front of Main Stage is one reason to go to the Muster.

10 reasons you should go to the Gympie Muster

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.