Who will entertain us at this year’s Muster?

Could Keith Urban be the secret weapon up the Muster organisers' sleeve for this year's very important 35th anniversary Gympie Music Muster? We find out soon.
Could Keith Urban be the secret weapon up the Muster organisers' sleeve for this year's very important 35th anniversary Gympie Music Muster? We find out soon. Al Wagner

GYMPIE Music Muster program director Jeff Chandler will tomorrow make the first announcement of entertainers who will be part of this year's 35th anniversary line up.

Even though he was tight lipped about who the big names would be, he did say there was a strong Australian theme, with the "ultimate Aussie lineup of country music and other genre stars" set to perform at the annivesary show.

There would also be a strong focus on emerging Australian talent, with dedicated showcases a feature of this year's Muster.

"These are country music performers who have gone beyond the competitions and talent quests and are now on the cusp of being noticed by the industry at large," Mr Chandler said.

This year will also feature the return of comedy.

"We've always had bush poets and they'll make a welcome return too, but we're also featuring mainstream comedians this year, again in special showcase productions."

The themed shows and productions, as well as tribute shows, will combine with the creme of Australian country music stars, to make the anniversary show one of the most diverse and biggest yet.

"There are about a dozen or more Australian country music stars at the top of their game right now, and we've got more than 50% of them," Mr Chandler said.

"This is my fifth Muster working on the programming, and it still holds as much excitement as when I started.

"It is ever changing and every year there is always something new to discover, and this year is no exception."

He was also proud of the fact the Muster has survived to celebrate 35 years, when many others "had fallen by the wayside".

The Gympie Muster this year is set down for August, from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 inclusive, at the usual venue in Amamoor Creek State Forest Park.

The first Gympie Music Muster was held in 1982, and has been one of Gympie's biggest fundraising events since, raising almost $15,000,000 so far.


Gympie Times

Topics:  entertainment gympie music muster gympie muster music

VIDEO: Police remove suspicious package found at office

Emergency crews at Llew O'Brien's officer after a suspicious package was found.

Offices were evacuated after the package was found.

Brothers 3 sizzle on bar stage at Widgee

STAR POWER: Brothers 3, ready to hit the Widgee stage last Saturday night.

All the latest news from Widgee including the Brothers 3 concert.

Dawn Rd upgrade under way

UPGRADE: A section of Dawn Rd is being widened this week.

Works to Dawn Rd are underway to upgrade a single lane section.

Local Partners

Brothers 3 sizzle on bar stage at Widgee

Did you catch Eagle Mountain and Brothers 3 last weekend at Widgee? Chances are you are in our photo gallery!

WHAT'S ON: Where to trick or treat and party for Halloween in Gympie

SPOOKY: Josie Laird and Shelley Strachan get in the spirit of Halloween.

The ultimate guide to your Halloween in Gympie.

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

What's on in Gympie this weekend

INTERGALACTIC: Lissa and Nee Nee will be providing plenty of family entertainment this Saturday

There's plenty of fun for young and old in Gympie this weekend.

Angus T. Jones got miserable on Two and a Half Men

Child star's misery while shooting 'Two and a Half Men'

Bachelorette shock: "This isn't how it's supposed to go!"

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

Radio presenter's shocking joke about Dreamworld victims

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld at the Gold Coast

Radio host taken off air after tactless Dreamworld joke

The Bachelorette fans rally around devastated Matty J

The Bachelorette runner-up Matty Johnson.

CALLS for reality dating show's runner-up to be the next Bachelor.

The Bachelorette finale: Georgia declares her love for Lee

Georgia Love with The Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott.

MATTY J left heartbroken in emotional grand final.

Buy your own brothel: Scarlet Harem for sale

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Coast's first brothel, Scarlet Harem at Kunda Park, is up for sale.

Coast brothel madam sells up

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

6 houses in Gympie under $200,000

$170, 000, 9 Norman St, Gympie

These Gympie houses are perfect for investors or first home-buyers

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available