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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.

- JENZ DAVIDSON

Gympie Times

Topics:  entertainment gympie music muster gympie muster music



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