THE biggest event on the Gympie calendar begins when the 35th Gympie Music Muster kicks off today.

More than 21,000 fans are expected to head to the Amamoor Creek State Forest Park for four days of camping, music and mates.

With the acts on the Main Stage set to get underway tomorrow, see the likes of Tori Darke, Grizzlee Train, and Tim Wheatley today.

 

Red Dog, Amanda, Caitlyn, Mutt and Brooke share a beer or two on the back of a ute at the Muster site this week.
Red Dog, Amanda, Caitlyn, Mutt and Brooke share a beer or two on the back of a ute at the Muster site this week. Jason Dougherty

The inaugural Emerging Talent Showcase will also be on display, with young up-and-comers and special guests from across the country performing every day of the festival.

For those making their first trip to the Muster, staffer David Bland has a few pieces of key advice for any "Muster virgins" at the festival.

"Have a look at the schedule for your favourite performers, and always keep be prepared for any kinds of weather," he said.

Officials are hopeful yesterday's rain won't be appearing, but plans are in place in the event of wet weather.

Gympie Times