Campers and music fans arrive at the 2012 Muster in a steady stream yesterday. High temperatures have made this year’s event possibly the warmest in its history.
Campers and music fans arrive at the 2012 Muster in a steady stream yesterday. High temperatures have made this year’s event possibly the warmest in its history. Renee Pilcher

The party's hot on The Hill

MINIMUM temperatures of 19 degrees and maximums of more than 27 have produced what could be the warmest-ever Muster this year.

The weather is expected to stay mostly fine today and tomorrow after a light cloud cover created a balmy atmosphere on The Hill for the first two nights on Main Stage, where huge crowds turned out to see The McClymonts, Shannon Noll and Beccy Cole.

Campers continued to roll in to the 50ha site yesterday, where 10 entertainment venues hosted an endless array of Aussie talent, while bellbirds provided their own musical background further out at the packed camping grounds.

Aside from the entertainment tents and stages, the Muster boasts eight bars this year, many food stalls that cater to every taste, market stalls, a merchandise and CD store, mechanical bull, artists' signing areas, VIP area, ATMs, an internet kiosk, on-site doctor/ambulance and mobile phone recharge stand.

Patrons can play shuffleboard tomorrow in the beer garden of the XXXX Gold Container Bar on top of The Hill for a chance to win merchandise and a $10,000 mates' getaway on XXXX Island.

Police on-site said yesterday the "friendly" crowd had, as always, been behaving extremely well, with only one incident on Thursday night involving a person at the Swill Hill campsite.

The offending person had his tag removed and "was sent on his way", police said. Apart from that, a "family atmosphere" had prevailed and everybody was having a good time.

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