The Gympie Muster has a long list of performers for 2017.
The Gympie Muster has a long list of performers for 2017. LEEROY TODD

FAST FACTS - GYMPIE MUSTER

THIS YEAR the Gympie Music Muster is celebrating mates, music and making a difference in its 36th year. Over the past 35 years it has grown from a small celebration to an iconic event that defines the Gympie region.

Held from Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 August 2017...it is Australia's largest charity festival, run by the community, for the community and has raised more than $15million for charity and community groups since it began.

The Muster is a fundraising initiative of the Apex Club of Gympie. As a charity, all the surplus funds benefit the local community and designated charity partners.

Generations of Muster goers return annually to enjoy the friendly family atmosphere.

The 2017 programme will feature hundreds of performances across five stages, covering genres such as country, bluegrass, folk, blues and rockabilly. This year's line-up is made up of 100% home grown Aussie talent.

The Muster provides local, regional and national artists and songwriters an opportunity to perform in front of one of the largest outdoor audiences in regional Australia.

The 2016 event has been measured to have contributed nearly $7 million towards the Queensland economy and last year's attendance was more than 23,000 over four days.

The community is The Muster's most valued resource with more than 15,000 volunteer hours given to the 2016 event.

The Muster is the quintessential Australian entertainment experience, bringing music and mateship together under one big open roof and offering a camping and leisure experience like no other. It celebrates the true spirit of country Australia and the strength and resilience of regional communities.

While contained in the picturesque Amamoor Creek State Forest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the event offers its patrons every luxury. Bars, blood stalls, Baristas and five-star camping; there is no need to skimp on quality at the Muster.

The event is family friendly (kids under 12 are admitted free) and focuses on providing a safe and non-threatening event.

As well as Anne Kirkpatrick, this year's line-up includes Jessica Mauboy, Adam Brand, Busy Marou, Graeme Connors, Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins, Sunny Cowgirls, Catherine Britt, Fanny Lumsden, Caitlyn Shadbold and many more.

Tickets available at www.muster.com.au


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