The Gympie Music Muster has 46 female-fronted acts ready to rock the festival this year, making up nearly half of a massive 100-strong line-up. Most anticipated are headliner and pop darling Jessica Mauboy, country golden-girl Fanny Lumsden, fresh face Caitlyn Shadbolt and many more. The festival is always proud to support a diverse range of talent in their all-Australian line-up, which will be rocking across five stages in the Amamoor State Forest until Sunday 27August.
Jeff Chandler, Program Director, said, “Programming was made easier by the fact that female artists, especially in country, folk and roots genres, are very strong at the moment. We didn’t have to look too far for strong female representation at our events. They’re there because they’re great artists.
In light of recent discussions about female representation at Aussie music festivals, we at the Muster are proud to say that our line-up has more than 46 strong and talented women ready to entertain our 30’000 expected punters.”
Today’s acts will include an Emerging Artists Showcase with an all female line-up, including The Dennis Sisters, Sophia Chesworth and Hayley Marsten. The ladies will also dominate Saturday’s Songwriter Sessions, with Amber Lawrence, Catherine Britt and Fanny Lumsden taking the stage. Amber will also be bringing her Kids Gone Country show to The Grove tomorrow! For the cherry on top, tomorrow night will bring the much-anticipated main stage performance of headliner Jessica Mauboy, sure to draw a massive crowd to the natural amphitheater.
There is plenty more girl power in the line-up, including:
- Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell, who merges a soaring vocal range, commanding stage presence and profound songwriting to draw audiences in – her performances are not to be missed. This year her evocative vocal abilities took her through to the top 24 on The Voice.
- Current CMC Female Artist of the Year, Chelsea Basham brings a burst of sunshine to the Muster with her feel-good songs. Hers is a stage performance that is upbeat and will take you to the beaches of Western Australia where she grew up, and beyond.
- Anne Kirkpatrick, who hails from the ‘First Family’ of Australian country music, as the daughter of country music legends Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. Anne has won a myriad of accolades, including 6 Golden Guitars and a coveted ARIA award.
- Seleen McAlister, Chelsea Basham, Kaylee Bell, Melanie Dyer, Luella Widt, Emma Beau, Freya Hollick, Alice Benfer and more will also be bringing some girl power to the Muster stages.