MUSTER NEWS

BUSINESS OF MUSIC workshop tackles a world beyond the CD

Ever wanted to take your music to a Sony consultant, a famous band, a music manager or an agent and ask for free advice? Our Business of Music workshop looks at how to navigate the new landscape of the music industry, in a world beyond CDs, to social media, streaming and a new approach to marketing and publicity.

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MUSOS are Groupies too

Ian Moss, former guitarist & songwriter for Cold Chisel in the 70’s & 80’s, a boy from the bush, and one of the best guitarists, arguably, on the planet still has the energy that made Cold Chisel the best live rock band Australian had ever seen. And a fair share of younger groupies … Route 33’s Trent McArdle is a massive fan and can’t wait to see him at Muster

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POETRY as intriguing as pensioners at a swingers party

‘A good bush poet never knows they’re great until they’re dead.’ . . . the Muster Club provides a chance for a not so dead bunch of almost famous poets to engage an audience, with coffee & a side of eggs & hash browns from 8.30am each morning of Muster. A naked Poet, a rat from Ballarat, a Coodabeen Champion ++

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MUSTER – Think you know us?

You’re in for a surprise in 2018 Hang out in the Gympie Muster Blues & Roots Bar. We can’t promise the southern vibe of the Mississippi Delta, & we are a few hours from Byron, but Amamoor forest in Gympie will be the nation’s Blues and Roots oasis in August. With the world’s best guitarists Albert Lee + Kevin Borich + Ian Moss++

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MAKE our music yours

Muster has never just been about the passive patron. We want you to get involved, to get your hands dirty with an instrument, to wave your hat, to scoot your boots. While you’re with us over the four days of festival, here are four ways the Muster makes our music yours in 2018. 1. LEARN TO PLAY HARMONICA with Aussie Blues player Ian Collard . . .

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IT’S AN Australian thing …

Vegemite fingers, meat pies, beach cricket & Christmas flies are experiences most of us think of as exclusively Australian. But can you call yourself a real Aussie if you’ve never swayed to Daryl Braithwaite’s Horses, belted out Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda or tapped your boots in time to Lee Kernaghan’s the Boys from the Bush? Betcha more of us know the …

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WORLD FAMOUS in Gympie

Bring your talent to this year’s Gympie Music Muster. It’s back! The competition that helped kick start the careers of Mark O’Shea, Drew McAlister, Liam Brew and Brooke McClymont. If you’ve ever sung into a hairbrush, danced in the dark or played some savage air guitar, there’s a chance you might want to do it for real at Gympie Music Muster this August.

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MUSTER MUM up an experience she’ll never forget

Scented soap’s got nothing on live music with mates under a million stars. Gift your mum the Gympie Music Muster experience this Mother’s Day. A 4 day festival ticket may earn the most brownie points, or go with a single day + overnight stay option from as little as $60. She’ll make memories guaranteed to last longer than a bunch of flowers.

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LUNCH WITH PURPOSE on Muster Friday

Muster is hosting its very own Biggest Ever Bloke‘s Lunch, a two-course sit down meal and charity auction where special guests John Williamson, and guitar legend Tim Gaze will share their first hand experiences with prostate cancer. Tim will perform on the day, with all proceeds going directly to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia(PCFA).

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HANDS up who loves The Muster?

C’mon, we all know how much the Gympie Music Muster means to you, and now our favourite festival is in the Queensland Music Awards People’s Choice. The Muster has been the scene of countless memories, friendships forming, musical mateships, and careers being launched that it is an institution on the Australian festival calendar, and a legend among Queensland events.

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