Platinum-selling country music maverick Chase Rice leads a swag of international acts flavouring Gympie Music Muster‘s full 2019 lineup announced today.
The Nashville sensation, whose latest single just hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Country Charts, along with ‘rockgrass’ phenomenon Hayseed Dixie, Grammy Award-winning bluesman Micki Free, Canadian songstress Amy Nelson and fellow countrymen The Dungarees will feature at the iconic event, running 22-25 August in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
They’ll be joined by legendary Australian R ‘n’ B artist Renée Geyer, blues rock icon Tex Perkins and his Fat Rubber Band, and Australian country music royalty Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, James Blundell, Luke O’Shea and Felicity Urquhart.
Gympie Music Muster Program Co-ordinator, Emily Murphy said this year’s lineup sees the best of Australian country music coupled with some of the hottest up and coming talent on the international circuit.
“Musicians like Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, James Blundell and Felicity Urquhart have real history with the Muster, and form part of our extended family of artists who regularly return to keep crowds entertained.
“While our boots remain firmly planted in the local country music scene, we’ve seized the opportunity to add an exciting taste of what’s happening on the international scene through Chase Rice, Hayseed Dixie, Micki Free and Amy Nelson.
“But what truly sets our festival apart is that it’s so much more than a line-up. Throw in intimate Songwriter-in-the-round Sessions, an all-star guitar-shredding jam, line and rock ’n roll dancing, instrument workshops and some surprise collaborations, and you begin to understand why the Muster is a diverse and unique program that simply can’t be experienced anywhere else.”
Upholding Muster’s 38-year tradition of true, grassroots country music coupled with an exciting element of discovery, the 2019 program features more than 80 acts across country, blues and roots music.
An unmissable and uniquely Australian event, one ticket gives festival goers free camping and multi-venue access to all performances to experience everything one of Australia’s favourite country music celebrations has to offer.
Run by the community, for the community, the Muster is a not-for-profit charity event which has raised in excess of $15 Million for charities Australia wide since its inception. It also gives a multi-million dollar boost to Queensland’s tourism sector every year, providing an economic boom for the region.
The Gympie Music Muster runs from Thursday August 22 to Sunday August 25, 2019 in the stunning Amamoor Creek State Forest near Gympie. Tickets are on sale now via www.muster.com.au.
Gympie Music Muster Full 2019 Lineup
*Chase Rice (USA)
*Hayseed Dixie (USA/UK)
Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band
*Micki Free (USA)
Andrew Farriss & The Rainmakers
*Kevin Bennett & The Flood
8 Ball Aitken
*The Viper Creek Band
*Marco Gliori & The Muster Poets
The Wilson Pickers
*Tim Gaze Blues Experience
*Back To The Bush Balladeers
*The Faceless Men
*Shelley & Lawrie Minson
*Vix And The Slick Chix
Kirsty Lee Akers
*Colt Seavers Band
*The Amanda Emblem Experiment
James Ellis And The Jealous Guys
*The Rock And Roll Boys
*Georgia State Line
*The Smashing Bumpkins
*Whistle Dixie Band
*The Dennis Sisters
*Gympie Blues Club
*Jessica Emily Odgers
*Aaron D’ Arcy
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Gympie Music Muster Fast Facts
Gympie Music Muster celebrates mates, music and making a difference in its 38th year.
Over the past 37 years it has grown from a small celebration to an iconic event that defines the Gympie region.
Held from Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 August 2019 Gympie Music Muster is Australia’s largest charity festival, run by the community, for the community, raising in excess of $15 million for charity and community groups since it began.
The Muster is a fundraising initiative of the Apex Club of Gympie. All surplus funds benefit the local community and designated charity partners.
Generations of Muster goers return annually to enjoy the friendly family atmosphere – there are no strangers at the Muster, only friends you haven’t met yet!
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 2018 event has been measured to have contributed more than $6 million towards the Queensland economy.
The community is The Muster’s most valued resource with more than 15,000 volunteer hours given to the 2018 event.
The Muster is the quintessential Australian entertainment experience, bringing music and mate-ship 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, Food Stalls, Baristas and five-star camping; there is no need to skimp on quality when patrons make their way to the Muster.
The event is family friendly (kids under 12 are admitted free) and focuses on providing a safe and non-threatening event.