The Gympie Music Muster this year is set to be one of the best lineups ever, and now it has gotten even better with the 3rd Round of Artist Announced.
Sara Storer, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Mick Lindsay are set to join a lineup that already includes artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Beccy Cole and The McClymonts. Held over four massive days from August 25 - 28 at the gorgeous Amamor State Forest.
Golden Guitar winner Sara Storer is excited to be apart of the 35th edition of the Gympie Muster. "The Muster has always been my favourite festival and I feel privilage to be invited to perform in the year of its 35th anniversary. With so many great artists and featured shows its sure to be very special."
The 3rd line-up of artsts announced to join the Muster includes:
SARA STORER *** CAITLYN SHADBOLT *** DREW McALISTER *** MICK LINDSAY *** TORI DARKE *** WARREN H WILLIAMS & DANI YOUNG *** JADE HURLEY *** GREG DOOLAN *** MIKE McCLELLAN *** TIME GAZE AND THE OUTRO *** THE MUSTER POETS *** POP STANDEN BAND FEAT. PHIL EMMANUEL *** THE BLUE SKILLET ROVERS **** TIM WHEATLEY *** BRIGGINSHAW *** THE BRENDAN RADFORD BAND *** GREG STORER *** MITCH KING *** LINC PHELPS *** KELLY'S HEROES
They will join this amazing line-up:
Kasey Chambers * John Williams * Troy Cassar-Daley * Beccy Cole (Muster Ambassador) * The McClymonts * Rodney Carrington (US) * Gord Bamford (Can) * Adam Harvey * The Wolfe Brothers * O'Shea * Shane Nicholson * Corey Harris (US) * Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart * John Stone (US) * Charlie A'Court (Can) * Christie Lamb * Harry Hookey * The Pigs * Kaylee Bell * Marshall OKell * Fanny Lumsden * Cass Eager * Feral Swing Katz * Grizzlee Train * Lloyd Spiegal * 'Simply The Best' with Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner * 'Takin The Piss' hosted by Ian 'Dicko' Dickson * The Viper Creek Band * Codie Prevost (Can) * Bob Abbot & The Fabulous Green Machine * Grant Luhrs * Missy Lancaster * The Gun Barrel Highwaymen * Daniel Champagne * Melanie Dyer * The Weeping Willows * Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson * Dale Duncan * Ben Ransom * Hurricane Fall
Sara Storer joins the Muster off the back of her sixth album Silos and just before she takes off to tour with Fanny Lumsden later in the year. The highly acclaimed Australian performer and multiple Golden Guitar winner will grace the Muster stage with new songs written since moving from Darwin to Albury 18 months ago. Having a rural upbringing on a wheat farm in Victoria and living close to the land ever since, her new songs resonate with a rich and emotive belonging to the Australian outback landscape and people, including her four sons who feature on the album.
The talented Warren H. Williams, often regarded as one of the best and most highly decorated indigenous artists will also perform, accompanied by Dani Young to perform fan favourites and classics. Williams is proud to share unique cultural stories in performance with honey-toned singer songstress Dani Young as they perform their latest release Desert Water which contains universal themes of love and loss, family, friendship and reconciliation. Having performed with John Williamson, and being the first Black (Aboriginal) and White Australian duo to record an album in Nashville, the pair are captivating audiences and as they share Williams’ proud indigenous heritage through timeless country music ballads.
Charming country songstress and 2014 X-Factor finalist Caitlyn Shadboltreturns after a hugely successful year of accolades and awards. The 20 year old Gympie girl already has a long list of accomplishments. With chart topping iTunes success from her single ‘Maps Out The Window’, #1 status for her‘Shoot Out the Lights’ video on Airplay and CMC charts, and top 10 self-titled EP ARIA chart ranking, Caitlyn continues to win over new audiences across the country.
Prestigious songwriting star and “singer’s singer” Drew McAlister will join the celebration to perform songs from his highly acclaimed new album Black Sky. This is the first solo release since the breakup of renowned duo McAlister Kemp (Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp) this year. Pop Standen will also perform with impressive guitar slinger Phil Emmanuel, (brother of eminent guitarist Tommy Emmanuel) to stun audiences with their unmissable talent. Last year’s Muster fan favourite Tim Wheatley also returns alongside acts including fun-loving kids band the Blue Skillet Rovers and the original voice of ‘Wickety Wak’ Greg Doolan.
In the spirit of celebrating the event’s rich 35-year history Mike McClellan will feature with Greg Doolan and Jade Hurley in a special 35th anniversary tribute. This all-star special event called ‘COLLABORATION’ will be a fitting finale to 35th anniversary celebrations when it closes the Muster on the main stage on Sunday 28th August.
The third artist line-up was also announced today at the Mates4Mates charity partner launch event which formally welcomed Mates4Mates as the beneficiary of the charity proceeds. This will help them continue their work with recovering Australian Defence Force personnel with mental and physical injuries as a result of their service.
Run by the community, for the Community, the Muster continues to be a not-for-profit charity event which has raised in excess of $15 Million for local community groups and charities Australia wide since its inception.
Held in the Amamoor Creek State Forest in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Muster will feature over 120 stellar artists in more than 300 performances across multiple stages. An unmissable event for music lovers, one ticket price gives Muster goers free camping and multi-venue access to all performances to experience everything Australia’s biggest country music celebration has to offer.