The Mighty Mavericks (USA) will be headlining the Gympie Music Muster 2013 – Australia's favourite Country Music Festival

AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Gympie Music Muster

August 22 – 25

2013 FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

The Gympie Music Muster is set to rocket to exceptional heights in 2013 with the announcement that THE MAVERICKS have been secured as the international headliners, when the community comes together to celebrate Australia’s Favourite Country Music Festival in its 32nd year!

Known as “the most interesting band in the world”, there is absolutely no question THE MAVERICKS are the most entertaining as they fuse traditional country with rock ‘n roll, in their killer-cool Tex-Mex style, season it with saxophones and lashings of hot Latino – a mix that has been slaying audiences for decades, but never in Australia …’til now. This exclusive festival appearance is not to be missed!

‘Oh What A Thrill’, ‘There Goes My Heart’, ‘Dance The Night Away,’ ‘What A Cryin’ Shame’… the hits just keep on rolling, and their Main Stage appearance will be among the most unforgettable ever presented anywhere.

CMAA Golden Guitar winners litter the 2013 Gympie Music Muster line-up, including both the Male and Female Artist of The Year. Newly crowned Male Artist of the Year, TROY CASSAR-DALEY will perform songs from his award winning Home album, while Female Artist of the Year, CATHERINE BRITT, will showcase her current landmark release Always Never Enough which earned seven nominations in the January Awards.

TAMARA STEWART will be warmly welcomed back after a lengthy hiatus. She landed with a bang, picking up the Vocal Collaboration of the Year Golden Guitar for ‘Women in Song,’ sharing the honour with SARA STORER who will have a keenly anticipated new album to showcase when she joins us on stage.

CHELSEA BASHAM launched her album Make My Own Sunshine at the Muster last year and proudly returns this year as Golden Guitar winner of Best New Talent.

In what can only be described as a major coup, the Gympie Music Muster has confirmed global sensations SLEEPY MAN BANJO BOYS from New Jersey, USA. With a combined age younger than Lee Kernaghan, ten year old banjo picker Jonny Mizzone, along with his brothers Robbie (13) on fiddle and Tommy (14) on guitar, burst onto the US music scene following their debut appearance on The David Letterman Show. A YouTube video of the boys practicing Earl Scruggs‘s ‘Flint Hill Special’ has been viewed more than 2 million times and they’ve become the darlings of media and bluegrass fans who can’t get enough of them.

SLEEPY MAN BANJO BOYS are guaranteed to have both the audience and musicians mesmerised when they hit the stage at the Gympie Music Muster this August.

Lovers of traditional country music won’t be disappointed in 2013. The inclusion of this year’s winner of the Bush Ballad of the Year Golden Guitar, GRAHAM RODGER, is sure to please his many fans.

KEVIN WELCH is back by popular demand for his third return to the Amamoor Creek State Forest. Everyone who’s seen him before will make it difficult for those who haven’t to get close. It will be standing room only for this unassuming icon of Alt-country, Blues and Roots music.

The First Artist Announcement line-up is as follows:

  • [*=center]THE MAVERICKS (USA)

  • [*=center]TROY CASSAR-DALEY

    [*=center] CATHERINE BRITT

    [*=center]ADAM BRAND

    [*=center]SARA STORER

    [*=center]GRAEME CONNORS

    [*=center]JAMES BLUNDELL

    [*=center]SLEEPY MAN BANJO BOYS (USA)

    [*=center]TOPP TWINS (NZ)

    [*=center]MENTAL AS ANYTHING

    [*=center]KEVIN WELCH (USA)

    [*=center]AMBER LAWRENCE

    [*=center]CHELSEA BASHAM

    [*=center]KAYLENS RAIN

    [*=center]ANNE KIRKPATRICK

    [*=center]GRAHAM RODGER

    [*=center]ROO ARCUS

    [*=center]KIRSTY AKERS

    [*=center]REG POOLE (OAM)

    [*=center]THE BOSTOCKS

    [*=center]THE CASUARINAS

    [*=center]JEFF BROWN

    [*=center]WILSON PICKERS

    [*=center]TAMARA STEWART

    [*=center]BLUE EYES CRY

Specially priced ‘Early Bird’ tickets will be available until 15th March.

Updates and Tickets: www.muster.com.au

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