First Round Of Acts Announced For 35th Gympie Music Muster

7 March 2016 | 9:45 am | Neil Griffiths

A huge milestone.

Renowned Australian country music festival Gympie Music Muster is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2016 and today the first round of acts for the event have been announced, with names such as John Williamson, Kasey Chambers and The McClymonts all confirmed on the already-stellar line-up. 

The Gympie Muster, Australia's largest charity festival, will be held this year from 25-28 August at Amamoor Creek State Forest. 

See the first artist announcement below. 

Kasey Chambers

John Williamson

Beccy Cole

The McClymonts

Shane Nicholson

Adam Harvey


Corey Harris

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

Christie Lamb

Harry Hookey

The Pigs

Kaylee Bell

Marshall Okell

Fanny Lumsden

Feral Swing Katz

Grizzlee Train

Dale Duncan

Cass Eager

Ben Ransom

Lloyd Spiegel

Hurricane Fall

Speaking to theMusic, program director Jeff Chandler said the festival's milestone event is a testament to all involved, including the community. 

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"What’s held this event together is the community backing of it," Chandler said.

"It means so much to the Gympie area but it also means a lot to the country music community in terms of the artists and industry. Its got a great legacy and a great history of raising money for the charities and the community and general."

The Gympie Muster has raised in excess of $15 million for charities nation-wide since its inception.

"Instead of every single service on site being provided or given to a commercial operator...[the money goes] to different community groups," he explained, adding, "They can fundraise more in one Muster than they can 100 lemington raffles."

Tickets for the festival, which includes four day camping, are available now and can be purchased via the Gympie Muster website.