In February, country trailblazer, Adam Brand was announced as one of the headliners performing at the Gympie Music Muster, and now he’s been made the 2021 ambassador of the iconic festival’s 40th year.
Brand – who celebrated 20 years in the country music industry a couple of years ago, following the release of his debut self-titled album in 1998 – has made 13 Muster appearances to date. His first, was on the Crow Bar stage 23 years ago – and now he is going back to where it all started.
Brand says, “I am honoured to be the Gympie Music Muster Ambassador this year and, to celebrate it, I’m going back to where I started in 1998 – the Mighty Crow Bar!!! I’m doing the curtain closing party with my brothers Cornell & Carr… the very last note, the very last drum beat, the very last hurrah for the 40th birthday of the one and only Gympie Muster! Sunday night … LOUD, PROUD and LAST!”
This will be his first performance at The Crow Bar since that first gig 23 years ago. Brand says he has fond memories of his first performance at the Muster, adding, “I remember being totally new, hardly anybody knew who I was, and the joint was absolutely jumping … Once I started playing at the Muster it was like, ‘now I get it.’ It’s a piece of Australia. You can’t go there and not have a good time … I’m always excited to play the Muster, but this has just got something different about it. It feels like a full, complete circle.”
Joining Brand at the 2021 Gympie Muster is a who’s who of Aussie music talent, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Graeme Connors, Beccy Cole, Busby Marou, Adam Harvey, Shane Nicholson, Travis Collins, Fanny Lumsden, Casey Barnes, Felicity Urquhart and Amber Lawrence. The Wolfe Brothers, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, The Buckleys, Jasmine Rae, James Blundell, Drew McAlister, Andrew Swift, Hurricane Fall, Darlinghurst, 8 Ball Aitken, Raechel Whitchurch, Caitlyn Shadbolt and more are also on the line-up.
Branded as Australia’s favourite country music and camping festival, the Gympie Music Muster features more than 100 artists, performing in five venues over 4 days staged deep within the natural surrounds of the Amamoor State Forest, approximately 40 kilometres south-west of Gympie. The festival showcases artists from country, blues, rock, heritage, folk and other music genres, as well as workshops, bush poets, kid’s club and more.
The Gympie Music Muster will take place from Thursday, August 26 to Sunday, August 29.
Tickets, info and full line-up is available here: https://www.muster.com.au
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