As the country looks to slowly come back to life in the coming weeks, a stark reminder today that our world is still fragile with news this year’s Gympie Music Muster has been cancelled.
The 2020 event, that was scheduled for 27-30 August at Amamoor State Forest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, was set to be headlined by John Williamson, Beccy Cole and Travis Collins.
“While restrictions on movement and gatherings may ease by August, it has become clear that moving forward with the Muster this year is just not tenable or responsible,” Muster Chairman, Greg Cavanagh says.
“This decision was made with a heavy heart, but following consultation with government and health officials, we know it is the right one and in the best interests of our artists, patrons, staff, contractors, volunteers and the community at large.
“We are confident the Gympie Muster can weather this storm and will be back bigger and better for our 40th year celebrations in 2021.”
All festival and camping tickets purchased for the 2020 Gympie Music Muster are fully refundable or transferable to the 2021 festival, with patrons to receive an email shortly.
As the event turns towards the 2021 line-up, Programmer Emily Murphy has her sights set on creating a very special programme for the big anniversary that will incorporate many of this year's acts.
“We are working hard to deliver a wonderful celebration of our resilience and incredible live, original music for our 40th year,” Emily says. “The line-up will include Australian icons and Muster favourites with a few surprises in store.
“We are also looking at innovative and sustainable ways to support and bring the community together for a small slice of Muster throughout the next 12 months as restrictions continue to ease.”
A uniquely Australian festival, Gympie Music Muster is a not-for-profit event raising in excess of $15 Million for charities Australia wide since its inception.
The Gympie Music Muster will celebrate its 40th festival 26-29 August, 2021.