‘Cutting the Muster’
2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster Announces First Confirmed Line-Up
The 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster marks its 30th birthday with a confirmed line-up of national and international talent paying tribute to the history and heritage of the event whilst also reflecting on the major milestone. Presented in the AMAMOOR CREEK STATE FOREST from TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST to SUNDAY 28th AUGUST 2011, the confirmed line-up already has the event anticipating its biggest audience numbers yet.
2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster pdf program
MONTGOMERY GENTRY (USA), DOC WALKER (CAN), KASEY CHAMBERS, LEE KERNAGHAN, ADAM BRAND, ASH GRUNWALD, BECCY COLE, NICK BARKER, JACE EVERETT, ADAM HARVEY, GRAEME CONNORS, JAMES BLUNDELL, SHANE NICHOLSON, THE SUNNY COWGIRLS, EZRA LEE, DOUG BRUCE, JAMES REYNE, HARMONY JAMES, ROSS WILSON, JASMINE RAE, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART (USA), BRYAN WHITE (USA), THE BACKSLIDERS, McALISTER KEMP, PETER McWHIRTER, ROB BLACK, ERIC BOGLE, KIRSTY AKERS, JAYNE DENHAM, EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES (USA), ALEYCE SIMMONDS, BLUE SHADDY, BONDI CIGARS, MORGAN EVANS, THE WILSON PICKERS, LOWRIDER, TRAVIS COLLINS, STEVE FORDE and THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SESSION are the first inclusions confirmed for the 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster.
A major coup for the 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster is superstar international duo MONTGOMERY GENTRY making their Australian debut performance at the event. The Grammy Award nominees who also boast American Music Awards and Country Music Awards coupled with Gold and Platinum album sales and a legion of fans around the world will headline the main stage entertainment on Sunday 28th August 2011.
The duo will be a huge drawcard for the 30th delivery of the 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster. Made up of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, they have released more than 20 charted singles, with anthems like "My Town" and "Hell Yeah" becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts five times, with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of", "Lucky Man", “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me”.
Joining them from abroad will be well known Canadian group DOC WALKER who have cemented their place within the psyche of Australian country music fans over the past few years. Six albums released, CCMA Awards to their credit and a fan base that now spans across the globe with an ever increasing presence in Australia through their inclusion at a number of major festivals and tours.
JACE EVERETT, the singer/songwriter behind the theme song for hit US television show TRUE BLOOD will also share his talent with the expected 60,000 ticket holders as will BRYAN WHITE, EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES and blues sensation ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART.
Whilst a respected international inclusion is on offer for the 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster, fans will also be treated to the best in Australian entertainment with a varied range of the biggest names confirmed to take part in the 30th year festivities.
Officially opening the Main Stage action will be LEE KERNAGHAN who will headline the Thursday night activity with THE SUNNY COWGIRLS, JAMES REYNE and ROSS WILSON all set to create the party atmosphere before former Australian of the Year KERNAGHAN takes to the stage.
Celebrated country music artist ADAM BRAND is returning from the USA where he will support international sensation Taylor Swift to headline the main-stage activity on Friday 26th August. He’ll be joined by a bevy of acts who will warm up the audience before the former DANCING WITH THE STARS winner belts out his best known works on Friday night
Headlining Saturday night is KASEY CHAMBERS who unquestionably remains the darling of Australian Country Music with her 2010 ‘Little Bird’ album release and single reconfirming her place as one of the genre’s most successful singer /songwriters with the album charting instantly and providing the star with a widened and increased audience.
Other major Australian acts confirmed to perform over the six days of festivities include ASH GRUNWALD, BECCY COLE, NICK BARKER, ADAM HARVEY, GRAEME CONNORS, JAMES BLUNDELL, SHANE NICHOLSON, EZRA LEE, DOUG BRUCE, HARMONY JAMES, JASMINE RAE, THE BACKSLIDERS, McALISTER KEMP, PETER McWHIRTER, ROB BLACK, ERIC BOGLE, KIRSTY AKERS, JAYNE DENHAM, ALEYCE SIMMONDS, BLUE SHADDY, BONDI CIGARS, MORGAN EVANS, THE WILSON PICKERS, LOWRIDER, TRAVIS COLLINS, STEVE FORDE and THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SESSION. Over 140 artists will perform on the 10 stages over the six day festival event.
More artists are yet to be announced with organisers still in the process of confirming a number of major acts, rising stars and celebrated songwriters to join in the thirty year celebration. A second announcement of artists is expected in the forthcoming weeks with organisers keen to release the full line-up as quickly as possible due to the already large pre-ticket sale and interest in the 30th year event.
The 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster celebrating its 30th year will take place at the Amamoor Creek State Forest 23rd-28th August 2011.
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