THE MUSTER - the spirit of country Australia
Thousands of patrons flock to this iconic event, attracted each year by the smorgasbord of diverse programs rich with our country's finest musicians, the bushland setting laced with inviting whiffs of campfire cooking and fresh bush eucalypt, the easy camaraderie created by convivial patrons... 'there are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven't met yet.
THE PEACEFUL SITE BECOMES A THRIVING CITY IN AUGUST
Beautiful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park provides the perfect setting for this quintessential Aussie event, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities. Located 40-kms south-west of Gympie, it's an easy drive 2-hours north of Brisbane, just 40-minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island. The 20-minute forest drive from Amamoor is easily accessible by all vehicle types, with several creek crossings easily negotiated... just watch for meandering cows!
Clearly laid out camping grounds, with plenty of hot showers and toilets, are all within easy walking distance to the entertainment area and grounds are accessible by caravan, motorhome, bus and other large vehicles... although there are plenty of utes and swags to be seen! But for those who aren't DIY campers, check out Banjo's on-site accommodation facitlities
ENTER THE MATON MUSTER TALENT SEARCH
Entrants compete in their choice of up to categories (Traditional Country, Modern Country and Country Rock) to gain a place on Main Stage in the Final and have a chance to win over $25,000 cash & prizes!
TOYOTA MUSTER RURAL AID APPEAL 2009
In 1993, Australia was suffering the worst drought on record. In response to outback cries for help, Gympie Apex Club, organisers of the Toyota Muster, decided to raise funds to support the national drought appeal. As a result, the Rural Aid Appeal was initiated. Since then, the Appeal has annually raised up to $100,000 for nominated charities, working specifically to help rural Australians in need. Over the years, beneficiaries have included Rural Youth Suicide, Diabetes Australia, The Melanoma Foundation, Leukaemia Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Transplant Australia to name some, and in recent years, Appeal funding has been distributed amongst isolated communities suffering the long-term effects of drought.
Funds are raised through the sales from an extensive range merchandise, which includes a compilation Muster country 4-CD album, a compilation Muster blues 2-CD album, hats, clothing, leathergoods, Muster souvenirs, and selected Driza-Bone, Bundaberg Rum and XXXX merchandise. Visit the website to see the range or phone 07 5482 2099 for a FREE catalogue.
In 2009, the event is again focusing on fellow Australians in dire need due to drought. The Appeal will assist a number of selected community groups whose communities are drought-affected and doing it tough.
Toyota National Country Music Muster
25th 30th August 2009
Ph: 07 5482 2099
Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, Amamoor
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