Pop singer Jessica Mauboy has been chosen to headline the 2017 Gympie Muster.
Over recent years the Gympie Muster has diversified with pop given a major presence this year, with former X Factor contestants Reece Mastin and Dean Ray also on the bill with the 4th season Australian Idol runner-up.
“I have always dreamed of playing The Muster” said Jessica. “This is an honour and a thrill and I am going bring my best country A game.”
Gympie Music Muster Program Director Jeff Chandler acknowledges the diversity of this year’s line-up with hundreds of performances across five stages, covering a range of genres including country, bluegrass, folk, blues and rockabilly.
“Headliner Jessica Mauboy is an artist for all Australians. She is one hell of a singer with an incredibly diverse repertoire,” he said. “While she’s known for delivering a mix of R&B, dance, pop and power ballads, she also won the first Road to Tamworth competition, and can belt out a country song alongside some of the best. I saw her recently in concert and she puts her heart and soul into her shows, and has a dedicated country segment in her set. She has a real connection with her audience, and will put on a performance worthy of our Muster crowd.”
The first line-up announcement is:
Adam Eckersley Band
Kirsty Lee Akers
The Songs of Slim Dusty With Pete Denahy & the Travelling Country Band
The Gympie Muster is on 24-27 August in Gympie, Queensland.