GALLERY: Murgon’s record breaking Muster
THE CREW behind the 2019 Murgon Music Muster are in the packing up stage after a record breaking year.
Event co-ordinator, Heath Sander was proud to announce they had a total of 355 caravans that attended this year’s music festival, up from 256 the year before.
“The year before that there was only 162,” Mr Sander said.
The hard working Rotary volunteers are well and truly worn out after the six-day music event, but it has been worth it for the region.
To gauge the amount of money spent in the South Burnett, the Muster collected attendee’s shop-a-dockets throughout the festival.
“We announced over $38,000 was spent back in the town,” Mr Sander said.
But he believed the actual figure would have been significantly higher.
“A lot of people didn’t put their dockets in,” he said.
“I saw a heap of people fuelling up at the Roadhouse before they left.
“A couple of guys caravans were in at the mechanic and getting tyres.”
There was hardly a spare seat to be seen during the popular Murgon Music Muster week.
Some of Australia’s best artists had the Murgon PCYC hall rocking with their exceptional performances.
Artists such as, Tania Kernaghan, Amber Lawrence, Tracy Costa, Chris Callaghan and daughter of the late, great Slim Dusty, Anne Kirkpatrick meant this year’s Muster will go down as one of the best.
The visit from Governor-general, Paul de Jersey also validated the strength of the event.
“You wont see him come back anytime soon,” Mr Sander said.
The success of this year’s Muster sets up for an even bigger 2020 event.
The acts already confirmed include, Graeme Connors, Felicity Urquhart and Colt Seavers Band.
But Mr Sander was most excited about a few secrets he had up his sleeve.
“There is a surprise visitor we are still in discussions with,” he said.
Check out our 2019 Murgon Music Muster photo gallery below.