CALM CROWD: Organisers have praised patron behaviour at the Gympie Music Muster.
CALM CROWD: Organisers have praised patron behaviour at the Gympie Music Muster. Jordan Cullen

Music event musters mateship, memories

BEHIND the bright lights and captivating performances from world-renowned artists lays a sea of volunteers, the driving force behind this year's Gympie Music Muster.

The Muster is an unmistakably country experience, but there were plenty of genres on offer across seven locations.

Like previous years, security spoke of a generally calm crowd, there to have a good time and soak up the atmosphere.

Muster manager Jeff Chandler said this year's event was one of the most successful "in recent memory".

"This event has always been about the experience, the friendship, the mateship, the camping, (and) the fundraising we do for our community," Mr Chandler said.

Tucked away in a demountable a young group by the name of Country Underground was interviewing artists and people with an interesting story to tell.

Presenter Elwood Smith-Cripps said: "It's meeting the people and getting to know them in a little amount of time.

"We talk to anyone who has a passion for what they do," he said.

Co-founding member and cameraman James McDonald said the group had recently stepped up the quality of its production.

"I'm definitely enjoying it a lot more now than when I first started, it's what I want to do as a career," he said.

Co-founding member and presenter Yasmin Morris said the group had been to several music festivals.

- JORDAN CULLEN


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