The impressive feat was achieved despite a huge act like Wolfmother abruptly cancelling their appearance on Saturday.
According to a social media post from Australian country music star Morgan Evans, the attendance record was broken at the 2023 Gympie Music Muster as thousands of punters poured in to see the All Right Here singer.
The impressive feat was achieved despite a huge act like Wolfmother abruptly cancelling their appearance on Saturday (26 August) - just one day before their headlining performance was due to take place. Gympie Music Muster organisers took a punt on up-and-comers Million Johnnys, who took over the Boss Hire Blues Bar at 8:15 pm on Sunday.
“Last night we broke the attendance record at one of Australia’s longest running Music Festivals and had the time of our lives doing it,” Evans wrote on Instagram yesterday (27 August). “The love you guys are showing us out here is overwhelming”.
“Cheers to Country Music, The Muster and everyone that came out this weekend. It’s good to be home”.
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The 2023 Gympie Music Muster occurred from Thursday, 24 August, until Sunday, 27 August, in the northern Queensland city of Amamoor.
This year’s event hosted over 100 country, blues, folk and Americana acts, including Busby Marou, Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham, Kasey Chambers, Travis Collins, Casey Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Melinda Schneider and The Screaming Jets on Thursday and Friday.
Saturday was led by Adam Brand, Gina Jeffreys, the one and only Morgan Evans, and Troy Cassar-Daley. Lastly, Sunday was propelled by Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley, Midland, Sara Stoner, and The Wolfe Brothers.
Elsewhere on the line-up, The Angels, Hayley Jensen, Ash Grunwald, Emily Wurramara, Catherine Britt, Sammy White, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Melody Moko, Southbound xo and many more featured.
Morgan Evans’ popularity is booming in Australia, with the singer adding the third and final Newcastle show to his Life Upside Down tour earlier this month.
The new addition follows an already-announced whopping 13 shows in Australia and New Zealand, with special guest James Johnston joining him on all dates, excluding the Sydney Opera House.
Evans’ Life Upside Down Australian tour begins on Thursday, 31 August, at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall. You can find all the tour dates below and purchase last-minute tickets via Frontier Touring.
THURSDAY 31 AUGUST - The Fortitude Music Hall | Brisbane, QLD
SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER - Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT – SOLD OUT
MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER – Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW – NEW SHOW
TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER - Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW – SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER - Powerstation | Auckland, NZ
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER - Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW – SOLD OUT
MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER - The Fortitude Music Hall | Brisbane, QLD – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall | Sydney, NSW – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall | Sydney, NSW
THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER - Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER - Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC – SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER - Hindley Street Music Hall | Adelaide, SA
TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER - The Astor Theatre | Perth, WA – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER - The Astor Theatre | Perth, WA