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TV Program Gives Lowdown On The Gympie Music Muster

25 November 2022 | 12:28 pm | Staff Writer

The special airs on Saturday, November 26

Lee Kernaghan Chats With Macca

Lee Kernaghan Chats With Macca (Image: Supplied)

The crew from What’s Up Downunder have been on the road to the Gympie Music Muster and now it’s time for them to show viewers what all the excitement is truly about.

The caravan and camping lifestyle program soaked up everything the 2022 Muster had to offer in August, as they joined us for a few days of mates, music and making memories.

Presenter ‘Macca’ originally hails from Maryborough and has been to about 10 Musters over the years, with his first being in the late 1980s.

He says, “The Muster is unique and the first thing that sets it apart is that you will never find another group who drink as much Bundaberg Rum as they do and you never see a punch thrown.”

This year’s Gympie Music Muster was the biggest on record, and Macca, who has seen his fair share of festivals, said crowds flocked to the event for the atmosphere, with the great music and line dancing and bull ride and plethora of other activities, a bonus for punters.

“The Gympie Muster has become something that is a must do even, a bit like the Birdsville Races, driving the Nullabor Plain or how you should go to Uluru once in your life and you should go to the Muster at least once in your life: it’s one of those things that will always exceed your expectations.”

Prior to hitting the Muster, the What’s Up Downunder crew explored the region, embracing Rainbow Beach, which was Macca’s stomping ground growing up.

“That whole region has an ideal climate, because it doesn’t get too cold in winter, it doesn’t get too hot in summer and it’s a couple of hours from Brisbane, but still got that country hospitality mentality in the area and just got that vibe,” he said.

Macca said the highlights for the crew from the Muster included being able to camp right outside the infamous Crow Bar, ‘having a yack’ with the artists, the friendly faces, the people and the genuine happiness and care punters have for each other.

What’s Up Downunder’s Gympie Music Muster special airs on Saturday, November 26 at 3pm on Network 10.