The 2019 Annual Bungendore Country Music Muster weekend is being held on the 2nd & 3rd of February at the Bungendore Showground. Gates open at 12 midday on Monday 28th January for campers and caravans with access to good amenities and plenty of power in this idyllic country setting. There is a full week of walk ups for campers and invited artists, and poet’s breakfasts in the lead up to the Muster weekend.
The Muster Weekend kicks off on Saturday the 2nd of February when the village of Bungendore hosts the Muster busking competition with prize money and the opportunity to appear on stage in the Gala showcase. In the afternoon the music moves to the showground for the 1pm start of the all Australian Country Music Festival with an exciting line-up of Australia’s country music artists and musicians.
At 8pm Saturday night the 22nd annual Stan Coster Australian Bush Ballad Awards commence with performances from the finalists of the 2019 awards and announcement of the winners for 2019. The show promises to be a true celebration of the Australian bush balladeer and the music of Australia. Nominations for the awards closed on October the 1st and finalists for the awards will be announced soon after.
On Sunday from 10am, award winners and guest artists return to the stage for the gala showcase providing entertainment right through to 6pm.
The Muster committee is excited to announce that joining the Muster for the 1st time is multiple golden guitar winner Pete Denahy. Entertainer Rodney Vincent returns for another year bringing to the stage his unique blend of country, comedy and story telling that never fails to entertain. There is a fantastic line up of Australian bush balladeers including the wonderful Owen Blundell, Terry Gordon, and Ernie Constance, Di Lindsay and Peter Simpson, Justin Standley, Brian Letton, Jed & Trudy Hintz, Keith Jamieson, Kate Daniel & Alisha Smith. Supporting the artists and entertainers in their own right are two great Country Music Bands, The Bungendore Muster Band led by Lindsay Waddington and the ever popular Peter Coad and the Coad Sister’s Band.
The venue for the Muster just outside of the historical town of Bungendore, located just outside of the nation’s capital. While enjoying camping in the beautiful country surrounds of Bungendore, festival goers can also enjoy everything that Bungendore and the region has to offer including the must see Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, award winning wineries and restaurants, nature parks and bushwalking. Bungendore is only 40km from Canberra so on your visit you can take in some of the culture, art, history and entertainment of the city Lonely Planet named in 2018 as the 3rd best city in the world to visit. Find out more at https://visitcanberra.com.au/
We can’t wait to see you there!