Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd February 2020
Gates open for campers 1pm Monday 27th Jan, 2020
Since the 1st Bungendore Country Music Muster in 1986 we have built a festival that both celebrates Australian Country Music and its host the wonderful village of Bungendore. That’s 35 years of embracing Australian Country music and to celebrate the occasion we have been busy planning a wonderful festival for 2020.
The Muster brings lovers of Australian Country Music to the Bungendore Showground on the 1st weekend of February each year for a wonderful weekend of All Australian Country Music. The showground opens its gates at 1pm on Monday 27th January for campers to settle in and enjoy the week leading up to the festival with entertainment and events at the showground and the opportunity to take in some sightseeing in Bungendore and the surrounding region.
1st & 2nd February 2020
The Muster weekend kicks off on Saturday morning with the Signflair Streets of Bungendore Busking competition. Contestants are competing for $1000 in prize money and in return visitors are treated to some wonderful street entertainment.
The entertainment moves to the Bungendore Showground at 1pm for the Annual Stan Coster Bush Ballad finalist’s concert. The Muster is extremely proud to continue hosting these leading awards which are now in their 23rd year. Nominations for the awards are open from 15th July to October 1st and the finalists will be announced shortly after.
From 7pm on Saturday night the Muster will host the much acclaimed show “Travellin’ Still – The Songs of Slim Dusty” with Pete Denahy and the Travelling Country Band bringing the songs of Slim Dusty to life on the Greg Gorman stage. Having all played with Slim, Pete & the TCB, have many stories to tell and will be joined by special guests of the Muster for a night of entertainment that evokes the essence of Australian Country Music.
The entertainment continues on Sunday with the gala showcase and eight hours of continuous country music from a great line up of Australian Country Music Artists including guest artists and Stan Coster Award winners.
Showground gates open 1pm Monday 27th January, 2020
Camping $7 per person per night, Under 15 free
Additional cost of $10 for power per site per night- Plenty of power for everyone
The gates to the Bungendore showground open at 1pm on Monday 27th January for Muster campers with a great week of pre muster entertainment leading up to the festival weekend. Costs are $7 per person per night with plenty of power available at an additional cost of $10 per site per night.
While enjoying camping in the beautiful country surrounds of Bungendore, festival goers can enjoy everything that Bungendore and the region has to offer including the village of Bungendore and its must see Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore Village Leather and many other local attractions, award winning wineries and restaurants.
Bungendore is only 40km from Canberra so on your visit you can take in some of the art, history and entertainment of the city Lonely Planet named in 2018 as the 3rd best city in the world to visit.
From Monday 27th January
Gates to the Bungendore Showground open at 1pm Monday 27th January.
From Tuesday 28th January
Walk-ups from Tuesday to 12 noon on Friday.
($300 prize money for the people’s choice and a spot on the muster stage on Saturday afternoon)
Breakfast Tuesday to Friday
Poets breakfast Tuesday to Saturday.
Bingo 10 – 12:30 Wednesday and Thursday
Local winery wine tasting & more
7pm Wednesday 29th January
BCMM gold coin sausage sizzle & entertainment.
7pm Friday 31st January
35th Anniversary Celebration with entertainment by the Gunbarrel Highwaymen and special guest artists
($20 admission for non-campers)