The Bungendore Country Music Festival is held at the Bungendore Showground on the first weekend in February each year and in 2020 will be celebrating 35 years of embracing All Australian Country Music.
The Muster weekend kicks off on Saturday morning with the Signflair Streets of Bungendore Busking competition, followed by the Annual Stan Coster Bush Ballad finalists concert and awards back at the showground at 1pm. The Muster is extremely proud to continue hosting these leading awards which are now in their 23rd year. From 7pm on Saturday the Greg Gorman Stage will host a night of entertainment and this year the Muster is excited to announce that along with special guest artists, we have the much acclaimed show “Travellin’ Still – The Songs of Slim Dusty” joining us. Pete Denahy and the Travelling Country Band share their stories and bring the songs of Slim Dusty to life and it couldn’t be more genuine because they are all played in Slims own original band.
Multi Golden Guitar Finalist Roo Arcus will also be on stage on Saturday night. Roo is set to release his fourth studio album in 2020 and will be performing his hit single from the album “Tumbleweed” and other hit songs for the Muster audience.
The entertainment continues on Sunday with the gala showcase with eight hours of continuous country music from a great line up of Australian Country Music Artists including some new faces and muster favourites.
Join us for the Muster weekend and help us celebrate our 35th anniversary. For campers we have a great week of pre muster entertainment planned for you and gates open at 1pm on Monday. Check out the program below and pop the dates in your diary. We are looking forward to seeing you.
2020 Bungendore Country Music Muster
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd February 2020
Gates open for campers 1pm Monday 27th Jan
Admission costs Saturday $30 per person, Sunday $30 per person, Under 15 free.
Camping $7 per person per night. Additional fee of $10 per night for power.
Pre Muster Campers Entertainment & Events
Monday 27th to Friday 31st 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
7pm Wednesday 29th January
BCMM gold coin sausage sizzle.
7pm Friday 31st January
35th Anniversary Celebration with entertainment by the Gunbarrel Highwaymen and special guest artists
($20 admission for non-campers)
Saturday 1st February
9:00 to 12pm – Streets of Bungendore
$1000 in prize money for Judges Bush Balladeer Award and People’s Choice awards.
Judges award winner also a spot on the Muster stage on Saturday afternoon.
1:00pm – Bungendore Showground
23rd Annual Stan Coster Bush Ballad Finalists Concert & Awards
Entertainment by award finalists and guest artists with guest compere Gary Fogarty & backing by Lindsay Waddington and the Muster Band
7pm – Bungendore Showground
Travellin’ Still – The Songs of Slim Dusty
Pete Denahy & the Travelling Country Band
& guest artist Roo Arcus
Sunday 2nd February
10am –6pm – Gala Showcase – Bungendore Showground
Eight hours of continuous country music including Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters along with Brian Letton, Laura Downing, Anita Ree & Graham Roger, Justin Standley, Di Lindsay, Owen Blundell, Reg Poole & Terry Gordon, Keith Jamieson, Alisha Smith & Caitlyn Jamieson, Ernie Constance and Col Hardy.
Along with guest compere Gary Fogarty & backing by Lindsay Waddington and the Muster Band