THE WAY HOME: Lindsay Waddington and Terry Gorman with their street signs for the Clarence Valley Country Muster.
THE WAY HOME: Lindsay Waddington and Terry Gorman with their street signs for the Clarence Valley Country Muster.

Mustering musicians for more fun

LAST year's Clarence Valley Country Muster proved to be a true-blue family event and organisers say it will be better again this year.

Five-time Queensland country musician of the year Lindsay Waddington said he played at last year's festival and it had been "a ripper".

"I recommend anyone to come down. It's a lot of fun," he said.

Mr Waddington said he performed at more than 20 festivals a year and loved the laidback, community feel about the Clarence Valley Muster.

"I'm from the bush. I'm a cane farmer's son," he said.

"The muster has a real country feel about it.

"It's a real family day."

Mr Waddington said during the festival artists would be able to walk up and perform.

"One lucky walk-up artist will be selected by a panel of judges and will win a $2000 recording package," he said.

Clarence Valley Country Muster organiser Wendy Gorman said she hoped about 300 caravans would set up camp over the week.

Mrs Gordon said this year's muster would have street signs featuring the attending artist's names in tribute to Wisconsin'sHodag Country Festival.

"It's the people's festival," Mrs Gordon said.

"We give them welcome packs and feedback forms and they tell us what they liked and what they want to see."

She said early bird bookers would get a free compilation CD.

Details

When: October 27-November 3

Where: Calliope

How much: $90 per person for the week

$30 per person per day

$15 per person 4-10pm

Children under 16 free under adult supervision



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