Keep it country

Kylie Hogan and Kathy Drew are having fun at the Muster this year, but want to ensure it stays a country music event.
Kylie Hogan and Kathy Drew are having fun at the Muster this year, but want to ensure it stays a country music event. Craig Warhurst

MUSTER patrons Kylie Hogan and Kathy Drew believe the iconic music festival should stay true to its country music roots.

They also want to find a dangerous man. Out the front of their campsite us a sign with “Dangerous men wanted.”

But that was just a bit of fun Muster resident Kylie said.

Kylie, a country music singer, said she found some hessian for her campsite but the word Men had been painted on it.

And since the second single on her new album Love and Lust is called Dangerous Man, she penned the rest of the words in.

“There's a couple of single girls staying at our camp. So far we've had a few blokes sticking their head over wanting to know what the criteria is,” she said.

So Kylie made a list of attributes she wants her dangerous man to have and fixed it near the sign.

The girls also painted the slogan “Keep the Muster country” near their campsite to voice their opinion on keeping contemporary music out of the music festival.

Kylie said if she wanted to hear contemporary or rock style music she would go to the Big Day Out or Splendour in the Grass.

“There's too much contemporary coming in,” she said.

Speaking to The Gympie Times on Tuesday, Muster chairman Carl Green said to keep up with the times the Muster had to introduce some variety.

“The children of people who came 20 years ago are now coming. They have different tastes, we've got to cater for everyone.” Mr Green said the entertainment on the main stage was traditional country music, except for Jimmy Barnes the last act on Saturday night.

Even though there is some pressure on Muster organisers to keep the event country, there are more to diversify and that is why other venues have been added to incorporate blues and contemporary styles.

Gympie Times

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