Ian Bayne keeps the Muster signage going up at the Muster site.
Ian Bayne keeps the Muster signage going up at the Muster site. Craig Warhurst

Muster main gate opens up today

THE 2010 Optus Muster will be opening its main gate today with workers manning the ticketing booth for the Muster faithful.

Muster patrons will need to have their ticket on them or purchase tickets to enter the camping area from today.

Apex Muster Chairman Carl Green said all arm bands would be put on patrons at the front gate this year instead of the entry to the entertainment precinct.

From tomorrow (Saturday) two ticketing booths will be in operation to speed up entry for Muster goers.

A red ticket box will look after cash and Eftpos ticket sales while a green ticket office will be for patrons with pre-paid tickets.

In a first for this year's Muster, Apex will have camping wardens patrolling the Muster campsites to help patrons with any camping problems.

Mr Green said the wardens would help campers with an issues concerning the size of campsites and ticketing issues.

Yesterday at the Muster site workers were busy putting the finishing touches on signage around the site.

This weekend will see and influx of campers, while volunteers will roll up their sleeves and get busy organising the myriad of food and drink stalls, and Muster venues.

In Gympie the Pre-Muster party will be in full swing on Saturday morning and the Muster Race day will be a great day out for punters and the fashion conscious.

Entertainment kicks off this Tuesday at the Muster site.

The Bush Poets' Breakfast will be full of tears and laughs and kicks off from 7.30am in the Muster Club.

James Nash High School blues band will start the entertainment in the Blues Bar from noon and Steve Graham will get the crowd going in the Tavern from 1pm.

Anyone wanting to dance can kick their heels up from 3pm in the dance tent.

Tuesday night will finish off with Brooke Schubert and Cory Hargreaves in the Muster Club.

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