Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Change for Muster; Festival Now a Major Event

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Change for Muster; Festival Now a Major Event

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Craig Warhurst

editor@gympietimes.com

IT'S something we have known in Gympie for a long time, but now its official, the Muster is one of Queensland's major events.

Tourism and Events Queensland yesterday gave the Gympie Music Muster and Woodford Folk Festival official major event status.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey made the announcement, saying major events status was deserving recognition for the Muster.

Glenn Smith, chairman of the Gympie Muster board, said it was great news for the event and that the new status came with $150,000 of funding.

He said the money would be used to promote the Muster nationally and internationally.

The Muster hierarchy was already making the most of the funds working with the New Zealand government and businesses to promote the event across the a[approximately]Ditch'.

Mr Smith said they were partnering with Air New Zealand and travel agents to fly Kiwi Muster fans to the event. …

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