The second artist announcement for the 35th Gympie Music Muster has been released, with US comedian Rodney Carrington and Canada’s country music star Gord Bamford set to join this year’s line-up.

Held in the Amamoor Creek State Forest in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland from 25 – 28 August, the Muster will feature over 120 stellar artists in more than 300 performances across multiple stages.

The Muster’s first line-up announcement earlier this year revealed singers Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, Beccy Cole and The McClymonts would be performing and now they’ve added even more incredible talent to the list.

As well as Rodney Carrington and Gord Bamford, Troy Cassar-Daley, The Wolfe Brothers, John Stone, Codie Prevost, Charlie A’Court, The Viper Creek Band, Missy Lancaster, The Weeping Willows and more will take to the stage.

Music lovers can also enjoy performances like; Simply the Best with Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner and Takin’ the Piss hosted by Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson.

The Muster will be US artist Rodney Carrington’s first performance and visit to Australia, delighting Aussie audiences with his unbridled and outrageous comedic music.

Having sold over three million albums, and as one of USA’s top 10 grossing touring comedians, the Texan comedian, actor and singer is wrapping up his two-year sell-out tour of the US and Canada to bring his Here Comes The Truth tour to the Muster stage for the first time.

Canada’s biggest country star, Gord Bamford, will also join the Muster in conjunction with his first Australian tour.

Originally born in Australia before moving to Canada with his family at an early age, Gord has received overwhelming critical acclaim including being the recipient of 22 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, achieving nineteen Top-10 singles and six Top-5 videos in Canada.

Gord was recently named the 2016 CMA Jeff Walker Global Artist of the Year which he also won in 2013, making him the only artist ever to win the award twice.

Nashville based honky tonk artist and crowd favourite John Stone will also be coming back Down Under since he blew audiences away at the Muster in 2014.

Stone has been described as, “as Aussie as a Yank can get”, and is fast becoming an in-demand US musical export for his incredibly edgy and energetic style.

Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner, who has toured New York to Las Vegas, will also appear to shake the countryside with her incredible vocal performance.

Proceeds from the Muster will go towards Mates4Mates, a charity helping Australian Defence Force personnel with mental and physical injuries as a result of their service.

With Australia’s best country music talent all in one spot for four spectacular days and nights, the 35th celebration of the Gympie Music Muster 2016 is going to be unforgettable. Don’t miss it!

The Muster runs from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 August. For more information or tickets visit