A Muster do for Perth this May

March 13, 2023

Rodeo & Country Music Festival comes to the City

Claremont Showground is set to come alive in a surprising new way this May when Perth’ inaugural The Muster rodeo and country music extravaganza hits the city.

The Muster will bring together some of Australia’s best country artists on the same bill as a wildly exciting rodeo.

Stars of the stage include national legends Lee Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers, as well as Melbourne country stars Kingswood touring their sixth album, Home. Aria-award winner (2022) Casey Barnes and super-exciting star-of-the-future Amy Sheppard round out an outstanding roster of artists bringing their own brand of contemporary country to the city.

Bringing the thrill of rodeo to the Showground for the first time is Double Barrel Entertainment, one of the country’s foremost rodeo promoters. The Muster promises to be an eye-opening, adrenaline- charged spectacle for aficionados and newcomers to the sport alike.

Hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA), The Muster embraces a complete entertainment package with mechanical bucking bulls for those wanting to chance their arm, a ute muster (with a People’s Choice prize for the day’s “beaut ute”), a full roster of food and licensed refreshment trucks, carnival rides and a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the event.

According to RASWA CEO Robyn Sermon, The Muster is the first of its kind in the Perth metro area.

“This is a great, fun WA event that combines the sport of rodeo with music and country-themed entertainment,” says Robyn.

“Not only will people enjoy a line-up of some of Australia’s best known and loved country music performers, but they will get to watch around 150 competitors compete in rodeo qualifying events over seven hours, battling toward a nail-biting final heat to be staged just as the sun sets.”

The origins of Australian rodeo are in the outback with the stockmen and women and drovers who pioneered the overland stock routes and the huge sheep and cattle stations of the north, she says.

“Since the 1880s in Australia there have been rodeos that were initially known as Bushmen’s

Carnivals. These events became a natural extension of the stockman’s skill in capturing feral or wild

cattle and traditionally raised funds for local charities,” Robyn added.

“These events have been a large part of agricultural shows and regional life.”

“Country music tells the stories of people living and working on the land and will bring people together to share and celebrate the community spirit of regional Western Australia.”

Admission price includes public transport to and from the event, and people are encouraged when buying their tickets online to also purchase drink tokens, parking and merchandise as there will be no ATMs at The Muster.

Tickets for what is bound to be one helluva day of country-goes-to-town go on sale Thursday 16 March via https://themuster.com.au

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