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Five new things to see and do at this year's Muster

WITH the 35th Gympie Music Muster just two days away, make sure you check out these new additions to the festival when it kicks off on Thursday.

1: A new way to pay

No Cash? No problem! Exchange your ticket for the new RFID wristbands on site.

Simply load money onto your wristband at any of the pay exchanges on the ground and make purchases easily (and wirelessly).

When you leave the festival, stop by the exchange again to have any remaining credit refunded.

2: Refundable sofa deposit

Thinking of taking your sofa along to the muster?

Keep in mind the new $50 refundable deposit introduced this year.

In an attempt to keep the costs of removing abandoned sofas at the end of each year down, all campers must register their sofa with the camp wardens when entering.

At the end of the festival, head to the designated exit (with your sofa) to collect your deposit.

3: A new stop for the Crowbar

A new year for the muster also means a new location for the iconic Crowbar.

You can now find it near the main entrance to festival, on the left hand side of the grounds.

4: The inaugural Emerging Talent Showcase

With over three decades of support for up-and-coming musicians, the 2016 Muster will be the first to introduce the first Emerging Talent Showcase.

Held each day of the festival, 30 young musicians will take to the Muster for a series of 15 minute sets.

At the end of each day, see an established artist deliver a special performance to close out the showcase.

5: Stay connected with the new Muster App

Keep up to date with set-times, competitions and special events with the brand new Music Muster App.

Complete with a map of the entire festival ground (and the option to use it without chewing up data), you'll have the perfect guide to the Gympie Muster in your back pocket.