MUSIC TO THE EARS: Mitchell Creek is preparing to host the 2018 Rock n Blues Festival.
MUSIC TO THE EARS: Mitchell Creek is preparing to host the 2018 Rock n Blues Festival. Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest

Countdown on to big blues and rock lineup

THE blues are coming back to Gympie, and Mitchell Creek is getting ready to celebrate their arrival ahead of this year's Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest.

While headliners like Renee Geyer, Backsliders, and Ross Wilson, will catch the eye, festival director Jimmy Budgen said there was much more than music on offer this year.

One of the biggest additions is bush volleyball.

Renee Geyer will perform at Twin Towns Services Club on April 18.
Renee Geyer will perform at Twin Towns Services Club on April 18. contributed

And if you're worried about playing sport on a bracken-laden paddock Mr Budgen said sand was being brought into the venue, along with a little help.

"The head coach of the Vanuatau Women's Commonwealth Game team (who won bronze) is coming to do demos,” Mr Budgen said.

"And then we're going to have a competition over the weekend.”

Ross Wilson.
MUSIC TO THE EARS: Ross Wilson and Renee Geyer are among the headliners at next month's Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest. Anna Bartle

Mr Budgen said the events family friendly atmosphere was bolstered by the capped number of tickets available, making it a unique experience.

"You don't get lost in the crowd but lost in the music instead,” he said.

The festival runs from September 21-24. Tickets are available on the festival's website.