The Deni Ute Muster has today announced the full program of music and entertainment they have lined up for the 20th muster on Friday, 28 and Saturday and 29 September 2018.
Tickets to the 20th birthday celebration have been selling fast with the Muster Adorer ticket allocation selling out within 2 hours of going on sale. Early Bird ticket allocations have also sold out and General Admission tickets are on sale now. Reserved camping in the Edward River Flat, Wheat Fields, Rice Paddy and Peppin Paddock campsites have all sold out with limited sites still available in Redgum, Stockyards, Oat Central, and Sheep Run. book now to avoid disappointment.
Kicking off the music on the Sunrise Day Stage on Friday morning are crowd favourites the Bush Poets with Pete Denahy, a flashback to our first Muster with Gomer & The Girl, The North Westers, Iain Archibald and 2018 Toyota Starmaker winner, Brad Cox, all appearing throughout the day.
Muster MC, Amber Lawrence will also perform her Kid’s Gone Country show on the Sunrice Day Stage on both Friday and Saturday mornings and the Wild Action team will bring our little Musterers face-to-face with some of Australia’s rich and diverse fauna with three shows per day across the weekend.
Saturday morning’s line-up includes Bush Poets, Deni Showcase and the Deni Uke Muster joining the celebration before the Blue Singlet Count kicks off in the Main Arena at 12.45pm. Once counting has completed, the Sunrice Day Stage lights up again with Ruby Saltbush, for their Muster debut, Ben Ransome, Jay Seeney, Paul Reid and Natalie Pearson taking us through till sunset.
The Deni Ute Muster is one of the top ‘bucket list’ events in Australian and annually attracts close to 20,000 people of all ages to celebrate all things laconically Australian and, of course, the iconic ‘ute’. Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the Deni Ute Muster is thrilled to be welcoming International Superstar, Carrie Underwood to the celebrations as well as homegrown faves Kasey Chambers, Busby Marou, Troy Cassar- Daley, Thirsty Merc, Gord Bamford, Travis Collins, Fanny Lumsden, The Pigs, Amber Lawrence, Doug Bruce & The Tailgaters and Kirsty Lee Akers.
Between the music and the AFL Grand Final on the big screen, there is wood chopping and whip cracking demonstrations, the World Record Blue Singlet Count, Ute Count, Show N Shine, the Bull Ride Spectacular, Brophy Bros Circus, Bob the Butcher, Peter Hodge Camel Rides and the Circlework, Barrel Race and Go to Wo competitions.
World Champion Sand Sculptor, Dennis Massoud, or Sandman as he is more commonly known, will be sculpting two incredible pieces of birthday art across the weekend while over in the Deniliquin Freighters Sports Arena, the Australian Ride on Lawn Mower Racing Association will be setting the pace with their modified ride on mowers reaching up to speeds of up to 100km/phr for the return of Lawn Mower Races.
There will also be fishing demonstrations at the Shimano Fishing Tank Show and, for the first time, Musterers can head to the combat zone for a game of Laser Tag.
And the fun and games don’t stop there. The Decentralised Demountables Family Centre will be open from 9am each day with free children’s activities including face painting, bubble blowing, stilt walking, hookey and much more.
And a Deni Ute Muster wouldn’t be complete without the rides! Over in Carnival Corner, there are rides for all our large and small adrenaline junkies as well as Australia’s Largest Jumping Castle – Fantasy Island. And it’s not just for the kids, adults are welcome to get their bounce on too.
Deni Ute Muster
Conargo Road, Deniliquin, NSW
Friday, 28 September + Saturday, 29 September 2018
Kasey Chambers, Busby Marou, Troy Cassar-Daley
Thirsty Merc, Gord Bamford, Travis Collins
Fanny Lumsden, The Pigs, Amber Lawrence
Doug Bruce & The Tailgaters and Kirsty Lee Akers