Organisers of the iconic Deni Ute Muster haven’t slowed down since the announcement that Keith Urban will be headlining their 18th birthday party and we can now announce further details of what is bound to be a coming-of-age party never to be forgotten over 30 September and 1 October 2016.
Joining Keith Urban, James Reyne, Adam Brand and The Outlaws, John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Shannon Noll, Busby Marou, The Sunny Cowgirls, Catherine Britt, Christie Lamb and Deep Creek Road (Phew!) will be an extremely talented group of performers keeping us entertained and providing the soundtrack to the festivities throughout the day on the Day Stage, proudly supported by Ice Break.
Opening the festival on day one will be crowd favourites, Bush Poets, before showcases from local Deni musicians followed by Rebecca Lee Nye, Iain Archibald Band, Billy Bridge, Victoria Avenue and James Blundell keep the soundtrack pumping until the main stages light up.
The Saturday Day Stage line up sees the return of Bush Poets and local musicians with Jade Martin Band, Mick Lindsay, Missy Lancaster, Brigginshaw and Hayley Marsten keeping toes tapping throughout the day.
With long weekends in New South Wales and Victoria, the Deni Ute Muster is the perfect short break destination for music, mayhem and footy! Footy fans are encouraged to bring along their team jersey and their camp chair and join us in the main arena from 1.30pm on Saturday (just after the World Record Blue Singlet Count) to see which team will win the 2016 AFL Premiership Cup.
It’s not all about the music and footy, as well as the return of family favourites including wood chopping and whip cracking demonstrations, the World Record Blue Singlet Challenge and Ute Count, Roo’d – the bouncing kangaroos, to name a few, organisers are thrilled to announce a Muster first with the addition of the Brophy Bros Circus and camel rides to the entertainment menu.
Five times a day under the red and white Big Top, the Brophy Bros Circustroupe will “roll up, roll up” with a fast-paced, fun filled performance featuring performing dogs, ponies, whip cracking, unicyclists, juggling and, of course, clowns.
The Muster’s 18th birthday party is going to be one big celebration and tickets are selling fast!
Reserved camping has been so well received by our ticket holders that 7 sites have fully sold out and the final site has just been released.
In its first year (1999), the Deni Ute Muster had approximately 5,000 patrons and set a new Guinness World Record for the most number of legally paraded utes at 2,839 – a record which still stands today. Since 1999 the Deni Ute Muster has become the region’s biggest tourist drawcard and a celebration of all things Australian.
Deni Ute Muster General Manager, Kate Pitt, said today, “For our 18th birthday we wanted a memory making muster and from megastar Keith Urban to the fabulous Busby Marou, from circus to circle work, we’ve got an 18th birthday spectacular with something special for everyone.”
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said, “Events such as the Deni Ute Muster are a vital contributor to regional tourism which attract visitors from outside NSW and Australia, showcasing a unique side of our diverse regional communities.
“With a sensational program scheduled across two days, I encourage everyone to begin planning their visit to the Deni Ute Muster so they don’t miss out on this exciting event that demonstrates all things Australian.”
With many more announcements to come the 2016 Deni Ute Muster will be the biggest yet. Head to www.deniutemuster.com.au or call Muster HQ on 03 5881 3388 to secure your tickets now! Previous members and new members will need to create a new account.
The 2016 Deni Ute Muster is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Tickets are on sale NOW and available at www.deniutemuster.com.au
Conargo Road, Deniliquin, NSW
Friday, 30 September + Saturday, 1 October, 2016
James Reyne, Adam Brand and The Outlaws
John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Shannon Noll
Busby Marou, The Sunny Cowgirls, Catherine Britt
Christie Lamb, Deep Creek Road, James Blundell
Victoria Avenue, Missy Lancaster, Hayley Marsten
and much, much more!