The Deniliquin Ute Muster has announced a huge line-up of musical acts for this year's event.June 3, 2014 2:55am
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes and American country music favourite Gary Allan will headline this year’s Deniliquin Ute Muster.
And they aren’t the only musical heavyweights to be confirmed for the Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 event.
Legends of Australian rock James Reyne, Joe Camilleri, Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson will team up for a stunning ‘super group’ performance under the title, Time Of My Life Band.
Adding an extra local flavour will be Australian rockers Spiderbait, the famed Finley band famous for hits like Black Betty and Glockenpop.
Also new to the muster stage this year are American country band The Mavericks and self proclaimed American redneck rock band Blackjack Billy.
With their hit song Geronimo rising up the Australia Top 40 charts, Brisbane pop/indie band Sheppard will also experience the muster for the first time, while Deniliquin Ute Muster favourite Morgan Evans rounds off the 10-artist line-up.
Muster general manager Kate Pitt said it’s one of the most exciting line-ups she’s been involved in.
‘‘It’s hard to get away from cliches when you have an event like this — it really is a line-up that’s just superb,’’ Ms Pitt said.
‘‘We have the Australian working class man Jimmy Barnes with international country artists like Gary Allan and The Mavericks.
‘‘We also have Morgan Evans, who is one of the hottest up and coming country artists. He is every bit a superstar as Keith Urban and he speaks about the Ute Muster all over Australia as one of his absolute all-time favourite gigs.
‘‘Sheppard is on the cusp of becoming huge and then you have Spiderbait, a band that has always been on the ute muster’s radar.
‘‘Along with some of the greats in Australian music, we really do have the best of Australian and overseas talent – could the line-up be any better?’’.
Ms Pitt says equally as exciting as this year’s musical line-up will be the ramped up ‘around the grounds’ entertainment.
Crowd favourites like the Bull Ride Spectacular, Australian National Circle Work Championships, Holden Grunt Off, whip cracking and wood chops, ute museum, family centre, XXXX Gold Retreat and Bundy Distillatorium will return.
Adding to the event schedule this year will be the United Kingdom’s famous JCB Dancing Diggers and GT V8 Wheel Standing Backhoe, as well as a new Merino mustering demonstration.
‘‘We’ve got a fantastic new corporate sponsor in Polaris and we wanted to do something unique just for them,’’ Ms Pitt said.
‘‘Polaris has just launched an ATV Polaris Ute and it will be there mustering some of our famous Merinos.
‘‘From the very first muster we have always strived to offer the extraordinary, and this is just the start of another huge attraction.’’
Ms Pitt says the amazing list of entertainment cements the Deniliquin Ute Muster as one of the best festivals in Australia and the world.
‘‘I really do believe that the ute muster will become to Australia what the running of the bulls is to Spain and Oktoberfest to Germany.
‘‘We will be the most desired event for backpackers from all over the world, and the ute muster can give Australia what it wants. We can take this festival to everyone.’’
Tickets for the Deniliquin Ute Muster are still available at the special early bird price for only a short time, with the two-day adult ticket for $179 plus a small booking fee.
For more information about ticket prices, or to book, go to www.deniutemuster.com.au.
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