Spiderbait will join Jimmy Barnes, Gary Allan and The Mavericks on stage at this year's Deniliquin Ute Muster.June 4, 2014 4:00am
Finley band Spiderbait has been named as a headline act for this year’s Deniliquin Ute Muster.
The organising committee announced the mega line-up yesterday, which also includes Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes and American country music favourite Gary Allan.
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 also team up for a stunning ‘super group’ performance for the Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 event.
On the country scene, Ute Muster favourite Morgan Evans returns to the Conargo Rd venue, while new to the stage this year are American band The Mavericks and self-proclaimed American redneck rock band Blackjack Billy.
Brisbane pop/indie band Sheppard, whose hit song Geronimo has rocketed up the Australia Top 40 charts, will join Spiderbait as first-time Aussie performers at the iconic event.
Spiderbait, famous for hits like Black Betty and Glockenpop, formed in Finley 25 years ago.
The band — drummer Kram, singer Janet and guitarist Whitt — found fame in the 1990s with their garage rock sound.
A tribute to their home town came with their second album, titled Unfinished Spanish Galleon and named after the replica galleon ship near the Finley pool.
Now, 10 years after their last album release, the band has reformed and produced a new self-titled album.
Muster general manager Kate Pitt says this year’s musical line-up is one of the most exciting 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.’’
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.
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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