In the eyes of many it is a ‘bucket list’ event, a ‘must do’ before you die!
The Deni Ute Muster has gained its reputation , plus a string of state and national tourism and event awards, because since its inception in 1999 it has grown and diversified.
Its foundation is the Utes, those who love ‘em and everything within the vast ute paddock at the muster. Everyone with an interest in rural Australia should ensure that at some time in their life they take a stroll around this colourful and eclectic mix on the Riverine plains, where they will see a key part of what the Deni Ute Muster has become. It’s now famous for two days of amazing music plus a diversified entertainment program that has something for the entire family.
Visit the Deni Ute Muster to find out what music and entertainment is lined up for the next festival, or pop into Festival HQ in Hardinge Street where you can talk to the friendly staff, check out the merchandise and learn more about our famous event.
The Deni Ute Muster has hosted some of the best Australian and international performers, including Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes, Living End, Powderfinger, Alan Jackson, Gary Allan, Kelly Clarkson, Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand, Kasey Chambers and John Williamson, to name just a few. There's music from early morning until well into the night over two days, with a day stage highlight being some of the nation's up and coming stars, particularly from the country music scene.
The entertainment diversity is what sets the Deni Ute Muster apart from all other festivals, with organisers committed to ensuring there is something to interest all ages. In 2014 this extended to the famous JCB Dancing Diggers and the world’s fastest earthmover, the JCB GT backhoe, the world’s fastest ute, plus Mack The Transporter and Lightning McQueen from the hit movie CARS. There are also annual features like the bull ride spectacular, ute museum, Carnivale Corner and a huge range of trade stalls and other activities. What’s in store at the next festival?
The Holden Show ‘n’ Shine categories attract nationwide interest, as do the Australian National Circle Work Championships, the Holden Grunt Off and Holden Barrel Race. The Ute Muster also hosts Whip Cracking Championships and a range of other events to bring out the competitive nature of festival patrons.