Party on the plains list grows

July 19, 2017

Ute muster fan Khe Sanh Kile from Koonoomoo with her Holden VS ute.

More than music: The wood-chopping demonstration is a fan favourite.

Australia’s largest party on the plains is coming and organisers of the Deni Ute Muster have announced the full program of music, fun and games in store when the muster opens the gates on September 29 and 30.

The line-up has now been finalised with a mix of up-and-coming local artists and muster favourites such as Lee Kernaghan, Sara Storer, Beccy Cole, The McClymonts, Shannon Noll and The Wolfe Brothers set to help keep the music pumping from 9am until 11.30pm each night.

Kicking off the action after the official opening on Friday morning are Bush Poets, Deni Showcase, Deni Uke Muster, The North Westers, Angela Easson, Pete Denahy, Rachael Fahim and Simply Bushed, who will warm up musterers for the main stage kick off at 5pm.

Bush Poets, Deni Showcase and the Deni Uke Muster will return on Saturday morning before the annual blue singlet count kicks off in the main arena at noon.

Once counting has completed, the day stage will light up again with Anna Bowie, Seleen McAlister, The Mason Boys, Tori Forsyth and Josh Setterfield.

The Deni Ute Muster isn’t just about the music — it’s an all Aussie extravaganza with the return of wood chopping and whip cracking demonstrations, the World Record Blue Singlet Challenge, ute count, show ’n’ shine, miniature pig racing, bull ride spectacular, the Brophy Bros Circus, Matt Falloon and His Trained Balloons, Matt Mingay and Madzy Evels Off Road Show, the Reptile Awareness Display, camel rides and Circlework, Barrel Race and Go to Wo competitions providing entertainment.

There will also be something a little different on the menu for all those budding masterchefs out there with Bob the Butcher demonstrating how to successfully break down lamb, beef and pork.

For the young and not so young muster goers feeling energetic and up for a challenge, Bubble Soccer 2 U, soccer darts and the bungee run will be on site to keep them active and have a few laughs at the same time.

The youngest musterers haven’t been forgotten with the family centre open from 9am each day with free children’s activities including face painting, bubble blowing, stilt walking, Hookey and carnival corner.

For 19 years the iconic Deni Ute Muster has been the destination of choice for ute and music enthusiasts and 2017 is set to deliver its biggest main stage line-up ever for a mega weekend of fun, music, mateship and, of course, utes.

The Deni Ute Muster is one of the top bucket list events in Australia with about 18000 patrons flocking to the event each year.

It is held on NSW’s Labour Day long weekend and Victoria’s AFL grand final long weekend, making it easily accessible to people from both sides of the border.

‘‘Our team at the Deni Ute Muster have put together an amazing line-up, including two days of entertainment for all ages,’’ event general manager Vicky Lowry said.

‘‘We are pleased to announce our day stage acts, to promote the up-and-coming stars of Australian country and to showcase the talents of our local artists.

Let the countdown begin! We look forward to welcoming you to Party on the Plains.’’

The Deni Ute Muster is proudly supported by Destination NSW.

General admission tickets are available at

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