The Deni Play on the Plains Festival & World Record Ute Muster is a celebration of all things Australian, bringing together the best of the best for 2 days of top class competitions, demonstrations, live music, extreme sports action and the Australian Music Industry's cream of OZ music both days and nights.
Over 20,000 people make the pilgrimage annually from all corners of Australia and beyond.
How it all began?
A group of community minded people came together in March, 1999, with an inspired vision to bring thousands of people to Deniliquin - a vibrant, personable, small country town on the edge of the Australian Outback.
This group formed a committee to initiate a festival based on enjoyment of, and pride in, our rural identity.
It was decided to make an Aussie icon, the ute, the focus of a world record attempt and the concept took off like wildfire with a Guinness World Record of 2,839 utes in its first year.
Since then that record has been broken each year at the event with now over 7,000 utes making the pilgrimage from all parts of Australia and beyond.The Entertainment
Each year the Festival organisers strive to build and improve on the day and evening entertainment with now a huge entertainment program to suit all ages.
Some highlights include:
- Bull Ride Spectacular - top Australian Bull riders vie for the $10,000 prizemoney
- AWPA NSW Whipcracking Championships
- Day Stage Live Music - with up and coming talented musicians
- Show and Shine Competition - where Australia's best utes compete for the exclusive awards
- Sports Arena Action - such as the Australian National Circlework Championships, other ute competitions, Australia's best motorcycle stunt teams, monster trucks and more
- World Record Blue Singlet Count - Wear a bluey singlet and be counted
- Family Centre - where kids can build, create and play oll day every day
- The Bars - The Bundy Bar & XXXX Gold Retreat
- Woodchop Demonstrations
- Roaming Entertainment
- More than 80 high quality trade stalls
The Festival continues to invite Australia's top country, rock and contemporary artists to perform on the Main Stage each evening. Some of these bands and artists include Powderfinger, The Living End, Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, The Angels, Troy Cassar-Daley, Beccy Cole, Hoodoo Gurus, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes and the Sunny Cowgirls to name a few.Camping Facilities
Set on the flattest open plains on earth the site includes a number of camping areas to accommodate everyone's preference. A huge family camping area caters for sedans, caravans, camper trailers, and mobile homes so if you don't have a ute - don't despair, everyone can still be part of this national iconic event. You can even rent a tent at the event!
The Festival pass price includes camping facilities.Where and When?
NSW Labour Day Long Weekend every year (Sept/Oct)
Conargo Road, Deniliquin, Southern Riverina, New South Wales
3hours north of Melbourne. 7hrs from Sydney
Gates open 6am Friday morning
Day entertainment begins 8am onwardsFestival Passes?
Purchase your tickets online www.deniutemuster.com.au before 1st September each year to Save $$'s.
Adult, Family (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) and Junior (13yrs to under 18 yrs) Passes available. Saturday only Festival passes also available.
Festival passes can also be purchased at the Gate but we recommend you buy your passes early to Save $$'s and prevent disappointment if it is a sellout crowd.
Children Under 13years FREEWhat to bring?
We suggest you bring warm clothing, water, a small BBQ and food (although quality catering stalls provided), swag, tent and so on for camping.
No BYO Alcohol, no glass and no dogs allowed.
NSW Road Rules apply on the Festival site.Round Up Your Mates - Let's Celebrate!We are proudly Australian.