MORE than 20,000 people are expected to descend on Deniliquin today for the 15th Deni Ute Muster.
The event will celebrate with headliners Alan Jackson, Kasey Chambers and Russell Morris.
Gates open at 6am with a line-up expected through until 12pm.
Ticket holders who don’t want to wait in long lines are encouraged to head to the muster between 1pm to 5pm. Entertainment starts at 9am.
Deni Ute Muster general manager Kathie Heyman said punters should bring their common sense and leave alcohol, glass and lounges at home.
“And bring your sense of humour, mateship, fun and dancing gear,” she said.
With predictions of 21 degrees today and 26 degrees tomorrow, Ms Heyman was thankful of the “weather gods” given the past two years of wet.
The town’s mayor Lindsay Renwick said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the muster saw more than 20,000 people through the gates.
In Sydney yesterday on his way home to Deniliquin, he said he had been approached by a number of people from the city about the event.
“You have no idea the amount of people through the state talking about these 15 years,” he said.
“I can’t believe it.
“I still pinch myself, and with Alan Jackson coming I think, ‘Where will it go to?’
“It’s a mind-boggling thing, in your wildest dreams you couldn’t imagine.”
If tickets are still available this morning they can be purchased at deniutemuster.com.au.
“We could break all the records,” Mr Renwick said.
See tomorrow’s Focus as we look back on 15 years of the Deni Ute Muster.