SHE has sold 21 million albums and has toured across the globe but she’s probably never seen anything quite like the Deni Ute Muster.
In a major coup for organisers, Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson will headline the Saturday night concert at this year’s event.
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Festival director John Harvie said he was “over the moon” to book the American star, who sang the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl.
“Kelly is an amazing performer and a genuine crowd-pleaser,” Mr Harvie said.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming her to the muster, and to Deni.”
Clarkson is known for her feisty hits including Miss Independent, Since U Been Gone, Walk Away and Mr Know It All.
She was the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the country songs, adult contemporary, adult pop songs and dance club play songs charts.
Deni Ute Muster marketing manager Karla Notley said that was one of the reasons organisers approached her.
“Kelly’s talents are broad ranging, just like our festival goers,” she said.
“Many people love that she won Academy of Country Music awards for vocal event of the year and single of the year.
“But other people tap into her rock-chick or soul-sister side.
“We think she’s just the right performer to set the stage on fire.”
The American Idol winner is no stranger to the country after growing up in Texas.
In a career spanning a decade, she has sold more than 21 million albums worldwide.
Other performers announced for this year’s festival include Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson, McAlister Kemp, The McClymonts, Daryl Braithwaite, Morgan Evans, Amber Lawrence, Jayne Denham, Travis Collins, Doug Bruce and the Tailgaters and Bob Corbett.
Organisers expect demand for tickets to be high and have urged people to book now.
This year’s event is on September 28 and 29.