Deni Ute Muster: Flashback shots from inside and outside the festival gates

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of swags being rolled, utes being packed and roadtrip playlists getting the finishing touches.

The Deni Ute Muster is just around the corner and more than 18,000 people are expected to turn up for the long weekend.

The iconic Australian festival is merely days away and there’ll be thousands rolling into Deni when the first camping gates open on Thursday.

The muster has gone back to its roots for an all-Australian line-up in 2017, with the crowd set to party like it’s 1999.

Muster favourites Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts and Shannon Noll are back, as are Sunny Cowgirls, Beccy Cole, James Blundell and Brewn and The Wolfe Brothers. 

Sara Storer will take the stage, as will ex-McAlister Kemp mainstay Drew McAlister, Hurricane Fall and Jetty Road. Adam Eckersley Band, Davidson Brothers and Caitlyn Shadbolt round out the on-stage entertainment over the weekend. 

The home-grown line-up comes after years of international artists such as Keith Urban, Gary Allan, Alan Jackson and Kelly Clarkson headlining the October long weekend festival.