The Birdsville Big Red Bash, the world’s most remote music festival, is set to run across three days this year from July 6th – 8th, 2021 with a classic line-up of Australian music legends including Paul Kelly, Tim Finn, John Williamson, Kate Ceberano, Ian Moss, Shannon Noll, Dragon, The Radiators, Mi Sex, Wendy Matthews, Thirsty Merc, Marc Gable, Glenn Shorrock and Caitlin Shadbolt.
It is located on the edge of the Simpson Desert, on the lands of the Wangkangurru-Yarluyandi people. The event site is 35km from Birdsville, which outside of event times is home to around 115 people.
“We are so grateful that both our patrons and the artists are backing us again this year. 85% of our patrons opted to retain their tickets from the sold-out 2020 event, and the tickets that were refunded sold out again in under five minutes such is the demand for the event. And every single one of the 20 artists who were booked to perform in 2020 will be at the 2021 event,” said Big Red Bash Founder and Organiser, Greg Donovan.
The 10,000 capacity event will be staged on a massive 1.3 million m2 open air site – enabling the festival to easily accommodate Covid safe rules.
Much more than just a music festival, there is a jam-packed program of outback activities – from comedy and outdoor film screenings, to scenic helicopter flights, dune surfing, beach volleyball, camel rides and a Nutbush Dance World Record attempt and Bashville Drags charity fun run that combined raise close to $75,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Tickets to the Big Red Bash are sold out for 2021, but if you are one of the lucky ones to be going – let us know how your adventure is going – we are all a bit jealous.
What: 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash
Where: Big Red sand dune, 35 km West of Birdsville