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Camping at Bashville

Camping Overview

Bashville is located on private property, the organic cattle station Adria Downs. Camping is not usually permitted and we’re privileged to have the land-owner’s permission to hold the Big Red Bash on this beautiful patch of desert.

The camping arrangements and rules outlined on this page, as well in the Bashville Site Rules, ensure the safety and comfort of everyone on site, and also help us take care of this special, organic property.

Camping is included in the cost of your ticket and is permitted for four nights: Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th July.

Entry & Exit Times

Your ticket determines the dates & times that you can come and go from the Bashville campground. To find out what is allowed for your ticket, check the information below.



Arrival at Bashville

Camper roll-in is 8am-6pm Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th July. No entry outside these hours.

If you arrive at the gate after 6pm you won’t be allowed in.

During busy times allow at least 2 hours to drive between Birdsville and Bashville. Make sure you’ve picked up your vehicle pass and wristbands from Birdsville town before you drive to Bashville.



Marshals will direct you to the best available campsite when you arrive. The campsite is filled from front (closest to stage) to back.

You’ll be camping on the dry, level lake bed east of Big Red. The campground is suitable for most vehicles including motorhomes & caravans. Caravans with some off road capability are best suited, however if you’ve made it Birdsville, your vehicle will be okay in the campground.

Campsites are adequate and comfortable however please don’t take up more space than you need. Help us avoid Bashville sprawl!


No Vehicle Movements

Once you park at your campsite your vehicle must not exit or move until 7am Friday 13th July.

To provide some flexibility there are a few exceptions to this rule:

Permitted Vehicle Movement Times
Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 July 4pm - 6pm: move your vehicle from campground to DAY PARKING. Exit only, no re-entry to campground.
Thursday 12 July 1pm - 5pm: Move your vehicle from Day Parking back into CAMPGROUND. Re-entry only, no exit.


Bashville Site Rules

Everyone on site, including campers, must follow the Bashville Site Rules. Make sure you’re familiar with these - some require planning before you leave home.

Shuttle Bus

There will be a privately operated shuttle bus service to and from Birdsville at a cost of $10 each way for the 35km round trip. This is a great option if you’d like to take a trip to town during the event.

Group Camping

If you’d like to camp as a group with other vehicles, you’ll need to arrive at the Big Red Bash site together. You won’t be able to save a spot for a later arrival.

Early Entry Camping Passes

If you want to camp at Bashville earlier, you can purchase an Early Entry Camping Pass. Click here for more details.

Roll Out

Roll out begins at 7am on Friday 13th July. Your vehicle must not move or exit before this time.

Roll out is available ALL DAY. Please plan to leave by 5pm.

Other Important Information

Make sure you know the Bashville Site Rules
If you’re bringing a dog, please read the Dog Attendance Rules
If you have a disability, click here



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Major Sponsors

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