Rock'in the Simpson
2pm Tuesday 5th July 2016
At the Big Red Dune,
Following the hugely successful third annual Birdsville Big Red Bash, which saw crowds triple at the two-day desert camping and concert gig headlined by Jimmy Barnes, organisers today announced the 2016 dates to fall in July school holidays - July 5th and 6th, 2016 at the Simpson Desert Big Red sand dune.
"This event has already become a bucket list item for families and travellers who want an authentic outback experience and the thrill of a rock concert under the biggest star studded skies in the world. It’s a truly awesome experience for both the audience and the entertainers, so we expect even bigger numbers next year, " said Greg Donovan of Big Run Events.
He said they would cap numbers next year to ensure a well serviced event as it grows and advised tickets will go on sale November for attendees keen to guarantee themselves a spot.
The 2016 dates fall in the mid-year school holidays, allowing families to take their children on an outback adventure to the heart of Australia. Over 600 children attended the 2015 Bash, with plenty surfing down the Big Red sand dune with boogie boards, pieces of cardboard and even the odd esky lid.
The Bash falls between two other exciting outback events – the Bedourie Gymkhana and Rodeo (2nd & 3rd July) and the Bedourie Pig and Camel Races (9th & 10th July). Create an outback itinerary while you’re in the region and start ticking off those bucket list experiences.
The 2016 headliners and full artist line up will be announced in time for tickets on sale in November.
“The fourth annual Bash will be the biggest yet. We can assure festival-goers that there will be another high-calibre line up of iconic Aussie artists rocking the desert like never before!” said Greg Donovan.
For more images of the 2015 Birdsville Big Red Bash, click here.
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