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Have the experience of a lifetime at the world’s most remote music festival, the Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of Australia’s outback! The three-day festival returns from 10 – 12 July 2018, at the Big Red desert dune near Birdsville, Queensland.

Now in its sixth year, the festival will feature some of Australia’s best-loved musicians and bands. The 2018 line up of artists is set to be announced in October 2017 so stay tuned for details.

Tickets will go on sale in November 2017.

The journey is all part of the adventure when getting to the Bash, with some travellers dedicating weeks on the road soaking up Australia’s quintessential outback locations and camping under vast starry night skies.

Getting to Birdsville and setting up camp in the Simpson Desert for the three day feast of music and family friendly entertainment, including desert drag races and indigenous craft workshops, has become a top Australian bucket-list event.

The Big Red Bash was voted Australia’s Favourite Event at the 2016 Australian Event Awards.

Kids 11 and under  are welcome for free. So come and experience this unique multi-day music festival at it’s impressive outback destination.



Thanks to all of our sponsors who help us bring you this amazing event.

Presenting Partners

Major Sponsors

RedArc Track Trailer Australian Off Road Unsealed 4x4 The Birdsville Hotel

Official Vehicle Sponsor

Volkswagen Commercial


RV Daily Veolia Regional Express Telstra

Government and Council Supporters

Big Run Events, the organiser of the Big Red Bash is enormously grateful for the various forms of assistance provided to the event by Tourism and Events Queensland, the Outback Queensland Tourism Association, and Diamantina Shire Council.

Outback Queensland Tourism

Big Red Bash is a unique high profile outback event, which draws significant media coverage. If you are interested in Big Red Bash sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.

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