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Media Applications

All media accreditation applications can be made through our media portal, from the end of February. The link will be made live once applications open.

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Media Releases


  • The most remote music festival in the world announces 2018 dates - 31 July 2017
  • John Farnham heads sizzling line-up for 2018 Birdsville Big Red Bash - 17 November 2017
  • There's more than one way to travel to the Bash - 22 January 2018
  • Over 6,500 descend on the Simpson Desert for the fifth Birdsville Big Red Bash - 7 July 2017

Online Articles


2016 - 2017

  • How does an Australian town of 100 attract tourists? A music festival and camel pie -  New York Times
  • The world’s most remote music festival: in pictures - The Guardian
  • John Farnham and Daryl Braithwaite playing music festival Aussie Desert - Music Feeds
  • John Farnham healds sizzling line up for 2018 Birdsville Big Red Bash - Caravan Industry News
  • John Farnham, hoodoo gurus and more aussie legends to play worlds most remote music festival - The Music
  • Bash bound to a biggun - The Senior
  • The most remote music festival in the world: Birdsville Big Red Bash 2018 - Travel Monitor
  • Best annual events around Australia for over 50s - My Discoveries
  • Calendar of events in north west Queensland - North West Star
  • Queensland events calendar continues to boom in 2018 - The Holiday and Travel Magazine

Broadcast Coverage




 Dogs at the Bash!

Dogs at the Bash! from Big Run Events on Vimeo.


 Fun For the Whole Family!

Family Friendly Testimonial from Big Run Events on Vimeo.


 Come to the Bash on the Rock 'n' Roll Bus Trip!

Big Red Bash Rock 'n' Roll Bus Trip from Big Run Events on Vimeo.


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Major Sponsors

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Official Vehicle Sponsor

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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

Birdsville Big Red Bash event extensions are funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program during the Year of Outback Tourism 2019.


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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