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Past Performers

Since we kicked off the Big Red Bash in 2013 with a solo performance by John Williamson on top of Big Red, we’ve had some fantastic Australian artists perform over the years.

Here is the Big Red Bash artist roll call from 2013 through to 2018:


  •  Midnight Oil
  • The Living End
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Richard Clapton
  • 1927
  • Busby Marou
  • Bjorn Again
  • John Swan
  • Mark Gable (Choirboys)
  • Steve Kilby (The Church)
  • Eurogliders
  • Chocolate Starfish
  • Neil Murray
  • Steve Balbi (Noiseworks)
  • The Chantoozies
  • Mark Williams (Dragon)
  • Dale Ryder (Ex Boom Crash Opera)


  •  John Farnham
  • Hoodoo Gurus
  • The Angels
  • Daryl Braithwaite
  • Jon Stevens
  • Kate Ceberano
  • Adam Brand
  • Busby Marou
  • Russell Morris
  • The Black Sorrows
  • Travis Collins
  • The Wolfe Brothers
  • Amber Lawrence


  • James Reyne & Mark Seymour
  • Lee Kernaghan
  • Missy Higgins
  • Ian Moss
  • Kate Ceberano
  • Russell Morris
  • Ray Ryder
  • Troy Cassar Daley
  • The McClymonts
  • The Wolfe Brothers
  • Tania Kernaghan
  • James Blundell
  • Christie Lamb


  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Paul Kelly
  • Glenn Shorrock
  • Brian Cadd
  • Christine Anu
  • Shane Howard
  • Adam Harvey
  • Troy Cassar-Daley
  • The Angels
  • Adam Brand and the Outlaws
  • Russell Morris
  • Col Finley


  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Diesel
  • Jon Stevens
  • Mick Lindsay
  • Victoria Edwards
  • Innocent Eve
  • Gemma Louise Kirby
  • The McClymonts
  • Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde


  • John Williamson
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Bill Chambers
  • Harry Hookey
  • Victoria Edwards
  • Saxanova
    • James Reyne
    • Daryl Braithwaite
    • Joe Camilleri
    • Ross Wilson


  •  John Williamson



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