In July 2021, the Big Red Bash team, alongside Queensland Health, Pathology Queensland, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and Queensland Police, delivered the first COVID Safe, large-scale, multi-day music festival since the start of the pandemic.  

With the support of the Queensland Government and Tourism and Events Queensland, we were able to implement a first class COVID Safe Event Plan - and a first class Big Red Bash, just a year after sadly cancelling the event due to COVID-19.

The cornerstones of our plan were:

We'd like to thank everyone involved - and a big thanks to all our patrons for your support, and for coming on the COVID Safe journey with us!

To find out more about some of the planning and preparation that went on behind the scenes to keep the Big Red Bash COVID Safe, watch this video.

Checking in at the Bash

Before you leave home, please download the Check In QLD app. Check in is mandatory for everyone at the Bash.

  • Download the App before you leave home 
  • Open the app and scan the QR code at Ticketing in Birdsville
  • Enter your details, which will be securely stored 
  • If you have troubles checking in, COVID concierges will be at Ticketing to help.