SIMPSON DESERT QLD | 6-8 JULY 2021
There’s only one type of concert ticket - General Admission. General admission includes concert entry for the three days of the festival and camping for four nights.
You can also buy one or both of the optional extras:
Early Entry Camping Pass, allowing extra days of camping before the event.
Early Exit Pass, allowing earlier “roll out” from the Bashville campground
See tickets and pricing for a comparison of all tickets types and what they provide.
Your wristband allows unlimited entry and exit from the concert area and Bashville site. Passouts are not required.
However please note that that there are strict restrictions on vehicle movements for vehicles inside the campground: Your car must remain parked and stationary at your campsite for the duration of the event, until roll out. Passouts are not available for vehicles.
For full details on entry & exit rules for vehicles see Camping Overview.
You will receive an email ticket (e-ticket) from Oztix, after you’ve bought your Big Red Bash tickets. There is no physical ticket mailed out. Print or download this and exchange it in BIRDSVILLE TOWN for vehicle pass and wristband.
Wristbands and car passes will not be issued at the festival site. You will be sent back to Birdsville if you arrive to Bashville without them.
Due to the possibility of adverse weather conditions affecting the access and safety of the proposed Event venue, The Big Red Bash reserves the right to change the venue location to alternative sites within the Birdsville area at any time prior to or during the Event.
Cancellation of Event
If the event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, ticket holders will be refunded the amount of their tickets purchased via Oztix.
For full details see the ticketing Terms and Conditions
Head west on Adeliade street and continue for 35kms. See Birdsville Town Map & Directions to Bashville for more details.
A transfer bus is also available (cash only). Please see table for details.
Below is the 2019 transfer bus table. The 2021 timetable will be released closer to the event.
Around 4000 vehicles will roll in and out of Bashville to attend the Big Red Bash festival.
Moving this many vehicles in and out of Bashville is quite a feat!
Of course it will take some time to get everybody in and out safely, but with a little patience and by following some handy hints, we’ll make your roll in and out experience run as smoothly as possible.
Your Guide to Roll in and Roll Out is an invaluable read to ensure you are prepared and can help us ensure that you get in and out as quickly and safely as possible.
Yes, there will be a privately operated shuttle bus operating to and from Birdsville.
A limited transfer service will be available from Monday the 5th to Thursday 8th July (cash only). Bus stops are located near the Warrari Information Centre in Birdsville, and at the plaza end of Mark Berry Drive at Bashville. Find out more.
Outback roads can be closed after local rain. They usually re-open reasonably quickly. Plan ahead and have a few alternative routes up your sleeve.
Keep up to date with outback road conditions in the lead up to the Big Red Bash. Leave a few days spare for unexpected detours.
Our tyres policy is based on the advice of Adam Plate the old owner of the Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta who we met in the late 90s and early 2000s. Adam was a legend in outback SA driving and was a key figure in raising awareness of the advantages of lower pressures on rough roads.
In our event vehicles we drop all tyre pressures and since doing so have seen a noticeable decrease in tyre damage and cost. We adopt the same typre pressure guidelines for all vehicles: 2WD, small AWD like Subarus, 4WDs whether lightly or heavily laden, our event trailers and heavy rigid trucks. For smaller vehicles on gravel roads we drop by about 20% below highway pressures and the larger vehicles like event trucks we drop to about 55% of highway pressures. We take about 15 vehicles out to the Bash each year and have very few damaged tyres since using these guidelines.
No, once you’ve parked at camp your vehicle must stay parked and stationary until 7am Friday 9th July.
However we are selling a limited number of Early Exit Passes. Holders of these can leave a little earlier, on Thursday afternoon. You are permitted to move your vehicle to Day Parking during the allocated times, but will not be able to bring your car back into the campground until 12.30 on Thursday 8th.
See table below for permitted vehicle movements.
Campsite boundaries are marked out, like in a caravan park. You’ll receive a minimum of approx. 90sqm per vehicle. Shapes of campsites will vary, but most will be around 6.75 x 13.5m .
To prevent the risk of a fire spreading, you must place all structures at least 1 metre from the back and side boundaries of your campsite, and guy ropes can protrude another 40cm. Marshals will enforce this rule.
Yes however you must arrive at Bashville TOGETHER if you want to camp together. Meet up in Birdsville and drive the final 35kms to Bashville in convoy.
Absolutely! Camp fires are permitted. Bring your own firewood supply as collection of firewood on the surrounding private property is prohibited. A limited supply of firewood is sold onsite.
Fires must be kept to a reasonable size for safety purposes (i.e., no bonfires), and must be put out with water (not buried in the sand). Fires can be lit directly on the ground, or you can use a firepit. Chainsaws are prohibited.
Yes. If you want to camp as a group with other vehicles, you must arrive at the Big Red Bash site together. You won’t be able to save a spot for a later arrival Groups that arrive together will be allocated adjacent campsites, one per vehicle. Groups can join two or more adjacent campsites and use the internal area however they wish, however you must leave space between your cooking areas and other structures, and you must place all structures at least 1 metre from the outer boundaries of the “joined” site.
Our popular and extensive range of festival merchandise will be available to purchase from the Merchandise Tent at the Big Red Bash. EFTPOS and cash are accepted at the Merchandise Tent. Some items sell fast, so get in early to grab your souvenirs!
You can view the full Merchandise Catalogue here.
If it does rain the show will go ahead unless conditions are deemed to be dangerous. If the forecast shows the possibility of rain, bring a good quality raincoat and suitable footwear. The decision to cancel a show will be made on show day if required. In the event of inclement weather patrons should check this website BEFORE departing for the show for messages regarding traffic, parking or wet weather arrangements.
Please note that if there is inclement weather such as significant rain during the Bash, which makes the advertised location unsuitable for staging the event, the organisers reserve the right to re locate the event to another location in the Birdsville vicinity. In the unlikely event of this occurring you will be advised of the new venue details when you arrive at Birdsville to pick up your wristbands.