Big Red Bash Birdsville 10 – 12 July 2018
The Big Red Bash, Birdsville is Outback Queensland’s signature event.
Developed by Greg Donovan and his family in 2013 the event pioneered hosting a large scale music event in one of the most desolate and remote areas of Australia. While Birdsville and “Big Red” the natural sand dune where The Big Red Bash Birdsville is hosted are both iconic and on most Aussies bucket list hosting a full scale music festival there is quite an achievement but it certainly did not stop there.
Greg Donovan is what you might describe as a trail blazer, and the trail he and his family have blazed has spread far and wide and has helped and supported many struggling outback Queensland businesses, people and towns all along the way. Unlike many people who run successful events or businesses Greg Donovan is a friendly, inclusive, supportive, open and genuine person that is only too happy to share his experiences, what has worked, what has not.
Things are tough in all small towns in Queensland’s outback and the Big Red Bash Birdsville event attracts a new dynamic of people to Outback Queensland and thought the towns on the way as they travel to and from their destinations to Birdsville for this great event.
Greg and his team have encouraged towns along the way to offer unique events or functions for travellers to experience and each year the Big Red Bash Birdsville brings a smile to outback faces and a positive glow to the outback as it comes alive for what is a 4 month tourist season where jobs are created and lives are changed.
In the Aboriginal language Wirrarri means Birdsville.
As legendary Aussie artists fill the desert air with their classic sounds, your memories of this magical event will be born. As the Big Red Bash Birdsville powers up on Big Red under the open skies of Australia’s Simpson Desert take a moment to think of what an amazingly unique opportunity you have all been given by great Australians, the Donovan family who have taken great risk, completed the hard yards and had the guts to follow their dream to keep this event going making it better year on year developing to the signature Australian event the world want’s to experience.
In 2018 The Big Red Bash Birdsville will continue its tradition of bringing you iconic Australian artists including;
John Farnham, Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Kate Ceberano, Adam Brand, Busby Marou, Russell Morris,
In true Aussie spirit there is also a fund raiser for Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS)
Who else but the iconic “Pricilla Queen of the Desert” a drag race like no other! Be sure to bring your best Pricilla fashions as you will compete in a running race from the top of Big Red, past photos and media images of the RFDS fun raiser make you weep and it is seriously wrong but all in the spirit of good fun and a great cause to help a life saving service that is so important to the Outback.
If you are looking for tickets you are in luck as there are some available and they are great value given the fantastic lineup and the fact everything has to be taken in and out of the site which is more than a 3000km round trip. If you want an experience of a lifetime BOOK NOW!
All roads lead to Birdsville come July 2018 so you will have plenty of travel options. We however would encourage you to travel via Cunnamulla a beautiful heritage town built along the Warrego River. 2018 is a special year for cunnamulla who will celebrate turning 150 years old with Cunnamulla 150 celebrations.
Club Boutique Hotel a historic hotel located in the Cunnamulla CBD and has great Cunnamulla accommodation if you are looking to stay overnight.
Club Boutique Hotel will also host Yabbies, Yella, & Lamb Feast Friday 6th July 2018 from 6pm where local fish and lamb will feature as you relax and enjoy the great Cunnamulla hospitality, meet some locals, try some beer brewed after Cunnamulla local characters experience an old drover Les Capewell crack whips and enjoy music from local band.
There are many other great tourist attractions and things to do in Cunnamulla like Cunnamulla Town & Industry Tour with Out the Back Australia Tours. If you have kids on board the Warrego River and Cunnamulla sandhills are great fun and that is just for starters.