FRESH off the back of an epic 2019 Big Red Bash, headlined by Aussie rock icons Midnight Oil, the organisers of one of the Australian outback’s biggest events are gearing up for another massive event in 2020.
The 2020 Birdsville Big Red Bash will run on the school holidays from July 7 to July 9, 2020, with tickets to the remote music festival set to go on sale in October 2019.
“We have had an amazing response from festival-goers who attended this year’s Big Red Bash,” said Big Red Bash Founder and Organiser, Greg Donovan. “We’ve been inundated with hundreds of queries regarding next year’s festival dates, as punters begin to plan their trip back out to the desert for the 2020 Bash.
“This year was a sold out event, with record attendance numbers – and it already feels like there’s a huge amount of interest around next year’s event, which is why we’ve chosen to announce the dates for the 2020 Big Red Bash so early,” Donovan added.
The festival, which not only features world-class music acts but comedy shows, film screenings, camel rides, dune surfing and plenty more, generated approximately $11 million in annual revenue for Outback Queensland.
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Record numbers – more than 9000 – flocked to Queensland’s Simpson Desert for the 2019 event, with the Bash selling out four days ahead of proceedings.
“The fact this event has sold out is a testament to the hard work of the event organisers and the local community,” said Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones, when news of the sell-out broke.
“The Queensland Government is proud to support this event via Tourism and Events Queensland because it does a great job of drawing visitors to the state, showcasing outback Queensland and providing real economic benefit for the people in this region.”
The Big Red Bash is set against the backdrop of the Big Red sand dune, 35km west of Birdsville. For more information, head to: www.bigredbash.com.au