Birdsville's Big Red Bash

Prepare for the world's most remote music festival.

Don’t let the distance dissuade you – the Big Red Bash is a music festival for the ages.

Known as the most remote music festival in the world, the Big Red Bash was awarded the Outback Queensland Tourism Award in 2018 and Australia’s Favourite Event Award in 2016.

This year, history will be made with Australian music icons Midnight Oil headlining their first multi-day Australian music festival in more than 22 years.

Midnight Oil will be joined by Aria-award winners Kasey Chambers, The Living End and other Aussie favourites including Busby Marou, Richard Clapton and more.

Artists will perform in the red sands of the Simpson Desert – 35km west of Birdsville – with the legendary, 40-metre-high Big Red dune in the background,

People from across Australia and overseas are expected to attend the festival from 16-18 July, with the population of Birdsville swelling from 100 to about 6000.

Crowd at Big Red Bash

Tickets are on sale now. Standard tickets include three nights’ entry, early entry camping passes and transfers aboard a Rock’n’Roll Charter Bus are also available.

There is plenty to enjoy at the festival, such as scenic camel rides, sand boarding, helicopter trips across one of Queensland’s most unique landscapes and Fashions in the Desert, which will raise money for the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

If you’re driving to the festival, try one of RACQ’s Top 10 road trips – Big Red – a five-day drive from Brisbane to Birdsville with stops at Nindigully, Cunnamulla, Noccundra and Innamincka.

If you’re looking for more activities, tick off a few suggestions from our Birdsville bucket list including a camel pie at the Birdsville Bakery and a sunrise at the Billabong.

For more information about the Big Red Bash.

RACQ Travel can help you plan your getaway to Birdsville and other great destinations in Queensland. Contact one of our travel consultants on 1300 096 166 today.

Dancing at Big Red Bash