Big Red Bash Cancelled 2020

Birdsville Big Red Bash organizers have confirmed that the event will now run on July 6-8 2021, with the same stellar line-up of 20 Australian music legends including Paul KellyIan Moss, Tim Finn, John Williamson, Kate Ceberano, Glenn ShorrockThirsty Merc, Ross Wilson, Shannon Noll, Dragon, The Radiators, Mi-Sex, Wendy Matthews, Vika & Linda, Mark Gable, Steve Balbi, Chocolate Starfish, Bjorn Again and Caitlyn Shadbolt

Event founder and organizer Greg Donovan said, “It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing today that the 2020 Big Red Bash has been canceled.

Big Red Bash Rocking At Night

“The heartbreak of being unable to proceed with an event that sold out within a month of tickets going on sale last September, and that we know will impact artists who have had all their gigs canceled, and also brings much-needed income to Outback Queensland communities, is real.  But the best thing we can all do at the moment is to stay home, and stay safe.”

The Big Red Bash advised their 10,000 ticketholders today of the decision, assuring them; “All of our wonderful Australian artists remain committed to being part of the Big Red Bash next year for which we sincerely thank them.   We look forward to bringing people together from every corner of this great land, gathering under the desert skies to celebrate Australian music and mateship in July 2021.”

All 20 of the acts from the 2020 line-up have re-confirmed for next year’s Big Red Bash and will perform in the Simpson Desert, 35 km outside of the remote township of Birdsville, taking to the stage in front of ‘Big Red’ – a 40-metre high sand dune that provides a spectacular natural amphitheater setting.

Loads of Fun During the event

Ticket holders have been given the option of holding onto their ticket – which automatically becomes valid for the 2021 Big Red Bash.  Those who would like a refund will have that option for the next six months, with the refund cut off falling on September 30, 2020.

Any 2020 Big Red Bash tickets that are refunded will be placed back on sale for the 2021 event – with the first round of refunded tickets expected to go back on-sale during May 2020.

Big Red

Greg Donovan said, “The Big Red Bash team sincerely thanks everyone for their understanding and support, and our thoughts and prayers are with all Australians who are facing increasing challenges at this unprecedented time.”

A list of FAQs, including procedures for refunds for ticket holders, have been posted online at