AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST OUTBACK EVENTS HIT HIGH NOTES WITH 2022 LINE-UP
The Outback Music Festival Group, organisers of Australia’s biggest Outback events, the Birdsville Big Red Bash, and new sister event the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash, have today announced an incredible roll-call of Australian rock legends to perform at each of the iconic red-dirt locations in 2022.
Tickets for the Birdsville Big Red Bash (July 5-7, 2022) and the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash (August 18-20, 2022) will go on-sale on November 25, 2021 at 10.00am AEDT from www.bigredbash.com.au and www.mundimundibash.com.au
“There is quite literally nothing like our events anywhere else in Australia, and as we hold the title of running the world’s most remote music festival, I would say anywhere else in the world! We’re not on a Coast or in a major metro postcode or big entertainment venue, and there’s no wineries within cooee of where we’ll be. Our events are run on two of the most remote Outback locations in the country, renowned for their rugged beauty and amazing landscape. Both the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash are camping based with awesome Outback activities and a killer music line-up – they’re a true bucket-list experience,” said Festival owner and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group Greg Donovan.
The stellar line-up of over 30 artists fronting both events in 2022 includes:
Jimmy Barnes and Missy Higgins whoare both headline acts for the event, which will also will also feature Kasey Chambers, Jon Stevens, Kate Ceberano, Richard Clapton, The Rolling Stones Review Starring: Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers, Bjorn Again, Sarah McLeod, Shannon Noll, Ash Grunwald, Jack Jones, Dragon, The Radiators, Mick Thomas (Wedding Parties Anything), Mi Sex, Chocolate Starfish, Steve Balbi, Bachelor Girl and Mel Dyer for the Birdsville Big Red Bash (July 5-7, 2022).
And Jimmy Barnes and Missy Higgins who will each be headline acts againwill join Kasey Chambers, Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Richard Clapton, Russell Morris, The Wolfe Brothers, Sarah McLeod, Busby Marou, The Rolling Stones Review Starring: Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers, Bjorn Again, Mick Thomas (Wedding Parties Anything), Ash Grunwald, Pierce Brothers, Eurogliders, Mel Dyer, The Buckleys, Kyle Lionhart and Bachelor Girl for the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash (August 18-20, 2022). More Broken Hill local artists will also be announced for the Mundi Mundi Bash.
“There’s not another gig in the country that offers anything like the spectacular 40 metre high Big Red sand dune in the Simpson Desert, or the rugged Barrier Ranges on the Mundi Mundi Plains as a performance backdrop. It’s an exciting year ahead and we know there’s a huge appetite for our events, so we’re expecting tickets to go fast. We’ve been a sell out for the last four years and with ongoing hesitation around overseas travel we’re banking on people wanting to explore their own backyard and visit these iconic locations, taking in the amazing line-up as part of that experience,” added Greg Donovan.
“There’s nothing on earth like the middle of Australia so the band and I are really looking forward to kicking up some red dirt with everyone at these two gigs. It’s a long way to drive but it’s going to be worth the trek,” said Jimmy Barnes.
Both the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash are all ages, dog friendly camping events, with the Big Red Bash remaining the only multi-day music festival to be successfully staged in 2021.
“We had a magic window of time in which we could stage a COVID safe Big Red Bash event in July 2021, which was headlined by Paul Kelly. Our COVID safety protocols were so detailed and beyond what was required that the Queensland Government were happy for us to proceed despite a rapidly changing environment. Looking back it feels like some kind of miracle. Since then however vaccination rates are through the roof, and there’s a clear path forward for staging live events. We’re looking forward to working in this new normal in 2022,” added Greg Donovan.
In 2022 there will be two incarnations of the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash – with the 2021 postponed event and line-up with Paul Kelly as headliner also set to run from April 21-23, 2022.
All of the 2022 Outback Music Festival Group events will be run across three days with a capacity of just 10,000 per event – and on locations that are as vast as they are beautiful, allowing for well-above average social distancing.
The events offer up a uniquely Australian destination adventure for families, grey nomads, camping and caravanning enthusiasts and intrepid travellers.
In addition to the music line-up, each event will also feature a jam-packed program of outback activities – from a Nutbush City Limits World Record dance off attempt (the current record of 2,787 dancing revelers was set by the Big Red Bash on Thursday July 8, 2021) to a Mad Max costume dress up world record attempt at the Mundi Mundi Bash events, comedy and outdoor film screenings, scenic helicopter flights, camel rides and charity initiatives such as the ‘Bashville Drags’ at the Birdsville Big Red Bash and the ‘Mundi Undie Run’ at the Mundi Mundi Bash – both runs raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
And all events will sit under a glittering night-sky that only the remote Outback can offer, with the Milky Way so vivid festival goers will feel they can reach out and touch it.
While the event locations are remote they are easily accessible by road. The Mundi Mundi Plains location has sealed road leading right up to the event site, while the Big Red Bash location has graded gravel road to reach the festival site.
“We share a lot of driving information to help keep our festival goers safe as most people will reach us by road. And while a lot of these people will be driving 4WD’s, the reality is that most vehicles can reach either event. Particularly the Mundi Mundi Bash that has sealed roads all the way,” added Greg Donovan.
Scheduled and charter flights, bus tours are available to all events, and train transport is also available to Broken Hill for the Mundi Mundi Bash.
Both the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash events will be BYO alcohol for both the campsite and concert areas, and ticket holders are also permitted to bring their own food. There will also be a large range of food vendors selling both hot and cold food and non-alcoholic beverages at the events.
The events also have dog-friendly camping and concert areas and children aged 11-and-under will also able to attend for free.
Event organisers the Outback Music Festival Group will continue working with State Health and Government as they countdown to staging the event in 2022.
Tickets for the events will go on-sale from 10.00am AEDT on November 25. Information and ticket purchasing details follow:
What: 2022 Birdsville Big Red Bash
Where: Big Red sand dune, 35 km West of Birdsville
When: July 5-7, 2022
More info & tickets: www.bigredbash.com.au (tickets released from 10.00am AEDT on November 25)
What: 2022 Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash
Where: Belmont Station, on the Mundi Mundi Plains 9km north of Silverton – 35km north of Broken Hill
When: August 18-20, 2022 (the 2021 event has been postponed to April 21-23, 2022 with a different line-up – tickets are already on-sale for this event)
More info & tickets: www.mundimundibash.com.au (tickets released from 10.00am AEDT November 25)