NSW’s Biggest Outback Event Sells Out

21 February 2023 | 11:12 am | Staff Writer

Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash are sold out!

(Image: Supplied/Matt Williams)

Six months out from the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash being staged, organisers have announced that the event has officially sold out – with close to 12,000 intrepid travelers set to rock the iconic red earth plains in August for a truly bucket list experience of music, camping and outback fun.

Festival owner/founder, producer and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group, Greg Donovan says, “Only a bit over a week ago we were talking about being 95% sold out for the Mundi Mundi Bash – and then we had a huge final surge on tickets. There was obviously a lot of people intending heading to the Mundi Mundi Bash who got worried they’d miss out when we announced we were close to selling out - and they’ve jumped online and purchased immediately.” 

He adds, “We really didn’t expect the last 5% of tickets to sell so fast, but we’re certainly not complaining. What a great result in these times to have two major events already sold out when we’re still 6 months out from staging them. It’s a bit of a pinch myself moment.”  

Donovan took a huge leap of faith in founding the Birdsville Big Red Bash (July 4-6, 2023) in 2013, and then sister event the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash (August 17-19, 2023) which was staged for the first time last year – with the huge gamble now paying off.

The stacked line-ups for both the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash feature some of the biggest names in Australian rock, pop, roots and country music including ICEHOUSE, Hoodoo Gurus, Human Nature, Pete Murray, The Angels, The Waifs, Kate Ceberano, Troy Cassar-Daley, Ross Wilson (Big Red Bash only), Dragon, Thirsty Merc (Mundi Mundi Bash only), Chocolate Starfish, Shane Howard, Jack Jones, Pierce Brothers, Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Mi-Sex (Mundi Mundi Bash only), Chantoozies, Melanie DyerCaitlyn Shadbolt and Furnace and the Fundamentals.

Legendary country music singer John Williamson will also hit the stage at the Birdsville Big Red Bash, reprising his Simpson Desert performance from a decade ago which helped launch the bucket list music event.

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Both events are all-ages, dog-friendly camping events that run across three days, offering up uniquely Australian destination adventures for families, grey nomads, camping and caravanning enthusiasts and intrepid travellers alike.

In addition to the music line-ups, each festival will feature jam-packed programs of unique outback entertainment and activities – from world record attempts for the ‘Nutbush’ dance and ‘Mad Max dress up’, through to comedy and outdoor film screenings, scenic helicopter flights, camel rides, charity fun runs The Bashville Drag Race and Mundi Undie Run, drag dress up competitions and much more.

More information can be found via the link here.

2023 Birdsville Big Red Bash
Big Red sand dune, 35 km West of Birdsville
 July 4-6, 2023

2023 Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash
Belmont Station, on the Mundi Mundi Plains 9km north of Silverton
 August 17-19, 2023