Big Red Bash 2017

Unsealed 4X4 is proud to be supporting the Big Red Bash once again this year. Beginning in 2013 as an unknown, single performing artist event, The Big Red Bash at Birdsville has grown to be the biggest and best remote area concert in the world. Last year’s event attracted over 7,000 people and the 2017 event promises to be even better.


The Big Red Bash is a celebration of the beauty and freedom of the Outback and the desert. Big Red itself is an iconic Outback landmark and destination which attracts people from all around Australia. The organisers are proud to bring you iconic Australian artists to complement this amazing setting.


Missy Higgins will be kicking off the festival on Tuesday 4 July. Make sure you click on our interview with Missy on the previous page… seems she is keen to have a crack at driving Big Red before the gig (but will she?). Other headliners include James Rayne, Mark Seymore and Lee Kernaghan; as well as Kate Ceberano, Ray Ryder, Ian Moss and Russell Morris.


Lee Kernaghan will also be bringing along his Legends of Country – a collection of Australia’s most beloved country musicians (and personal friends of Lee himself). They will be joining together for the Ultimate Anniversary Show, honouring the 25th anniversary of Lee’s groundbreaking debut album ‘The Outback Club’, and the incredible career that’s followed.


Across one sensational day and night the one-of-a-kind concert will begin with solo performances from each artist during the daylight hours, with special cameos from Lee throughout them all. It will all culminate in a dazzling all-star headline performance from the man himself… under the clear, star-speckled desert skies.


The Legends of Country are
(in alphabetical order):

Christie Lamb

James Blundell

The McClymonts

Tania Kernaghan

Troy Cassar-Daley

The Wolfe Brothers


The Big Red Bash is so much more than just a music festival; it allows attendees to take in the breathtaking surrounds of the Australian Outback with the festival taking place by Big Red on the edges of the Simpson Desert in the makeshift town of Bashville


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  • I went there in 2015 and had a great time. Last year I was put off by the weather. My girlfriend will be a volunteer this year
    The family would love to go again in 2017 as Kernanan and miss Higgins sould provide a blast for all who attend.

    • The Birdsville Track between Maree and Birdsville is long, dusty and stony. A 4WD is best however, prepare well, take effective communication and drive sensibly to the conditions and I see no reason why you would not be able to make it in non-4WD vehicles. We towed our off-road Bushmaster caravan up the Strzelecki and down the Birdsville tracks recently ( October 2015) and had a tyre blow on the van – small price to pay! Make sure you go to the Bakery and try a Curried Camel Pie! Best wishes.