Covid-safe 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash set for 6-8 July

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The 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash is set to run over three days from 6-8 July with headline acts including Paul Kelly, Tim Finn, John Williamson, Ian Moss and many more.

The 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash organisers are pleased to announce that all acts that were booked to perform at the cancelled 2020 event have re-signed for this year’s sold-out all-ages outback festival to be held on the striking red sands of the Simpson Desert in front of Big Red.


“We are so grateful that both our patrons and the artists are backing us again this year,” Big Red Bash Founder and Organiser, Greg Donovan said. “85 per cent of our patrons opted to retain their tickets from the sold-out 2020 event, and the tickets that were refunded sold out again in under five minutes such is the demand for the event. And every single one of the 20 artists who were booked to perform in 2020 will be at the 2021 event.”

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As well as the headline music acts, the festival features everything from comedy and outdoor film screenings to scenic helicopter flights, dune surfing, beach volleyball and camel rides. There’s also the Nutbush Dance World Record attempt and Bashville Drags charity fun run that combined raise almost $75,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Big Red Bash is a family-friendly event, offering dog-friendly camping and concert areas, with children aged 11-and-under able to attend for free. Alcohol is not sold on-site, but ticket-holders are permitted to bring their own food and alcohol to the event. There will also be a range of food vendors and beverages vendors on-site.

The sold-out event will attract 10,000 attendees but as it will be staged on a massive 1.3 million square metre open-air site organisers will be able to accommodate Covid -safe rules.

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“Given the relatively small crowd numbers, and the vast space we’re working with, we’re very confident we can deliver a Covid-safe event this July,” Greg Donovan said.

“We are in regular contact with Queensland Health and Tourism and Government Officials at the highest levels, and have a detailed COVID-Plan in the system.  While nothing is 100 per cent in our current world, as contact tracing and quarantine control continues to improve, and with a vaccine not too far away, we’re incredibly optimistic.”

If you’re one of the lucky ticket holders to this year’s sold-out Birdsville Big Red Bash, and you want more information on the event head to the Big Red Bash website at this link.




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