Birdsville Big Red Bash
The Birdsville Big Red Bash lays claim to being the world’s most remote music festival. Taking place just outside of Birdsville, on the edge of the Simpson Desert in outback Queensland, it’s hard to imagine a more isolated location for so much fantastic music.
2021’s Big Red Bash returns with the biggest ever line-up of iconic Aussie rock acts, headlined by Paul Kelly, under the wide open skies.
Rather than a long, three day drive from Melbourne, travel to the festival in style with a small group of no more than nine fellow music fans, flying direct to the Birdsville Hotel. We organise the camping for you, complete with bedding and some camping essentials. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy the music!
Day 1: Melbourne to Birdsville (L)
Depart Moorabbin Airport at 8.00am. Fly over NSW and into Queensland and Birdsville, landing right outside the iconic Birdsville Hotel by 2.00pm. Savour a refreshing ale and toast your arrival in the outback!
Travel about 45 minutes outside town to the Big Red Bash campsite. You’ll be set up in your one or two person tent which features a stretcher to keep you off the ground, mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and blanket to keep you warm in the cold desert night, camp chairs, table and a light to show the way.
Toilet blocks are nearby. There are no showers on site, but they are available in town if necessary – there is a public shuttle bus available for a small fee. Food can be purchased from 20 vendors around the site. Alcohol is BYO, with none sold on site – it is also available in town. Ice is on sale to keep your purchases cold.
Bands will be playing from 1pm to 8pm each day, with the line up and exact times to be confirmed closer to departure.
Everything about the trip was fantastic, from the care and attention we were given by Keith, and all the staff at Arajilla retreat, down to the amazing meals we had at the hotel. There was no shortage of activities. We would thoroughly recommend Keith and Kirkhope Aviation anytime.
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