Big Red Bash set for Nutbush dance world record attempt

CITY LIMITS: The dune behind the stage at Big Red Bash (with Christie Lamb seen here) will be packed this year for a Nutbush Dance. Photo: Derek Barry
CITY LIMITS: The dune behind the stage at Big Red Bash (with Christie Lamb seen here) will be packed this year for a Nutbush Dance. Photo: Derek Barry

It will be “Nutbash” City Limits in Birdsville next month.

The desert town’s famous Big Red Bash, which takes place at Big Red sand dune 30km west of the town is making history this year in attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dancing to Nutbush City Limits at once.

All festival goers are asked to get prepared to do the iconic Nutbush Dance that has become timeless since the record was released by Tina Turner in 1973.

This unusual Tina-Eye-Turner will all be happening on the final day of the 2018 festival, Thursday July 12.

Horsham Vic Nutbush world record attempt

Festival organisers hope to mark the day with hundreds of dancers who will come together at the foot of the Big Red Sand Dune and attempt the world record.

 Adults, kids, staff and artists are all asked to come together and dance the most well-known line dance in Australia with a donation to Royal Flying Doctors Service from all those involved.   

The Victorian city of Horsham has held the record for performing the Nutbush at the same time in the past and currently, the record stands at 522 dancers.

With only a handful of tickets left, organisers said there was even more incentive to attend the Big Red Bash to witness and be apart of an iconic moment in history.

“This truly unique Australian outback experience is only getting more exciting as the most remote music festival on the planet is attempting to make world history,” Big Red Bash founder Greg Donovan said.

“With just less than 40 days until The Big Red Bash kicks off, it’s time to get your dancing shoes on and Nutbush your way into history.”

See our 2017 Birdsville Big Red Bash photos here

Mr Donovan said the outback journey of a lifetime was now easier than ever, with the introduction of the free trip planner.

And for all those more worried about keeping up with the Nutbush dance moves than the tricky terrain of the outback, there will be an instructor to ensure all the steps are mastered.

“So there is no excuse for all to get involved,” Mr Donovan said.

The Big Red Bash’s Facebook and Instagram pages also have extra tips and tricks to make the big trip as seamless and enjoyable as possible.