The most remote music festival in the world has reached new heights as John Farnham featured for the finale in front of a record crowd of around 9000 people.
They travelled from all over Australia to experience the 6th annual Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of the Simpson Desert.
With organisers calculating roughly 40 million kilometres travelled by festival goers from all over the country to attend the three-day rock music event, they came by plane, bus and four-wheel drive campervan and caravan to camp out in Bashville at the base of the stunning 10-story high Big Red sand dune.
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Farnham thrilled the excited crowd on the final day alongside ‘Bash’ veterans Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Kate Ceberano and The Black Sorrows.
The Hoodoo Gurus capped off a huge second day which featured an electrifying performance from The Angels, a crowd rousing Russell Morris, The Wolfe Brothers with Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins.
Busby Marou opened the festival on Tuesday with the indefatigable country star Adam Brand playing host and entertainer across the whole festival alongside the energetic Crackup Sisters keeping all ages entertained.
The annual ‘Bashville Drag Race’ was a highlight for many as 280 Priscilla themed dress up patrons raced across the desert dune, with all proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctors. Fundraising between the Drags and Nutbush Line Dance topped $50,000.
The annual ‘Bashville Drag Race’ was a highlight for many as 280 Priscilla themed dress up patrons raced across the desert dune
History was made on Thursday with a Guinness world record title broken for the largest amount of people performing the Nutbush City Limits line dance.
The record was smashed with 1719 people officially beating the original record of 522.
Festival goers came from every state and territory, from overseas and included hundreds of children and over 500 dogs attending the dog friendly festival.
Founder Greg Donovan commended authorities and 500 volunteers for staging the festival that implemented extra eco-friendly services this year.
He was especially complimentary of the warm spirited crowd who supported the artists, fundraisers and all the fun of the Bash.