A limited run of refund tickets for the 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash sold out in five minutes on Tuesday.
Organisers said that at 9am Tuesday, they released a limited run of refund tickets to next year's event which sold out before the clock hit 9.05am, flying out at more than 200 a minute.
"This secures the Birdsville Big Red Bash a place in Australia's post-Covid history as the first sell-out music festival for 2021," organisers said.
When Covid-19 forced the cancellation of the sold-out 2020 Birdsville Big Red Bash event in April this year, ticket holders were given the option to hold onto their tickets for the 2021 event, or take up a refund offer.
With a stellar line-up of Aussie music legends including Paul Kelly, Tim Finn, John Williamson, Kate Ceberano,and others announced for the 2020 festival locked in for 2021, only ten percent of Big Red Bash ticket holders took up the refund offer.
Next year's all-ages outback festival is set to run July 6-8, 2021 in front of 'Big Red' - a 40-metre high sand dune in the Simpson Desert that provides a spectacular natural amphitheatre setting.
Big Red Bash Founder and Organiser, Greg Donovan said the demand was so great they spent the day fielding messages from those missed out.
"We're relieved and grateful, and hope that this is a sign of things to come for other event organisers. It's certainly a great litmus test on the appetite for travel within Australia, and fantastic to see so many people jumping on-board so quickly to support outback travel," Mr Donovan said.
"We have a passionate base of followers - and the 2020 event sold out in record time last year less than a month after tickets went on-sale. We can't thank our patrons enough for their ongoing support of the event. Many of them are return customers who are sold on the unique outback experience."
Ticket allocation to the 2020 Big Red Bash had been pushed to a record 10,000 festivalgoers - up from 9000 in previous years.
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