Almost 3000 Big Red bashers tapped toes and criss-crossed their way to a new World Record for the Largest Nutbush Dance to Tina Turner's classic Nutbush City Limits on the last day of the Simpson Desert festival on
A tradition for the World's most remote music festival, 2021 saw 2878 dancers take to the red dirt to smash the current Australian Book of Records record of 2330 set in 2019 by Birdsville Big Red Bash outback music festival goers.
Not content with just taking the one record, the 2878 dancing revellers also set a new record for the Twist dance.
They also raised more than $46,000 just from the Nutbush City Limits, and a total of more than $100,000 across the three event days for the festival's charity partner the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Dancing shoes still on, revellers cheered all the way to the concert mainstage to enjoy a final flurry of rock 'n' roll sets from some legendary Australian artists.
Country queen and X-Factor star Caitlyn Shadbolt warmed up and already buzzing crowd, followed by six-time ARIA Award winner Wendy Matthews who set the tone for an electric final day.
Aussie pop-rock party boys Thirsty Merc were up next hyping the crowd with some of their hits. Next was one of many ARIA Hall of Fame members to grace the main stage, Daryl Braithwaite who delighted the crowd with renditions of his number one hits.
Aussie rock legend Ian Moss shortly followed as the sun began to set behind the big red dune which led to the penultimate performance by Order of Australia member John Williamson who has amassed over 25 Golden Guitar Awards for his contribution to Australia's country music industry.
John Williamson was a foundation artist for the event, when he performed back in 2013 on the side of Big Red as part of the wrap on a desert ultra-marathon event.
Word got out that the iconic Aussie artist was performing on Big Red, and around 600 people drove to catch his set on the magical Big Red sand dune. The impromptu concert planted the seed and organiser Greg Donovan launched the Big Red Bash.
Rounding out the performances for the 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash is Bjorn Again, who made sure the Big Red Bash went out with a bang and serenade the crowd with renditions of ABBA's internationally iconic hits.
2021 has seen the biggest crowd in the event's history, with close to 10,000 festival goers rocking the Queensland desert in a massive 1.3 million square metre site, and a concert arena that is the size of nine footy fields.
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