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2019 Birdsville Big Red Bash headline acts announced

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The 2019 Birdsville Big Red Bash first round of acts have been announced!

The world’s most remote music festival will reverberate for the 7th time, with 2019 featuring the sonic awesomeness of…


Midnight Oil! The Living End! Kasey Chambers!

Three fantastic headliners. We know seeing Midnight Oil at Big Red has long been on the wishlist for organisers and adventurers alike.

More than just the music, there’s scenic helicopter flights, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Bashville “Drags” or if hilarious blokes in skirts hurtling down hills isn’t your thing you can don your best duds and compete in the Fashions in the Desert competition! Proceeds from the fashion comp and drags go to keeping the RFDS flying and servicing our remote communities.

Take part in some indigenous craft-making, stir up the dust in desert boot scooting. Are we going for another record in 2019? Wallop a volleyball in the Big Red Beach Volleyball games. Plenty of excitement for everyone.

Big Red Bash crowd
BRB: The only crowd any desert should have

It’s time to start planning your desert crossing now whether by 4X4 or flying in, or even catching the Rock’n’Roll Charter Bus if you don’t want to drive yourself! Camping is on site at ‘Bashville’ or in Birdsville itself.

The 2019 Birdsville Big Red Bash will be held again on the 16th to the 18th of July 2019.
Volunteer applications open today, while tickets go on sale on the 7th of December. Set a reminder as they’ll be selling fast!

Big Red Bash 2019 Announcements

Will you be belting out Blue Sky Mine with the Oils? Tell us your favourite songs from the headliners!


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Brett M

No thanks. I saw them in Cairns recently. 2 hour show, 7 songs and a lecture on why Trump is a jerk. Just play the songs and keep your opinion to yourself.

Diesel Dave

Trump is a Jerk Brett M !!!
Go the mighty Oils.

Matt Falla

Brett M the Oils songs are and have always been their opinion. They have been the most politically outspoken band in memorable history. If you don’t want their opinion you better buy an instrumental version on their music!


Been wanting to go to this for a long while. Sorry MNO preaching is not my scene. Will leave it to another time.


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