Paul Kelly, Tim Finn & More Are Heading Into The QLD Desert For A Massive Nostalgia Fest

Big Red Bash 2020

What is the world’s most remote music festival? Nope, it’s not Burning Man. In fact, it’s right here in Australia at Queensland’s Big Red Bash – which has just announced it’s biggest ever line-up.

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Over the weekend of July 7th to 9th next year the likes of Paul Kelly, Tim Fin, and Thirsty Merc are hitting the Simpson Desert in the outback town of Birdsville for the Big Red Bash Festival.

The full lineup is seriously Aussie dad areas, and I’m here for the nostalgia tbh. Joining the above are Ian Moss, John Williamson, Kate Ceberano, Ian Moss, Shannon Noll, Dragon, The Radiators, Mi Sex, Wendy Matthews, Marc Gable, Glenn Shorrock, Caitlin Shadbolt, Bjorn AgainSteve Balbi, Chocolate Starfish, Ross Wilson and Vika & Linda Bull.

It’s talented AF too, with a combined total of over than 25 ARIA awards and 27 CMAA awards from the featured artists.

This town of about 115 people swells to around 9000 come festival time. I’m just saying, imagine being in the middle of a crowd with absolutely nothing around you but sand dunes, belting out ‘To Her Door‘ along with Paul Kelly. Bloody iconic.

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Speaking of sand dunes, the stage is actually in front of the famous 40-metre high dune known as Big Red, the first and largest sand dune of the Simpson Desert. It forms the perfect natural amphitheater.

You can stay in town or camp on the dried-out bed of an ancient lake with Big Red in the background, although camping is restricted to protect the environment.

Tickets go on sale next Thursday, September 19, at 9 am AEDT over on the festival’s website.