Outback music event line-ups announced
Two of Australia’s biggest blockbuster outback music events – the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash – have announced stacked 2023 artist line-ups.
The Birdsville Big Red Bash – the world’s most remote music festival and the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash – Outback NSW’s biggest live music event, will both welcome Icehouse to their red desert settings.
In addition to Icehouse, both festivals will feature Hoodoo Gurus, Human Nature, Pete Murray, The Angels, The Waifs, Kate Ceberano, Troy Cassar-Daley, Ross Wilson (Big Red Bash only), Dragon, Thirsty Merc (Mundi Mundi Bash only), Chocolate Starfish, Shane Howard, Jack Jones, Pierce Brothers, Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Mi-Sex (Mundi Mundi Bash only), Chantoozies, Melanie Dyer, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Furnace and the Fundamentals.
Legendary country music singer John Williamson will also hit the stage at the Birdsville Big Red Bash.
Back in 2013, Williamson was invited to perform a solo acoustic performance for a few hundred runners on top of the spectacular 40-metre-high Big Red sand dune, to celebrate the completion of the Big Red Run ultra-marathon. News of Williamson’s impromptu outback performance spread via the ‘Bush Telegraph’ and attracted punters from surrounding towns, ultimately sowing the seeds for the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Bill Mundi Mundi Bash.
“We have added some really amazing new names to the line-ups for 2023 Birdsville Big Red Bash and 2023 Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash,” said festival owner, producer and managing director of the Outback Music Festival Group, Greg Donovan.
“We can’t wait to throw one hell of a 10-year anniversary party for the Birdsville Big Red Bash and to cement the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash as one of the bucket list live music experiences New South Wales has to offer.”
On their addition to the 2023 Bash festivals, Hoodoo Gurus’ Dave Faulkner said,
“We are really excited we are going to be playing the Big Red Bash and Mundi Mundi Bash next year.”
Human Nature is also looking forward to bringing their Back to the Sound of Motown show to Bash revellers in 2023:
“It’s so exciting to be making a desert change from Nevada USA to our stunning homeland and performing in the wide Australian outback.”
Both the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash are all-ages, dog-friendly camping events that run across three days with a capacity of around 10,000 people per event.
In addition to the music line-ups, each festival will feature jam-packed programs of unique outback entertainment and activities – from world record attempts for the ‘Nutbush’ dance and ‘Mad Max dress up’, through to comedy and outdoor film screenings, scenic helicopter flights, camel rides, charity fun runs and drag competitions.
The Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash are BYO alcohol for both their campsite and concert areas – and ticket holders are permitted to bring their own food. A large range of food vendors selling both hot and cold food and non-alcoholic beverages will also be at both events.
The Birdsville Big Red Bash is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.