Feel like rocking along to ABBA or Paul Kelly in the middle of the Simpson Desert? How about entering an air guitar competition or painting a dunny door? Lucky for you, tickets to the world’s most remote music festival have just gone on sale. The Big Red Bash will run from 7th to 9th July 2020 near Birdsville, Queensland. The festival is dog-friendly and family-friendly, with a special array of activities and shows for kids.

Release your inner rocker at Air Guitar championships Credit: Matt Williams

The 2020 headline acts include Paul Kelly, Tim Finn, Shannon Noll and ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again. The music stars will perform in front of 40-metre-high sand dune nicknamed ‘Big Red.’

Main acts on the stage in front of ‘Big Red.’ Credit: Matt Williams

As well as a rocking line-up, Big Red Bash hosts a range of activities for families. Past programs have included camel rides, sand dune surfing, sunrise yoga, an Outback Air Guitar Championship, Nutbush World Record attempt and dunny door painting for schoolkids. But best of all, 6 to 18 year olds can join the Big Red Rumble, a dance and song extravaganza which gets them up on the main stage!

Kids can get involved and put on their own show. Credit: Big Red Bash

Camping is included in a family ticket for 4 nights on ‘Bashville’ campground. Children 11 years and under enter for free, and there are special Youth prices for 12 to 17 year olds. Festival goers come from all over, with the average attendee travelling 4300 kilometres.

Kids will have a blast at the Big Red Bash Credit: Big Red Bash

Big Red Bash is a perfect excuse for a road trip with a difference! Check out the Big Red Bash website for detailed information. You’ll find gear lists for campers, recommended routes from major cities and even Spotify playlists to listen to with windows down en route.