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The Big Red Bash, the most remote music festival

It is time for a new post about our travelling. Over the past week we were at the ‘Big Red Bash’, the world’s most remote music festival. The BRB is on the outskirts of the Simpson desert in the centre of Australia at the foot of ‘Big Red’.

For the benefits of those who do not know about the Simpson Desert and ‘Big Red’ (there are readers of this blog from out of Australia), here is a little information.


The Simpson Desert is a large area of dry, red sandy plains and dunes in three states… Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland…all in central Australia. It is the fourth-largest Australian desert, with an area of 176,500 km2 (68,100 sq mi). The Simpson Desert contains the world's longest parallel sand dunes (±1,100 dunes) These north-south oriented dunes are static, held in position by vegetation. They vary in height from 3 m (9.8 ft) in the west to around 30 m (98 ft) on the eastern side. The largest dune, is ‘Big Red’, is 40 m (130 ft) in height.[4] (Wikipedia).

The festival was attended this year by about 11,000 people, children (and dogs including Django our dog). The ‘Big Red Bash’ is the name of the festival and it is held over three days. The site belongs to Adria Downs Station, an accredited organic property managed within the environmentally sustainable limits of the region, with the aim of conserving natural resources for future generations. All greywater sewage and chemicals are to be removed by campers from the site to be disposed of in Birdsville. The hygienic, odourless composting toilets are an amazing way to make sure that the environment is not affected by any sewerage. This site is filled is filled with caravans, camper trailers and tents and swags. It caters for the old and young.

For us the line-up of performers was less exiting this year (this is our fourth time we have been here and we have seen many of the artists previously), but the atmosphere and the majestic landscape was all we needed.


We have now driven up to 8,500 Km through the very long road to the desert and we still have much to go.


We have added some photos from the road so that you can feel like you are travelling with us.




'Big Red'


The Simpson desert


'Big Red'




From the road


From the road


From the road


From the road

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