26th March, 2015

Australia’s living legend of rock, Jimmy Barnes will headline the third annual Birdsville Big Red Bash, an iconic outback two-day desert music festival on July 5th and 6th, staged at the famous Big Red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert outside Birdsville in Queensland.

Accompanying Barnes on the bill are fellow rock legends, Jon Stevens and Diesel, along with country music trio, The McClymonts and Aussie larrikins of music and stage Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, who will rev up the crowd with light-hearted banter and captivating musical performances. Victoria Edwards will return for her second Big Red Bash, while Heels on Wheels and Mick Lindsay will join the journey to the outback.

The 40m high Big Red sand dune will provide a breathtaking backdrop to the artists performing on stage and is often described as the most spectacular outdoor concert venue in Australia.

Jimmy Barnes will be venturing to Big Red for the very first time and is excited to be performing at the once-in-a-lifetime concert, saying that he can’t wait to rock the desert.


“Coming out to Birdsville is a special thing, but coming out with Jon and Diesel makes it even more fun. It’s a place that I’ve never been to before – and I’ve been to most places in Australia. I’m really looking forward to getting there. We’re going to rock… so look out! We don’t know what’s going to happen. See you at the Bash!”

The McClymonts said, “Birdsville is one of those iconic Australian locations that you hear so much about and we are excited to finally get the chance to visit there. You can’t get any better than playing in the outback with the red dunes as our backdrop. To everyone making the huge road trip, and to all of the people flying in, we can’t wait to rock the stage and party hard with you at this year’s Big Red Bash!”

Frankie J Holden said, “Every Australian should experience ‘red dirt’ country at least once in their lives and the Birdsville Big Red Bash is a perfect opportunity to do just that. I’m looking forward to the Bash tremendously: the music (of course), but also the journey, the destination and the camaraderie.”

In 2015, organisers will extend the ‘Vivid-style’ light and sound show projected for a whole night onto Big Red as a bonus for early-arrivals on Saturday, July 4th. Wilbur Wilde will MC the evening of entertainment, while the sounds of Australia’s rock top 40 blast out across the desert campsite. Free camping and facilities are provided for the duration of the festival and travel options are recommended on the website.

Birdsville is one of Australia’s most iconic outback towns, perched on the edge of the vast Simpson and Sturt Stony deserts and the famous Channel Country. Despite its isolation and wild foreboding country, it has been named Queensland’s friendliest town and its famous pub is noted for true outback hospitality.

For more information visit the event website: www.bigredbash.com.au