TWO of the biggest names in Australian rock will head west to headline Birdsville’s Big Red Bash from July 4-6.
Paul Kelly and Jimmy Barnes are set to take the stage at the Big Red sand dune on the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, 35km outside Birdsville.
For Kelly, who will take the stage on July 5, it will be his first trip to Birdsville. “I’m really looking forward to it – I hope the pub doesn’t run out of beer,” he said. Barnes will play on July 6, following up on an impressive high-energy performance at last year’s event.
Glen Shorrock and Brian Cadd will play classics to kick off the show, while other artists on the bill include Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand and The Outlaws, The Angels, Mahalia Barnes, Christine Anu and Russell Morris.
The event is family friendly and there will be a spectacular light and laser show and a variety of food vans as well as picnic and snack packs on offer.
Cheeky chap Wilbur Wilde will be master of ceremonies over the three days, keeping everyone entertained during breaks and sneaking his saxophone in wherever he can. Take your own tent, caravan or campervan.
Tickets are $350 adults and free for children 11 and under.