Bash bound to be a biggun

Bash bound to be a biggun

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JACK HEADS OUTBACK: John Farnham will headline next year's Big Red Bash festival.

JACK HEADS OUTBACK: John Farnham will headline next year's Big Red Bash festival.

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A VERY famous and distinctive voice will headline a jam-packed bill at next year's Big Red Bash in Birdsville.

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A VERY famous and distinctive voice will headline a jam-packed bill at next year's Big Red Bash in Birdsville.

Whether you know him as The Voice or Whispering Jack, John Farnham will be belting out the big notes at the Big Red sand dune in the Simpson Desert from July 10-12, 2018.

Also on the bill are The Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows, The Angels, Russell Morris, Travis Collins, Busby Marou, The Wolfe Brothers and Amber Lawrence.

The event has gained international recognition as the world's most remote music festival and tickets for next year's event are already on sale.
Farnham said performing at the festival had been on his to-do list for a long time.

"I'm really looking forward to The Big Red Bash. The Simpson Desert and the remoteness of this event really appeal," he said.

"Can't wait to get out there."

Festival founder Greg Donovan said the event isn't only about music; it's also a celebration of the "majesty" of Australia's outback.

"The journey alone adds to the experience as campers, four-wheel drivers, caravan owners, travel enthusiasts and music lovers see Australia and gather from all over the country at the iconic Bashville pop-up festival site outside Birdsville," he said.

The festival is held beneath the 40-metre tall Big Red Dune, which sits 35km outside of Birdsville and offers expansive views of the desert.

The event will be hosted by Adam Brand and the Crackup Sisters and feature stunts, acrobatics, comedy, drag racing, dances and other entertainment.

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