WILD weather in Queensland’s outback has caused organisers to shift the Birdsville Big Red Bash to a different venue.
The outdoor music event, taking place on July 4-6, will now be held at the Birdsville Oval. That’s just across the road from the iconic Birdsville Hotel, so drop in for a coldie if you get the chance.
The original location and campsite at Big Red wasn’t affected by the heavy rain, but the roads and access roads from Birdsville to Big Red (and from Little Red to Big Red) aren’t in a safe enough state to cater for heavy traffic.
Camping options in the new location are available and punters will be able to roll out a swag or pop up a tent at the Birdsville Caravan Park, or at the free camping locations scattered throughout the town.
4x4ers who were keen to hit the tracks to Big Red while they were in the area may still get the opportunity, as the roads are likely to re-open when they dry out – and the weather forecast looks promising.
The Birdsville Big Red Bash is now in its fourth year and looks to be even bigger and better this year.
It will be headlined by Aussie royalty Paul Kelly and Jimmy Barnes, while The Angels, Christine Anu and Troy Cassar-Daly will also bellow out a tune.
Other than the change of venue, this awesome event is expected to carry on as planned.
Haven’t got a ticket yet? Bad luck, the 2016 Big Red Bash is completely sold out.