Forget crowded indoor music performances where you have to dress up in stiff suits and frilly frocks. Grab ya boots, your sense of adventure, and head outback!
You’ll find an event utopia where there are no queues to grab a beer, plenty of chairs to relax in, and no risk of falling asleep between acts. We’ve pulled together the Top 8 Outback Queensland events that will get you boot skootin’ like a true local.
BIG RED BASH | BIRDSVILLE 4-6 JULY, 2017
| ||Looking for Australia’s ultimate outdoor music venue? Grab your camping gear and get set to enjoy performances from some of the country’s biggest music legends like Missy Higgins, James Reyne, Mark Seymour and Lee Kernaghan (just to name a few) at the Big Red Bash. Did we mention the gig is held from the top of the biggest sand dune in the Simpson Desert (aka Big Red)? If the thought of listening to Aussie ballads under the stars of the Southern Cross, with your feet in the red earth, doesn’t make you proud, nothing will. |
BEDOURIE CAMEL RACES & CAMP OVEN COOK-OFF | BEDOURIE 8 JULY, 2017
| ||The Bedourie Camel Races are about as far removed from your fashions-on-the-field racetrack experience as you can get. These original ships of the desert can be cheeky buggers as they fly around the dirt track with their brave riders holding on tight. After a day on the track, dive into some delicious outback tucker that would make your nanna jealous. Don’t be scared, the camp oven cook-off isn’t the charcoal remains from dad’s BBQ – you’ll see feasts prepared the outback way that would put any master chef to shame and leave you salivating for more. |
BIRDSVILLE RACES | BIRDSVILLE 1-2 SEPTEMBER, 2017
| ||The Birdsville Races, or the ‘Melbourne Cup of the Outback’, is a two-day race that attracts over 7,000 people to the outback town of Birdsville. Frock up or get creative and watch the race that stops the outback! |