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68 | GO CAMPING, FISHING & 4WD ADVENTURES beer as they sit around the campfire. There are also a variety of food and coffee vendors onsite at the event. The Bash draws a diverse, yet like-minded crowd, ranging from groups of friends to couples and families – the common thread is that everyone has an appreciation for good music and good times. With the school holidays falling at the same time as the Bash, there’s no better time to take a family road trip and show the kids the diverse landscapes of the Outback in their own backyard – it’s both the journey and the destination that make this uniquely Australian event so special. Over 600 kids played in Australia’s biggest sand pit in 2015; cartwheeling and back flipping in the sand, surfing down the dunes on boogie boards and 68 | GO CAMPING, FISHING & 4WD ADVENTURES Clockwise from top: Jon Stevens and Diesel wowing the crowd of 3,000 strong | The McClymonts dancing in the daylight | Jimmy Barnes and Jon Stevens rocking the deser t esky lids and making ‘sand angels’ – it’s the most kid-friendly music festival in the country. Free daily entertainment for kids by Discover Australia will also be in the mix, connecting kids with the early history of Australia through fun and educational workshops filled with Australian bush songs and anecdotes. Top that off with helicopter rides over the great Simpson Desert and there’s no way the kids can complain they’re bored these school holidays! For the travellers looking to make the trip worthwhile, there are plenty of other events that fall before and after the Bash that showcase the best of what the Outback has to offer, including the Bedourie Campdraft and Gymkhana (2 & 3 July) and the Bedourie Camel and Pig Races (9 July). For just $350, revellers get two epic days and three massive nights of entertainment, plus three nights’ FREE camping next to Big Red – it’s the cheapest multi-day festival ticket in the country. Family tickets can be purchased for $755, but unlike your usual family pass of two adults and two kids, kids tickets are unlimited. Tickets will be capped for 2016, so event organisers advise everyone to purchase tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from the event website – www.bigredbash.com.au A big road trip to Big Red for the Birdsville Big Red Bash – it’s going to be massive. Plan for the journey of a lifetime through the Outback with good mates, good music and good times. Oh, and the pub guarantees Paul Kelly they won’t run out of beer.
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