Champagne corks have popped in the offices of the Outback Music Festival Group as the final tickets to the inaugural Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash were sold this morning, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after only two months on sale.
The sold-out Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash will be staged from 19 – 21 August 2021 and marks an exciting new chapter for the Outback Music Festival Group after what can only be described as a crushing year.
The new event will bring a stellar line-up of Australian rock legends including Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, John Williamson, Tim Finn, Kate Ceberano, Glenn Shorrock, Ross Wilson, Vika & Linda, Wendy Matthews, Shane Howard, Shannon Noll, Dragon, The Radiators, Chocolate Starfish, Mi-Sex, The Chantoozies, Bjorn Again, Mark Gable, and Steve Balbi to the historic region.
Festival owner and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group Greg Donovan said: “We were backing our gut that we were onto a good thing, but never in my wildest dreams did I anticipate that the first Mundi Mundi Bash would sell out this quickly. I am as relieved as I am ecstatic. It was a big call to jump into launching a new festival in these times, and I am so grateful to all those who have backed us – from our patrons to my family and event team, and the NSW Government.
“There has been very little to celebrate for those of us working in the music and events sector since COVID hit, so the whole team are really going to savour this moment.”
NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the sold-out Mundi Mundi Bash will be a great boost for the Broken Hill region, injecting more than $5.4 million into the local economy when the event is held across the next three years.
“This is fantastic news for the Broken Hill visitor economy who will reap the benefits of having thousands of additional visitors in town this August.
“This quick sell-out is a clear sign that NSW is open for business with visitors eager to enjoy live music again, and what better way to enjoy it amongst beautiful Outback NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
10,000 festival goers from all around Australia will attend the 2021 Mundi Mundi Bash – making it the largest event ever staged in Outback NSW.
The event will be staged on the iconic Mundi Mundi Plains – which featured in Mad Max 2, and have been confirmed by filmmaker George Miller as being a location for scenes for the new Furiosa Mad Max installment staring Chris Hemsworth.
In addition to the music line-up, the Mundi Mundi Bash will also feature a jam-packed program of outback activities – from a Nutbush City Limits World Record dance-off attempt (the current record of 2,330 boot-scooting revellers is held by the Big Red Bash) to comedy and outdoor film screenings, scenic helicopter flights, camel rides and the charity initiatives such as the ‘Mundi Mundi Undie Run’ fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The rich history, museums and art of Broken Hill and Silverton, the stark natural beauty of the region and a glittering night-sky renowned for stargazing round out the offerings of the new bucket list event.
The all-ages and dog-friendly event is the sister event to the sold-out Birdsville Big Red Bash that the Outback Music Festival Group have staged for eight years. The Mundi Mundi Bash will run across three days – offering up a uniquely Australian destination adventure for families, grey nomads, camping and caravanning enthusiasts and intrepid travellers.
While the Mundi Mundi Plains location is rugged and remote, it is also easily accessed by road vehicles with a sealed road leading right up to the event site – ensuring those looking for a unique outback camping or caravanning experience can attend without needing off-road 4WD vans, campers and cars.
The Barrier Ranges will provide a spectacular backdrop to the event stage that will be built from the red earth upon a landscape that is as vast as it is beautiful.
Scheduled and charter flights, bus tours and train transport is also available to Broken Hill for the event.
The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash will be BYO alcohol for both the campsite and concert area and ticket holders are also permitted to bring their own food. There will also be a large range of food vendors selling both hot and cold food and non-alcoholic beverages at the event.
The event also has dog-friendly camping and concert areas and children aged 11-and-under will also able to attend for free.
Event organisers the Outback Music Festival Group are working with NSW Health on delivering a COVID-safe event and will continue to monitor COVID developments on an ongoing basis. The huge 2 million square metre festival site ensures that social distancing will be easy to accommodate with just 10,000 patrons in an outdoor arena that is bigger than any sporting venue in Australia.
The event was first announced on Thursday 11 March, with tickets only going on sale on Tuesday 23 March. One and two-day early entry passes are still available for purchase by existing ticket holders, allowing them to plan for early entry to the event and to explore the region.
The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is supported by the NSW Government via Destination NSW.
For more information visit www.mundimundibash.com.au
What: 2021 Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash
Where: Belmont Station, on the Mundi Mundi Plains 9km north of Silverton – 35km north of Broken Hill
When: 19 – 21 August, 2021
More info: www.mundimundibash.com.au
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