The Big Red Bash (BRB) for 2016 was hit by unseasonal rains and thus was forced to move from Big Red into the township of Birdsville and thus the BRB become the BBB-Big Birdsville Bash.

This late change of venue was no easy decision by Greg and his event team but the road conditions out at the Big Red camping area would have caused real problems for both those attending and most importantly for the trucks and crew doing the event set-up, so after great support from the local council and all other parties involved the event was moved into the famous desert town and thus Birdsville become ‘rock central’ for a week. The town is blessed with a fine sports oval which given the recent rains was very green and lush and thus this oval become the music venue for three days of the Bash.

The area around the oval which is located just opposite the famous Birdsville Pub became the event village with food and other outlets all set up including the crew from On The Road magazine. With plenty of free camping nearby the change of plans worked very well considering the time available and all the other logistics that had to be taken into account. The BRB crew did a truly great job and most attending understood the situation and accepted the changes in the right spirit….after all as most outback travellers know all too well, Mother Nature cares little for the best laid plans of men….

The 2016 Bash had a far bigger line-up than pervious events with Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly as the headline acts but with truly great support from the likes of Troy Cassar-Daley, Christine Anu, The Angels, Adam Brand and the Outlaws, Glen Shorrock and Brian Cadd and then throw in Adam Harvey and Russell Morris and you start to see why it was a truly awesome 3 days of iconic Australian Rock and Roll.

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