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Festivalgoers flock to Mundi Mundi

Bringing together music lovers, families and travellers from across NSW and Australia, the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash music festival aims to break world records and reclaim victory from its Queensland counterpart and bid a final farewell to headliner band. 

The annual Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is on the horizon, and festivalgoers are gearing up – quite literally – to break records. The festival is rallying together to reclaim the Nutbush World Record recently set at its Queensland counterpart, the Big Red Bash in Birdsville, Qld. 

This friendly state rivalry has been stoked even further with the recent Queensland victory at the State of Origin, encouraging even more participants to head towards the iconic Mundi Mundi plains to bolster numbers in the aim to gather more than 4,084 festivalgoers dancing in time to the famous Tina Turner song and take home the World Record. 

The Mundi Mundi Bash takes place from 18 to 20 of August, and all participation in the Nutbush World Record attempt requires registration, with funds going towards the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The Outback Music Festival Group first began working with the RFDS in 2016, and in the seven years since, the sister-festivals Mundi Mundi Bash and Big Red Bash, have raised $500,000.

Not to be outdone, even by itself, the Mundi Mundi Bash is also preparing to break its own World Record for The Largest Gathering of Mad Max Characters in One Location, which was set during the inaugural Mundi Mundi festival earlier this year. This record brought together 556 participants, each decked out in wild and iconic Mad Max costumes at the very location that was famously featured in Mad Max II in 1981, and will soon star in the next instalment of this famous series, Furiosa Mad Max, featuring none other than Australia’s Chris Hemsworth. 

Featuring a full music line-up, the Mundi Mundi Bash is proud to announce a leading headliner: Midnight Oil, who will return to this iconic location where they filmed their legendary Beds are Burning music video as part of their final tour. For fans old and new, this chance to see the band perform in the unique Australian outback is not one to miss. 

Not to be overlooked, the celebrated music line up of more than 20 Australian artists includes artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Missy Higgens, Kasey Chambers and many more.

The Mundi Mundi Bash is an extraordinarily unique destination for visitors far and wide and is proudly supported by the NSW Government via Destinations NSW. From families to music lovers to grey nomads, caravanners or campers – the Mundi Mundi festival is not one to miss. And holding the proud title as outback NSW’s largest ever event, the festival is anticipating close to 10,000 attendees across the three-day event, providing a much-appreciated economic boom for Broken Hill and other surrounding remote and regional communities. 

After a successful Big Red Bash, Hema Maps will again be operating a retail stand at Mundi Mundi offering its full range of navigation and regional travel products and can be found on the ring surrounding the main stage (look for the Hema flags). 

Hema Maps General Manager, Matthew O’Meara, stated “We absolutely love these regional festivals such as Mundi Mundi where we can mix with our fellow travellers and get direct feedback on our products from what is a very informed audience. If you are at the event, feel free to drop by the Hema stand for a chat”. 

A family-friendly event that offers activities for all, the Mundi Mundi Bash also offers dog-friendly camping and concert areas, and children under the age of 11 can attend for free. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online: www.mundimundibash.com.au

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