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Birdsville Big Red Bash
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2-4 JULY 2024

Roll In Updates – 27th June, 2024

IMPORTANT FESTIVAL UPDATES

Bashville is taking shape and our crew and volunteers are working hard to get the festival site ready for your arrival! With rain forecast on Sunday, site preparation has been accelerated, set up is ahead of schedule and Bashville is looking better than ever!

We continue to monitor the weather forecast and consult with the Police, Council, Health, and local communities. At today’s town meeting, the Bureau of Meteorology briefed us about conditions for the coming days and festival period.

Travellers are reminded to keep up to date with local weather and road reports as conditions can change. It only takes a small amount of rain to have an effect on local roads, so please plan ahead and check your plans regularly.

Please take the time to read through this entire update to find out what changes may impact you.

ROLL IN CHANGES

Based on weather forecasts, there is some rain predicted for Sunday, which may lead to roll in being suspended for that day.

In light of this, we have implemented the following measures to enable as many patrons as possible to enter the festival ahead of any forecast rain on Sunday, given the possibility access to the festival site may be restricted during this time. If you hold a 3 or 2 day early entry vehicle pass, we highly recommend rolling in by Saturday 6pm if you are able to.

CHANGES TO ROLL IN FOR 3 DAY EARLY ENTRY VEHICLE PASS HOLDERS

3 Day Early Entry vehicle pass holders, will have the option to roll in from:

  • Friday 28 June: 12pm-6pm
  • Saturday 29th June: 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 30th June – 4th July: 8am-6pm *subject to site conditions*

Limited food vendors will be operating from Friday 28th June.

If you are rolling in on Friday afternoon, please do not leave Birdsville before 11:15am to queue up as you may be turned around (we will be rolling in vendors and volunteers during the morning).

CHANGES TO ROLL IN FOR 2 DAY EARLY ENTRY VEHICLE PASS HOLDERS

2 Day Early Entry vehicle pass holders will have the option to roll in from:

  • Saturday 29th June from 12-6pm
  • Sunday 30th June – Thursday 4th July: 8am-6pm *subject to site conditions*

If you are rolling in on Saturday afternoon, please do not leave Birdsville before 11:15am to queue up. If you arrive before, you will be placed in troubleshooting area until 12pm.

1 DAY EARLY ENTRY & STANDARD ENTRY VEHICLE PASS HOLDERS

  • There are currently no changes for 1 Day Early Entry (1st July) & Standard Entry (2nd July).

IF YOU’RE ROLLING IN EARLY…

If you plan to roll in before Sunday, you need to come prepared:

  • No vehicle movements will be permitted if the site is wet as this will damage the site and prolong the dry out period for further vehicles to enter. There may also be some restrictions to pedestrian movements on site depending on conditions.
  • The same campsite rules will apply in regards to vehicle movements, camping with a group, generator use etc. You can review Bashville site rules here.

If these changes don’t suit your camping set-up, or if you won’t arrive in time, or if you don’t want to be camped at the festival site for this extended duration, you should choose to stay in Birdsville until such time you can roll in.

TICKET COLLECTION

Ticket Office will open from tomorrow to exchange your e-tickets for wristbands and vehicle stickers at the Wirrari Visitor Information Centre.

Open Hours
Friday 28th June – Wednesday 3rd July: 9am-5pm
Thursday 4th July: 9am-3pm
Hot Tip: If you have pre-registered for Big Blue Day, you can pick up your Big Blue Day sticker together with your festival tickets!

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