You’ve probably never heard of the Mundi Mundi Plains and it’s even less likely that you’ve been there. Along with places such as Humpty Doo, Booleroo and Buckleboo, they’re more Aussie legend than reality for most people.
But soon Mundi Mundi is going to be on the radar of many more Aussies. Because some of Australia’s biggest rock legends will take to the regional stage this August when they perform at the inaugural Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash.
And it’s going to be the biggest music and camping festival to be hosted in Outback NSW, according to the organisers.
Kate Ceberano is to headline at this year’s event
The NSW tourism minister, Stuart Ayres, was at Mundi Mundi Plains yesterday (Thursday) to make the announcement, alongside Outback Music Festival Group Director and Founder, Greg Donovan, and multi-award-winning performer Kate Ceberano, who will headline at this year’s event.
Ayres said the three-day event had been secured from 2021 until 2023 by the Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
“When it comes to Australian music royalty, it doesn’t get much bigger than this – from Kate Ceberano, Paul Kelly, John Williamson to Ian Moss, Shannon Noll and Wendy Mathews, this inaugural event will be one not to miss in 2021,” he said.
A major economic boost for the Broken Hill area
“In addition to the stellar line-up of live performances, the event will also inject more than $5.4-million into the local community over the next three years, which is a huge coup for businesses in and around Broken Hill.”
According to Ayres, the state has already proven that it can host events in a Covid-safe way.
“We want to continue restoring people’s confidence; the more visitors we can get flowing through to our regions and staying overnight, the more jobs and more tourism dollars injected into local economies,” the minister stated.
The idea for the bash originated a few years ago
Donovan said the idea for the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash originated a few years ago, so to watch it come to life was a big achievement.
“Last year presented itself with many challenges but it also gave us the extra time to get this event off the ground, and I’d like to thank the NSW Government for their support – helping us to bring the festival to one of Australia’s most iconic outback locations.
“While the Mundi Mundi Plains is rugged and remote, it’s also incredibly accessible. Those looking for a unique outback camping or caravanning experience will have the opportunity to camp on-site without the need of an off-road vehicle,” Donovan said.