By Sally Heathcote
The August Mundi Mundi Bash is almost here and Broken Hill residents now have the opportunity to buy special Local Day single day passes.
A limited number of tickets have been made available for Thursday August 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20.
These “Locals Day” tickets are strictly for residents living in the area of the Broken Hill City Council, so photo ID which shows your address will be required to exchange an e-ticket for the festival wristband. Prices are discounted from the standard festival ticket to $178 for adults per day, $39 for youths aged 12 – 17, with children under 12 admitted free.
The long-awaited daily artist schedule has also been released in time to help you choose which day or days to attend.
Midnight Oil will be headlining on Thursday, Jon Stevens formerly of Noiseworks on Friday and Jimmy Barnes closing the festival on Saturday night.
The passes also include the morning activities, including the now famous Mundi Undi Run on Friday and the Nutbush Dance World Record attempt, as well as the Mad Max Dress Up World Record Attempt both on Saturday morning.
As long as you qualify as a resident of Broken Hill there is no limit to the number of days for which you can purchase a pass.
Given the inconveniences of mud, long bus queues and cancelled performances that were experienced at recent outdoor music festivals on the NSW north coast, Mundi Mundi organisers are keen to reassure that they have the infrastructure and the planning in place to make sure everyone has the best possible time.
Organiser Greg Donovan says in preparation for the first bash in April, “we brought in 70,000m2 of gravel and constructed 13km of internal roads and other areas to help weatherproof the site as best as possible”.
This preparation paid off in April when it rained quite heavily early on the Tuesday before the first Bash just as the town was filling up with all kinds of camping rigs.
The few who had arrived early at the site were able to move around quite freely, the main issue being access caused by flooding at Silverton creek and delays waiting for it to subside and clearance to be given by NSW roads.
Greg Donovan says, “we have a range of plans in place to deal with various situations this time, including adverse weather and rain.
“Nevertheless, it’s an outdoor event and we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature who has many moods and always has the final say.”
For tickets, go to: mundimundibash.com.au