By Stuart Kavanagh
Outback NSW’s biggest event, the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash, is set for a massive boost with a $250,000 cash injection from the NSW government.
The funding came out of the Regional Events Acceleration Fund (REAF) after the Outback Music Festival Group submitted a successful application during Round Two of the Fund.
Mundi Mundi festival owner and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group, Greg Donovan, said, “It has been an incredibly tough few years in the live music industry.
“We have had to postpone and re-schedule our new Mundi Mundi Bash event multiple times – so this support really helps with giving us funding to elevate the event experience by adding festival headliners Midnight Oil to the line-up as well as increasing our disability accessibility.
“We already pride ourselves on being an inclusive, accessible event however the new toilet blocks we’ve designed with the REAF funding will take this to a new level. And would not have been able to do any of this without the support of the NSW government via the REAF funding.”
The Bash is a significant cash cow for the local economy.
The first Mundi Mundi Bash brought $3.5million into the Broken Hill community in April alone, putting the festival well on track to exceed its forecasted visitor expenditure targets of $5.4million over three years.
The festival takes place on the stunning Mundi Mundi Plains.
The Plains are famous for being the location where Midnight Oil’s iconic Beds are Burning music video was shot, along with the vast majority of scenes from the Mad Max movie franchise.
The family and dog-friendly festival is expected to draw 9000 plus revelers this time around. And it is not just music happening at Mundi Mundi, the event will feature a range of wild, unique outback activities – including several world record attempts.
The festival will stage Nutbush City Limits dance and Mad Max dress-up World Record attempts, as well as the Mundi Undi fun-run, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The festival will also host daily morning yoga sessions, dunny door painting, Doggie ‘Fashions on the Plains’, scenic helicopter flights, camel rides, and more.
The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is on over August 18-20 and will feature a who’s who of Aussie music legends, including Midnight Oil, Jimmy Barnes, Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers, Jon Stevens, and many more.
For more info, go here: https://www.mundimundibash.com.au/aug2022/home