Revellers at this year’s Mundi Mundi Bash will have the opportunity to get into the record books, with the festival again staging their attempt for the largest crowd to dance to the late Tina Turner’s 1973 soul classic, Nutbush City Limits.
Sister event, the Birdsville Big Red Bash – which was staged in Queensland last month – currently holds the record, and with a crowd of 12,000 expected for the Mundi Mundi Bash, Managing Director of Outback Music Festival Group, Greg Donovan, says, “it would be great to see NSW take home the Nutbush world title for the very first time”.
“Last year, at our inaugural Mundi Mundi Bash events, Queensland was able to retain the title – but this year, we feel that NSW and the Mundi Mundi Bash are really going to have a great crack at not only beating the Queensland-set record, but potentially smashing it,” he says.
“We’re loving watching the Nutbush figures skyrocket. This year at the Big Red Bash we went from a record of 4084 in 2022 to the new current record of 5838. And for the Mundi Mundi Bash, we’re anticipating the biggest-ever crowd that we’ve ever had at a Bash event… so there’s a very good chance a brand-new record will be set in NSW.”
While state bragging rights are on the line, the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) are the real winners of this world record attempt, being the recipients of all money raised from it. More than $600,000 has been collectively raised by the Bash events for the RFDS since 2016.
“We’re excited that both our events have provided simply the best tribute to the legendary Tina Turner,” says Steve Donovan, Operations Manager for Outback Music Festival Group.
“We’ve created such a great, iconic tradition. I’m sure that Tina would be proud that the Nutbush has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Royal Flying Doctors Service, and that this legacy will live on,”
The Nutbush world record attempt at the Mundi Mundi Bash will take place at 10am on Saturday, August 19.
Following the attempt – it’ll be overseen by the Guinness Book of World Records – Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Melanie Dyer, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Miranda Carey, and Robyn Loau will take to the stage to perform some of the Tina Turner’s greatest hits, including River Deep, The Best, and Proud Mary.
The 2023 Mundi Mundi Bash runs from August 17-19 at Belmont Station on the Mundi Mundi Plains, 35km north of Broken Hill, and features ICEHOUSE, Hoodoo Gurus, and Human Nature on the lineup. For more information, visit www.mundimundibash.com.au.