In its third attempt at the Nutbush world record last month, the Mundi Mundi Bash emerged triumphant with 6,594 people turning out to boot scoot to the tune made famous by the late, great Tina Turner.
The title came just a month after sister event, the Big Red Bash in Queensland, set a daunting record of 5,838. NSW went more than 750 better, with Mundi record setters queueing late into the evening for a photo with the shiny new record certificate.
The Bash, set on the remote Mundi Mundi Plains 40 kilometres outside of Broken Hill, has fast turned into one of the most popular and unique music festivals in Australia. Headline acts included Icehouse, The Hoodoo Gurus, Human Nature, Kate Ceberano, Pete Murray and The Angels performing to a record crowd of more than 11,000 people.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been there as the official charity partner from the beginning. In addition to ticket sales from the Nutbush world record attempt, and the Mundi Undi Run going directly to the RFDS, we were overwhelmed by the generosity of the exuberant festival goers.
Kate Ceberano is a big supporter of the RFDS and was delighted to help.
“Over the years I’ve had the good fortune to have performed for fundraisers for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and always consider it to be a great privilege. I think what they do is essential, and it is worth supporting and I’m glad they made as much money as they did at this particular fundraiser. It was not only great fun, but everyone dug deep and was very generous, and I know it will be put to good use,” Ms Ceberano said.
The Mundi Undi Run was also bigger and better in 2023. A total of 1,510 brave souls turned out in their best undies, with the event seeing the debut of some new superheroes and superstars while also raising money for the Flying Doctor.
Our Far West Regional Services Manager, Jackie Hanniver, addressed an attentive crowd to talk about the comprehensive suite of services we offer including primary health, mental health, dentistry and chronic disease management, in addition to our world-famous emergency retrieval service. As a not-for-profit, every dollar we raise goes towards delivering these critical services to people living and traveling through regional, rural and remote NSW.
Not only was this year the biggest Bash in terms of crowd and participation but it also set a new record for fundraising at Mundi Mundi. The generosity of everyone in attendance saw more than $162,000 raised for the RFDS, taking the total after three events to over $400,000. We are so grateful to the Outback Music Festival Group and everyone who attended for their support and we’re looking forward to 2024.