Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to the desert since 2009.
Held in the breath-taking East MacDonnell Ranges at Ross River Resort, the festival celebrates contemporary and traditional culture through the high calibre music, arts and culture that the region generates, alongside a selection of national/international performers and artists that the region would not normally attract.
The festival promises to feed your mind, tickle your fancy and get your body moving. It’s a chance to celebrate art, music and creativity amidst the stunning landscape. It’d be hard to find a broader range of music on offer across multiple stages. From folk to live hip hop to poolside disco to Indigenous reggae to late-night dancefloors. Take in one of the many performances going on including a tapestry of cabaret and burlesque, circus and aerials and lots of dress-ups . Or join a forum or workshops that spans dance, culture, sustainability to politics.
Held an hours' drive from Alice Springs at Ross River Resort, the main accommodation option is camping. There are a small number of private cabins at Ross River Resort, however book early to avoid disappointment.
Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.