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From art and cultural experiences, unique events distinctive to Central Australia, music, dance, theatre and sporting events the Red Centre hosts many world class events. You are sure to find an event that attracts your interest so take a look and see what’s going on in the region.


Wide Open Space Festival

Friday 4 May- Sunday 6 May


Wide Open Space is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival which is celebrating it's 10th year in 2018. It promises to feed your mind, tickle your fancy and get your body moving!

It celebrates art, music and creativity amidst the stunning Central Australian landscape, in the breath-taking East MacDonnell Ranges. The festival combines contemporary and traditional culture, uniting high-calibre local talent with a selection of national and international artists.

A diverse 3-day program brings frivolity, noise, nonsense, mindfood, manoeuvres, reflections, expression, desert culture... and maybe some pole dancing unicorns...seriously! It'd be hard to find a broader range of music on offer, from folk to live hip-hop to poolside disco, Indigenous reggae and late-night dancefloors.

You'll delight in the many performances going on including; a tapestry of cabaret and burlesque, roving creatures, circus and aerials, fire and lots of dress-ups! There's also a rich program of forums and workshops spanning everything from dance and culture to sustainability and politics with plenty of hands-on artmaking.

To truly understand what makes Wide Open Space so special, you need to come and experience it for yourself!

Held an hours' drive from Alice Springs, at Ross River Resort, the main accommodation option is camping. 

Children and Youths must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings: Weekend Passes are available in person at the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Todd Street Mall & Parsons Street or can be purchsed online

Event Days and Times

Friday 4 May- Sunday 6 May, From 6pm Friday til late Sunday night


Pre-sale Weekend Tickets: Adult $210 & Youth $100 (plus booking fees)
Gate-sale Weekend Tickets: Adult $250 & Youth $100
Day Pass: Adult $130 & Youth $100
FREE entry for kids 14yrs and under



Phone: 08 8952 5800 or 1800 645 199


Categories: Featured Events , General Events

Tags: Ross River

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