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    Australia’s most “out there” music and arts festival is happening again in early May 2018!

    If you love adventure, appreciate unique immersive environments, and could see yourself enjoying lush sounds in an oasis in the beating heart of Australia, then Wide Open Space Festival invites you to join the party.

    The multi-day festival is held at Ross River Resort, nestled in the East MacDonnell Ranges under an hour's drive from Alice Springs. The festival celebrates desert culture and the incredible landscape through its incredibly diverse creative program of music, art, workshops and performance. Expect headliner artists from around Australia and some big-name Internationals.

    “We attract people who are seeking adventure and experience. The very active arts community in the Centre mobilises for the event every year and builds an incredible space which attracts lots of interstate visitors” says Artistic Director, Scott Large. “We’re really proud of what we have achieved and look forward to hosting our biggest event to date in 2018!”

    Wide Open Space Tickets

    Way out over the endless horizon is a special place…. a place of wonder, a place infused with ancient stories and extraordinary characters, otherworldly sounds and rivers that run underground. A place where you’ll meet people that you’ve known forever.

    WOS is a unique music, art and desert culture festival in Central Australia in the NT, from the 4th-6th May 2018. To understand what makes it so special, you need to come to experience it for yourself.


    Music announcements coming soon...

    Here's a look back at the 2017 Wide Open Space Festival Line Up

    CHIMPO / MOJO JUJU / J:KENZO / PLUTONIC LAB / AVERAGE RAP BAND / WONQI ROSE / THIS WAY NORTH/ GRIFF / RED DIRT CREW / KNOBS / RESIN MOON / KODIAK KID / KARDAJALA KIRRI-DARRA / CUTLERY presents: THE POOL PARTY / KING MARONG & THE TAMALA EXPRESS / DINOBITCH / EDI DONALD & THE TRANSIENTS / BUMBLE / MISS MONEYTOAST / COOPERBLACK / HIATUS KAIYOTE / GRIM TILLA & THE DEAD  / EDWARD FRANCIS / SKANK & SHAKE / DADDY LONG LEGS / COMMON UNDERGROUND / STELLA SEA + LOADS MORE

    2018 ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON

    About Wide Open Space Festival 2018

     Scott Large

    Artistic Director

    Wide Open Space brings together a really special group of people from around Australia, who are seeking something a bit beyond the normal festival style...

    Wide open Space 2017

    Taking place over three days, WOS 17 is the perfect weekend away where you will get to experience desert culture in a unique setting. Held within stunning surroundings where you can take in the rugged views of ancient rocky escarpments alongside the winding, sandy river bed while immersing yourself in music from world class artists. The weather in Central Australia can be extreme with the days ranging from dry-warm to quite hot, with nights becoming very cold. Although Central Australia enjoys a fantastic climate all year round with approximately 300 days of sunshine every year, meaning there’s minimal chance of rain.  

    The resort itself offers a unique festival experience as you can cool off with a pool party in the on site swimming pool, chill out in the shade under the many trees and enjoy home comforts such as proper showers and loos.

    Getting to the Ross River Resort is also nice and easy as you follow the Ross Highway out of town and turn off just south of Heavitree Gap. Or if you’re without a car you can get picked up by the WOS shuttle operating from Alice Springs airport and town heading to the festival site on the Friday. The shuttle will meet incoming flights from the airport and drop you in town for 1 hour to grab any last minute essentials before heading on to the festival, providing a return service on the Monday morning for outgoing flights and back to Alice Springs.

    Don’t miss out on this exciting festival in the heart of Australia.

    Wide Open Space Festival 2017

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    Keep up with all the action for this year's Wide Open Space. 

    J:Kenzo Interview

    J:Kenzo is the leading member of a new wave of artists on pioneering UK label Tempa, as well as the founder of the influential Artikal Music UK imprint. Since 2008 he has cemented himself knee deep in the underground music scene with his signature minimalistic sound of Dub, Jungle and Techno. We catch up with, J:Kenzo ahead of his appearance at Wide Open Space 2017.

    You’ve toured their before, what do you like about playing Downunder?
    The Australian people always bring the vibes. The last tour every show was full of energy such a great experience to play to crowds the other side of the world.

    What can WOS goers expect from your set?
    Beats & Bass – rolling dark and heavy.

    J:Kenzo Wide Open Space Festival 2017

    More Info on Wide Open Space Festival 2018

    3 days of delicious desert delights across 3 stages and multiple other performance and play spaces.  2018 tickets ARE ON SALE!!! 

    EarlyBird Tickets: $150 +booking fee SOLD OUT

    1st Round Tickets: $180 +booking fee

    2nd Round Tickets: $200 +booking fee

    3rd Round Tickets: TBC if available

    Gate Tickets: TBC if available

    Day Passes & Youth Passes also available.

    WOS has free entry for kids (14 and under) if accompanied by parent or guardian. Youths (14-17) also need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Tickets – General Info

    • Camping is included in ticket price. If you wish to book cabins at the resort, you will need to book those  directly with Ross River Resort.
    • The Festival (including camping areas) are Licensed areas and NO BYO is allowed.  Vehicles will be checked by security on arrival and alcohol confiscated. 
    • As part of ticket purchase, you will be asked to agree to Terms & Conditions. Please read them carefully.
    • Online tickets include a standard booking fee to cover online transaction fees and handling. this will be added on as you check out or when you purchase your ticket.
    • You must bring Photo ID and the name on your ticket must match the name on the Photo-ID for entry.

    Tickets for Shuttle Bus (Alice Springs > Site  return) will be on sale soon.

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