Country Style - - A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY -

WA Derby Boab Fes­ti­val un­til July 16th Now in its 56th year, WA’S long­est-run­ning town fes­ti­val cel­e­brates the West Kimberley lifestyle and in­cludes a pa­rade, coun­try mu­sic, cor­ro­boree, horserac­ing, sport­ing events, mar­kets and a big line up of art and cul­ture. High­lights in­clude the Derby Bush Po­ets’ Break­fast, the Ta-ta Film Fes­ti­val, the Great Kimberley Art Auc­tion and the Kimberley Art Prize, and the Lar­rkardi NAIDOC Ball. Book­ings re­quired for some events. 1800 621 426; boabfes­ti­ QUEENS­LAND Birdsville Big Red Bash July 4th–6th Staged at the base of Big Red, a 30-me­tre high dune in the Simp­son Desert, this three-day fes­ti­val of mu­sic and fam­ily-friendly en­ter­tain­ment fea­tures some of Aus­tralia’s best-loved acts, in­clud­ing Missy Higgins, Lee Ker­naghan, James Reyne and Mark Sey­mour, Kate Ce­ber­ano, The Mc­clymonts, Troy Cas­sar-da­ley and Rus­sell Mor­ris. Free camp­ing, kids and dogs wel­come. bi­gred­

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