Central Australian cultural and music festival, Wide Open Space (WOS) returns in 2021 after being forced to cancel its 2020 event due to COVID.
Situated in the heartland of the MacDonnell Ranges (about an hour's scenic drive from Alice Springs), WOS is a feast of music, arts and performance that's deeply inspired by desert culture (both traditional and contemporary) and the ancient landscape.
"After a crazy 2020 that saw us having to postpone the festival," WOS organisers says, "we have been looking at what the opportunities are for Wide Open Space to run in 2021.
"The great news is that after much discussion with relevant government and community agencies, we are good to go."
A celebration of creativity, connection and the irrepressible human spirit, WOS takes place at Ross River Resort (NT) 30 April to 2 May.
Musically, attendees can expect almost anything; from electronic sounds and live hip hop, to deep, acoustic meditations and innovative sounds from across the globe featuring live bands, DJs, producers and eclectic collectives.
While on the arts, performance and workshop side of things, punters are draw to a range of sub-cultures and styles across burlesque, cabaret, spoken word, panel discussions, weird dress-up theme parties, a dedicated kids space, workshops, projections, exhibitions, interactive installations and roving performances.
The venue hosts cabins, showers, shady River Red Gums, epic views, a well-stocked licensed bar and even a pool. Warm days. Cool nights. Just perfect.
"Tickets will be limited due to COVID restrictions, so get in quick and let your friends know," WOS organisers says. "It is likely the festival will sell out fast and once they are gone, they are gone."Tickets go on sale from 9am EST on 8 January.
2021 Wide Open Space takes place at Ross River Resort (NT) from 30 April to 2 May.