‘Nutbush’ world record nearly broken by Australian state

Despite the efforts of nearly 8,000 visitors, mundi mundi bash Queensland holds the world record for the ‘Nutbush City Limits’ dance at the music festival in New South Wales (NSW) from 18-20 August.

Nearly half the audience, 3,720 festival-goers, danced across the vast desert plains behind the historic mining town of Silverton to Tina Turner’s 1973 soul classic. mad max movie franchise.

they were painfully short of the present nuts bush A world record of 4,084 dancers was set at sister festival Big Red Bash in Birdsville, Queensland in July.

The Nutbush is a line dance to the tune of Tina Turner.Nutbush City LimitInspired by the song, the dance appeared in the 1970s as “The Nutbush” and became popular in Australia in the 1980s. It usually takes place at schools, social gatherings, and community events.

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More than 3,700 people attended Nutbush. (Courtesy of Matt Williams/Mundi Mundi Bash)

Attendee efforts through registration raised over $55,000 for the festival’s charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), and attendees paid a $15 registration fee to dance at the event.

Including the August 20th attempt, the festival has raised over $500,000 in total for RFDS since 2016.

Greg Donovan, Festival Owner and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group, said:

“We were very close and hopeful of catching the NSW world record, but the Birdsville Big Red Bash managed to retain the title by a small margin.”

About $80,000 has already been raised so far, and the funds are still being counted, said Jennifer Mastras, senior community partnership coordinator for RFDS.

“Although we did not break any records this time, we have confirmed the incredible support for RFDS and raised valuable funds to ensure that people in rural and remote areas have access to quality healthcare. did,” she said.

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Missy Higgins performing with Peter Garrett during Midnight Oil’s headlining set at the Mundi Mundi Bash. (Courtesy of Matt Williams/Mundi Mundi Bash)

Headline performances include local music artists such as Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes, country queen Casey Chambers, Daryl Brightwaite, Russell Morris, Pierce Brothers, Bachelor Girl and Buckleys.

Early in the festival, Australian music legends across generations, Midnight Oil and Missy Higgins, joined forces on stage, with Oils’ Mundi Mundi Bash performance being one of the last performances at home for Australian fans before retiring. became one.