June 22, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier
The inaugural Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash – set to the be the biggest event ever staged in outback New South Wales, with a sold-out crowd of 10,000 locked in – is looking to snatch the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as Mad Max characters.
The music festival’s location on the Mundi Mundi Plains is the same location as where some of the scenes for Mad Max II were filmed in the 1980s.
The current record of 2,500 Mad Max lookalikes is held by the Wastelands Festival in California. The Mundi Mundi Bash will also be looking to steal a record from its sister festival the Birdsville Big Red Bash, touted as the most remote music festival in the world, as it looks to get festival participants on their feet for the Nutbush City Limits world record dance off attempt.
“We hope to smash two world records on the one day. It will be incredible to see thousands of people dressed up in Mad Max costume doing the Nutbush on the Mundi Mundi Plains, and then hopefully bringing the world record for The Largest Gathering Of Mad Max Characters back home to Australia,” said Festival owner and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group Greg Donovan, pictured above role-modelling the kind of attire he’s hoping to see plenty of at the August festival.