Australian Outback Festival with Brenda McMullan

This week on the Newcomers Stage Narmeen is joined by Events Management at City of Glasgow Uni student Brenda McMullan. Initially having thought of becoming a photographer, Brenda somewhat stumbled into events later in her academic career. 

A lover of all types of music, Brenda has sent us a VIP invitation to the Australian Outback for a one of a kind music festival emulating Coachella, but less pricey and more spicy. Picture miles of hilly-desert like terrain with awesome soundtracks. 

The secret for this festival’s popularity (apart from its star filled lineup with the likes of The Script, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Tiesto), is its incredible infrastructure, that makes camping for three days seamless. Here at Desert Island we love a fun festival, but sometimes it’s difficult to find a nice shower. Well not in the Outback Festival, Brenda has made sure to install state of the art showers.

With a strong focus on sustainability, Brenda has decided that all camping gear and electrical installations provided by the organisers are solar powered (and we know there’s not a lack of sun on the Outback). If you’re keen on a photo, or photo session, then this is the place for you, as there are art installations galore that serve as good photo ops. 

It’s pretty hot out there, and with all the dancing you’re very hungry. Luckily there are no queues in the huge food court emulating Liverpool’s Baltic Market. Street food from all over the world at your fingertips. Will you choose Korean? or Indian? Don’t stress too much, you have enough days to try everything on the menu. 

The night ends with a spectacular display of fireworks. But don’t worry, tomorrow is another day of dancing and enjoying.

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