Way out over the endless horizon is a special place….a place of wonder, a place infused with ancient stories and extraordinary characters, otherworldly sounds and rivers that run underground. A place where you’ll meet people that you’ve known forever.  This place is  WIDE OPEN SPACE.

WOS is a unique festival in Central Australia, being held from the 28th -30th April 2017.  To understand what makes it so special, you need to come to experience it for yourself.

We look forward to seeing you!




The Site

Wide Open Space is held at Ross River Resort, nestled in the ancient East MacDonnell Ranges at the mouth of N’Dhala Gorge, 80kms out from Alice Springs in Central Australia. The land has been waiting 300 miliion years for you to visit.

More site info HERE






Wide Open Space always takes an interesting musical journey throughout the festival. The program includes live bands, electronic producers, Hip Hop crews, superstar DJs, acoustic acts, yodelling quartets, desert reggae acts and anything in between. WOS always keeps it interesting and definitely fresh.

Our FIrst Music announcment is HERE!

Our Second Music announcment is HERE!

Our Third Music announcment is HERE 




Arts & Performance

WOS celebrates uniquely Australian art and culture through visual and performing arts. The performance program includes burlesque, circus, roving, spoken word, experimental and hilariously fun local and interstate acts. The visual arts program provides festival folk with immersive spaces, installations, projections, and live painting to put the twinkle into the party.

We proudly embrace the extraordinary, the interactive and the very quirky

The First Announcement is HERE!






Workshops &  Panels

WOS provides a whole program dedicated to your mind, body and soles.Give your body some love with – body percussion, yoga, and dance warm-up. We offer relevant mind-food through panels, forums and presentations.

Our hands-on art making, music and crafternoon sessions are for big and little kids alike.

The First Announcemtn is HERE!


Volunteers are an essential ingredient in the creation of WOS.  It’s also a great way to meet locals, make new friends and get mad props from the crew.

So, get involved and help us make Wide Open Space 2017 the best yet.

Applications are now closed



Want to win a flight to Central Australia and a full festival pass? Enter the #wishyouWOShere competition and win the adventure of a lifetime!  Go HERE for more info.