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 music, art and desert culture festival in Central Australia in the NT, from the 4th-6th May 2018. 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, NT. 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.

1st Music announcement is HERE! Get amongst it.

2nd Music announcement 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 make the desert event more beautiful than it already is.

We proudly embrace the extraordinary, the interactive and the unapologetically quirky.

See the announcement 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 & little kids alike.

See the announcement HERE


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

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

Applications are open HERE.




WOS hosts a colourful array of stalls to feed your belly, make you look good and perhaps even find some treasure…

In a nice shady grove in the heart of the festival, you will find what you are looking for.

Applications are open for Market Stalls HERE.

Apply Now!