WIDE OPEN SPACE 2016 invites you….

yes you!





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    W I D E   O P E N   S P A C E

This is not a normal festival. Why?
Well…..it just isn’t… It’s a little hard to explain.
You really 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. It’s 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 fresh.

The 1st music announcement for WOS 2016 has landed! Check it out HERE..

The 2nd music announcement for WOS 2016 has landed! Check it out HERE..

The 3rd music announcement for WOS 2016 has landed! Check it out HERE…



Arts, Performance & Workshops

WOS presents an incredible array of stimulus for your mind, body and soul.

Everything including cabaret, circus, roving, spoken word, experimental and even weddings… Decor, Interactive installations, projections, live painting, …and a program of workshops and forums for little and big kids. We embrace the extraordinary, the interactive and the very quirky.

Check out the 1st announcement of Performing Arts  HERE!  And more arts, Kids Program and Workshops HERE!



Volunteers are the heartbeat of any festival and an essential part of making it all work smoothly. It’s also a great way of meeting locals, making new friends and being part of the comaraderie of pulling a festival together.  So, get involved and help us make Wide Open Space 2016 the best yet.

Applications are open now –  go HERE to apply..