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!

This is not like other festivals. 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 definitely fresh.



Arts & Performance

WOS presents an incredible array of arts across the palette of  flavours and tastes.

The performance program including burlesque, circus, roving, spoken word, experimental and the downright fun!  The visual arts program includes immersive spaces, installations, projections, live painting and of course a bunch of site decor to dress up all the stages and spaces.

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








WOS provides a whole program dedicated to your mind, body and soles.  For you body  – Qi Gong, through to body percussion, yoga, dance warm-ups.  For your mind – a range of panels, forums and presentations across to myriad of subjects..

And don’t forget all sorts of hands-on art making, music and crafternoon sessions for the big and little kids.



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 2017 the best yet.

Applications are open now –  go HERE to apply..