Welcome to Wide Open Space 2023!

Celebrating its 12th edition, the incredible Central Australia Festival will be back on, Eastern Arrernte Country from the 28th – 30th April.

The WOS team invites you head to the heartland, to the incredible Tjoritja / MacDonnell Ranges, for a feast of music, arts and performance. Deeply inspired by desert culture (both traditional and contemporary) and the ancient landscape, WOS is a celebration of creativity, connection and the irrepressible human spirit!

WOS is held at Ross River Resort, a scenic hour drive from Mpwartne / Alice Springs and has been attracting audiences to this stunning desert paradise hideaway for 11 years. The venue hosts cabins, showers, shady River Red Gums, epic views, a well-stocked licensed bar and even a pool... Warm days, Cool nights. Just perfect.

The WOS program draws from a range of inspirations, sub-cultures and styles. Musically expect anything from cutting edge electronic sounds, banging live hip hop, to deep acoustic meditations and innovative sounds from across the globe. Live bands, DJs, producers and eclectic collectives present you with a full array of sounds from the now.

The Arts, Performance and Workshop program presents the vibrance of the desert turned to 11! Burlesque, cabaret, spoken word, panel discussions, weird dress-up theme parties, a dedicated kids space, workshops, projections, exhibitions, interactive installations and roving performance will lead you through a land of wonder.

WOS pays respects to the Arrernte Traditional Owners, the elders past, present and emerging whose country we celebrate on.

3 stages, multiple performance and play spaces, kids space, cranking garden party, licensed bar, an ancient landscape and camping under a billion stars.

What are you waiting for? Head to the heartlands for the best weekend of the year.