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Aussie Outback Festival Sets World Record For Most People Doing The Nutbush City Limits Dance

Charisa Bossinakis

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Aussie Outback Festival Sets World Record For Most People Doing The Nutbush City Limits Dance

Some very keen Tina Turner fans have broken the record for the most people dancing along to the ‘Nutbush City Limits’ in outback Queensland.

The Canberra Times reports that yesterday (Thursday, June 7), 4084 people gathered at Birdsville Big Red Bash music festival to salute the tune - one that’ll go down in the history books.

The sea of people were fashioning everything from dinosaur onesies, colourful tie-dye, cowboy hats and boots. 


Dancers even donated $15 (USD $10 or £ 8.50) to Royal Flying Doctor Service, a non-profit organisation looking to reduce the disparity of quality health care services across the country.

Many were delighted at the small town giving it their all, some even joking it was the epitome of Aussie culture.

One person wrote: “When people say Australia has no culture - aca scuse me, then what's this???”


Another commented: “What a great site to see after a few years of being couped up!”

A third person wrote: “Australia, got to love It.”

While some were unimpressive with their efforts, as one person commented: “over 4000 people and not a single person has any rhythm.”

Look, we understand it's amateur hour, but the worst dancer at the party is the one not dancing. We applaud those who gave it a red hot crack.


The dance also exceeded the numbers last year when 2078 took part in 'The Nutbush' at the same festival, absolutely shattering the previous world record.

However, this year’s festival is also making headlines, as a couple also married in front of the thousands of festival go-ers in the remote bush, according to ABC News.


Karen and Anthony Maximui from Gippsland said they always knew they wanted to plan something a little less conventional for the big day.

"[It felt] spontaneous," Karen said.

"He turned around and said 'you do it and I'll turn up'. Typical male."

As the couple headed to Simpson desert, they were also joined by their dogs, who were a part of the ceremony set on a sand dune in Munga-Thirri National Park.


The wedding also featured flower girls Helen Haidle, Lyneece Vansaane and Toni Somerville, whom the couple had met the previous day at the festival.

Despite not knowing them extensively, Helen, Lyneece and Toni were thrilled to be at their event.

"I was bustling to go to the toilet and my friend here said 'oi come over here, want to be a flower girl?' And I said 'hell yeah'," Lyneece said.

Surely 'The Nutbush' played at the wedding reception?

Featured Image Credit: Ben.Grubb / Twitter.

Topics: Australia, Good News, News, Music

Charisa Bossinakis
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